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# Functional area questions | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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A selection of functional area questions made for a low-attaining year 8 class to help them understand contexts in which calculating areas of rectangles and triangles is useful #mathchat

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## MathsWatch spaced-learning revision programme- Edexcel 1MA0 | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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A week-by-week revision programme for Edexcel 1MA0 GCSE Maths students based on MathsWatch clips. Spaced learning to ensure retention.

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## Geometric squares | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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#mathchat Superb problem solving shapes activity in quadrigon grids :-)

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: pyramids

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Intro to algebra activity by Don Steward

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It seems like a simple and clever idea! Addition and problemsolving

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: expressions arithmagons

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Expression arithmagons by Don Steward

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Idejas polin

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## All in a Jumble : nrich.maths.org

My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see
if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.
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Brilliant NRich activity on metric units

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## ImprovingEducation2013.pdf

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Must-read piece of work by Prof Rob Coe- grade inflation, mistaking school improvement and poor proxies for learning

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: spider on a cuboid

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Spider on a cuboid by Don Steward

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: 3D trigonometry and pythagoras

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Fantastic 3D Pythag resources from Don Steward

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: inserting brackets

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Some BIDMAS goodness from Don Steward #mathchat

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: sheds

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Calculating volumes of sheds- Don Steward

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: equation forming and solving

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Forming and solving equations resources from Don Steward. Some lovely ideas in here...

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## Building interleaving and spaced practice into our pedagogy | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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Rapid gains in progress once we switched to interleaving and spaced practice

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: squared squares and rectangles (2)

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A really engaging activity combining forming expressions and collecting like terms

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## The problem with levels- gaps in basic numeracy skills identified by rigorous diagnostic testing | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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Rigorous diagnostic testing of basic numeracy skills in our year 7 cohort this year yielded some surprising results...

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Rigorous diagnostic testing of basic numeracy skills in our year 7 cohort this year yielded some surprising results...

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: grid moves

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Simplifying algebra task by Don Steward

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: hollow cube

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Sequences activity by Don Steward

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: fifteen pens

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Forming and solving equations activity by Don Steward

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Really liked the scaffolding supporting the task

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## Powerful, diagnostic, games-based AFL- Kahoot!!! | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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Tremendously engaging, games-based, diagnostic AFL tool that students love- Kahoot. Brilliant for formative assessment and free! Highly recommended.

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Reminds me of the Wii U remote. Like the idea that what is displayed on the screen doesn't have to be displayed on the devices.

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## Where Direct Instruction Fails: Willingham, Memorization, and Conceptual Understanding (2)

In my previous post I wrote about the overemphasis on memorization and drills and brought some arguments for balancing all three aspects of knowledge in mathematics: factual, procedural, and concep...
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Thought provoking post about the limitations of direct instruction

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: exact trigonometric values

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Some superb trig resources from Don Steward

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## Algebra Tiles- from counting to completing the square | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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#mathchat Algebra Tiles- a visual model that takes you from basic directed number right up to completing the square...

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Great representation of algebra -> quadratic equations. Visual learners would love this.

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## Mr Collins Mathematics Blog: Pi Day and the National Mathematics Teacher Conference III

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Lovely write up by Paul Collins about the National Mathematics Teacher Conference on Pi Day

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Teachers who think knowledge, memory and practice have been neglected in schools, tend to be seen as adamant traditionalists – to quote one blogger recently, “the shock-troops of neo-traditionalism...
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Combining the best of the old with the best of the new- Joe Kirby leads a highly-successful department

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## MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: skew squares

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Super skew squares on coordinates grids activity from Don Steward

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## Work with us at Wyvern College? Full-time maths teacher vacancy. Deadline 5th Feb 2015 | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

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Full-time maths teacher job up for grabs in my dept. Sept start. Deadline 5th Feb.

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