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Why One Hundred Percent is Important

or ‘The tale of why my classroom is full of students doing retests’ Students join us from a variety of secondary schools into a range of different Maths programs (we are a 16-18 provider). They come with different experiences, strengths … Continue reading

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Do Farmers use Desmos?

Last year I wrote about min and max tasks with real life examples. This year I used the same ‘tray’ task again: But this time I used Desmos to collect their results: And then to check our function seemed valid: … Continue reading

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#ExploreMTBoS Task 4 – More listening, more learning.

This feels like a bit of a cop out for Mission 4; but I *did* host the #GlobalMath Autumn special. I figured I would write a post thanking all those who presented rather than talk about what went on – … Continue reading

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Desmos for HOMEWORK!?

We started the year in AS Maths examining graphing; Core 1 includes this bunch of delightful selection of content for graphing: So after we’d done some bits with quadratics and before we hit up circles, I set students a slightly … Continue reading

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#TMC14 – Day 4 – Hug it out Princess

Day One, Two, Three. What will follow is Day Four, and some general thoughts from the whole event. Sunday Morning was the end of TMC. This made me pretty sad; but we still had a marathon My Favorites first; followed … Continue reading

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#TMC13 – Day Three – Delicious Plannning; King Eli; Bootcamp.

Day One here, Day two here. Day Three was a Saturday, and there was clear evidence of fallout from the piano bar in the opening session. I felt fine because I had an early night 😉 Peeling it Back: Lesson … Continue reading

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#TMC13 – Day Two – Tangled Reality

Part One here I was pretty refreshed after not attending karaoke the previous night, though I was sad that I missed a lot of fun. But on to Day 2! Stats session 2 We did a lot of work on … Continue reading

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#TMC13 – Day Zero/One – Sleep = 5/57

Note: I want this recap to not become just a collection of in jokes about TMC, so I’m sorry if I tangent into ‘you had to be there’ moments, but suffice to say the whole week was an amazing social … Continue reading

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Delicious Maths

I used Mathalicious‘ AMAZING Pizza Pi task for two GCSE groups over the last couple of weeks; both lessons went slightly differently (and one was an observation!) so here’s what I did/didn’t do: Class 1: We worked neatly through the … Continue reading

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Marble Runs!

Just a quick post to finally throw up what I did at the April 2nd #GlobalMath. The key here was about sketching graphs of the motion of the marble as it moves across different sections of the run. The whole … Continue reading

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