Maths resource of the week 11

Maths resource of the week 11


Each week Craig Barton, creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com, picks out a TES maths resource that has caught his eye and records a short video about it. These videos will attempt to explain why Craig likes the resource, and offer up a few ideas about how it might be used in the classroom. If you have watched the video, downloaded the resource, and then used it in a lesson, it would be fantastic if you could return to this page to share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments section below, or to simply pass on your thanks to the author!

To access all the Resources of the Week from this year, and the archived collection from last year, just click on the links at the bottom of the page. And if you've spotted a resource that you feel not enough people know about, then just drop me an email.




This is yet another example of a fantastic use of Excel. This resource can randomly generate every conceivable type of example to ensure students can expand and factorise quadratic expressions comfortably. There is a lovely representation of expanding double brackets that ties in nicely with the grid method of multiplication (another argument for banning the Chinese method!), there are questions for students to practice, and with one click of a button a whole host of new questions appear. And it gets better, because there are also starter questions to ensure that students have got to grips with expanding and factorising all things linear. This is ideal for use in the classroom, and also a lovely thing to email your students so they can practice to their heart's content at home. Very nice.

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