Secondary Maths Collection: Decision Maths 1

TES Secondary maths resource collections

Collection Author: Craig Barton - Maths AST and creator of (TES Name: mrbartonmaths)

Colin Hegarty and Brian Arnold are two teachers who are firm believers in the use of videos to support learning. Recently they have been experimenting with the concept of the “flipped classroom”, whereby routine skills and information for a particular topic are gained by the students at home watching a specially created video, and then precious lesson time is dedicated to assessing and extending these skills. It is an interesting model, often given a bad name in the UK through association with the heavily criticised Khan Academy, but one which I feel has a great deal of potential to both change and improve teaching and learning.

Colin and Brian have been kind enough to share some of their many video collections with TES. I hope that your students can benefit from these, and also you may be inspired to create your own videos using some of the excellent free screen capturing software that is out there. I have recorded a brief video demonstrating how you can use Jing to easily capture and create videos.

This particular collection is concerned with tackling the important concepts and algorithms of the Decision 1 module, which is a module that I feel lends itself particularly well to the flipped classroom model. Here are Colin and Brian to introduce it:

“A collection of videos that I made to teach the Decision 1 OCR course to my Further Maths class. Our timetable was tight to teach the Further Maths course with only three lessons a week so these tutorials were a way of providing lessons outside the allotted timetable. Often students would be asked to watch a video prior to the lesson so they understood the concepts and the lesson would be working through an activity.

During the revision phase students were asked to rewatch each video and make a revision card on each of the key algorithms / topics that they could use to memorise and revise from”

Bubble sort algorithm – video tutorial + questions

Shuttle sort algorithm – video tutorial + questions

First-fit (decreasing) algorithm – video tutorial + questions

First-Fit Packing Algorithm – tutorial + questions

Order of an algorithm – video tutorial + questions

Prim’s algorithm – video tutorial + questions

Kruskal’s algorithm – video tutorial + questions

Dijkstra’s algorithm – video tutorial + questions

Chinese postman / route inspection– video tutorial + questions

Travelling Saleperson – video tutorial + questions

Linear Programming Exam Question

Simplex Method Exam Question

D1 Full Topic Tutorials


TES Secondary maths teaching resources