^{th}gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers.

**1. GCSE Revision Mats and Papers**

- @MrMorleyMaths created a Foundation revision mat. It should be printed as a double sided A3 sheet - one side has an example or explanation, the other a corresponding exam style question.
- @1stclassmaths shared another completely original practice paper for AQA 1F, created using high frequency topics. This is part of a fantastic set of well-written practice papers for both Edexcel and AQA, available on 1stclassmaths.com. I used Higher Paper 1B in a Year 11 lesson on Thursday - there are loads of great questions in there.
- Third Space Learning has a number of GCSE revision resources, available for free if you enter your email address. Their collection includes practice papers, worksheets and revision mats.
- @MattTheApp shared a free AQA Foundation revision mat for Paper 1, featuring worked examples, rehearsal questions and answers.

Also - this isn't GCSE but will be helpful to A level Further Maths teachers - @ECR_Maths made a warm up grid for her AS Further Maths students to do before AQA Paper 1.

**2. TES Author**

I was delighted to discover a fantastic collection of resources on TES from @HTMaths. I've already started to make good use of these. Last week I used Exponential Equations (Index Laws) in a Year 11 revision lesson which worked really well.

There are loads of great resources here for both Key Stage 3 and 4 - I've added many of them to my resource libraries.

**4. Dr Austin**

She has also been producing other great resources including tasks for rearranging formulae and bounds.

MathsPad is my favourite maths resources website - I use it every day at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. And the booklets are incredibly useful for cover lessons! They've recently added some excellent new features:- Their new free Interactive Graphing Tool allows you to draw functions, lines and points on a grid. You can include sliders - the interface is really easy to use. It projects well on a screen and you can also use it to make customised blank grids that can be exported to PDF to printing.
- Not free, but well worth the subscription, is the new Graphing Inequalities Tool which has a manual fill tool for shading regions bounded by lines. Along with this are three new lessons including student worksheets.

- There are also two brilliant new booklets for Higher GCSE: Expressions, which includes equating coefficients and proof, and Circle Theorems.

At my school Year 11 don't have study leave until after half-term, so I still have another six lessons with my class, plus my last Papers Society of the year, plus breakfast warm ups on Friday. I'm using a variety of non-calculator resources including my revision workouts, revision mats and breakfast activities.

I'll be speaking at three conferences this term:

- A Future Teaching Scholars event in Birmingham on 20th May where I'm presenting 'Challenge in the Maths Classroom'
- #mathsconf32 in Derby on 24th June where I'm presenting 'Challenge without Acceleration'
- The MEI Conference in Keele on 29th June where I'm presenting 'Good Task, Bad Task'.

I hope to see lots of you at these events.

Have a great week everyone!

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