Pie Chart Resources
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Introductory lesson plan for pie charts including pie chart blanks with 24, 30, 36, 40, and 50 spokes (pdf file). … Read More

Using Trigonometry
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Updated June 2017 Trigonometry: use in finding heights These excellent materials were designed at Leeds Metropolitan University and are excellent for seeing … Read More

Algebra Arrows
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Excellent resource from the Freudenthal Institute in the Netherlands, that can be used in a variety of ways. It uses … Read More

Ratio and Proportion Interactives
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Ratio and proportion – a key activity: links fractions, direct proportion, straight line graphs, map scales, currency and unit conversions, … Read More

Circles
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Plenty of material here to support work on circles including links helpful sites for definitions, constructions and the circle theorems. … Read More

Tangram Fractions
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Fold or draw out the tangram parts from a one unit square. A popular activity. Create objects using all 7 … Read More

Interactive Statistics Starters 2
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Number Starters 2
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Measure and Miscellaneous Starters 2
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Number Starters
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Pi Day 2017
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Here are plenty of activities, many of them interactive, to use on pi day, (March 14) – Tuesday in 2017. … Read More

Interactive Measure Starters
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Geometry Starters 2
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Fraction, Decimal, Percent and Ratio Starters 2
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Algebra Starters 2
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Geometry Starters
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Statistics Starters
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Interactive Fraction, Decimal, Percent and Ratio Starters
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Teacher Workload
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Materials from the full recommendations from the 3 independent review groups are available: For poster see here.  For pamphlet here.  For … Read More

Interactive Algebra Starters
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Ideal for use on an IWB or for use by pupils either at school or at home – but unfortunately … Read More

Maths Articles from The Conversation
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Articles on Maths from The Conversation – topical articles usually related to use of mathematics in our everyday life. Articles on … Read More

Hidden Figures
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Update April 2017 Listen to or Download the More or Less 10 minute podcast on this story. Lego’s Next Fan-Designed … Read More

Radians
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Here’s some helpful animations and other resources. By Lucas V. Barbosa – Own work College Help, Public Domain,  By Pi-unrolled: … Read More

The Bird Box
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An ideal activity for January, early February for KS2/3: adapted, with permission, from Activity Maths (Level 5): The Bird Box. … Read More

Algebra ideas
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Flipchart for Supporting Subject Knowledge Enhancement or TSST colleagues. Pdf file with similar content. Research Report available (including summaries etc). … Read More

Frogs
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Frogs – a pdf file that gives background, how to solve the frogs problem, how to link it to solving quadratics, … Read More

Fractions in Flipcharts
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The only file you need to show any fraction properly on an ActivInspire flipchart. Drag this flipchart page and adapt … Read More

2017 Problem Activities
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Ideas for problem solving and mathematical reasoning using 2017 including: what is the smallest number that cannot be made with … Read More

Probability Resources
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Spiremaths Interactives Our own Spiremaths Interactives on Probability are great for KS3, though they cannot be used on iPads or iPhones. Nrich … Read More

Probability Interactives
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Spire Maths Interactives for Probability (will not work on iPhones or iPad) found here. Wealth of material for KS3.

Coloured Grids
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This simple idea works well and helps pupils with Reasoning skills. Lesson Notes (pdf file) Coloured Grids flipchart PowerPoint (1 … Read More

Marking and Feedback Guidance (October 2016 and onward)
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Update April 2017: Sean Hartford emphasises, again, what OfSTED really looks at. Update February 2017: Materials from the full recommendations from the … Read More

Equals Online
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Equals Online – Mathematics and Special Educational Needs. Hadn’t realised until the MA sent a tweet around that this excellent … Read More

OfSTED Reports on Mathematics
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Although produced a while back both these reports contain useful information for specialist and non-specialist teachers of mathematics at all … Read More

Ready-Made High Quality Lessons
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These collections of lessons provide ready-made high quality lessons for the new mathematics curriculum even thought they were created some … Read More

Mathematics Assessment Project Assessment Tasks
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If you like the Improving Learning in Mathematics materials then these are for you – some of the same team … Read More

Mathematics Assessment Project Classroom Challenges
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If you like the Improving Learning in Mathematics materials then these are for you – some of the same team … Read More

Bowland Case Study lessons
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An ideal way to look at solving 26 ‘real’ type of problems after you have looked at simpler examples such … Read More

Nuffield AMP Practical Explorations
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Collection of Applying Mathematical Processes Practical Explorations. Good activities to follow the Bowland Assessment activities and Nuffield Practicals and to … Read More

Nuffield AMP Investigations
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Collection of 11 Applying Mathematical Processes lessons that let pupils follow through investigations. Good activities to follow the Bowland Assessment … Read More

Cre8ate Resources
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Each of the 12 KS3 Resources contains 4 or 5 independent (sets of) lessons based around a common theme (the Activities). … Read More

Ada Lovelace 2
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Ada Lovelace the first computer programmer has the second Tuesday in October as ‘Ada Lovelace Day‘, which has been celebrated since … Read More

Cryptic crosswords for mathematicians?
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Something for the holidays. Note that the Guardian currently doesn’t allow free access to its crosswords on mobiles.  Source  Mobile … Read More

The Joy of Data
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Interesting, informative and entertaining programme on data that introduced me to William Farr, Claude Shannon and Donald Davies, but did … Read More

ACME Conference reports
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Click below for direct links to: Conference information Report: A framework of core content for ITT Report: Developing behaviour management content … Read More

Problem Solving in mathematics: realising the vision through better assessment 
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Basically an 8 page report (June 2016) building on ACME’s work in this area since 2010. The ACME report on … Read More

PISA: Equations and Inequalities
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This report based on PISA 2012 results looks at how pupils might improve their ability to think quantitatively and solve real-life, … Read More

Compass, Ruler and Protractor
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  The Compass, Ruler and Protractor flash file can be used live (but work cannot be saved). Unfortunately as a flash … Read More

Islamic geometric designs
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There are a wealth of free materials that can be used to support this topic. Here are my favourites. The … Read More

Do Less Marking in Primary Mathematics!
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Primary teachers should do less marking in mathematics! See: OfSTED myth busters Nick Gibb at ATL conference (April 2016) Marking … Read More

Pi Day 2016
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Here are plenty of activities to use on pi day (March 14) – Monday in 2016. See also the earlier … Read More

Bar method – updated May 2017
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Examples of the bar method, mostly for secondary level here. Makes use of the excellent Thinking Blocks Modelling Tool. (I’m … Read More

Five Myths of Mastery in Mathematics 
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   Makes some excellent points. Available here.    

Freehand Circle Drawing Competition
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This is an ideal pi day activity (March 14) to involve the whole school. Who can draw the perfect freehand … Read More

Potteries Partnership
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Stoke-on-Trent Mathematics Excellence Partnership Great to be there at the launch of this ambitious and important partnership and to know … Read More

Five Maths Videos
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Charles and Ray Eames produced 5 excellent maths videos as well as other videos that are still useful today. Eratosthenes … Read More

KS1, 2 Test Exemplification
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Published early February 2016, updated in March 2016, contains helpful guidance of ‘working at the expected standard’. Collect KS1 from here. Collect … Read More

Fraction Operations
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GeoDraw – Jamtec (Stoke) Ltd, any Geoboard, real or virtual, or dotty paper can be used to support the understanding … Read More

Tessellating Pentagons
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These are the only 15 known so far, the last discovered in 2015. Explanation here. Picture source. The Guardian’s account. Account … Read More

The Unit Circle
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Great fun making Sine wave from spaghetti. This GeoGebraTube file, diagram below, shows movement around unit circle as well as motion … Read More

Mathematical Mr Men
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Saw these in a classroom the other day. There are 50 with more added occasionally. Links follow here. Contain a … Read More

Mathematics Dictionaries
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These are the resources we use for definitions etc. Glossary provides helpful diagrams etc and is now from the NCETM, … Read More

Multiplying by Powers of 10
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This helps with understanding how place value works as the figures move and the decimal point stays still when multiplying … Read More

Powers and Scale
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A whole set of resources from the internet that include real-life examples related to powers and scale. Some great stuff. … Read More

Saber-Toothed Curriculum
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A wonderful parable of curriculum development originally from the 1930s. Annotated version also available. Brought to my attention by colleague … Read More

Bowland Assessment Tasks
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These 33 tasks are still as good today as when first brought out. An ideal way to look at solving … Read More

The Approximate History of Maths
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We like these short clips.

Shanghai Maths
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  Want to find out more about Shanghai mathematics? Then head over to our page that provides some background, further … Read More

Traffic applet
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This brilliant applet is part of the A5 flipchart and A5 notebook and works within the Inspire and Smart software. Haven’t found … Read More

Standards Box: Software
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Software for the Standards Box activities S3, S4 and S5 can now be found via our Improving Learning in Mathematics page. … Read More

BMI (Body Mass Index)
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  BMI ActivInspire flipchart, BMI Smart Notebook, BMI ActivStudio Flip file and BMI pdf file available.

Language of the Month
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Newbury Park Primary School’s Language of the Month. Excellent for hearing and seeing the numbers spelt in other languages. Downloadable … Read More

New Puzzle Page
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The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) has a new free online puzzle page. Started in August 2015 they state … Read More

Mystic Rose
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Classic problem from  way back – but not clear how long it’s been around (couldn’t find anything other than suggestion … Read More

Maintaining Classroom Discipline
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This 1947 instructional video of a mathematics lesson still has relevance today. Effective Classroom Management: How to Maintain Discipline In … Read More

Improving Learning in Mathematics: Challenges and Strategies
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Note that download of pdf in Chrome from National Archive can take time and you may need to refresh page.

Isometric Areas: Geodraw
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Median’s activity isometric shape areas is ideal for use on our GeoDraw – Jamtec (Stoke) Ltd app for iPads (screenshot shown … Read More

Maths Anxiety
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The Conversation has many good articles about mathematics. This one focuses on maths anxiety and how parents with maths anxiety … Read More

Improving Learning in Mathematics
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  The IWB versions of the files have now been added to the website here along with other useful references.

Mastery (Assessment)
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These materials are published by NCETM and OUP and are currently freely available here (though you may have to log … Read More

How Children Fail – John Holt
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This classic book written in 1964 and updated in 1982 is a must for anyone teaching mathematics to pupils of … Read More

Core Maths @ Post-16 Starts Today
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Core Maths is aimed at those with C or better at GCSE who are not doing any other mathematics courses … Read More

Pi Day 2015
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See the Wolfram blog of 12 March for info about this and get your own pi day spiral at Mypiday.com/

Wolfram Blog
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An occasional blog that usually contains some interesting mathematics.

Printable Paper
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Sites that offer isometric, square, circular geoboard papers include the brilliant nRich site and the excellent Illuminations site. The GeoDraw … Read More

13 Square Challenge
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Once you have done this, make a square for another area (use integers only) – choose an area that is … Read More