Maths resource of the week 7

Maths resource of the week 7

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.

The Tarisa software has become incredibly popular in the world of maths teaching over the last 4 years. It is incredibly versatile, allowing the user to quickly create a whole manner of jigsaws, dominoes and follow-me cards on every topic imaginable, it is simple to use, popular with the students, and best of all it is free. It is now possible to upload Tarisa files to TES, and I am slowly working my way through uploading my collection of around 600. This particular one, created by Gill Hillitt, is one of my favourites. It tackles the tricky concept of using the answer to one calculation to work out the answer to another. Misconceptions will be unearthed left, right and centre. Tarisa files like this one can easily be tweaked to make them even more challenging – leaving out a question, making a deliberate mistake, removing a piece. Tarisas really are outstanding resources.

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