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An online learning platform for schools worldwide. Although based in the UK, MyMaths is used in over 70 countries and by 4 million students a year. They provide access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks and are proud that for over 10 years their resources have been proven to raise standards of achievement.

MathsWatch

A set of mathematical resources (videos and worksheets) available to schools/colleges via an online subscription service. It is the best maths revision aid on the market today because:

  • It revises every single topic just like a teacher would at the board
  • The three producers of the disk are all highly experienced teachers
  • Every clip has real exam questions for students to do – because we all know that to be good at maths, a student has to do it, not just watch it

GeoGebra

Dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.

Kangaroo Maths

A large selection of free maths resources available to schools including: Schemes of Work updated to include stage 10, assessment resources that assess fluency, reasoning and problem solving and tracking resources to aid in assessing progress at KS3.

Maths Is Fun

Offering mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner with a wide range of maths resources and games used to enthuse students in KS3.

Times Table Rock StarsY7 and Y8

When it comes to times tables, speed and accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables! 

To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds! The goal is for all participating rockers to be Times Table Rock Stars after 20 weeks.

GCSE revision guides and workbooks

All Y10 students are provided with a GCSE revision guide and associated workbook for their associated tier of entry. Revision guides will be referred to regularly in class during Y11 and expected to be used for revision, along with the workbooks, continually throughout the year.

A-Level text books

All text books are provided for Y12 and Y13 students for each module for a small, refundable deposit. Books are referred to throughout the teaching of the course and are expected to remain in the students’ presence during all lessons. Most are available for online download also, which is an option many of our students chose to ensure they never forget books for class, homework and revision.

The full range of texts can be found in the following range:

– Edexcel AS and A-Level Modular Mathematics

Department laptops

The department has recently secured a trolley of 30 windows enabled laptops for use only in maths. These will allow students, along with the use of ICT suites, more access to all online resources and revision aids throughout their course. All laptops are enabled with all maths software regularly used in the department.

Equipment

Students are expected to have a pen, pencil, ruler and scientific calculator on them at all times. In maths we require everyone to also have a set of mathematical equipment including mainly a compass and protractor. For anyone wishing to purchase any of this equipment including scientific calculators, we sell all items within the department for a reasonable price (lower than at local retailers). For more information contact Mrs Starrett in Ma03.