Angles in Parallel Lines – comparing methods: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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What is it?

The beauty of many of the more complex questions involving angles on parallel lines is that they can be solved several different ways. It is important that students experience seeing different methods so they can build up a more comprehensive understanding of the topic, as well as being armed with several different ways into a problem should their preferred method let them down on a particular…

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Exploding Surds: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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What is it?

I love surds. I love the way they represent irrational numbers so efficiently, how many of the ways of manipulating them are directly related to the rules of algebra, and above all that feeling when a complex 7-mark epic of a problem pops out with an answer of root-2. Unfortunately, not many students share my love, and surds are definitely a topic that many struggle with. So, I am always on…

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Jane Jones: Ofsted, observations, marking, reasoning | MrBarton

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Jane Jones.

Jane is a former teacher and head of maths who is now the HMI National Lead for Mathematics.

As regular listeners to this podcast will know, over the last two years I have significantly changed my approach to teaching. And frequently, when I present these new ideas to teachers, I hear things like “that’s all well and good, but Ofsted wouldn’t like it”. Well, here was my perfect opportunity to find out if that really is the case.

So, in an epic 3 hour interview, we covered the following things, and much, much more…

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Practical Maths Ideas: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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What is it?

Increasingly these days I find myself dipping into the wonderful world of primary maths resources on TES. A lack of knowledge of exactly what maths is taught and how maths is covered in Key Stage 1 and 2 has been a real failing of my career to date, and I am determined to rectify that. And this resource is perfect for exactly this purpose and more besides. It gives an overview of the kind of…

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How to use an average: 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, Pedagogy Place, Maths Newsletters and Topic Collections, please visit the TES Maths Blog here

What is it?

Averages are a staple of a student’s’ mathematics education. They encounter them for the first time around Year 4, and yet they are still plugging away at them in Year 11 and beyond. Averages are also a strange topic in the sense that whilst students have covered most of the basics early on, they are not really mastered by many students until much later, if ever. Finally, averages represent a…

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Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson: What does this look like in the classroom? | MrBarton

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson.

Robin is a history teacher and currently an Assistant Rector at Dollar Academy in Scotland. Carl is an English teacher completing PhD at King’s College in English education, and is also head of Learning and Research at Wellington College. They have both worked on the Telegraph Festival of Education, and speak regularly at education conferences like researchED.

Now, the reason I wanted to get both Carl and Robin on the show is that firstly we have an inclusive policy here on the Mr Barton Maths…

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GCSE Revision Masters: 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, Pedagogy Place, Maths Newsletters and Topic Collections, please visit the TES Maths Blog here

What is it?

This is a phenomenal collection of homeworks. They have been designed for the 9 to 1 GCSE Maths specification and cover Foundation, Foundation/Higher and Higher. They are really nicely laid out, making them very easy to mark, and the choice of questions is superb. They also share two features that always go down a storm with me and my colleagues. Firstly, the answers are provided (woo hoo!)….

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