Nick Rose: Mindset, Misconceptions, Differentiation | MrBarton

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Nick Rose.

Nick is a former science teacher who now works as a researcher for TeachFirst . He runs the excellent Evidence into Practice blog, and is the co-author of one of my favourite education books: What every teacher needs to know about Psychology, which he wrote with David Didau. Nick is particularly interested in applying psychology to teaching, and as a former A Level Psychologist myself (although I chose it more because there were only 3 lads on the course and 15 girls), and someone who is fascinated in how students think…

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TES Maths Resource of the Day: July 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 July 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 July: An interactive differentiated…

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Ed Southall – Part 2: Maths Puzzles and Lessons from Japan | MrBarton

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Ed Southall.

Ed is the course leader for the Maths Secondary PGCE at Huddersfield University, a maths tutor, and now a best-selling author, with his debut book Yes, but why? Teaching for understanding in mathematics currently Sage’s highest-selling book of the year. It’s an absolutely brilliant read, no matter how experienced a teacher you are, and surely it’s a matter of time before some Hollywood big-shot acquires the film rights.

Now, long time listeners of the podcast may remember Ed’s first appearance on the show, which was…

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Maths Drills: 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

What is it?

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending a workshop called “Drill and Thrill” delivered by Dani Quinn, the Head of Maths at Michaela Community School. Since then, I have become a little obsessed with drilling. I had previously assumed it to be a case of hammering students with a load of the same questions, essentially drilling them into submission. But now I realise the key is the in the intelligent…

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Kris Boulton – Part 1: Planning Lessons, Engelmann and Differentiation | MrBarton

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Kris Boulton.

Kris is a maths teacher and the former second in department at King Solomon Academy, where he worked alongside fellow podcast guest Bruno Reddy, achieving incredible GCSE results in challenging circumstances. Kris now works for TeachFirst, where he is Associate Director of Participant Development, recruiting and training nearly 200 new teacher educators for the PGDE programme.

Kris’ blog “… to the real” is an absolute must read for all teachers, covering a wide range of issues, including how aspects of cognitive…

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Averages and Range Spiders: 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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For me, 2017 has been the year of the spider! I have already featured a spider activity as one of my previous Resource of the Week selections, but when I saw the quality of this resource, I could not resist choosing one again. This particular spider tackles the topic of averages and range in an incredibly challenging, engaging and ultimately useful way. Given a set of 5 numbers, one of which is missing,…

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TES End of Term Activities | 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

Now that the exams are done and your reports have been submitted, the countdown to the summer break is officially on! And what better way to end the year than with a few fun lessons, designed to keep pupils learning right up until the final bell rings?

As always, a big thank you must go to the Tes Maths community, which is entirely responsible for this creative collection of mathematical challenges and games. I look…

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