# Monthly Archives: June 2018

## New Resource : Simplifying ratio timed questions

Like the old ten quick questions, but with three levels of difficulty. Level one (first three questions) : Prime divisor Level two (second three questions) : Compound divisor Level three (third three questions) : 1 : n Level four (last question) : Units Tempted to extend it to do 12 questions. That last question feels… Read More »

## New resource : Equivalent and Simplifying ratio lesson

Wrote this powerpoint today. It’s like my ProjectALesson stuff but I’ve taken A LOT of explanation out. I’ve also got some stuff you need to print out. I’m not sure making them ‘pick up and go’ was that helpful. It takes a lot of inspiration from variationtheory.com. It’s my new favourite website. It’s ACE. I… Read More »

## Updated resource: Collecting Like Terms Powerpoint

Doing teaching resources is hard! By the time you’ve written some, you realise what you’ve written is a little rubbish! For instance, my ProjectALesson powerpoints need massive improvement. They often contribute to a modern epidemic in teachers : click-itis. I’ve seen this quite a few times. I’ve been guilty of it myself. I have no… Read More »

## Vary and twist: Collecting like terms

Download the worksheet here Not sure how I feel about some of the decisions here. I’ve introduced a bit of index laws towards the end of the sheet. Is this madness? I thought I would add it to reinforce the difference between simplifying powers and simplifying regular expressions. Maybe it’s too much. As usual here’s… Read More »

## MathsConf15: 6 Takeaways

OK, so yesterday it was MathsConf 15. I’ve got loads of takeaways. The first session I went to was Jo Morgan’s session on indices. It was phenomenal. Jo puts a lot of work and research into her sessions and it really shows. If you ever get to see her do an ‘In Depth’ presentation, do.… Read More »

## Vary and twist: Simplifying ratio

Download the word file here This one was hard. I spent ages rearranging questions and looking at what should be added. Specifically, I had a massive dilemma when it came to introducing fractions. I was trying to point out the ways in which simplifying fractions and simplifying ratio were similar, but I’m not sure that… Read More »

## Vary and twist : Two step equations

Download the word file here My thinking A question to start Reversing the terms. Does balancing still work? A take-away. How does this effect our balance. Does reversing the terms still lead us to the same answer Increasing the constant by one. What happens? Also: a decimal answer. We can have a negative answer Divide… Read More »