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Sequences: Gauss
Worksheet An engagement with Gauss' method to sum a sequence of whole numbers. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Noughts and Crosses
Worksheet A printable cut out board and counters set to play 3D noughts and crosses. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
The Lewisham Maths Trail
Worksheet A maths trail to walk around the town centre in Lewisham, London. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
The Tower of Hanoi
Worksheet An investigation into solving the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. PDF
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Gelosia
Worksheet A description of the Vedic Gelosia method for long multiplication PDF
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Finger Maths
Worksheet A description of the finger maths method for large times tables from Robert Recorde. PDF
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The Central London Maths Trail
Worksheet A trail booklet for a walk from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square in central London, looking around for data to inform mathematical investigations. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Braille
Worksheet An investigation into the structure of coding patterns available using the raised dots system of Braille. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Braiding Sequences
Worksheet A cut out braiding frame and full instructions for making friendship bands with mathematical sequences. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Big Numbers
Worksheet Two activities to look at very large numbers: the rice on a chessboard and paper folding. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Exploring Maths at Advanced Level with and HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet of guidance, support and activities for those studying maths at advanced level using an HP39gII graphing calculator. PDF
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The Maths Lessons Pack for the HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet for teachers using the HP39gII graphing calculator. Contains a range of activities and worksheets for activities from KS3 to A level. Includes instructions for data streaming experiments using the HP40gs and StreamSmart software. PDF
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Web Wheeler Dealer Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Web Wheeler Dealer PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
To Your Credit Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: To Your Credit PDF
Download this resource ... 13-18
The Savings Game Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: The Savings Game PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
OctaQuiz Saving and Borrowing Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: OctaQuiz Saving and Borrowing PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Island Life Budgets and Exchange Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Island life Budgets and Exchange. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-13
Island Life Buying and Banking Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Island Life Buying and banking. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-13
Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
Number Activities event posters
Worksheet A set of activity posters for use in a maths event with instructions for three activities: Four 4s, 100 up and paper folding. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
Modelling, Functions and Estimation. A Pizza Problem.
Article Developing student's thinking in mathematical modelling by looking at rates of cooling. This article takes the reader through a detailed narrative for engaging learner's with how to create and critique a mathematical model. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
The Unstampable Parcel Problem activity sheets
Worksheet A two sheet set with cut-out stamps and instructions for engaging with the problem of the largest unstampable parcel using two different values stamps only. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
The Shopping Basket Problem activity sheets
Worksheet A three sheet set of taking cut out items and creating shopping baskets of different values. PDF
Download this resource ... 5-8
Implementing numeracy across the curriculum
Presentation A presentation designed for a half day session to middle and senior managers in a secondary school on implementing a policy for numeracy across the curriculum. Powerpoint
Download this resource ... 11-16
Properties of Number Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive set of worksheets and lesson plans to support a coherent, structured sequence of lessons to develop students' thinking about numbers theory. Students will engage with factors, multiples, prime, prime decomposition etc. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Grid Multiplication Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive set of worksheets and lesson plans to support a coherent, structured sequence of lessons to develop students' thinking about the grid method for long multiplication. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Sequences: Gauss
Worksheet An engagement with Gauss' method to sum a sequence of whole numbers. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
The Tower of Hanoi
Worksheet An investigation into solving the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Braille
Worksheet An investigation into the structure of coding patterns available using the raised dots system of Braille. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Big Numbers
Worksheet Two activities to look at very large numbers: the rice on a chessboard and paper folding. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Exploring Maths at Advanced Level with and HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet of guidance, support and activities for those studying maths at advanced level using an HP39gII graphing calculator. PDF
Download this resource ...
The Maths Lessons Pack for the HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet for teachers using the HP39gII graphing calculator. Contains a range of activities and worksheets for activities from KS3 to A level. Includes instructions for data streaming experiments using the HP40gs and StreamSmart software. PDF
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Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
Modelling, Functions and Estimation. A Pizza Problem.
Article Developing student's thinking in mathematical modelling by looking at rates of cooling. This article takes the reader through a detailed narrative for engaging learner's with how to create and critique a mathematical model. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Computer Algebra Systems
Article A discussion of how computer algebra systems can be used to support learners of maths in secondary schools. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-18
The Walking the Line activity
Worksheet A presentation to support the data streaming/logging activity known as 'Walking the Line'. Students walk towards and away from a distance sensing device and match their motion to distance-time graphs. This presentation contains a developing sequence of graphs to match. PDF Powerpoint
Download this resource ... 11-18
Quadratic Functions Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive set of worksheets and lesson plans to support a coherent, structured sequence of lessons to develop students' thinking about quadratic functions. Students explore the different presentations of quadratics using graphing software or graphing calculators while building the relationship between different presentations, their relationships to features of the graph and different ways to solve quadratics up to a proof of the quadratic formula. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-18
A Level Mechanics Revision Notes
Article A set of hints, tips and notes for A level students on the key issues of mechanics. PDF
Download this resource ... 16-18
A Level Algebra Revision Notes
Article A pack of hints, tips and notes for A PDF
Download this resource ... 16-18
The Soma Cube
Worksheet An investigation into solving the Soma Cube puzzle. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Tangram
Worksheet A sheet with Tangram puzzles to solve. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Sequences: Gauss
Worksheet An engagement with Gauss' method to sum a sequence of whole numbers. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Noughts and Crosses
Worksheet A printable cut out board and counters set to play 3D noughts and crosses. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Konigsberg
Worksheet A description and worksheet to investigate the Konigsberg bridge problem. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Braiding Sequences
Worksheet A cut out braiding frame and full instructions for making friendship bands with mathematical sequences. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Exploring Maths at Advanced Level with and HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet of guidance, support and activities for those studying maths at advanced level using an HP39gII graphing calculator. PDF
Download this resource ...
The Maths Lessons Pack for the HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet for teachers using the HP39gII graphing calculator. Contains a range of activities and worksheets for activities from KS3 to A level. Includes instructions for data streaming experiments using the HP40gs and StreamSmart software. PDF
Download this resource ...
Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
The game of Hex
Worksheet A board and instructions for the game of hex. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
Pentominoes Activity Sheets
Worksheet A two sheet set with cut-out coloured dominoes and and a activity sheet for building different sized rectangles with them. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
Pythagoras and Trigonometry Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive set of worksheets and lesson plans to support a coherent, structured sequence of lessons to develop students' thinking about Pythagoras' Theorem and Trigonometry. This is a richly detailed sequence starting from investigating the Pythagorean relationship and Pythagorean triples, up to trigonometric graphs and the use of the sine and cosine rules. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
A Level Mechanics Revision Notes
Article A set of hints, tips and notes for A level students on the key issues of mechanics. PDF
Download this resource ... 16-18
Circumference and Area of Circles Teaching pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive set of worksheets and lesson plans to support a coherent, structured sequence of lessons to develop students' thinking about the circumference and area of circles. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Exploring Maths at Advanced Level with and HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet of guidance, support and activities for those studying maths at advanced level using an HP39gII graphing calculator. PDF
Download this resource ...
The Maths Lessons Pack for the HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet for teachers using the HP39gII graphing calculator. Contains a range of activities and worksheets for activities from KS3 to A level. Includes instructions for data streaming experiments using the HP40gs and StreamSmart software. PDF
Download this resource ...
Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
5 Dice game activity sheets
Worksheet Instructions and score sheet for the poker hand based game of 5 dice. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
The Lewisham Maths Trail
Worksheet A maths trail to walk around the town centre in Lewisham, London. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Konigsberg
Worksheet A description and worksheet to investigate the Konigsberg bridge problem. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
The Central London Maths Trail
Worksheet A trail booklet for a walk from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square in central London, looking around for data to inform mathematical investigations. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Exploring Maths at Advanced Level with and HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet of guidance, support and activities for those studying maths at advanced level using an HP39gII graphing calculator. PDF
Download this resource ...
The Maths Lessons Pack for the HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet for teachers using the HP39gII graphing calculator. Contains a range of activities and worksheets for activities from KS3 to A level. Includes instructions for data streaming experiments using the HP40gs and StreamSmart software. PDF
Download this resource ...
Web Wheeler Dealer Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Web Wheeler Dealer PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
To Your Credit Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: To Your Credit PDF
Download this resource ... 13-18
The Savings Game Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: The Savings Game PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
OctaQuiz Saving and Borrowing Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: OctaQuiz Saving and Borrowing PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Island Life Budgets and Exchange Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Island life Budgets and Exchange. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-13
Island Life Buying and Banking Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Island Life Buying and banking. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-13
Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
The Maths Year 2000 London MathFests
Article The organiser of the 22 public maths events that made of the London MathFest in January 2011 reflects on the experience.. PDF
Download this resource ... 5-80
The Soma Cube
Worksheet An investigation into solving the Soma Cube puzzle. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Konigsberg
Worksheet A description and worksheet to investigate the Konigsberg bridge problem. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
The Tower of Hanoi
Worksheet An investigation into solving the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Braille
Worksheet An investigation into the structure of coding patterns available using the raised dots system of Braille. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Exploring Maths at Advanced Level with and HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet of guidance, support and activities for those studying maths at advanced level using an HP39gII graphing calculator. PDF
Download this resource ...
The Maths Lessons Pack for the HP39gII
Lesson Plan Worksheet A booklet for teachers using the HP39gII graphing calculator. Contains a range of activities and worksheets for activities from KS3 to A level. Includes instructions for data streaming experiments using the HP40gs and StreamSmart software. PDF
Download this resource ...
Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
The game of Triplets
Worksheet A board and instructions for the game of triplets. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
The game of Hex
Worksheet A board and instructions for the game of hex. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
Number Activities event posters
Worksheet A set of activity posters for use in a maths event with instructions for three activities: Four 4s, 100 up and paper folding. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
5 Dice game activity sheets
Worksheet Instructions and score sheet for the poker hand based game of 5 dice. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
The Unstampable Parcel Problem activity sheets
Worksheet A two sheet set with cut-out stamps and instructions for engaging with the problem of the largest unstampable parcel using two different values stamps only. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
The Shopping Basket Problem activity sheets
Worksheet A three sheet set of taking cut out items and creating shopping baskets of different values. PDF
Download this resource ... 5-8
The Maths Year 2000 London MathFests
Article The organiser of the 22 public maths events that made of the London MathFest in January 2011 reflects on the experience.. PDF
Download this resource ... 5-80
Squares in Rectangles Investigation Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A set of worksheets and lesson plans to support a classroom engagement with the squares in rectangles problem (including the simple starting point: 'How many squares on a chessboard?'). The aim is to focus on key development points in using and applying maths. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Handshakes Investigation Teaching pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A set of worksheets and lesson plans to support a classroom engagement with the handshakes problem. The aim is to focus on key development points in using and applying maths. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Web Wheeler Dealer Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Web Wheeler Dealer PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
To Your Credit Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: To Your Credit PDF
Download this resource ... 13-18
The Savings Game Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: The Savings Game PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
OctaQuiz Saving and Borrowing Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: OctaQuiz Saving and Borrowing PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Island Life Budgets and Exchange Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Island life Budgets and Exchange. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-13
Island Life Buying and Banking Teachers Notes
Lesson Plan Worksheet Notes, guidance and additional activities for teachers using the Maths Zone Financial Literacy game: Island Life Buying and banking. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-13
Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
Oware
Worksheet Instructions to play the Ghanaian Mancala game called Oware. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
Noughts and Crosses
Worksheet A printable cut out board and counters set to play 3D noughts and crosses. PDF
Download this resource ... 9+
The game of Triplets
Worksheet A board and instructions for the game of triplets. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
The game of Hex
Worksheet A board and instructions for the game of hex. PDF
Download this resource ... 8-80
Mathematics and Slavery Teaching Pack
Lesson Plan Worksheet A comprehensive packs of materials developed for the commission for racial equality (which was wound up shortly after their completion) for looking at the slave trade in mathematics lessons. Considerable effort has been gone to to ensure that the horrors of the slave trade come out of an engagement with commercial 'arguments' made for it. Lesson plans, students help cards and a detailed student booklet make up a complete teaching pack which would be ideal for history and maths departments working together. Zip File
Download this resource ... 11-18
Modelling, Functions and Estimation. A Pizza Problem.
Article Developing student's thinking in mathematical modelling by looking at rates of cooling. This article takes the reader through a detailed narrative for engaging learner's with how to create and critique a mathematical model. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-16
Computer Algebra Systems
Article A discussion of how computer algebra systems can be used to support learners of maths in secondary schools. PDF
Download this resource ... 11-18
The NQT of Maths
Presentation A presentation designed for a full day session for NQTs in maths departments. Powerpoint
Download this resource ... 11-18
The New Head of Mathematics
Presentation A presentation designed for a full day session to heads of maths departments and secondary school SLT looking at the management issues and strategies for department managers of maths. Powerpoint
Download this resource ... 11-18
Improving GCSE Maths Results
Presentation A presentation designed for a full day session to heads of maths departments and secondary school SLT on improving GCSE results in maths. Powerpoint
Download this resource ... 11-16
Implementing numeracy across the curriculum
Presentation A presentation designed for a half day session to middle and senior managers in a secondary school on implementing a policy for numeracy across the curriculum. Powerpoint
Download this resource ... 11-16
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