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Exam Questions Data Handling

Data Handling Exam Question Practise

I have been in the process recently of creating personalised exam question topic sheets for my intervention groups. This allows me and the students to identify individual areas of strengths and weaknesses. The students then work on the skills needed to improve. I don't allow the students move forward till they gain 90% plus on the tests. I've started creating topics for the New GCSE content also to hopefully ease the workload next year.

All of the tests are two pages and less than 20 marks. I find it easier to print as two pages per sheet. Once I have finished editing the last few into a sharable form for Data Handling I will upload the spreadsheet I use to track the results students results in. This is a work in progress and I will be adding to this over time please be patient.

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The Homework Workload

Speeding up the homework workload

Homework in general is one of the most debated topics amongst teachers. Several teachers believe homework has a great deal of purpose and value while many others feel it’s a box ticking exercise to please parents and SLT. Let’s face it who honestly likes the workload homework creates? Extra planning, marking and feedback time is needed for the teacher and the students are spending several hours after school completing extra work. This all sounds pretty negative? It isn’t honestly.

Homework can play an integral role in a student’s educational life and learning of a topic.  The real key though is homework needs to be planned for and have purpose. There are three main areas which many teachers successfully implement which have an impact on learning at the same time as reducing the workload. 

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Writing Weigh-In

Writing Weigh in essay Numeracy curriculum

The writing weigh is designed to tackle students understanding of weight as well as helping them apply VCOP to improve their extended writing, essays and compare and contrast skills. This activity also gives students a chance to practise their addition skills.

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Marking and Feedback Journey

Marking and Feedback DIRT

I launched the DIRT Resources at midnight last night, to celebrate the first birthday of my site. It has been a 3 year process of trials and improvements to get to the stage I am at now where I feel comfortable to share and bring the maths community in to make something that will hopefully mean students everywhere will receive a high standard of feedback and reflective time. Alongside this if we as teachers work together to build this bank, it will reduce maths teachers workloads. I believe there are approximately 5000 maths teachers within the UK. If every teacher created one question each, the bank would have a significant array of options for teachers and students to choose from. I'm hoping the bank will eventually range from KS1 to KS5, Primary, Secondary and Further Education. 

DIRT stands for either Dedicated or Directed Improvement Reflection Time.

The DIRT bank can be found here. To get involved and create a DIRT please use the template and email your DIRT to myself, see contact Miss B's resources. I'm aiming to update the DIRT Bank weekly. The DIRT questions now consist of both a guidance and support question, as well as an independent task for the students to complete. Allowing the students to show their initial progress on a topic. Here are a couple of examples. 

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DIRT Resources

DIRT maths question bank marking and feedback

Created by teachers for teachers, to help improve the work life balance and also the consistent quality of feedback our students receive. With an aim to be a continuously evolving document. Please contribute to the DIRT Bank simply by emailing the DIRT question(s) you’ve created and your name/twitter handle to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will update the bank weekly.

DIRT - Dedicated/Directed Improvement Reflection Time

This Bank provides DIRT Questions for many mathematcal topic areas, with a structured response to a question, and also questions to complete independently on each topic. The bank aims to provide students with a consitent high level style of effective feedback and DIRT time, as well as providing the teacher with work life balance, aiming to prevent teachers in every school duplicating each others work.  I will be blogging about it here, on how this looks within the classroom this weekend. This is a system I have developed over two years and I believe is now at a stage of sharing. Please help myself and other teachers by writing just one or even two questions on topics you have noticed is missing. 

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Danielle Bartram

Maths Lead Practitioner

Acklam Grange School
Middlesborough
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