Maths resource of the week 5

Maths resource of the week 5

Each week Craig Barton, creator of, 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.

It is now possible to upload a whole host of usual file formats to TES, including Autograph, Tarsia, Geogebra and Geometers Sketchpad files like this one from atitterton. Transformations, and rotations in particular, tend to cause students lots of problems, and dynamic geometry software can really help them in terms of visualising and avoiding making common mistakes. This resource is a simple, but highly effective, way of demonstrating how to rotate an object around a point using tracing paper. And the interactive nature of GSP means that you can easily adjust things such as the centre of rotation, the angle, and even the shape itself. A lovely resource.

Resources of the week starting September 2011

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Archive of previous resources of the week

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TES secondary maths resources collections

TES secondary maths teaching resources