##### 6 May 2018 Visit
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Visited the Garden of Cosmic Speculation on its only day of annual opening this year (Sunday of first May bank … Read More

##### 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

##### Printable Paper
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Sites that offer isometric, square, circular geoboard paper (ie grid/dotty/spotty) include the brilliant nRich site and the excellent Illuminations site. … Read More

##### Using Trigonometry
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Updated May 2018 Trigonometry: use in finding heights These excellent materials were designed at Leeds Metropolitan University and are excellent for seeing … Read More

##### Factors of 24 Image
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What do you and pupils see when you look at this image without the prompts? This image is about Factors … Read More

##### Fractals and Chaos books
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Here’s a great set of books on fractals Great to get your head round fractals. Purchasing info below. Click on … 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

##### NCETM KS3 Teaching for Mastery Assessment materials
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Very useful 53 page booklet in same format as Year 1 to Year 6 booklets available for primary teachers. Links … Read More

##### Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 and 3
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Eight practical, evidence-based recommendations to improve outcomes in mathematics for 7 – 14 year olds. An excellent report that is … Read More

##### Maths from around the world
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I’ve learnt a lot about mathematics and its history around the world from these books. Of these six books there … 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

##### Decimal multiplication
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Click 3 cards to make a true statement. There are always several answers! Note that this and others below require … Read More

##### The Centre of a Triangle
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A super activity where pupils can decide how to find the centre of a triangle: then you may have to … Read More

##### Ben, Polygons, Proof, Thinkers and Transforming
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All published by ATM costing £50+ (£40+ for members). Recommend all of them, available individually from ATM at their shop. Maths … Read More

##### Four 4s
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A classic problem from the 19th century that can used as an introduction to priority of operations (BIDMAS) and factorials. … Read More

##### MEI Problem Solving Guide
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Really useful 33 page guide in 7 sections offers A level, GCSE Higher and Foundation problem solving techniques as well … Read More

##### Maths and Science: 2 key reports
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Two useful reports that show interconnections between mathematics and science. A good read for all science and mathematics teachers. The … 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

##### 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

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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

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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

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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

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