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A Special Maths Day
Last Sunday was a special day. Not only did we celebrate my daughter's birthday, it also was a...Which book to use for KS3 maths?
A great series of books for year 79 is the "Essential Mathematics" series by David Rayner. They...CGP, KS3 Mathematics SATS Practice
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'Essential Maths' Book Recommendation ^{Editor's Pick}
Essential Maths by David Rayner and Michael White (Elmwood Press) In over thirty years of teaching Maths, the KS3 text I keep coming back to is ‘Essential Maths’. The texts have been updated in recent years, in both content and layout and the introduction of coloured pages has improved the... 
A Special Maths Day ^{Editor's Pick}
Last Sunday was a special day. Not only did we celebrate my daughter's birthday, it also was a special day in a mathematical sense. 25/9/16: three square numbers in a row. What's more, since 25 is equal to 9 + 16, the numbers satisfy the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagoras’ theorem says that in a... 
Graphical presentation of the Pythagoras theorem
This establishes relationship between the three sides of a right angle triange. The theorem says: a^2+b^2=c^2 (where c is the hypotenuse; a and b are the other 2 sides of the triangle). In the 2 pictures below, areas covered in both the pictures (2 big squares) by the colourful triangles is...

Should You Learn Your Times Tables?
There is some debate among maths teachers and academics about whether it is important to learn your times tables. Certainly it is possible to be an effective mathematician without learning them off by heart but there is also evidence that learning basic maths facts can free up our brains to... 
Mathematics education
Drawing from my own experience of being a teacher and tutor, I strongly believe that Mathematics is a subject that cannot be mastered in a short period of time. Also it is not a subject that you will shine through by using your innate talent only. You need practice enough and frequently in order... 
Enthusing Pupils and Enhancing Confidence
I recently attended a CPD session where the aim was to help maths facilitatorswho want to nurture confident, creative and enthusiastic learners. During the first day facilitators were told to state the problems that worried them most. By and large, colleagues wanted to know how to engage pupils,...