# Monthly Archives: October 2017

## Lovely logic puzzles

Search Alex Gendler on youtube for more.

## 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 a film, a popstar etc that started with that letter. I decided to turn the… Read More »

## 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 their lack of knowledge that  really held them back. I thought back to spelling tests… Read More »

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 task and a learning check. These require no printing. Expanding double brackets: I’ve used grid… Read More »

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 ‘infographics’ not graphs. Heathenous maths person… 😉 — TheProvokedPedagogue (@Provokedpedagog) October 9, 2017

## 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, questions increase in difficulty and type by row (whilst still allowing a little bit of… Read More »

## 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 factors : I think the questions here are possibly too dull. Maybe when I tweek this… Read More »

## 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 the next term: Can be rather boring, so lots of questions where there’s ‘gaps’. For… Read More »

## 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 them again. I think the questions are also a bit…lame. There’s a few sections where… Read More »

## 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 tried to be very explicit with the teaching. Dunno if I’ve been successful. Collecting like… Read More »