Have got really behind with blogging and so have a pile of stuff to add – one of my jobs over the summer holidays so hopefully in September there will be a load of new stuff on here! Am currently looking at rich tasks, literacy in maths, APP, and further developing gap analysis to include personalised targets….. just have to find time to sort and add …..
For the first year without course, Edexcel have published a new set of mock papers for the non-coursework specification. This gap analysis is for these new papers.
I have asked Edexcel about grade boundaries for this mock, but the latest information I have is that they will not publish them until January, but in the meantime they suggest using last summer’s grade boundaries as a guide, so this is what I have done.
When filling in the gap analysis, just put the actual score for each question in the appropriate box, which should change colour according to the mark. The second sheet for each paper breaks it down into number, algebra, shape and data, so that you can see any particular strengths or weaknesses, and the data to complete this sheet is automatically transferred from the first sheet, so you don’t need to fill it in twice. (Hope this all makes sense, and it works ok – if not, let me know)
A set of cards useful as a starter to revise the various forms of right angle trigonometry and Pythagoras Formulae.
When using these I followed up with some exam style questions of varying levels of difficulty….
This is a slightly more challenging activity (or extension from previous ordering decimals activity) where the numbers to be ordered are not all decimals ……
Putting numbers in order is something that students often find incredibly difficult. I have found that using cards activities, where students can physically move the numbers around to see which order ‘looks right’ really helps. A lesson plan and a set of deciamsl to order is attached – to make it more challenging, you can ask them to order some ascending and some descending!!
It’s that time of year again – mock exams for Y11. For anyone who is using the new Edexcel linear MOCK papers (as opposed to Specimen papers) and wants to complete a gap analysis for their students, here it is! GCSE Maths Edexcel mock analysis
There are loads of possible algebra domino activities – here’s a lesson plan for one that I taught a little while ago….algebra-skills-1-simplifying-expressions.doc