Resources of the week

20th March 2015 at 00:00
Three subject teachers recommend a high-quality resource, available on the TES website, that they have tried and tested in their own classrooms


One to 10 in seven languages

What is it? Did you know that 7 x ni - 4 = 10? Or that 2 (chah + 2) = chah + 10? Through questions like these, students discover how to say the numbers one to 10 in different languages, including Japanese, Hindi and Welsh.

How can it be used? The most obvious thing to do with this wonderful resource from thatsmyboy is to display it in the maths and languages areas of the school. It also has a lot of potential for lessons. Once students have solved the problems and figured out which number is which, set them some Bidmas (brackets, indices, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction) or algebraic substitution questions and challenge them to answer in different languages. Or ask students who speak another language to educate their peers by creating their own one-to-10 number set.

Craig Barton is an advanced skills teacher at Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton and a TES secondary maths adviser. Find him on Twitter at @TESMaths


The Canterbury Tales

What is it? Literary heritage lessons at key stage 3 can sometimes smack of tokenism; krista_carson ensures that this is most certainly not the case with this comprehensive scheme of work based on The Canterbury Tales. She has uploaded 10 lesson plans, accompanying activities and an assessment. The contextual rigour and links to media are impressive throughout.

How can it be used? I found the assessment outline very useful. It refers back to specific aspects of the lessons and offers very clear advice to pupils with little or no experience of academic essays. I was unable to fit in all 10 lessons, but in the spirit of independent learning, I uploaded the remaining presentations to our virtual learning environment.

Jon Sellick is an English teacher and head of sixth form at Range High School in Formby, Merseyside


Physics revision

What is it? I highly recommend this resource for all physics teachers. Produced by richread87, it is the perfect tool for revising AQA's GCSE P3 unit but can also be adapted for other exam boards. The PowerPoint contains more than 40 slides covering every topic on the syllabus, from forces to sound.

How can it be used? This is the perfect aid for testing students' understanding of difficult topics. I have recently started to use this resource with my Year 11 class, and I plan to introduce exam questions as an accompaniment. Activities that help to engage students with their revision are always welcome.

Aimee Mckeon is head of key stage 3 science at Shirley High School in Croydon, South London

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