The wonderful NRICH site from the University of Cambridge which offers outstanding free enrichment resources for teachers and students has a new look. (Old links still work.) I like the design of the new website – a clean and modern feel which seems simple to navigate. Simply choose the stage required from Teachers’ or Students’ menus on the front page.
Choosing Secondary under Teachers for example includes a link (under Collections) to an excellent stage 3 and 4 curriculum page which suggest NRICH activities by curriculum topic. Also, very usefully, activities are listed by mathematical processes such as Thinking Strategically and Working Systematically. Note also the link to the (updated) mapping document which is very valuable when searching for activities.
It is still possible to Search by topic if you wish. Activities organised by topics are also available on student pages. The Other Resources collection includes the excellent poster collection as well as a wealth of other resources.
The guides for Students and Teachers include links to register for newsletters.
This is such a valuable resource for teachers and students – thank you NRICH team!
One of the most popular posts on this blog is the one on online whiteboards which I keep updated. Note with Screenr now retired as you will see in the updated post, Screencastomatic will allow you to achieve the same result as seen here – easily create a screencast and upload to YouTube.
This was part of some feedback on a homework task (Tethered Goat – see nrich version here).
The video has been uploaded to our class wiki (I use Wikispaces).
The wiki page includes advice on the features of a great solution, some questions for reflection and some images of student work.
Note the Diigo list with links to (free) Mathematics posters. See for example all the posters created by nrich of various problems on their site or the excellent classic mistakes posters. (For non Diigo users clicking on the green link will take you direct to the relevant website, select back to return to the list).
Note that the list is also available as an Evernote shared notebook. You do not need an Evernote account to use this, though it is excellent and it is free!
For vocabulary posters it is very quick to produce an attractive poster with a site such as Wordle for generating word clouds.
This post has proved to be very popular, an updated version can be found here,
A favourite site I return to again and again. The site has extensive resources including problems, games, interactives and articles for teachers. Full teachers’ notes are provided.
The teachers’ menu has links particularly useful for teachers. Curriculum mapping documents suggest resources relating to the National Curriculum – both content and process. Something I use a lot is the search by topic facility to find all the resources for a particular topic. For the Interactive Whiteboard there are many outstanding interactives, for example, a favourite with my classes for practising with directed numbers is Connect Three. There are many games available; personal favourites which have worked well with classes are included in this collection.
I have many links to games and puzzles as I am sure all Mathematics teachers have.
In an attempt to organise these I have created another WordPress Blog – Mathematics Games.
Many of the games come from the always excellent NRICH site.
Further links will be added in future.