Mr Taylor is a Secondary Maths Teacher who, for 25+ years, has taught maths to 11 to 20 year olds of all levels and abilities in five different countries. He has also tutored in the following curriculua - Australian, American, English, IB. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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useful & FUN websites
BBC - bitesize - find the subject that you want to revise and then the topic. It as easy as that to revise.
nrich - lots of wonderful maths puzzles to get you thinking.
weekly problem from nrich
Khan Academy - free online tutorials for Maths & chemistry.
Wolframalpha - making the world's knowledge computable.
world maths games - this happens for a week every year. It is good fun and also includes English & Science. Your school needs to subscribe tot this.
myimaths - Has a range of interactive of lessons, homeworks & games for all ages & all abilities. This is the International version. Your school needs to be subscribed to it.
mymaths - This is the UK version of myimaths.
mathletics - another version of myimaths. Your school needs to subscribe to it.
For past papers - Exam Boards this way.
Here's a link to a colleagues English website.
A really cool, fun & interactive maths website
Video of Exam Solutions - The guy who developed this website has uploaded all of his straight forward video solutions and tutorials on YouTube for C1, C2, C3, C4, S1 M1 & D1 exam questions.
Tarsia - excellent software for making many different jigsaw puzzles. Suitable for all subjects (faculty). Students can make their own puzzles.
Here are heaps of Tarsia puzzles made by Mr Barton's Maths (you need the Tarsia to run it see 4 Fun on how to do this) -
Tarsia puzzles by David Barton
Pupil's Tarsia Puzzle page by David Barton
Just for fun Maths page by David Barton
Maths Games for Primary Children. (Thank you to Ellie for this link).Developed by a business BFS Capital - Champions of Small Business.
Maths Games from Context for Primary Children (Thank you to Liam for this link)
Math(s) Money & Business Games For all ages. (Thank you to some Girl Scouts and their leader from California who suggested this link)
CoolMath4Kids Great site full of maths games
Art of Problem Solving This is a fantastic website if you love solving maths problems and want to learn how to do that.
Maths and Money Fun This is a site for all ages up to Grade 8. It has other cool stuff, which isn't related to maths. (Thanks to Kennedy for this suggestion)
Money Games & Quizzes Like games & quizzes? - that's good!, because this site has lots of fun ways to learn about, understand and appreciate money. (Thanks to Hannah for the suggestion)
Want to learn more about the maths in finance and business through games? - then this site is dedicated to doing this.
In 1975 when I was studying engineering I had to use a slide rule for my calculations (I still have it). Now there are calculators that will calculate the basics (four operations) through modelling the solar system to drawing incredible graphs and solving complex calculus equations. Calculators is a great site to dive into the world of calculators and their history, oh, and to learn about understanding maths in finance.
creating time & space to study
Study Tips - download these documents and work through them so that you can Create Time & Space for Studying. The links take you to some really cool videos. Start with the PPT.
Maths in the Movies
THE IMITATION GAME - Sometimes it is the people that we don't imagine of, are the ones that can do the things that we can't imagine. A brilliant movie about Alan Turin building a computer to break the Nazi's Enigma code.
HIDDEN FIGURES - Another brilliant movie about the mathematicians that do the calculations for NASA for their rocket launches and the trajectory for its reentry.
THE STORY OF ONE - BBC4 documentary about the
story of the Hindu-Arabic Number system. A lot of fun and easy to watch.
THE HISTORY OF MATHS -
SUPER SIZE ME - in this movie in the first 10 minutes there are a lot of statistics that may be worth pursuing. The film is worth watching for the ethics that are involved in it.
HIDDEN FIGURES - Is a brilliant movie about NASA in its infancy using mathematics to calculate orbits and entry points to return their space crafts to earth. This is all before computers were used to do their calculations and all calculations were done by hand. It is also in the era of segregation which the mathematicians and NASA have to deal with.