Aaargh! Half year review and a formal observation both in one hit yesterday! I've been pretty stressed thinking about it, having people come in a judge you has been pretty detrimental to my sleep quality ha!
My mentor Mel @Just_Maths has just about kept me calm though and helped me through the past week! I've been very fortunate to take on such a lovely group for the past 5 weeks. I think it was quite a shock when the observer came in to see 31 year 7's all sitting in near silence working on one of the Just Maths Bread and Butter worksheets! Fab! Mumford and Sons on full wack on the sound system :-)
So yeah! Observation went great, Mel Rocks, and I am infact still alive! Just thought I'd share some of the resources I used incase anyone else has got this coming up :-)
Here are some match cards I used, I've made them so they can't be guessed as all the amounts are very similar, extra bit of challenge there and they can starts to spot the pattern between the percentage increase and the multiplier they need to use.
You can download the match cards here
Finished off with this worksheet which seemed to go down a storm with my year 7's! Had a few of them at the end saying "Yes! I've smashed it, what did you do?" and "I mastered it! YES!" which was awesome! :-) You can also dowload the answer sheet here.