Monthly Archives: August 2013


I was playing a game on my Xbox the other day when I suddenly realised that I was not playing for fun. I was playing for work. Let me explain.

TickTock Starters

So I made some starters. You can find them here. The file name says ’25 starters’ but there’s actually more than fifty of them. I got carried away. There are some of the normal numeracy starters in this pack, but I’ve also tried to add unique and interesting ideas that can be used over and… Read More »

Why teachers don't know best

This is a really interesting post and well worth a read. I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I especially hate it when anyone refers to pupils as ‘customers’, but it really got me thinking, and that’s always a good thing.

Chris Moyles' Quiz Night

A while ago, Chris Moyles had a TV show called ‘Quiz Night’. Part of the program was a maths quiz, done by various pop acts (including, shudder, One Direction). A lot of these are available on YouTube, so I collected them all together to make a convenient playlist. Here it is I’ve used these a… Read More »