# Mr Mathematics’ Blog Page

## Getting Ready for a New School Year

At the start of a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through that will help the department make the best start possible. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.

## Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

We had an OFSTED inspection last week with 3 HMI trialing the new framework. After a hour interview with a HMI, two joint observations and a book look I wrote a blog to share my experience as Head of Maths.

## Schemes of Work for Maths Teachers and Schools

As a Head of Maths I understand the importance of a detailed, flexible and simple scheme of work. I designed the schemes of work for maths teachers to be just that.

## 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.

## Featured Schemes of Work

##### Ratio and Proportion

Students learn how to simplify and use equivalent ratios to calculate proportionate amounts. They use this knowledge to model direct and indirect variation problems.

##### Pythagoras’ Theorem

Students are guided through the discovery of Pythagoras’ Theorem using Pythagorean Triples. They use Pythagoras’ Theorem to find the hypotenuse and shorter side of any right-angled triangle. As learning progresses they begin to find lengths in 3D shapes.

##### Representing and Interpreting Statistical Diagrams

Students learn how to choose and then plot the most appropriate representation for a set of data. As learning progresses they interpret a range of statistical diagrams to compare multiple distributions.

### Mr Mathematics Blog

#### Angles in Polygons

There are two key learning points when solving problems with angles in polygons.  The first is to understand why all the exterior angles of a polygon have a sum of 360°.  The second is to understand the interior and exterior angles appear on the same straight line. Students can be told these two facts and […]

#### Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

#### 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 […]