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Video URLs for Whitelisting

October 3, 2017 Comments off

The link below contains all the Video URLs and also Embed links that can be found on Corbettmaths.

Corbettmaths Video URLs

If you have any questions, please just get in touch using the Contact Form.

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Classroom Idea: LED Light Display

September 28, 2017 Comments off

LED Light Display

Over the past few weeks I have noticed lots of photos on Facebook from friends using LED Light Displays to announce birthdays etc. Instantly I wondered if they could be used to enhance my classroom and capture students’ attention – perhaps with key words, messages or even mathematical formulae or prompts (such as SOH CAH TOA)

So I picked up 2 displays for £10 and began thinking of how they could be used.

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Ideas:

  • Key words
  • Prompts such as SOH CAH TOA
  • Countdown activity for extension work – 1 display with target number, 1 with numbers to be used
  • Messages such as good luck
  • Homework, e.g. Page 75 Ex. 3A
  • Corbettmaths Video number for the lesson being taught, e.g. Video 257 could be the text when teaching a lesson on Pythagoras
  • Can be attached easily to a wall with two screws so can be displayed in prominent location such as beside the whiteboard.

Potential issues:

  • Ensuring you have enough letters (Mine had 3 of many letters and 2 of others and 2 of each number). It was useful buying two displays as I could display “Video 222” with the additional numbers from the second set.
  • Requires batteries
  • Letters could be rearranged by a creative student (or colleague)

I personally plan to use the displays to “highlight” the video that accompanies the lesson being taught as it will be very quick and easy to change the number beneath the word video.

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Revision Card Displays

August 28, 2017 Comments off

Last summer I created a display for my classroom using the Corbettmaths Revision Cards. I have to say the display was one of the most useful classroom displays that I’ve ever had. From students quickly running up to check their knowledge of “exact trig values” to students jotting down key facts from topics they were less confident on.

One of the my favourite uses over the year was in the final approach to the actual exams. At this point student were confident in highlighting their strengths/weaknesses from extensive past papers and assessment, they would visit the display and use the card but also the QR code for the videos and questions to spend 20-30 minutes solidly working on the needed topics. The display became such a big part of revision that some students would bring their own sets of the revision cards into lessons.

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This display covers around 40 of the 90 cards, with another display at the back of the classroom. As the QR codes are an important part of the display, I actually used two sets to make the display, one showing the front the card and another beneath it showing the back. The display took around 30 minutes in total to make.

However over the past year, many teachers on Twitter have shared their own displays, which are even better than my own.

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I particularly like the displays that use the “hanging photo curtains,” as they can be easily reversed to find the QR codes.

Hopefully the Corbettmaths Revision Cards might be useful in helping you create a visually appealing learning environment but also that they will help your students with their GCSE studies.

There are big discounts for school bulk orders (potential savings of over 40%)

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AQA Paper 3 – Unseen Topics

June 9, 2017 Comments off

AQA Paper 3 – Unseen Topics

*These Checklists and Practice Papers are based on the topics that are “Unseen” or are usually more prominent. It is very important that students recap the entire GCSE course – as there are 3 Papers, it is almost certain that some topics from Papers 1 & 2 will appear on Paper 3.

The Practice Papers are collections of 60+ questions that have not appeared (or as much as usual) and therefore are not aimed to be predict the actual paper, but give practice on the topics that may a good chance of appearing.

These resources are aimed to supplement the usual revision that you would already be doing for Paper 3. Here are revision checklists for the entire GCSE (Higher) and (Foundation)

Higher Unseen Topics – Practice Paper

Higher Unseen Topics – Practice Paper answers

Foundation Unseen Topics – Practice Paper

Foundation Unseen Topics – Practice Paper answers

Unseen Topic List – Higher

Unseen Topic List – Foundation

 

 

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Edexcel Paper 3 – Unseen Topics

June 9, 2017 Comments off

Edexcel Paper 3 – Unseen Topics

*These Checklists and Practice Papers are based on the topics that are “Unseen” or are usually more prominent. It is very important that students recap the entire GCSE course – as there are 3 Papers, it is almost certain that some topics from Papers 1 & 2 will appear on Paper 3.

The Practice Papers are collections of 60+ questions that have not appeared (or as much as usual) and therefore are not aimed to be predict the actual paper, but give practice on the topics that may a good chance of appearing.

These resources are aimed to supplement the usual revision that you would already be doing for Paper 3. Here are revision checklists for the entire GCSE (Higher) and (Foundation)

Higher Unseen Topics – Practice Paper

Higher Unseen Topics – Practice Paper answers

Foundation Unseen Topics – Practice Paper

Foundation Unseen Topics – Practice Paper answers

Unseen Topic List – Higher

Unseen Topic List – Foundation

 

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Categories: Blog, Predictions

Merry Christmas 2016

December 22, 2016 Comments off

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I would just like to take a moment to thank everyone for using Corbettmaths this year. 2016 has been the busiest year for the website, both in terms of resources added and also the number of people viewing the site.

The charity SHINE have really supported me with the creation of the textbook exercises, which will be put together as freely downloadable eBooks. They supported me through 28 days off work in June/July 2016 and plan to help with with a further 30 days in June/July 2017. If you have a project which can help raise attainment in disadvantaged students, keep an eye out for the Let Teachers Shine competition in 2017.

So I just want to say a big thank you for your messages and for recommending the website to others.

Resources added

2016 has been an exciting year for Corbettmaths. There has been much added to the website:

23 booklets of GCSE Practice Questions

1131 5-a-day sheets for the New GCSE

35 videos

181 textbook exercises

Also there has been the addition of the Corbettmaths GCSE Revision Cards

Record number of views

This year has been a special year for the website, with nearly 10,500,000 views. This is a big increase from 4,800,000 in 2015 and 750,000 in 2014. Again thank you! 

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The future

Over the past 5 years of working on the website, I have been teaching a full timetable as well as extra school responsibilities. Although I absolutely love teaching, it has been hard juggling work, the website and having a young family.

In 2017, I will begin teaching part-time and also will be relocating to Northern Ireland (don’t worry I will still focus on AQA/Edexcel/OCR/WJEC as well as CCEA). On that note, if there’s a maths teaching job coming up in September 2017 onwards in your school in Northern Ireland, I’d love to hear from you 😀

With the extra time to dedicate to the website, I will be focusing on:

  • Completing the GCSE eBooks (supported by SHINE)
  • Creating the primary 5-a-day (again supported by SHINE)
  • Adding lots of GCSE videos and practice questions
  • Creating a primary section with practice questions and videos
  • Then I will be focusing on A-level resources.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Categories: Blog

Podcast with MrBartonMaths

December 18, 2016 Comments off

Recently Craig Barton www.mrbartonmaths.com featured me on one of his very popular Podcasts.

To listen, click the icon below…

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In Craig’s words we discussed:

  • How does John introduce pi via the medium of a baguette?
  • How does John prepare and deliver a lesson using the Flipped Learning approach? Now, I feel Flipped Learning is a concept that does not get discussed all that often these days, and it is absolutely fascinating hearing John talk about the planning process, the logistics, the technology, what happens before the lesson, what happens in the lesson, what John perceives as the numerous benefits to Flipped Learning, and what advice John has for teachers wanting to try this out.
  • John tells us about his amazing 5-a-days, where the idea came from, and how exactly he uses them with all his classes
  • We delve deep into why John started recording videos, how Corbett Maths has grown, and he describes exactly how much work goes into preparing and recording a video – and it is quite a surprise, I can tell you!
  • How has creating videos made John a better teacher, and why he would advise every teacher to record a video?
  • John explains about his Practice Questions and Textbook Exercises, and how he manages to write so many original questions
  • We talk about John’s GCSE Revision Cards, and after you have heard how much work John does, and how good these are, you will be ordering them up
  • And just before he talks about his Big 3, John describes what he he wishes he had known when he started teaching
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