Numeracy Races: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

To see all of the work I do for TES Maths, including Resource of the Week, Inspect the Spec, Maths Newsletters and Topic Collections, please visit the TES Maths Blog here

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There is little doubt (at least in my mind anyway!) that developing student’s fluency in mental calculations is absolutely crucial for their mathematical development. If students are using valuable working memory capacity dealing with times tables or simple subtractions then they have little chance of success when it comes to more complex problems. Hence, any resource that allows students to practise these…

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Daisy Christodoulou – Assessment, Multiple Choice Questions, 7 Myths about Education | MrBarton

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Daisy Christodoulou.

Daisy is a former English teacher and the current Head of Assessment at Ark Schools. She also has a new job for No More Marking, an online engine to help teachers with comparative judgement assessments. Daisy is the author of two books – 7 Myths about Education and Making Good Progress. 7 Myths about Education is quite simply one of the best books I have ever read, and along with Daniel Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School should be compulsory reading for all teachers. If that wasn’t enough, Daisy has…

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Perpendicular Lines: GCSE Maths Question of the Week | MrBarton

Can your students solve a tricky GCSE question on perpendicular lines? There’s only one way to find out!

The latest edition of my GCSE Maths Question of the Week series is a challenging question on perpendicular lines provided exclusively for my Diagnostic Questions website by OCR, but suitable no matter which awarding body you are following.

Here is one suggestion for using this resource:
Print out the worksheet for use as a starter in lessons, or a homework.
Discuss your students answers and explanations, their reasons for the incorrect answers, and their choice of alternative wrong…

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TES Maths GCSE Revision Resources 2017 | MrBarton

To see all of the work I do for TES Maths, including Resource of the Week, Inspect the Spec, Maths Newsletters and Topic Collections, please visit the TES Maths Blog here

There’s nothing quite like the first set of exams of a new specification to really spice things up around this time of year! In this period of uncertainty, I hope that my Inspect the Spec blog series, exploring the key changes in different topic areas and offering top-quality resources to support your teaching, has been and continues to be of help.

So that students feel fully prepared for the unknown, I’ve also brought…

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Lock Problems: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

To see all of the work I do for TES Maths, including Resource of the Week, Inspect the Spec, Maths Newsletters and Topic Collections, please visit the TES Maths Blog here

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I am a little bit obsessed with the Escape Rooms type puzzles that have swept the nation over the last couple of years. You know the ones – you must solve a puzzle to get a code, which unlocks a box, which leads to another puzzle, and so on. Indeed, I think I have dragged my wife and friends to most of them in the North West. Well, much to my companions’ delight, I can now bring the same level of nerdy…

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Dani Quinn: Part 1 – Michaela School, Planning Lessons, Low Stakes Tests | MrBarton

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Dani Quinn.

Dani is the Head of Maths at Micheala Community School – arguably the most discussed, scrutinised, controversial school in the county. It’s a school whose policies and practices divide opinion in both the teaching and political worlds. So, having read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers, and seen Dani speak, and thoroughly enjoyed both experiences, I couldn’t wait to get her on the show.

Now, in a world first for the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, this interview will be split over two parts. Why, I hear you ask? Well, because…

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TES Maths Resource of the Day: March 2017 | MrBarton

Each day I select one of my favourite free maths resources that have been uploaded and shared by the generous and incredibly talented users of the TES Maths website and tweet it out via @TESmaths. I call this feature Resource of the Day (ROTD).

Here are my January selections. Just click on the resource description to download it.

And of course, all the resources selected are completely free. You just need to register on the TES website to download them.  And as ever, a huge thank you to all the teachers who share resources. You make TES what it is  

1st March: These BIDMAS Spiders are a…

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