#mathsconf21

As always, Mathsconf never disappoints. Yet another brilliant day of CPD delivered by people who are in the classroom day in, day out and so understand the pressures of teachers and the reality of their workload. As always, there is the cake competition with lots of mathematical themed cake. The tower of doughnuts certainly were…

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Creating New Habits

Last academic year I embarked upon a coaching course with 9 of my colleagues. During the course we went through various coaching strategies, the purpose of coaching and how we can implement it into our daily practise. We were given recommended reading and I have to admit I am only getting round to some of…

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Purposeful Practise

During a course run by the East Midlands Maths Hub we discussed what is actually meant by the term ‘purposeful practise’. We were shown the two pictures below and asked to discuss the differences between them: Both of these sets of questions involve simplifying fractions but the bottom set clearly shows more variety, It contains…

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Intro to 3D Vectors

This week I started on the 2nd year topic of vectors with my year 13s. I know this isn’t the recommended topic from the Edexcel textbook however the content of year 2 vectors doesn’t drastically differ from that in year 1. I used the prior knowledge skills check from the edexcel textbook as my starter…

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Maths Conf 19

Now before you go any further, put the date Saturday 12th October in your diary! That is the date of the next Maths conf which is in Peterborough. If you have not yet been to a Mathsconf, I cannot recommend it enough! I have now been to 3 mathsconf and I walk away from each…

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Nrich – In a box

My year 9s and I have been working through the topic of probability. We have already looked at sample space diagrams and now we have looked at tree diagrams. My year 9s are top set and so I wanted to give them something that would make them think instead of doing run of the mill…

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Frayer Model

I was introduced to Frayer Models at Mathsconf17 and remember thinking what a great idea this seemed at that I wanted to give this a go for myself. I have finally this week used them with a few of my classes and I must say, I have been very happy with the results. The reason…

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