Because if you are, I’d like to try an experiment.
I’d like to share some resources with you. They’ve been deliberately designed with the hope that they can be picked up by another teacher (sorry, maths only) and used to teach the subject.
In return, I’d just like some feedback. I’d like to know:
- Whether you ended up using the resource, and to what extent?
- If you didn’t, why you felt you couldn’t use it.
- If you did, how you used it in your context.
- If you did, whether there are any additions/alterations that you felt you had to make.
That’s it! In short, the resources are deliberately designed such that they should, hopefully, dramatically reduce your workload. What they are not, however, are lesson plans. The fact that they’re not structured around any one lesson should help teachers to tailor delivery to whatever context they work in.
I’ll go into more detail on a case by case basis, but for now, if you’re teaching any of the following topics and are up for a bit of a social experiment in collaboration and professional development, then quickly fill in the super-short form at the bottom of the page. I’ve deliberately limited it so that you can only select one topic, so that each person has only one focus – probably best to select the one you’re teaching earliest.
*I’ve been delivering these to Years 10 and 11, so will group them as such below. They’re year group independent though, really, that’s just how it fits in with our curriculum, though it may give some hint as to the kind of content. Just let me know if you’re teaching the topic to any year group, and I’ll send some things your way, and you can tell me if they’re any use!
- Significant Figures and Bounds
- Types of Number / History of Number
- Index Notation and the Index Laws
- Standard Index Form
- Averages and Distributions (spread and frequency distribution)
- Frequency Tables and Stem and Leaf Diagrams
- Frequency Polygons, Cumulative Frequency Graphs, and Boxplots