
Dan Meyer  Maths Class Needs a Makeover
An old but great video by Dan Meyer, Maths Educationalist at Stamford University. This has pretty much guided my teaching for the last few years. Inspirational, well worth watching.




Yr12 Intro Problem Solving Questions
All of the introductory, problem solving questions as used in the foundation weeks at our school. A collection of questions from the AQA problem solving document and other sources, these are ideal Yr11 extension, Yr12 bridging materials.




ABC of Mathematical Literacy
A hypothesis posed by a Yr13 student; "I bet we've already used every letter in the alphabet to represent something mathematically". True or false?! This document could be the answer. Also contains page of mathematical symbols, how many do you know?!PDF here.












Number Lines
Printable sheet of various number lines for students to use, count on, cut out, stick in... whatever you choose!




Numberlines
Excel file of numberlines for general use, with several different starting values and increment options.












Top Mathematicians
Two sets of names, pictures, dates, 'most famous for', 'something else' and 'about the person' cards for students to match up using laptops etc to support. Designed to instigate knowledge and awareness of some of the most famous mathematicians as well as learning methods for finding info online. My Year 12 groups really enjoyed it! PDF here




Maths of Dance Music Resources
Image resources to spark ideas for a great lesson. As a single zip file above or separate images below:
Use with the following YouTube videos of The Chemical Brothers 'Star Guitar' for great effect:




Finance Terms
Lots of finance terms together with info and definitions of what these are. The task is to match up the terms with their definitions. Four sections grouped by The Basics, Using Money, Saving Money and Borrowing Money. We have deliberately included some straightforward information as well as some of the more complicated technicalities. The task of matching up is fairly easy but the real goal is for students to learn lots about these financial words, products and services. Answers included. PDF here.




Teachers Notes for all finance activities
In this task students begin with recapping scatter diagrams before continuing on to find the equation of a least squares regression line. The intention being to make the link as explicit and direct as possible. Answers included.




Salaries
Cut out and match up the careers to the salaries. Includes a template for students to arrange the cards onto and many more links to info on other careers, average salary, MP's salaries... Includes answers.




Credit Cards, Mortgages, Income Tax
MS Excel file for showing how expensive mortgages and credit cards can be. Useful as a good starter for explaining how compound interest accumulates and the difference that high/low payments can make. Also shows how income tax is calculated. Updated for 2014/15.




Personal Finance Products
Table of suggestions for pupils to begin considering aspects of personal finance products such as pensions, loans, savings and insurance. Includes answers.




Cost of Living
Worksheet to assist pupils in suggesting sensible estimates for the cost of living. Includes scenarios for four different lifestyle situations.




Know Your Payslip
Worksheet to prompt students for terms to understanding on a standard payslip. Includes answers.




Know Your Cards
Images of four different types of financial cards  credit, debit, storecard and reward card. Use as a starting point to ensure pupils know the differences between them. Includes answers.




Know Your Bank Statement
Worksheet to prompt students for terms to understanding on a standard bank statement. Includes answers.




Loop Cards
Blank 'Loop Cards' for pupils or teacher to create loops of your choice!




Eye Gymnastics
Good relaxing exercise for students, they follow your pen with their eyes  not their heads  as you move it slowly around any of the paths. Perhaps students will take turns too. Afterwards get them to close their eyes whilst one of them counts to 20.












Quiz Files
These are the files for making your own quiz. Download, unzip and edit with dreamweaver. Don't use MS Word as it makes errors for some reason! You'll also need to edit the javascript file too.




Matching Pairs
This is created as an example of how an interactive whiteboard can be used interactively with pupils. This one's unfinished but provides a good template to create your own 'matching pairs' activities.
Find the pairs of numbers and roman numerals!


