Dear All, We have updated the site to show all our worksheets organised by year group. You can now navigate the site by both topic and by year group, which we hope makes it easier to find the resources you are seeking. Each year group has separate page, such as year 7 maths worksheets or […]
It’s competition time at Cazoom! We are offering free lifetime premium membership to the Cazoom member that designs the best maths worksheet on one of the following topics: – Algebraic Division (Years, 8, 9 or 10) – Recognising Geometric/Arithmetic Sequences (Years 10,11) – Using Fractions in Ratio Problems (Years 10,11) In addition to the winner receiving free lifetime premium […]
Thinking. We all do it. It’s natural right? Kids don’t have to learn about how to breathe, so why do kids have to learn how to think?
Fun Maths Puzzles
“I’m rubbish at thinking”, “I’m rubbish at problem solving”, “I’m rubbish at life”. These statements seem rather odd don’t they? And yet, the statement, “I’m rubbish at maths” has become not only socially acceptable, but even somewhat ‘cool’.
This guide reveals what factors contribute to making an excellent teacher. I write this guide based on my own experience as a tutor and teacher for 10 years, and also from my observations of the excellent teachers I have come across along the way, some of whom taught me. This guide deliberately shies away from […]
Why I don’t let my students ask, “can you help me?”
As a teacher I have just one strict rule. By the end of the first half term all students know it well. Wear correct uniform at all times? No. Never be late to my lesson? No. Instead, it is, do not ask the question “can you help me?”. Does this sound harsh? Let me explain.
Why focusing on the right answer, is the wrong answer
We’ve all been there, someone asks you a question you’re supposed to know, and your mind goes blank. This probably happened more when you were a child, but even as adults we can suffer from mental brain freeze. So what would 20% of that be? How much do we each have to pay if the total bill is X? What number do we times 2 by to get Y? Perhaps if it was a written question, where we were in the safety of our own heads, we’d work it out comfortably. So what actually happens to us, what happens to students when they are put under pressure?
1) Be consistent
Whatever you do make sure you are consistent with your rules, the quality of your lessons and even your mood! Students tend to take an “offish” mood personally, they do not consider that you might just be having a bad day, or be slightly unwell, or highly stressed, instead they expect you to be consistent in your approach. Consistency is important and it enables students to feel secure and safe in your presence. If children feel safe they will trust you and a trusting relationship creates a healthy, positive rapport which reinforces the idea that learning from you is worthwhile…..
Fun Maths Tricks
Short maths picture challenges, leave your answers in the comment box below!