I teach mathematics years 7 to 11 at a 11-16 co-educational school and I have responsibility for KS4. I also teach the mathematics part of the “Study Plus” initiative to improve the performance of selected pupils.

Designing a car park
Dene gives a vivid description of a Y10 Functional Maths lesson

Functional Maths
Dene reflects on the challenges of functional maths and describes a simple but novel strategy to help his pupils access functional maths type questions

Maxbox
Dene describes how he resurrected the old 'Maxbox' coursework task to great effect

Olympics Lesson
Dene describes a maths lesson he ran as part of his school's Olympic Day

Pupils Choreographing circle song
Dene describes how, when some pupils were asked to design some moves and actions related to a mnemonic-type song, it really helps them remember

Purr-cent
Dene describes how a discussion about the derivation of a mathematical word made him and his year 7 pupils smile

Sweet Algebra
Dene talks about the subject of algebra

The average year 7 pupil
Dene discusses a project called the average year 7 pupil, where his class discuss topic such as height and hair colour of the average pupil.