Tag Archives: mathematics

Reflections on #MathsConf13

I want to reflect on my first ever La Salle Education mathematics conference yesterday – #Mathsconf13 – at King Edward VII school in Sheffield.  The main reflection for me was the fact that about 400 mathematics teachers from across the country gave up their Saturday to attend what turned into a very high quality professional… Read More »

Hannahs Sweets and a Grain Container

There has been much in the news since Thursday concerning the EDEXCEL GCSE mathematics paper 1 which was sat by pupils on Thursday morning.  The hashtags #HannahsSweets and #EdexcelMaths are trending on twitter and if you search for them, you will come across a plethora of comment, mainly from disgruntled candidates, who found the exam paper particularly difficult.  Indeed… Read More »

Diagnostic Questions

I’ve become very interested in the use of diagnostic questions in mathematics lessons.  I’ve always been a big believer in learning from mistakes and have often given pupils work for them to mark but which I’ve tried to include common misconceptions so they can see these errors and, so the theory goes, they don’t make… Read More »