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5 Maths Gems #52
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5 Maths Gems #52

Hello and welcome to my 52nd gems post. This is where I share five maths teaching ideas that I’ve seen on Twitter.

1. GCSE Revision
The Easter holidays are here! Phew, time for a rest. When we return to school for the summer term many of us will start preparing our Year 11 classes for their GCSE exams. I wrote a post ‘Higher GCSE Revision’ last year which includes all my favourite resources but

#mathsmeetglyn with Don Steward
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#mathsmeetglyn with Don Steward

Today I hosted #mathsmeetglyn. I was so pleased that 80 maths teachers turned up on a Saturday morning to see Don Steward’s presentation. I was also chuffed to finally meet the man who makes the brilliant resources that I use in my classroom everyday.

Don spoke for two and half hours and in that time he covered huge amounts of fascinating mathematics. He had three sets of slides packed full of

Questions about Exercise Books – #mathscpdchat
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Questions about Exercise Books – #mathscpdchat

To me, exercise books are a means to an end – they are merely a place for students to jot down workings in order to solve problems. It is the act of practising that’s important, not the written record of that practice. I’d happily have my students do all their work on scraps of paper that they throw away at the end of the lesson.

"Oh but what about their notes? They’ll need those for revision"

5 Maths Gems #51
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5 Maths Gems #51

Welcome to my 51st gems post. This is where I share five teaching ideas I’ve seen on Twitter.

1. Exam Tips
The lovely Julia Smith (@tessmaths) works hard to support maths teachers in Further Education and raise awareness of the challenges they face. Since September 2015 she has been tweeting tips for GCSE resitters using the hashtag #gcseresit. She has now published those tips here. Do take

#mathsconf6
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#mathsconf6

After every maths conference I could blog for hours about all the stuff I learnt, but I’ll try to keep it short today.

On Friday morning I got the train up to Peterborough for the first meeting of AQA’s new Maths Expert Panel. It was great group of people and a really constructive day. I look forward to the next meeting. Afterwards I had a lovely dinner at the hotel with Julia, Danielle and

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