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Resources:

Download resource from here.

What to do:

This support sheets helps students structure an answer that is well balanced. It was created to tackle exam command words such as ‘to what extent’, ‘assess’, and ‘evaluate’. Simply write the exam question in the box at the top (or leave it blank for students to write) and ask them to list points in each of the ‘hands’. This can either be on each finger (so 5 points per hand) or around the hand (see the template with lines on). Following this, students write their full answer in a paragraph with great confidence and a clear structure.

Variations:

Easily adapted for sociology and history to support their longer marked questions and support those with low literacy to structure their work.

Guest post by @GeographiaUK

Musical Feedback
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Musical Feedback


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You will need to create images with speech marks including the lyrics of a song…

List of Number 1 UK top 40 chart songs here!

What to do:

Stick into students books, or put the image into a presentation, of a lyric from a song, which is asking for students to do something, respond to something or reply to something!?



Variations:

Famous lines from films?

Idea adapted from:

Mathsletics
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Mathsletics

Resources:

Images of ‘action shots’ like below.



What to do:

To try to integrate Maths and Physical Education together collate some action shots of sporting events/characters. 
Then get students to work out the angles within these action shots.

Variations:

What other maths can you involve?
Here is a useful website as an example?

Scheme of Work Development
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Scheme of Work Development

In March the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group recommended that "a fully resourced, collaboratively produced scheme-of-work should be put in place for all teachers for the start of each term". This is meant to reduce workload, though of course we all know that creating and maintaining a decent scheme of work is an enormous task.

Anyone who has worked at more than one school knows that

Alright, big man?
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Alright, big man?

If you’ve met me you probably know I could do with shedding a few pounds. I’ve always been pretty large although the weight does fluctuate. I suffered pretty badly as a child from name-calling and other bullying. It affected me then and it affects me now. Something that has really become noticeable to me in recent [&hellip

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My presentation slides from #EducationFest on ‘More Ed, Less Tech’

Firstly, a massive thank you to the many people who chose to come and see me in my session. It is such a privilege to be able to share in this way and I massively appreciate you coming to hear me talk. In a move to stop the fetishisation of technology for technology’s sake I’ve talked [&hellip

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More Ed, Less Tech at #EducationFest
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More Ed, Less Tech at #EducationFest

I’m thrilled to be speaking again tomorrow at the Telegraph Education Festival. I’m in the ‘South Front One’ at 11.50am and the focus of my session will be looking at teaching, learning and technology. I’ve spoken before at the Festival and attended other times too. It’s a great event normally and it’s a real privilege to [&hellip

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5 Maths Gems #58
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5 Maths Gems #58

This is my 58th update from the world of Maths EduTwitter. Here I summarise some of the latest ideas and resources for teaching maths.

1. New GCSE Revision Resources

Thanks to @pixi_17 for sharing a fantastic set of revision
resources for new GCSE students. This well designed set of 9 – 1 revision booklets
for four different grade levels (eg ‘Aiming for a Grade 5’) has come in handy for my

Maths School Trips
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Maths School Trips

This post provides a list of maths school trip destinations. I’ve included five recommendations here and I hope that readers will add their own recommendations and experiences in the comments below. I’d like to build up a comprehensive list of trip destinations all over the UK and perhaps include a few overseas trips too.

Although I’ve led a handful of maths trips over the years, I’ve never

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Periodic table of iPad apps vol 2

First things first. It’s never just about the apps. End of. That said being guided around tried and tested apps from the classroom can be really helpful. With that in mind, back in 2014 I created my first periodic table of iPad apps. Little did I realise how popular it would be with more than 7 [&hellip

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