Behaviour Management in a Mathematics Lesson

How to promote great behaviour in your classroom.

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Behaviour Management in a Mathematics Lesson

How to promote great behaviour in your classroom.

Pi Day Activities for Secondary Schools

Fun activities to celebrate Pi Day with your mathematics class.

Problem solving lesson for students aiming for a Grade 5.

In this lesson there are five grade 8 and 9 maths problems for higher ability students.

Problem Solving with Linear Graphs

There are five problems that link to area, midpoints, gradients and solving equations.

Four new problem solving lessons to develop student’s mathematical reasoning and communication skills.

Practical tips and advice for preparing to teach in year group bubbles.

Distance Learning with Mr Mathematics

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

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

Deep Dive Mathematics Inspection

My experience as a Head of Mathematics going through the deep dive OFSTED inspection.

Preparing Students for a Mathematics Exam

Top tips for teachers and subject leaders to get students ready and confident for their final exams.

Priorities for the Spring Term

At the start of the Spring Term these are three main priorities for me as the Head of Mathematics.

Literacy in Mathematics – Creating Problem Solvers

Last year my school had a OFSTED trial inspection. Whilst the maths team recieved favourable feedback the inspectors noted a need for a focus on whole school literacy. Because of this I was asked to demonstrate how we develop student’s literacy in mathematics. Literacy in Mathematics By developing student’s literacy in mathematics we aim to…

Getting Ready for a New School Year

How to prepare your mathematics department ready for September.

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a ‘deep dive’ by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English…

Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson. I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making. When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback. …

Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual…

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

A summary of my presentation at BCME9 on developing student’s growth mindset in mathematics.

Schemes of Work for Maths Teachers and Schools

Schemes of Work for Maths Teachers As a Head of Maths I understand the importance of a detailed, flexible and simple scheme of work. I designed the Key Stage 3 and GCSE schemes of work for maths teachers available at mr-mathematics.com to be just that. They are fully aligned with the current specifications and are…

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…

July 28, 2021

How to promote great behaviour in your classroom.

July 27, 2021

Visual and algebraic methods for writing a single column vector.

July 15, 2021

Eight calculator based maths problems for students aiming at or trying to consolidate a grade 4.