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Clarissa Grandi
KS5 maths teacher, AST, STEM Lead Practitioner & NCETM PD Lead. Interested in mathematical art & geometric origami. Occasional blogger. STEAM is where it's at.
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Clarissa Grandi 10h
Super excited about starting this course tomorrow at SAOG studios, 🤓🤓🤓
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Clarissa Grandi 10h
Replying to @tessmaths
I researched a few in the past but haven’t got round to doing much with them yet. Explain Everything is comprehensive, but there are other free ones such as Vittle Lite and Show Me that are more basic but might do the trick...
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Clarissa Grandi 14h
A modular feast for the eyes!
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Clarissa Grandi 17h
Lovely comment from the website today ☺️
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Clarissa Grandi 17h
Our entry requirement is a 6 (previously a B) and the last two years we have successfully got them all through (E and above), but with LOTS of extra support (and teacher time)...
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Clarissa Grandi 17h
We had one start with a grade 5 (on Foundation) - but dropped out very soon as it was just too big a step and they couldn’t access the main content of the lesson.
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Dr Lizzie Burns Aug 20
It came together! Held together by its own inner tensions. Thanks to Paolo Bascetta for sharing his design. Excited that he will be coming to convention next month!
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Dr Lizzie Burns Aug 20
So delighted to find a youtube video from Paolo Bascetta himself with an astonishing piece he designed resembling Moorish tiles.. Find each step like a piece of poetry
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Alun Kirby Aug 16
Laying out a new work. Using wheat starch glue to bond 81 tissue paper to watercolour paper background. Thanks to and for practical advice!
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 16
Wow, Alun, that’s beautiful. Can’t wait to see the finished piece.
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Rachel G Aug 16
Well said and many congratulations on a fine set of results - the culmination of so much hard work by the whole wonderful community . Miss you!
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 16
Replying to @Just_Maths
... too high a proportion of grade 6s to entertain doing that. Those first few chapters need all the attention we can give them if we’re to get the students’ algebra good enough to get them through the course! 😭
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 16
Replying to @Just_Maths
It’s time for us. Can’t see how we’d get the content covered by mid-May - it’s taking a lot longer to get through the new spec. I’ve heard some schools who manage it set the first few chapters of the textbook as summer transition homework (as it’s GCSE content). We have ...
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 15
I think experiences were very different under the different exam boards. Both over the two years of teaching, and then during the exam period.
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 15
Such fantastic maths results today for our inspirational, hard working Y13s ☺️🥳👏🙌
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 15
So ridiculously proud of Grace, I keep crying
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 15
While I agree that over time we teachers will become better at ‘teaching to the test’ (oh the horrors) and our students will begin to perform better on said test, at the same time I believe new spec qus to be more difficult, according to my objective ‘head scratching’ measure.
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 15
Thank you. I’m planning to update my website with more details in September, so watch this space! 👍
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Clarissa Grandi Aug 15
Indeed. And a contradiction completely missed by all the experts involved 🤷🏻‍♀️ However I would argue that lowering the grade boundaries is not the same as lowering the demand. It’s done to compensate for the increased demand.
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