Unlike some of you fine people out there I still have 3 days left to work before a well earned Easter break before the madness that will be the final term as we run up to the GCSE and GCE examinations.
Our last lesson with Year 11 is on Tuesday. That leaves 12 full days to our next lesson with them after Easter. I dont know about you but one of the things we’ve found most challenging is getting our students doing the right sort of revision. We really believe the mantra that the only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics hence our use of the revision calendars that I’ve created through the year.
We’ve passed on a number of really good links for our students to use to help them – links to the specimen and legacy papers, the Corbett Maths videos etc. We are giving this a go over the Easter holidays – on top of their usual revision – a 12 days of mathematics (to tie into how many days between mathematics lessons) revision schedule. I’ve created a set of 12 questions covering different topic areas – one for higher, one for foundation. On each I’ve included 6 cross-over questions – primarily what could be classed as the level 5 stuff (what would have been old grade B and has been dropped into Foundation for the new spec) – as well as 6 questions from that particular tier. With each question I’ve put links for the Corbett Maths video tutorials that should help them. I will post these on Show My Homework so pupils can download the PDF version and hence just be able to click on the links rather than type them in.
I’m expecting staff to collect the work in after Easter to check it has been done. Whether it works and actually makes them do some quality revision I don’t know – but at least there are some decent extra tier focused questions for you to use if you want. I’ve included both word and PDF versions here so you can edit the word versions to tailor to your needs.
It would be great to hear if you feel they are useful or what reaction you get from your students should you decide to use them.
Happy Easter folks!