Improving Learning In Mathematics – The Standards Box Materials

These IWB files for the Improving Learning in Mathematics Resources were created with the help of many teacher training students, so that others would have ready-made files. You will probably want to change them, but at least all the diagrams etc are in an IWB format.

Note that the IWB files are available for ActivInspire (Flipchart files). All other files are included within the IWB files.

You might like to download Malcolm Swan’s booklet that was originally included with the resources.

Improving Learning in MathsChallenges and Strategies

Algebra files (Flipcharts updated April 2020)

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A1 Interpreting Algebraic Expressions
Excel file
 Flipchart 
A2 Creating and solving equations  Flipchart
A3 Creating and solving harder equations Note: software now out of date
A4 Evaluating algebraic expressions  Flipchart
A5 Interpreting distance time graphs with a computer  Flipchart
A6 Interpreting distance time graphs  Flipchart
A7 Interpreting functions, graphs and tables  Flipchart 
A8 Developing an exam question: generalising patterns  Flipchart
A9 Performing number magic  Flipchart
A10 Connecting perpendicular lines  Flipchart
A11 Factorising cubics  Flipchart
A12 Exploring trigonometrical graphs  Flipchart 
A13 Simplifying logarithmic expressions  Flipchart
A14 Exploring equations in parametric form  Flipchart

Calculus files

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C1 Linking the properties and forms of quadratic functions Flipchart
C2 Exploring functions involving fractional and negative powers of x Flipchart
C3 Matching functions and derivatives Flipchart
C4 Differentiating and integrating fractional and negative powers Flipchart
C5 Finding stationary points of cubic functions Flipchart

Number files (updated July 2020)

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N1 Ordering fractions and decimals
Excel file
Flipchart 
N2 Evaluating statements about number operations   Flipchart
N3 Rounding numbers Flipchart
N4 Estimating length, using standard form  Flipchart
N5 Understanding the laws of arithmetic Flipchart 
N6 Developing proportional reasoning  Flipchart
N7 Using percentages to increase quantities  Flipchart 
N8 Using directed numbers in context  Flipchart
N9 Evaluating directed number statements Flipchart 
N10 Developing an exam question: number  Flipchart 
N11 Manipulating surds Flipchart 
N12 Using indices Flipchart  
N13 Analysing sequences : Flipchart 

Other files

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O1 Moving from Eulerian graphs to the route inspection (Chinese postman) problem
O2 Exploring equations of motion
O3 Solving problems using Newton’s Laws

Shape and Space files

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SS1 Classifying shapes Flipchart
SS2 Understanding perimeter and area Flipchart
SS3 Dissecting a square
Additional Questions Teacher Notes new July 2020
Interactive Excel file new July 2020
Flipchart
PowerPoint
SS4 Evaluating statements about length and area Flipchart
SS5 Evaluating statements about enlargement Flipchart
SS6 Representing 3D shapes
Extra Teacher notes link to new software new July 2020
Flipchart
PowerPoint
SS7 Transforming shapes Flipchart
SS8 Developing an exam question: transformations Flipchart

Statistics Files (Flipcharts updated July 2020)

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Flipchart files S3, S4 and S5 have software included in them, though it may not work depending on the software you are using and the computer you are using. Versions of some of the files are available on the Software tab for this page.

S1 Ordering probabilities Flipchart  
S2 Evaluating probability statements Flipchart  
S3 Using probability computer games Flipchart
S4 Understanding mean, median, mode and range Flipchart
S5 Interpreting bar charts, pie charts, box and whisker plots Flipchart 
S6 Interpreting frequency graphs, cum. freq. graphs, box and whisker plots Flipchart
S7 Developing an exam question: probability Flipchart
S8 Using binomial probabilities Flipchart 

These files were in the original set of materials. Click title to download pdf or Powerpoint file, these have not yet been converted into IWB files. If you do convert any of them please contact us so that they might be added to the site.

Professional Development 1 PdfPdf

1 Getting started Powerpoint

2 Mistakes and Misconceptions Powerpoint

3 Task Types Powerpoint

4 Managing Discussion Powerpoint

5 Questioning Powerpoint

6 Formative Assessment Powerpoint

Collaborative Learning in Mathematics: A Challenge to Our Beliefs and Practices by Malcolm Swan ‘documents … the design and evaluation of innovative approaches to mathematics teaching.’ A great book.

Kolb’s Cycle of Learning is mentioned in the NCETM on-line course.

SecMathsInterActiveIWBLessonsILiM (out of date now, will be updated soon) gives info about the software as well as information about the resources.

A5 Traffic file Geogebra replacement (no knowledge of geogebra needed.
A9 Number magic: Calendar
Number magic: Adding pairs
Number magic: Consecutive sums
Number magic: Routes
Flash files – may not work now, will no longer work after December 2020
S3 Coin races
Dice races
Flash files
S4 Mostly statistics 1 Flash files
S5 Mostly statistics 2  Flash files
SS6 Plans and elevations July 2020 replaces original used in files (does not work no)