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Statistics 2 Blockbusters

For use this week in the run up to the Edexcel Statistics 2 Exam I have made a blockbuster game featuring S2 questions.block

I’m not sure now who on TES I got the template from, so if you recognise it as yours please say so that I can credit you.

The powerpoint can be downloaded here.

UPDATE: Solutions now available.

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Sixth #mathsjournalclub Article Announced

Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent #mathsjournalclub poll. The winner with 33% of the vote was the (fairly famous) article¬†“I Would¬†Rather¬†Die‚Äô: Attitudes Of 16-Year-Olds¬†Towards Their¬†Future¬†Participation In Mathematics” – Margaret Brown, Peter Brown and Tamara Bibby¬†

We will chat about this on Monday 11th July t 8pm, I really hope you can join us.

As usual, about a week before I will post some points to think about.

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A-Level 2017

So… I’m expecting to be busy with blogging in the next week or so. I will be commenting on and giving my feelings about all the specifications and specimen papers being released for the new A-Level Maths and Further Maths qualifications tomorrow (9th June 2016).

I’m currently enjoying the AQA webinar and I love what I am seeing so far.

I have set up a Dropbox Folder where I will put all specifications and associated resources from all boards as soon as possible so that I (and you) can access them in one place!

I’m excited for tomorrow to come!

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Last Minute FP2 Revision

It’s my last lesson with my Year 13 Further Maths students this morning before their Edexcel FP2 exam.

One of the things that I am going to do with them is an increased difficulty version of the June 2012 paper. This is a very similar idea to my increased difficulty M1 paper I posted a while ago. Essentially, all that I have done is remove any unnecessary intermediate steps and diagrams.

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You can find the paper here.

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#mathsjournalclub Poll for the Sixth Chat

As promised, here is a chance to vote on the next #mathsjournalclub article. The poll will be open until the 9th June and then we will discuss the chosen article on Monday 11th July at 8pm – this will be the last chat before the summer holiday.

The choices are as follows (thanks to Rob Beckett and Danny Brown for some suggestions):

 

Vote here!!

I look forward to finding out what article you decide ūüôā

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Complex Loci

Complex loci and transformations in the complex plane are probably my least favourite topics to teach in A-Level Further Maths. It feels very negative to say that, but I don’t think I am alone! I also think it is one of the hardest topics for students to get their heads around in the further maths A-Level.

Last week I posted on Twitter asking if anyone had a complex loci card sort and Hannah (@LorHRL) pointed me into the direction of this one on TES. However being a Mac user it wasn’t easy for me to open the Microsoft Publisher file I decided to make my own using Geogebra.


Download the card sort here to use with your classes.