Craig Barton’s “How I Wish I’d Taught Maths” | mhorley

There is an awful lot in here.  A great book, I now need to reflect on what to do with it.  There are some things I want to try but it’s important that change is incremental.  In the meantime, so I don’t lose them, here are my notes.

 

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Craig Barton’s “How I Wish I’d Taught Maths” | mhorley

There is an awful lot in here.  A great book, I now need to reflect on what to do with it.  There are some things I want to try but it’s important that change is incremental.  In the meantime, so I don’t lose them, here are my notes.

 

Continue reading at:

https://ift.tt/2qAWIqt

Revision questions for top-end GCSE | mhorley

I have a top set Year 11 class this year. There is quite a range in the class and although there are definitely still gaps to be filled, I am always on the lookout for questions that will challenge them.  What worries me most about the mock papers they have done is that they panic when the context is unfamiliar. In the words of this fantastic resource which Danny talks about here, it is about making something that is unfamiliar more familiar.

So I thought I would scour some old O level exam papers.  It was an interesting exercise and I have pulled together a selection of questions here…

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Revision questions for top-end GCSE | mhorley

I have a top set Year 11 class this year. There is quite a range in the class and although there are definitely still gaps to be filled, I am always on the lookout for questions that will challenge them.  What worries me most about the mock papers they have done is that they panic when the context is unfamiliar. In the words of this fantastic resource which Danny talks about here, it is about making something that is unfamiliar more familiar.

So I thought I would scour some old O level exam papers.  It was an interesting exercise and I have pulled together a selection of questions here…

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https://ift.tt/2Ixw6h5

Getting confident with place value | mhorley

I thought I would share a bunch of questions I have been using with my low attaining Year 7 class. These guys are pretty good at the process of column addition and subtraction but were not confident with place value such that they could immediately answer a question like this one:
What number is a thousand more than 17407?

I have been dropping one of these into our starters every lesson for the last couple of weeks and they now “get it”.  The next step is to carry over to the next place value, for example:
What number is eighty more than 1843?

We have also tried subtraction, for…

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Getting confident with place value | mhorley

I thought I would share a bunch of questions I have been using with my low attaining Year 7 class. These guys are pretty good at the process of column addition and subtraction but were not confident with place value such that they could immediately answer a question like this one:
What number is a thousand more than 17407?

I have been dropping one of these into our starters every lesson for the last couple of weeks and they now “get it”.  The next step is to carry over to the next place value, for example:
What number is eighty more than 1843?

We have also tried subtraction, for…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2G4HW4M