Maths resource of the week 34

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

Maths resource of the week 34


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.




Over the last couple of years we have seen the introduction of the dreaded asterisks (*) questions at GCSE. These are questions that specifically judge and mark students on their ability to communicate their answers in a structured, clear and logical way. Needless to say, this is something that students have always struggled with and in my experience it is the lower ability students that struggle the most. Step forward this excellent resource from mrbag! It provides a series of these asterisks questions, but crucially it also provides students with hints and tips for how they might go about working out the answer and communicating this. Once students' confidence has increased, they might then be ready to try out section two, where the questions remain but the hints do not! A really well designed and important resource that should make a lasting, positive impact.

Resources of the week starting September 2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33

Archive of previous resources of the week


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46

TES secondary maths resources collections

TES secondary maths teaching resources