I talked a little about the idea for Maths spelling-type tests here. I’ve used them this year, but I’m not really sure how effective they’ve been. I’m not sure pupils have fully bought into the idea of using learnt facts. The other thing I noticed is that I hadn’t really presented them in a way… Read More »
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 a film, a popstar etc that started with that letter. I decided to turn the… Read More »
I made a quick PowerPoint comparing rent to own companies like Bright House with buying goods outright. Get it here I think there’s a problem solving task in here. Collecting the items needed for an everyday house and comparing the cost of buying them outright, buying them with a credit card and buying them with… Read More »
HSBC launches Britain’s first fixed-rate mortgage below 1% [The Guardian] The bank is offering customers the chance to lock in for two years at an interest rate of 0.99%, but they need a deposit of at least 35% and will pay a product fee of £1,499. The question then is, is this cheaper that most… Read More »
I could watch this all day .
Since finding this on TES, I’ve become midly obsessed with KenKen puzzles. They are like Sudoku (which I already think is fantastic at developing the kind of maths skills I want to see) but much more mathematcally involved. There’s a load of these puzzles on the linked PowerPoints, or you can just Google ‘KenKen’.