About Me

My name is Jonathan Robinson and in Autumn 2012 I launched Mr-mathematics.com with the aim of sharing the teaching and learning resources I use in the classroom every day.

I have been ateacher of Mathematics for over twelve years and graded as Outstanding four times by Ofsted. In 2008 I took on the role of Head of Mathematics at a failing school in the South East. Leading my team with a dedicated focus on teaching and learning the department's results improved from 27% A* to C in GCSE Mathematics when I took on role to 78% four years later.

In September 2013 I was awarded a Masters of Education degree from the Open University specializing in Research in Mathematics Education and Leadership and Management in Education.

Creating pace and challenge in every lesson where every student is fully engaged in understanding mathematical concepts is central to how I teach. As Head of Mathematics and as a Teacher Trainer one of my greatest joys is empowering others to teach their classes so more and more students appreciate the beauty of mathematics. This website is a way for me to continue to do this.

Central to each interactive teaching resource is the premise of Assessment for Learning as a means to encourage teacher and student interactions. In this ever changing and technological world inspiring the young mathematicians of tomorrow has never been more important. Therefore, the lessons, independent learning activities, interactive files and Qwizdom PowerPoint presentations are designed with pace of learning and challenge of thought in mind

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Overall I think the edexcel papers today had a good range of questions with challenge. Nice final question on the higher paper #gcsemaths
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Best of luck to all the maths teachers and their students with the paper 1 gcse maths exam tomorrow. Hope all goes well. #Goodluck
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Can your GCSE and Common Core students complete these proofs? https://t.co/DWY9otsnAm https://t.co/RVN6XaSkHb
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Maths teachers: How to teach solving cubic and reciprocal equations graphically. Full lesson includes worksheet.… https://t.co/iaSpCFe6dc
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GCSE and commoncore math lesson. How to find the surface area of cubes and cuboids using nets and 3D drawings.… https://t.co/C8ubpiIXPS
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Maths Teachers: Using real life data students learn how to draw and interpret line graphs. https://t.co/sFqHwWRC5Phttps://t.co/FJWJ1BlYcT
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Maths teachers: How to calculate square numbers and square roots. https://t.co/kFncJT5gjX #mathschat https://t.co/ijVbbI3XpW
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Maths teachers: Students learn how to to find the area of a composite shape made from triangles and rectangles.… https://t.co/04D9KRXvpF
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Adding Fractions using a Fraction Wall: How to add fractions with different denominators using fraction diagrams.… https://t.co/GlrVuyr7mj
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Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms. More able students also work with unknowns to a different power.… https://t.co/OBaoSgOycc
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Mr Mathematics Blog

Planning ahead in the summer term with your maths department

As we prepare to say goodbye to our exam classes I thought it would be helpful to share some ideas about planning ahead in the summer term with your maths department. Tidy your classrooms and staffroom With all the revision work that has been going on over the past few months you probably have loads of […]

Pythagoras Theorem in 3D Shapes

Many problems involve three-dimensional objects or spaces.  Pythagoras Theorem in 3D Shapes can be used as much with these problems as those in plane shapes. Knowing when to use Pythagoras Theorem The starter recaps applying Pythagoras Theorem as part of a larger problem involving the perimeter of a trapezium and square.  The aim of this […]

Drawing Frequency Trees for GCSE Maths

Drawing frequency trees for GCSE maths is a new topic and appears on both the higher and foundation curriculum.  I’ve taught this lesson a couple of times, once to Year 10 and once to Year 11 and I have to say the kids really enjoy it. What is a frequency tree? Frequency trees can be […]