Welcome to my new site. This is the blog of a maths teacher in North Lincolnshire. Having taught for over 4 years I thought it would be useful to record and reflect upon some of some of my experiences in the classroom, including
- professional development
Here are some aspects of teaching I have been using recently and intend to look at in more detail in future posts.
GeoGebra is a powerful open source geometry and algebra software that I feel is under-used in secondary education. There are wonderful resources on the GeoGebraTube site that are ready to use.
Inquiry tasks are a step back from investigations and allow students more control of their progress in lessons as they explore a given prompt. Andrew Blair’s website gives details of inquiry maths and includes lots of resources. I have tried a couple and have been delighted by the results.
A lot of my resources are typeset using . Some ways in which I use it include
- A-level presentations - Beamer class
- assessments - Exam class
- diagrams - tikz (with a little help from GeoGebra)