I’ve just signed up for this and it’s definitely value for money! For only £2.99 your get unlimited worksheet downloads for 6 months. If you want to just try a few of them, you can sign up for free and download some to try before you buy (which is what I did). They are crisp, clear and clever worksheets that I’ve already tried in my classroom with students who need that extra bit of practice or homework.
The site also has a promising blog that features some interesting posts like
Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management
What is Differentiation and Why is it Important?
Have a look at if you’re a UK maths teacher, I think you’ll like it.
There are so many brilliant maths songs on Youtube that it would be sad if you didn’t know about them. Follow this link to watch and use some of them in your classroom.
They include (in no particular order):
The Triangle Song by James Blunt
The Calculus Rhapsody Song
Area of a Trapezium Song
The Circle Song
Math is a wonderful thing by Jack Black (from the movie School of Rock)
Getting Triggy with it
Solve me Maybe
McDonalds used to sell Chicken nuggets in packs of 6, 9 and 20. In this video you will find out why they now also sell them in packs of 4 in order to make it possible to order almost any number of nuggets except 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 11. Fascinating!
The 5 Minute ‘Oops’-based Lesson Plan | Blog | Sparky Teaching.Sparky teaching have an interesting post about Ross Morrison McGill’s (TeacherToolkit) 5 minute lesson plan. Ross has more information, templates and documents on the TES website at http://www.tes.co.uk/ResourceDetail.aspx?storyCode=6170564 if you want to investigate further. It as a very popular and helpful resource. In his own words “Designed to reduce planning time & focus on key learning phases within a lesson”.
A maths version (from Emily Hughes) can be found here http://ilovemathsgames.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/the-5-minute-maths-plan/ and another version from Colleen Young (see picture below) can be found at http://colleenyoung.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/lesson-planning-again/ .
Here’s another interesting point of view from English teacher and education blogger Joe Kirby. He also suggests potential solutions to the problems listed below.
Visit his website at http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/summary/ to read more.
Here’s an extract from this interesting post by the learning spy. Click on the text to read the full article.
I recently used the worksheets for transformations (see here ) and they were excellent. The students really enjoyed doing them and there were plenty of different ones to choose from, so you will be able to differentiate effectively for all of your students.
An extract from this interesting post:
“There is no such thing as progress within lessons. There is only learning.
And let me make a second, equally bold and unequivocal statement to back it up:
The main perpetuators of the myth of ‘progress within lessons’ are leadership teams within schools, not Ofsted.”
To read the full article, go to The Myth of Progress Within Lessons | kevenbartle’s Blog.
And here’s an interesting video clip about performance and learning: