Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #162

Welcome to my 162nd gems put up. This is where I share some of the most up-to-date information, thoughts and methods for maths teachers.

1. Scaffolded Tasks
Thank you to @JaggersMaths for sharing a remarkably obtainable Pythagoras undertaking with heaps of scaffolding.

And this is an extract from a different job which is structured to make it both equally obtainable and hard. Many thanks to @scott_math83 for this set of likelihood tree concerns.

2. Amount Etymology Video clip

@berniewestacott shared a lovely video clip ‘Why is Eleven not termed Oneteeen?‘. This is a seriously intriguing summary of some of the etymology of figures. I like this kind of detail.

3. Angles
Trainer and activity designer @SegarRogers shared a set of clever angles duties designed to give pupils a deep knowledge of complementary angles.

He tweeted his jobs right here, below and in this article.

4. Indices

@giftedHKO shared an indices endeavor that she used with her 12 months 10s very last week. I am also educating this matter to Year 10 at the second, so this was a properly-timed tweet for me! She had them complete a grid with all the powers of two via to ten up to the fifth power. This supported them in completing fractional indices queries with greater figures.

5. Fractions
@robertkaplinsky shared a challenge from which might be suitable for Yr 7s undertaking fractions. This charming endeavor is composed by @IanKerr_math.

I like September – teaching new classes is so interesting – but it truly is generally manic and exhausting just isn’t it? I’ve been battling with combined emotions in my new position. I’m loving getting Head of Maths again – I have finished this career prior to so I truly feel extremely confident in the purpose, moreover I get to shell out all my time focusing on the matter I’m most passionate about (maths!). But at the identical time it is really discouraging for me to action down from the senior management workforce after 3 several years of placing my heart and soul into developing a new school. I know I am going to get made use of to it. I must continue to keep reminding myself of all the added benefits of modifying position – I no for a longer time spend two several hours a day on methods and spreadsheet function, for the reason that they have now hired a details officer to do these points. As a substitute, I’ve been swamped with Calendar year 11s inquiring for assistance with maths at every option (we have not experienced Year 11 in this university ahead of, so this is a novelty for us!). So I am still just as active as I employed to be, but I assume my expertise is currently being place to better use now. I may well site independently about some of the points I have now performed in my ability of Head of Maths, and some of the issues I’ve planned, as this may possibly assistance support new Heads of Maths. Look at this area.

Another point I am massively savoring this year is educating AQA’s Certification in Further Maths GCSE. 6 several years back, my timetable was generally A amount. I now have not taught A level for so extended, I’d neglected how significantly I enjoy it. Certificate in Additional Maths just isn’t A degree, but I am educating things like Binomial Growth and Trig Identities, which I adore. I have a course of 31 eager mathematicians who meet after college every single Wednesday. It really is heading to be a hurry to get by means of the information – this week we were being performing some function on actual trig values and I learned that their fluency in doing work with surds is not quite exactly where I expected it to be – but I consider I am likely to definitely enjoy educating this class.

In this article are some points from Twitter that you could possibly have skipped in the very last few of months:

  • @mathsaurus shared his free of charge on the web class to aid students prepare for the UKMT Senior Maths Problem which choose destinations on 4th Oct 2022
  • @Ridermeister shared his challenge fixing booklet made up of 151 problems aimed at Yr 13s who want to prepare for a college job interview in Mathematics.
  • @PiXLMattTheApp shared a device to produce a bespoke maths newsletter in 30 seconds! With this tool you can make a publication that could be despatched dwelling to moms and dads or utilised as a form time exercise.

In other news, I cherished wearing my new mathsy Popsy dress ‘Marva‘ at faculty previous 7 days. I will dress in it again on our Open Day in a couple of weeks. Colleagues preserve inquiring me how quite a few maths attire I have. Five! One particular for each day of the week.

I search forward to observing you all at some of the conferences coming up in the Autumn phrase. I will be undertaking a new ‘Topics in Depth’ presentation on region at #mathsconf30 in Manchester on 15th Oct (I hope! I have booked a coach to Manchester, but due to difficulties with the coach operator, there are at the moment no trains house on Saturday or Sunday. This is annoying!). I’m also speaking at the Pixl Maths Convention at The Oval on 12th October. And if you work for Harris, I am speaking about Crucial Phase 3 obstacle at the Harris Federation Oct Conference at the ExCeL Centre on 14th Oct. Though writing this I have realised that I have unintentionally agreed to do 3 conference presentations in 1 week! Oops – appears intense! The good news is I will be on 50 %-phrase the next week to get better.

I will leave you with this surdic expression to simplify –  your GCSE learners could take pleasure in this. This was shared by @mathisstillfun, a good account to abide by for standard maths troubles.