It is basically the same method to calculate the volume of a cylinder, but with a side-order of fun. Here I show how to calculate volumes of various 3D shapes.

## Multiplying by 10 and 100

Multiplying by 10 and 100 – Looking for easy to use resources explaining how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 etc? Here I have created and gathered some useful resources, free to download, for explaining how to multiply…

## “Think of a Number” Trick – how do you do it?

You will have heard of that party trick where someone says, “Think of a number” then they get you to add on something, double it, take away something, add 5, halve it, etc, etc, and then they tell you the number you now have?

WOW! How do they do that? Is it magic? Kind of….. It’s mathematical magic! Let me try to explain.

## How to calculate the area and circumference of a circle

Do you want an easy way to remember how to calculate the area and circumference of a circle? Here is a great little poem to help…

## Good luck to everyone receiving their GCSE results today!

Good luck to everyone receiving their GCSE results today! Fingers crossed for all my students who took their maths this summer.

## Confused about the new 9-1 grades for maths and English GCSE?

Confused about the new 9-1 grades for maths and English GCSE? What is a pass rate for the maths GCSE if it isn’t a C any more? The department of Education have published a useful guide on what the changes will mean for this year’s…

## The new maths GCSE exam was harder than its predecessor!

“The first “big fat” maths exam taken by GCSE students was much harder than its predecessor, a teacher who sat the paper in solidarity with her pupils found.”

## Keep calm and do the maths

TODAY’s the day….. the first of the GCSE maths exams for this year. I’ve got five pupils taking the exam this morning. Wishing them, and everyone taking it, all the best. Keep calm and give it your best shot!