I love breaking up teaching by showing a quick YouTube clip to enrich or enthuse pupils on a particular topic, to help cement key facts or just for a bit of light relief. Here is a collation of my favourites. If I’ve missed any leave me a comment! Read the rest of this entry »
I took this idea from an INSET day we had with Barry Hymer (visit his website here – highly recommended for staff training, he’s done a few sessions with us and they’re always inspiring and full of practical advice) who has been doing a lot of training with us on the subject of open-mindsets. We need a specific, teaching and learning focus for our school’s co-coaching programme this year so I’ve gone with feedback and specifically the use of the “Meta Menu”.
I’ve adapted a Rich task on ratio I found on the East Midlands Maths page for our KS3 Scheme of Work recently. I’ve used this with pupils tackling in groups, although it could also be a paired activity.
I can’t praise the Bowland Maths resources enough. These projects are Mathematically Rich and help pupils develop excellent skills of problem solving and team work. I’ve used many of the activities before but this week I have been delivering the Highway Design project to my Year 9 group.
I’ve recently discovered the excellent Number Loving blog and resource site. If you’re a Twitterer, it’s creators @lauarareeshughes and @numberloving are well worth a follow. Lots of their resources have made their way into my KS3 Scheme of Work.
I came across a nice idea for a functional project on Surface area today which I intend to use this week with some Year 8 pupils working at NC Levels 5/6.
My Year 8 set 2 of 3 class have been learning about probability and I wanted to spend a lesson looking at some Rich Tasks where they could apply (and extend) their learning. I was really pleased with how it all came together so thought I’d blog about it.
I’ve used the excellent NRich resource Diamond Collector as consolidation of work on straight line graphs before with a Year 7 top set. I’m wanting to use this resource with a Year 9A set when I (a) don’t have access to a computer suite and (b) want the work to be a bit more involved and rigorous.
I’ve put together an idea for a project to use with 9A focusing on the solar system. We’ve recently covered Standard Form and I wanted pupils to have the opportunity to work as a team on a project which would give them the opportunity to pull together lots of different Maths skills.