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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Extending transformations beyond shapes on a grid to include straight line graphs. https://t.co/X1viV14YvN
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Mr Mathematics Blog

Extending transformations beyond shapes on a grid

While I was teaching a higher GCSE class about  Reflections, Rotations and Translations  I wanted to explore extending transformations beyond shapes on a grid to include transforming straight line graphs. About forty minutes into the lesson on reflections the majority of the students were quietly working their way through the activities.  The class were well […]

Best secondary school maths websites

Here is a list of what I consider to be the best secondary school maths websites that I use every week. Best secondary school maths websites are ... UK Maths Challenge Geogebra http://prethomework.weebly.com/ This website has a good range of homework tasks for key stage 3 classes. Every worksheet includes a skill, challenge, literacy, research […]

Behaviour Management in a Mathematics Lesson

As we approach the start of a new school year I thought I would share some tips on behaviour management in a mathematics lesson. These are things that I have picked up over the years and have worked well for me. I am sure there are opposing viewpoints and you may find some of these […]