Maths Christmas: Is It the Season to be Jolly… Yet?

Ok, so we all have those moments where we can’t get those Christmas lyrics out of our head, we’re on countdown to the last day of term and Christmas just takes over. Students constantly ask, ‘Can we do fun stuff?’ ‘Do you have a Christmas quiz?’ Along with the summer holidays, Christmas is one of those times in the school calendar year where students seem to be on a wind down from some time in November (if not earlier!) and keeping them focused, engaged and inspired in their maths learning can be somewhat challenging! So, how do you keep them … Continue reading Maths Christmas: Is It the Season to be Jolly… Yet?

GCSE Maths Revision: Problem Solving

Problem solving is a major part of the new GCSE format. The most important point is that, if you see a question that is unlike anything you have seen before, don’t panic or assume that you don’t know how to answer it! You may well know all of the maths content needed to solve the problem but the challenge is working out what you have to use. Continue reading GCSE Maths Revision: Problem Solving