Maths Teaching

September 22, 2018

Earrings for Maths Teachers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 8:35 pm

At the start of term this year I decided that I wanted to accessorise for my lessons with maths earrings. A quick search online led nowhere so I decided to source the parts and make my own. A few weeks in, and I have started selling them to teachers across the world through my Facebook page. This is what I am making at the moment, in between marking and planning lessons, and they can be found at CaraCat Designs on FB if you want some too!


March 23, 2017

Problem Solving Area

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 1:42 pm

I just developed this resource aimed at Higher GCSE students, where pupils have to use their knowledge of area formulae of various 2D shapes, to find the shaded area. It is not as straightforward as similar tasks I have seen before. Students must use clues to work out facts about some of the shapes before they can find their areas. I hope you enjoy it. My Y10 set 2 are about to go head to head with sets 1 and 3 this afternoon to be the first class to get the answer. However, we are going to award points depending on accuracy. The instruction at the start of the lesson will be to find the area to an appropriate degree of accuracy. An answer correct to 5 s.f. will ultimately earn more points than an answer correct to 1 s.f.


Problem Solving find the shaded area

February 11, 2017

GCSE Revision Quizzes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 4:24 pm

I have put a few multiple choice revision quizzes together to help my pupils revise for tests recently, and they seem to really like them. I have used questions from the excellent GCSE Diagnostics Questions web site, and from the UKMT individual challenges to practice problem solving. They work especially well using voting pods with the Active Inspire software. I put pupils into teams, give them about 10-15 mins to work through each round of questions and then hand out a voting pod to each team. They can then enter their answers and I get to keep a copy of the results.


December 10, 2014

Edexcel iGCSE Maths May 2007 Solutions

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 2:46 pm

mark schemes summer 2007


April 15, 2012

S1 Solomon Paper Powerpoints

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 8:06 pm

I have started to put together a series of Powerpoints that involve some of my worked solutions to the Statistics Solomon Papers.

I shall post them as I finish them.

S1 Solomon Paper A Powerpoint

July 18, 2011

Compass Constructions and Geometric Patterns

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 8:59 am

Whilst perusing the web today for compass patterns, I came across some really nice activites that could be suitable for those end-of-term lessons or for a maths club:

Geometric Patterns – a 24 page activity booklet from the fabulous Cleave Books website

June 21, 2011

S2 Approximations

Filed under: S2 Past Paper Questions — Maths Chick @ 12:06 pm

Here is an Acrobat file with some past paper questions about approximations.

S2 Questions on Approximations

June 14, 2011

S1 Tree Diagrams Past Paper Questions

Filed under: A level,probability,S1 — Maths Chick @ 1:01 pm
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The following exam questions are from Edexcel papers.

S1 Jan 2011 Q7 (17 marks)

Q7 cont

Q7 cont

S1 May 2010 Q2 (10 marks)

Q2 cont

Q2 cont

Q2 May 2010

S1 Graphs Past Paper Questions

Filed under: A level,Boxplots,S1,Skew — Maths Chick @ 11:30 am
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The following questions have been taken from Edexcel exams. Please click on any thumbnails to view an image in full size.

Q3 Jan 2011 Boxplots

S1 Averages and Variation from Raw Data Past Paper Questions

Filed under: A level,Averages,Past papers,S1 — Maths Chick @ 11:24 am
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The following questions are taken from Edexcel exams. Please click on a thumbnail to view an image in its full size.

Q2 Jan 2011

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