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); Smart Notebook (Notebook files) and as pdf files. For the IWB files (ie not pdf) internet links to Keele courses etc will not now work. Doc and xls files should work as these are files within the IWB files.

Improving Learning in MathsChallenges and Strategies

Algebra files

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

Flipchart and Notebook file A5 has 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.

Calculus files

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C1 Linking the properties and forms of quadratic functionsFlipchart Notebook
C2 Exploring functions involving fractional and negative powers of xFlipchart Notebook
C3 Matching functions and derivativesFlipchart Notebook
C4 Differentiating and integrating fractional and negative powersFlipchart Notebook
C5 Finding stationary points of cubic functionsFlipchart Notebook

Number files

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N1 Ordering fractions and decimals
Excel file new 10/17
Flipchart Notebook
N2 Evaluating statements about number operations  FlipchartNotebook
N3 Rounding numbersFlipchartNotebook
N4 Estimating length, using standard form FlipchartNotebook
N5 Understanding the laws of arithmeticFlipchart Notebook
N6 Developing proportional reasoning FlipchartNotebook
N7 Using percentages to increase quantities Flipchart new 07/2017Notebook
N8 Using directed numbers in context FlipchartNotebook
N9 Evaluating directed number statementsFlipchart Notebook
N10 Developing an exam question: number Flipchart Notebook
N11 Manipulating surdsFlipchart Notebook
N12 Using indicesFlipchart  Notebook
N13 Analysing sequences :Flipchart Notebook

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 shapesFlipchartNotebook
SS2 Understanding perimeter and areaFlipchartNotebook
SS3 Dissecting a squareFlipchartNotebook
SS4 Evaluating statements about length and areaFlipchartNotebook
SS5 Evaluating statements about enlargementFlipchartNotebook
SS6 Representing 3D shapesFlipchartNotebook
SS7 Transforming shapesFlipchartNotebook
SS8 Developing an exam question: transformationsFlipchartNotebook

Statistics and probability files

S1 Ordering probabilitiesFlipchart  Notebook
S2 Evaluating probability statementsFlipchart  Notebook
S3 Using probability computer gamesFlipchartNotebook
S4 Understanding mean, median, mode and rangeFlipchartNotebook
S5 Interpreting bar charts, pie charts, box and whisker plotsFlipchart Notebook
S6 Interpreting frequency graphs, cum. freq. graphs, box and whisker plotsFlipchartNotebook
S7 Developing an exam question: probabilityFlipchartNotebook
S8 Using binomial probabilitiesFlipchart Notebook

Click title to download pdf file, but if you have ActivInspire or Smart Notebook these files contain the pdf file within them.

Flipchart and Notebook 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.

An online course is available at the NCETM website where you can do something similar to using the materials below. You may have to sign in to use it.

These materials 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 Powerpoint

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 gives info about the software as well as information about the resources.

Coin races for S3

Dice races for S3

Number magic: Calendar

Number magic: Adding pairs

Number magic: Consecutive sums

Number magic: Routes

Mostly statistics 1 for S4

Mostly statistics 2 for S5

Traffic file – this is available in the Flipchart and Notebook for A5, though it may not work since the software is quite old.