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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.

Engaging students in our lessons so their behaviour contributes to learning is often a top priority for new teachers. Try not to think of behaviour management as separate to teaching but rather a direct result of it.

To help students visualise what is happening when we divide one fraction by another I do two things. First I keep the fractions simple and second I use proportions of a circle because it is much easier for students to see one circle as a whole.

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.

We start the topic learning how to measure and draw acute and obtuse angles with a 180° protractor. Students have lots of practice to learn how to position the protractor correctly. Understanding the types of angles is also key.

These four ideas are some homework tasks that have worked well for me in the past. I find getting the students to rely on each other for completing homework often works best for ensuring accountability.

An elevation drawing is the view that you would see in real life as you stand looking at either the front or side of the solid. The plan is what you would see if you were looking directly down. A set of elevation and plan drawings gives you the chance to see all of the object from the multiple viewpoints.

March 22, 2020

How to use Mr Mathematics’ resources to support distance learning.

March 16, 2020

There are three common ways to organise data that fall into multiple sets: two-way tables, frequency diagrams and Venn diagrams. Having blogged about frequency diagrams before I thought I would write about how to draw a Venn Diagram to calculate probabilities. Recapping Two-Way Tables This activity works well to review two-way tables from the previous […]

March 8, 2020

How to make the most of Year 11’s time between their second mock and final summer exams.