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Square root in 3 seconds – math trick – YouTube
As a maths tutor, I’m always on the look out for little tricks to help people solve calculations more quickly. I like this video on how to find the square root of a number in your head. Square root in … Continue reading
How to Study Smart: 20 Scientific Ways to Learn Faster – Daniel Wong
Most of us have to learn something new at some point in our lives. Thankfully my GCSE, A level and BA days are behind me, but I still like to do short courses and if ever a fairy godmother dropped … Continue reading
How I passed the QTS maths test – part 3
The second part is the more traditional pen and paper sort of maths. I found this section less intimidating than the first part, because although there was an overall time limit, it wasn’t a limit per question. I still had … Continue reading
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How I passed the QTS maths test – part 2
The first part of the QTS skills test is the mental maths section. To pass this, it helps to have a good grasp of times tables. I was lucky that I already knew these really well because my school had … Continue reading
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Tagged fractions, maths, mental maths, number bonds, partitioning, percentages, QTS, skills test, times tables, tuition, tutor
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How I passed the QTS maths test – part 1
Like a lot of people, I was always scared of maths. I hated it at school – somehow those numbers never made as much sense to me as they did to my peers. But because claiming to be bad at … Continue reading
Top Ten Random Posts on Education
I’ve never written a roundup post before, but I’ve been blogging for a while and now seemed like a good time to take stock of which posts people have read the most and to reshare them. I’ve decided to group … Continue reading
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Tagged education, English, growth mindset, maths, number bonds, SPaG, times tables, top 10, top ten, VCOP
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When is a test not a test?
It’s amazing what a difference a word makes. Say the word “test” and people fly into a panic: I don’t know it! I can’t remember it! I hate tests! This year, instead of doing tests at the end of a … Continue reading