21st April

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a restful holiday and a productive week back.

This half term is all about years 11 and sixth form and getting them ready for their exams. New resources are popping up all the time, so do share if you find any new and useful ones. I like these from Mathsbox.


They are useful for quick skills revision and could be made into booklets for students to work through. They can be found here. Click on the link for GCSE Assessment.  They also have some short problem solving questions which are nice for a quick starter or settler to  lessons. These will be added to over time.

Due to the focus on exam classes, we won’t be having any assessments for other years this half term. We will just have end of year testing for years 7 to 10.  There will be just one paper for years 7-9 and two papers for year 10. These will be take place towards the end of the year and will be staggered to spread out the marking load.

While I was writing the most recent year 8 lessons, I rediscovered Numberphile. I had managed to wean myself off it after a brief addiction a couple of years agao,  but have now discovered lots of new videos that I haven’t seen! If you haven’t watched any of their videos, then have a look here.  A nice one to share with classes is this one which shows a card trick based on the number 27:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7lP9y7Bb5g&w=560&h=315]

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.