Welcome to my 153rd gems submit. This is exactly where I share some of the most up-to-date information, tips and means for maths instructors.

1. Digitisers

Jonny Griffiths has shared a new selection of sources called Digitisers. These puzzles are aimed at late GCSE/early A stage learners. Subjects incorporate sequences, circle theorems, quadratics, differentiation, logs, trigonometry, simultaneous equations and surds.

2. GCSE Figures
I have under no circumstances taught GCSE Data but I know that academics of this class normally lament the lack of resources. So they’ll be pleased to hear that Ben Hamilton has begun sharing a resourced plan of do the job for Edexcel GCSE Studies. I know that a lot of lecturers will be actually grateful to Ben for sharing this.

4. GCSE Booklets

Thanks to Richard Morley for sharing a really handy selection of GCSE Revision booklets.

5. Tasks

Loads of terrific jobs have been shared on Twitter lately, like…

This undertaking from @giftedHKO (I utilised this with 12 months 8 past week!). Learners have to operate out which styles have the same perimeter.

Here is an appealing process from @SegarRogers which can be downloaded from @ChrisMcGrane84‘s fantastic website. It really is interesting to glance at the assortment of thoughts here and how they can be labeled.

In Gems 151 I showcased @nathanday314‘s new website Interwoven Maths. Considering that then, Nathan has included more tasks to the internet site together with tasks which interweave rounding with portion and decimal arithmetic. 

There’s loads heading on!

I made no cost tickets readily available for #mathsted22 and all 120 of them went in two times. I am seriously hunting ahead to this celebration! I experienced a number of demands that I stream the Oftsed discuss but I do not have authorization from Ofsted to stream it. If people today want to run a identical celebration in their own region, they can request an Oftsted speaker listed here. 

Yesterday I ran a 2.5 hour workshop on curriculum and depth at the MA/ATM London branch. Thank you to everybody who came, and thank you to the IoE for web hosting and Japleen Kaur for organising. The ATM and MA have branches all in excess of the nation which deliver absolutely free/affordable CPD for maths academics, so do verify out your local department.

I also did a talk at #mathsconfmini about maths division improvement. It centered on the the latest feed-back that schools have been given from Oftsed (and ‘mocksted’) inspections underneath the new framework. The recording is readily available to conference attendees here. 
I’m wanting forward to presenting at the MA meeting in April. I will be speaking on the net on the 1st day. Tickets are accessible listed here.

Listed here are a number of extra issues you could have skipped:

  • My online video ‘What secondary lecturers must know about the Essential Stage 2 maths curriculum’ went down very well – loads of departments have viewed it with each other in their department conferences. 
  • Mathematical Education and learning on Merseyside has been functioning take-dwelling maths competitions in February half time period since the late 1970s. They attract about 2,000 entries yearly, with Obstacle aimed at Several years 7 and 8, and Senior Obstacle aimed at A long time 9 and 10. Their 2022 competitors is are living now – check out their web site to enter your pupils.
  • Dan Draper – a person of my favourite bloggers – wrote about circle theorems. 
  • The Liverpool Maths College is running on-demand from customers CPD for maths teachers, with a aim on enriching GCSE classes with Critical Stage 5 content material. Facts is below.
  • On Twitter I shared some illustrations of physical exercises from my old post ‘Equations Exercises’ in which I acquired a workforce of volunteers to kind up areas of an algebra textbook from the 1950s. This established is a great instance of interweaving two capabilities: growing double brackets and resolving linear equations: