Maths resource of the week 21

Maths resource of the week 21


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.




An absolutely fabulous mini mystery that delves deep into the world of co-ordinates. This resource has been expertly designed to offer differentiation within each of the tasks, making it perfect for group work. There are also nice little links into logic, types of numbers and even literacy! And once students have completed this task you will be in strong position to begin teaching the topic of straight line graphs, or if you have a lesson spare you could even get your students designing co-ordinate mysteries of their own. A very versatile, rich resource indeed.

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