Teach 156: 1 – my focus for September

I’ve done many things over the last year, but blogging hasn’t been one of them. However, I’ve been inspired by the Teach180 bloggers in the US, so I’m going to try something similar during this school year . As a part-timer, I’ll be in school for 156 days out of the 195 in the school […]

Real Life Maths–exactly how much do those chips cost?

How would you write three pounds and fifty pence in figures?

When walking through central London at the weekend, I noticed something slightly unusual about the menu pinned up outside the Golden Fleece pub:

I thought it was odd, but assumed it was a one-off. Then I spotted the same thing on the menu […]

(An Unusual) Measure for Measure

How much is too much? We have plenty of space in the back of the car, but when buying bags of sand and pebbles as we did today, the big concern isn’t space, it’s weight. I didn’t want to do more trips to the builders’ merchant than necessary, neither did I want to be the […]

One that went well: angles & algebra from @steelemaths

One of my colleagues recommended a very nice resource to me recently: ‘Angles and Algebra’ from Jason Steele (aka @steelemaths) proved to be nicely challenging for my Y11 students who were revising for foundation tier GCSE.

The sheet consists of a series of diagrams with missing angles marked as letters. Students need to use […]

One that went well: angles & algebra from @steelemaths

One of my colleagues recommended a very nice resource to me recently: ‘Angles and Algebra’ from Jason Steele (aka @steelemaths) proved to be nicely challenging for my Y11 students who were revising for foundation tier GCSE.

The sheet consists of a series of diagrams with missing angles marked as letters. Students need to use […]