All Other Maths

Dan Meyer - Maths Class Needs a Makeover

An old but great video by Dan Meyer, Maths Educationalist at Stamford University. This has pretty much guided my teaching for the last few years. Inspirational, well worth watching.

Yr12 Intro Problem Solving Questions

All of the introductory, problem solving questions as used in the foundation weeks at our school. A collection of questions from the AQA problem solving document and other sources, these are ideal Yr11 extension, Yr12 bridging materials.

ABC of Mathematical Literacy

A hypothesis posed by a Yr13 student; "I bet we've already used every letter in the alphabet to represent something mathematically". True or false?! This document could be the answer.


Maths Tricks

A set of some of the most popular maths tricks for printing off as A5 size playing cards. Each trick could provoke a lesson in itself. Notes answers and links. A copy of maths tricks for the whiteboard.

The Summer Fayre

An activity linked to the Six Sixes activity above, this time there's a choice of games to play at the School Summer Fayre. Which one are you more likely to win? What is the probability that the school doesn't lose out?

Alternate version of the activity, Set of accompanying notes, question prompts and graph.

Number Lines

Printable sheet of various number lines for students to use, count on, cut out, stick in... whatever you choose!


Excel file of numberlines for general use, with several different starting values and increment options.

University Interview Mathematics Questions

A selection of typical mathematics interview questions that you could be asked by universities. Thanks to The Norwich School. Nrich article on preparing for Maths uni interviews. University of Cambridge interview article.

Great Mathematics Reading Books

A copy of the poster that we display in Maths classrooms to encourage reading. Includes a list of books and QR codes for students to scan for direct links to Amazon sales. Maths reading books for sixthformers. University of Cambridge undergraduate maths reading list.

Top Mathematicians

Two sets of names, pictures, dates, 'most famous for', 'something else' and 'about the person' cards for students to match up using laptops etc to support. Designed to instigate knowledge and awareness of some of the most famous mathematicians as well as learning methods for finding info online. My Year 12 groups really enjoyed it!

Maths of Dance Music Resources

Image resources to spark ideas for a great lesson. As a single zip file above or separate images below:


Use with the following YouTube videos of The Chemical Brothers 'Star Guitar' for great effect:

The Video
The Making Of

Teachers Notes for all finance activities

In this task students begin with recapping scatter diagrams before continuing on to find the equation of a least squares regression line. The intention being to make the link as explicit and direct as possible. Answers included.


Cut out and match up the careers to the salaries. Includes a template for students to arrange the cards onto and many more links to info on other careers, average salary, MP's salaries... Includes answers.

Credit Cards, Mortgages, Income Tax

MS Excel file for showing how expensive mortgages and credit cards can be. Useful as a good starter for explaining how compound interest accumulates and the difference that high/low payments can make. Also shows how income tax is calculated. Updated for 2014/15.

Personal Finance Products

Table of suggestions for pupils to begin considering aspects of personal finance products such as pensions, loans, savings and insurance. Includes answers.

Cost of Living

Worksheet to assist pupils in suggesting sensible estimates for the cost of living. Includes scenarios for four different lifestyle situations.

Know Your Payslip

Worksheet to prompt students for terms to understanding on a standard payslip. Includes answers.

Know Your Cards

Images of four different types of financial cards - credit, debit, storecard and reward card. Use as a starting point to ensure pupils know the differences between them. Includes answers.

Know Your Bank Statement

Worksheet to prompt students for terms to understanding on a standard bank statement. Includes answers.

Loop Cards

Blank 'Loop Cards' for pupils or teacher to create loops of your choice!

Eye Gymnastics

Good relaxing exercise for students, they follow your pen with their eyes - not their heads - as you move it slowly around any of the paths. Perhaps students will take turns too. Afterwards get them to close their eyes whilst one of them counts to 20.

Mathematical Notation

Crib sheet for the various mathematical notation.

Autograph File: Standard -8 to +8 Equal Aspect Mode Coordinate Grid

Save setting up the page each time you open by loading this file

Quiz Files

These are the files for making your own quiz. Download, unzip and edit with dreamweaver. Don't use MS Word as it makes errors for some reason! You'll also need to edit the javascript file too.

Matching Pairs

This is created as an example of how an interactive whiteboard can be used interactively with pupils. This one's unfinished but provides a good template to create your own 'matching pairs' activities.

Find the pairs of numbers and roman numerals!