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

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

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

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

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

Key understandings in mathematics learning
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In 2007, the Nuffield Foundation commissioned a team from the University of Oxford to review the available research literature on … 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Thinking Skills
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Four short videos (less than 10 minutes in total) give a helpful view about 21st century thinking skills: critical thinking, creative … 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

Low-Performing Students
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Data taken from PISA reports shows that more than 20% of UK students fall into this category. Read the Full Report, … 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

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

Beginning Teaching: Best in Class?
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Essential reading for all those involved in primary ITE and for those involved in secondary and FE mathematics ITE. Beginning … 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

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.

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

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

Mr Barton Maths Blogs
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Very comprehensive site that includes links to TES articles etc as well as listings of many, many excellent resources.

Jo Morgan’s Resourceaholic Blog
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Large set of useful secondary resources, including plenty for KS5, that can be used with care. Like the idea of … Read More

David Gale’s Reflective Maths
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A site for ideas for 11-18 mathematics and according to Dave “This blog is to share ideas I create or … Read More

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