Blogs about Maths Education

Blogs about Maths Education

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 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 […]

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 […]

Best of 2016 Mr Mathematics Blog

I've loved creating content for the Mr Mathematics blog this year and am always interested to see what you all read, shared, and commented on the most. Take a browse through the best performing posts below and we'll see you in 2017.

Preparing your mathematics department for open evening

Preparing your mathematics department for open evening Here’s how to promote your maths department, teachers and resources this year’s open evening. Year 7 student helpers Parents of Year 5 and 6 children want to see teachers demonstrate their good relationships with students through high expectations, support and leadership.  In my experience this can be best […]

Setting up your Maths Classroom

Setting up your Maths Classroom If you’re new to teaching mathematics or have recently been given a new teaching room this blog is designed to help you in setting up your maths classroom so you have more time to focus on the teaching. Keeping your board pens within arm’s reach of your whiteboard, being able […]

Homework ideas for Mathematics Lessons

Homework ideas for Mathematics Lessons I wanted to share some fairly out of the box ideas for homework ideas for mathematics lessons to show setting homework does not have to be a time consuming chore it is too often mistaken for.  Homework should consolidate and extend the learning from the classroom or even prepare students for […]

Mathematics Lessons

As a Head of Mathematics in the South East of England I am all too aware of the desperate shortage of mathematics teachers in secondary schools and the need to retain the good teachers we have to deliver outstanding mathematics lessons. Having interactive, engaging and lessons with good pace that are founded on conceptual understanding […]

Starter in a Maths Lesson

How we use the starter in a maths lesson will nearly always determine the level of success of learning and  achievement that follows. However, what might the kids have experienced five short minutes before. Might they be coming in from a break time in the cold, rain, heat, wind or even worse the snow? If it […]

Marking mathematics exercise books - Life without Levels

For me marking mathematics exercise books is about showing I value the effort every student has applied both in lessons and at home. I want them to know I am genuinely interested in how they have done and would like to advise them on how to progress further. I typically mark a set of books […]