Maths - In the spotlight

20th January 2012 at 00:00

Into the exam hall once more, my friend ...

As the January maths exam season begins, quick revision tasks can boost students' confidence and fine-tune their investigative skills before they enter the dreaded exam hall. A range of ASA-level revision resources are available to take the pressure off teachers and students alike.

Shadohq shares more than 100 algebra questions that could be used as a quick-fire class game for some competitive revision or that students could take away to do at home.

For a fun, whole-class starter covering basic theories, try h4helen's simply named Maths Game. Starting a revision lesson with some easier tasks is likely to de-stress panicky students and give them a confidence boost before they tackle harder ones.

Alternatively, chuckieirish has contributed a large number of Tarsia revision games for higher cores 2, 3 and 4. The problem solving and active engagement of Tarsia keeps students motivated as they try to crack the pattern using their mathematical skill.

Maths126 provides extensive "Big 50" revision sheets for cores 1, 2, 3 and statistics. Each PDF includes short, snappy statements to remind students about the crucial information they need for the unit. Upload to your virtual learning environment for students to have easy access to a clear, concise guide.

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