## Bananas

A few years ago I had some difficult year 10s. Instead of doing their work they would play a game called Bananas. One of them would give the others a letter, and they would each try and come up with… Continue Reading

## Maths ‘spelling’ tests

I teach a group with low prior attainment. One thing I noticed is that they often lack the knowledge that other students take for granted, which holds them back. We were discussing the questions “Write   as a decimal” and… Continue Reading

Was slightly against putting these up as it’s not a complete topic yet, and probably won’t be for a while. These are lessons to be taken ‘off the shelf’. Each ppt contains an explanation, several different tasks, a problem solving… Continue Reading

I collect misleading graphs. Here’s an excellent one I saw today. What’s wrong with it? There’s more than the obvious. How would you regraph it? Here’s some other weird ones. Although maybe it’s wrong to call these graphs These are… Continue Reading

## Interesting Questions

I’ve been thinking about meta-task recently. That is, the point of doing something. I recently created the task below for my year 10 class. On the surface this seems OK to me. It isn’t just lots of the same thing,… Continue Reading

## Measures

ProjectALessons These are lessons to be taken ‘off the shelf’. Each ppt contains an explanation, several different tasks, a problem solving task and a learning check. These require no printing. Compound measures: Speed, density & pressure. Area and volume scale… Continue Reading

## Sequences

ProjectALessons These are lessons to be taken ‘off the shelf’. Each ppt contains an explanation, several different tasks, a problem solving task and a learning check. These require no printing. Tried to add in lots of visual sequences here. Finding… Continue Reading

## Inequalities

ProjectALessons These are lessons to be taken ‘off the shelf’. Each ppt contains an explanation, several different tasks, a problem solving task and a learning check. These require no printing. I will tweek the animations on these when I do… Continue Reading

## Expressions

ProjectALessons These are lessons to be taken ‘off the shelf’. Each ppt contains an explanation, several different tasks, a problem solving task and a learning check. These require no printing. Writing expressions: I always find this hard to teach. I’ve… Continue Reading