Category: ICT

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CGP Maths Buster- a superb new learning and revision resource for GCSE maths

CGP Maths Buster CGP are well-known for their excellent GCSE revision guides. Now they’ve taken their offering to a whole new level with GCSE Maths Buster. The £6 DVD ROM for PC & Mac is a comprehensive, interactive revision tool for GCSE maths students featuring: Levelled practice– work your way through the entire maths curriculum ‘levelling up’ to unlock new...

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You’ve never seen the GCSE Maths curriculum like this before…

What you’re looking at is the GCSE Mathematics curriculum. Each node represents a topic, e.g. transformations, ordering decimal numbers, frequency polygons etc. There are 164 nodes in the diagram representing all topics on both the foundation and higher tier curriculum. The nodes are connected by 935 links. Each link represents a connection between two topics whereby one is the prior...

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Numberphile.com- brilliant maths enrichment videos

Numberphile.com is a website devoted to enrichment maths videos. The quirky, fast-paced style of the presenters is engaging and fun. Whether finding maths deliberately hidden in episodes of The Simpsons or finding the flaw in the Enigma code, Numberphile videos never fail to inspire. Here’s the latest one about shapes/ solids of constant width:

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TES Maths Podcast episodes 7 – 9 now live

TES Maths Podcast episodes 7-9  are now live. Episode 7- Flipped Learning and Singapore Maths Join Craig Barton for the seventh episode of the TES maths podcast – your monthly dose of mathematical debate, ideas and resources. The guests this month are two teachers: Colin Hegarty and Brian Arnold. They cover several of their interests, including flipped learning, Singapore Maths,...

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GMTI Scoop.it

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed a new link in the Great Maths Teaching Ideas’ menu: GMTI Scoop.it. I follow a lot of bloggers and like to share lots of wonderful things with my readers, but don’t want to put everything I see on the GMTI blog. Whilst I do share other people’s work on here I do like...

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G&T website shout out: IB Maths, ToK, IGCSE and IB Resources

I got an email from a reader, Andrew Chambers drawing my attention to a website he has built for IB students studying in Thailand. The content they study is generally equivalent to A-level. His site IB Maths, ToK, IGCSE and IB Resources features lots of resources to enrich maths learning of gifted and talented pupils at  KS3 and GCSE. In...

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Dancing prime factors

Check out this wonderful animated visualisation for the prime factor form of numbers: click here to view. This super animation was made by the Data Pointed blog.

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Numberphile- videos about numbers and stuff

Numberphile.com is a website your pupils simply must know about. It describes itself as “videos about numbers and stuff” which is a pretty good summary in my opinion. The videos are not tutorial skill-based offerings, but engaging adventures into interesting mathematical concepts and problems. I really like them as they show maths at its best: interesting problems and fascinating results, rather than...

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TES Maths Podcast 3 goes live

This time Craig Barton and his guests from King’s College, London discuss falling standards in maths, advice on running discussion based lessons, and some festive maths ideas. In the attached Word document you will find links to all the resources, ideas and activities discussed, and a link to the Forum discussion as well. Click here to listen to the TES Maths Podcast...

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Flash Maths doesn’t disappoint

@StudyMaths shared an excellent website with me via Twitter recently: FlashMaths.co.uk This site adds to the growing number of websites providing interactive games and learning applets based on Adobe Flash. Other favourites of mine include FlashyMaths.co.uk and TeacherLed.com. Flash Maths is a worthy addition and well worth bookmarking. They have numerous applets that are well designed and add a little...

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All Edexcel past papers in one free app…

Edexcel have released an iOS app that allows anyone with an Apple device to download past exam papers, markschemes and even examiner’s reports. The app is free and covers the full Edexcel currciulum, not just maths. Within our subject you can download past papers that cover both the modular and linear specifications for the last decade. Whilst this brings convenience...

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The first TES Maths Podcast goes live!

The TES Maths Panel are delighted to announce the arrival of The TES Maths Podcast! This is a brand new series hosted by Craig Barton, featuring recommended resources, discussions of best practice, conversations with leading educational professionals and more. You can listen to the first episode by clicking here. TES are working on putting the series on iTunes shortly so they...

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The Math Factor

The other day, a friend of mine brought an excellent little podcast to my attention called The Math Factor. Suitable for pupils and teachers alike, the 10 minute episodes feature interesting problems and concepts within mathematics. Hilbert’s Infinity Hotel, Algebra on the Radio and Space Walkers; there is something here to engage any mathematically minded person. The show is pitched...