Maths resource of the week 30

Each week Craig Barton, creator of picks out a TES maths resource that has caught his eye and records a short video about it.

Maths resource of the week 30


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.




There have been some outstanding resources aimed at GCSE Revision uploaded by teachers to TES this year, and this set of resources by alipon is right up there with the best of them. The resource consists of two Revision Races – one aimed at A-A* and the other at grades D to A*. Students are given a grid and are challenged to answer as many of the 20 questions as possible. Loads of important mathematical topics are covered, including transformations, area, scale factor, Pythagoras, co-ordinates and simultaneous equations. I find that Race Games like this work particularly well when students are given one question at a time and are only allowed to move on to the next question once they have shown you the answer to the previous one. The classroom will be buzzing and a lot of worthwhile mathematics will be taking place.

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