Adapting to the unpredictable & keeping my students motivated and happy. This is my first blog post of 2021 and we are already half way through February.  The reason being, I decided to spend my time adapting my teaching to life without

Over the moon🌙

I am thrilled that all my students achieved their A level Maths goals this week. The circumstances were particularly challenging; a new specification, limited resources, tough papers, leaked questions but they kept their heads, did their best and carried on.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to my 12th Grader who graduated from High School this week👩🏻‍🎓🎉 If you ever need further help with Math just let me know.  Good luck in all your future studies. Remembering our lessons😃

New Specification A Level Revision Day

The second session on differentiation from first principles seemed another gentle build up to the problem solving exam questions to come.  However, Val highlighted the trickier questions on trig which may require students to use the small angle approximations in their differentiation and the questions requiring the gradient at a point.   I have seen students confident with differentiation from first principles wobble with a question like

Impressive Half Term work!

So impressed with the work my students produced over half term.  A level students starting on practice exam papers already and their mocks are not until January.  GCSE students working on their equivalent GCSE practice papers for mocks in December.

Great work on Surds today.

Fantastic work on surds today and particularly impressive after a hot last day of the academic year, well done.

Questions are more important than answers

My Year 11’s are brilliant at proposing questions – for instance yesterday ‘Why do you MULTIPLY probabilitites when it is ‘AND'(e.g. a red AND a green counter), surely it is ADD?’  so impressed they are not just accepting it.

Inspiring when a student teaches you something new!

So impressed with my student yesterday teaching me the great way to recall sin and cos of 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90° Also see the revision page and scroll down.

Halloween Fun & Games(Maths of course)

Well done to the team of two that won the challenge this evening at 4mins 52.78 seconds. 26/100ths of a second faster than your rivals.  All we need to do now is work out how long it would take if

Autumn Half Term

Great work in the first half of term!  Lots of impressive progress in the half term assessment and the first trial exam paper – keep up the good work.