Category Archives: non-calculator

Methods to use when a calculator is not available

Recommending mathsbot.com

I am grateful to Mr. Holding who teaches locally for this link. So simple! Lots of GCSE questions presented one at a time. A couple of examples are reproduced below.

http://mathsbot.com/gcseQuestionshttp://mathsbot.com/gcseQuestions

The Proof Questions on this site are invaluable – the best collection I have seen.

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Recommended Resources from JustMaths

For Pupils in Years 7 to 11, I find the “bread and butter” cards on JustMaths really useful – entertaining, and a broad range of revision topics.

Easier (basic skills) stuff is on this page:

justmaths.co.uk/basic-skills/

and harder stuff (Grade C+, I use these in Years 10 and 11) is:

justmaths.co.uk/bread-and-butter-grade-c-and-beyond/

Thanks Mel!

How many rectangles can you see?

how many rectangles can you see?This excellent puzzle is based on “Rectangles within Rectangles” from the book “Mathematical Snacks” by Jon Millington. Highly recommended as a source of enriching mathematical thinking!

Problem solving is a key part of 1-1 tuition – because the student is not in competition with others, the tutor can provide as much or as little help as is needed and the rewards are potentially very great, in terms of enjoyment, confidence, and increased skill in mathematical approaches.