by Mr C | Nov 12, 2015 | GCSE, Geometry, KS3, Test-Ready

In this test-ready series I’ll be hoping to cover the essentials of questions involving angles. To start here is an 8-page workbook and PowerPoint presentation that goes through interior and exterior angles of regular polygons. I like to print a copy of the...
by Mr C | Nov 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

On the run up to the holidays I will love to do themed activities and lessons. To kick off find below an advent calendar which I normally use with KS3 classes containing 14 starter activities (one for each school day), all packaged into a nice powerpoint clickable...
by Mr C | Apr 27, 2015 | Algebra, GCSE, Geometry, Number, Stats & Probability, Test-Ready

Every year I work with people in myÂ department to put together lots of revision resources on the run up to GCSE exams. Find below a number of short booklets on various topics around B to A* grade, as well as sets of revision flashcards. Â Â Â The booklets work well...
by Mr C | Apr 22, 2015 | A-Level and I.B., Algebra, Geometry, IT Suite, Number, Stats & Probability

I started putting together a mini series of revision notes last year in the form of pdfs with practice questions and commentary for students to look through. GDC methods are given with reference to the Texas TI-82 calculator but can similiarly be done with most other...
by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | A-Level and I.B., Test-Ready

In the IB calculators prove not only essential for many questions but also a great way to save time over written methods. In the pdfÂ below you can find flashcards for 16 of the most useful uses of the GDC, with example questions and answers illustrated for Texas...
by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Algebra, Enrichment, GCSE, IT Suite, KS3, Stats & Probability

One of my favourite resources when looking at aspects of mathematical modelling is the Desmos Penny Circle activity. Originally posed as a problem as part of Dan Meyers ‘3 act math’, the team at desmos have made great use of technology to support a truly...
by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Enrichment, GCSE, IT Suite, KS3, Stats & Probability

by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Algebra, Enrichment, KS3

Problem solving is such a vital area of mathematics, allowing students to think, be creative and develop key life skills. Many students however really struggle to know where to begin when they see something they do not immediately know the answer to, they lackÂ key...
by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Enrichment, Geometry, KS3, Number

A lesson I usually like to start with involves looking at some of the work of artist/mathematician/inventor/astronomer/musician Leonardo da Vinci. In particular,Â his piece ‘vitruvian man’ offers a way in to start exploring inner mathematics of the human...
by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | GCSE, Geometry, Test-Ready

by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | GCSE, Geometry, Test-Ready

by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Experiments

by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Experiments

by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Experiments

by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Experiments

The idea The idea is to create a suite of games and puzzles to help develop logical reasoning as well as just have some fun. I know a lot of these types of games already exist, but my experience is that most either only feature one type of activity, or have lots which...
by Mr C | Apr 10, 2015 | Experiments

by Mr C | Apr 8, 2015 | A-Level and I.B., Enrichment, Stats & Probability

by Mr C | Apr 8, 2015 | Geometry, IT Suite, KS3

by Mr C | Apr 7, 2015 | GCSE, Geometry, Test-Ready

This test-ready series covers the main aspects of trigonometry. We start with right-angled trig and an 8-page handout for students to complete which works great when printed as a booklet (There’s usually a photocopy setting to make 2-page A4 double sided...