* Great Maths Teaching Ideas* is the blog of William Emeny, a secondary school Head of Maths working at Wyvern College in Hampshire, England. He teaches Key Stage 3, GCSE and pre A-level (FSMQ) maths.

Will is a member of the * TES Secondary Maths Panel*. He has been teaching for 4 years and previously worked as a Structural Engineer. Will has published a n.o. 1 bestselling book

*that is available in well known online ebook stores including the Apple iBookstore, the Amazon Kindle Store, the Barnes & Noble Nook Store, the Diesel Ebook Store, the Sony e-Reader Store, the Kobo Store and the Baker-Taylor Store. The book is also available as a paperback from Amazon.*

**100 Things Awesome Teachers Do**You can connect with Will online on Twitter @Maths_Master, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn. If you’d like to get in touch via email you can at this address: info@greatmathsteachingideas.com. It would be great to hear from you!

I am a (fairly new) maths teacher and have just read the article in TES about your ‘100 Things Awesome Teachers Do’ book. Is there any way of getting a hard copy of it (rather than as an ebook)?

Hi,

Thanks for getting in touch. At the moment it is just available as an eBook but I do plan to release a paperback version in the next few months. If you could please send me an email to info@greatmathsteachingideas.com to remind me you’d like a paperback version I’ll email you when it gets published.

Hope that’s ok with you,

Will

Hi,

Just to let you know, 100 Things Awesome Teachers Do is now available as a paperback from Amazon!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Things-Awesome-Teachers-Do/dp/1478105364/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343549520&sr=8-1

Kind regards,

Will

Have only just come across your blog today and want to say thanks. You really inspire me to be more creative with my teaching – my pupils deserve better and you have some fantastic ideas. Thanks again.

Thank you kindly for your words! I am glad you find the site useful

Great site. I arrived at your webiste through the triangle party. You have given me so many ideas for my fifth grade classroom.

Thanks.

Daryle Esswein

Hi Daryle!

I’m really glad you find the site useful. It’s lovely get positive feedback from readers. If you have any ideas of your own that you’d like me to feature on the site please do get in touch!

Best wishes,

Will

I have a few samples of interesting Gematria that can be used with kids to spice up a Maths lesson. For example, if you use the simple code (there are other more complex ones) of A = 1, B = 2, C = 3….Z = 26 then DANIEL = 4 + 1 + 14 + 9 + 5 + 12 = 45, CRAIG = 38 so DANIEL CRAIG = 45 + 38 = 83. Likewise JAMES BOND = 83. The previous actor for James Bond was Pierce Brosnan. BROSNAN = 83 and PIERCE PROSNAN = 139 = DOUBLE O SEVEN. The other actors are also significant. Another example is SNOW WHITE = 136 = SEVEN DWARFS. Here’s a more complex example. We take the 3 numbers 11,12,13 and square them. 11×11 = 121, 12×12 = 144, 13×13 = 169. Now reverse the digits of the squares: 121, 441, and 961. These numbers are also squares their square roots being 11, 21 and 31 which are the reversed digits of the original numbers. Now we add the first set of Squares : 121 + 144 + 169 = 434. Now we add the second set of Squares: 121 + 441 + 961 = 1523. Finally, we work out the Gematria of 1523 or ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE = 434. Amazing??!!?? Here is the last one I shall show you. The link below will take you to a youtube slideshow of this to watch. The Solar Leap year cycle has four years. That is 3 x 365 + 366 days or 1461 days in total. Now we work out the Gematria of THREE YEARS + LEAP YEAR = 207. Now I introduce you to a new amazing code that I discovered some 7 years ago. You take A which has a Placement Value (PV) of 1 and we work out the PV of ONE = 15 + 14 + 5 = 34. So 34 becomes the Large Value (LV) of A, Likewise B = 2 and TWO = 58 and so on till Z = 26 and TWENTY SIX = 159. Now using LV we get THREE YEARS + LEAP YEAR = 1254 (LV). Now we find the Whole Value (WV) by adding the PV to the LV. WV= PV + LV.

207 + 1254 = 1461 !!! Amazing????

The link is http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/

Be well, Jethro Black

Sorry, made a mistake in the link. It is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnyw0vZVjHc

Hello! I am a college student about to start my student teaching and I am working to gather as many interesting ideas for the classroom as I can. Your website is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to use some of these ideas in my own room!

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Hello! I’ve been researching divisibility by 7 for a long time and I think I created the first real rule for divisibility by 7 of the History of Number Theory.

To know my rule I ask you to watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUozMuPE1RA

Best regards

Silvio Moura Velho

Hi,

This is a great website for maths resources. Thanks for sharing them! I was wondering if I could guest blog about my own site Revision Universe. We have worksheets, tutorials and programs for KS3 and GCSE Maths. If I could guest blog on your site, it would give me great exposure. In return I will put a link pointing towards your site on my useful links page.

Thanks,

Arnav Rawat

Hi Will,

Found the level 5 revision grids superb!! I have had difficulties downloading the Level 6 revision grids so would it be possible to send via email ?

Kind regards and keep up the great work.

Dean

Hi great site, and incredibly inspiring!

Do feel free to login to our site http://www.cazoommathsworksheets.com where we have a range of worksheets which focus on differentiation and appropriate stages of progression!

Thanks

Mark,

I am forwarding you my alternative email address as I am moving schools in January 2014. How do I contact you to delete the old one – without putting it on here for all to view??

Hi, if you email me at info@greatmathsteachingideas.com I’ll remove your old one for you. Many thanks

William,

I am a publisher. I wonder if you still own the Chinese rights of ‘100 Things Awesome Teachers Do’

Jerry

Hi Jerry. Yes, I do.