Maths With Dawn

Online or face to face (in Mauritius) native English tutor of mathematics. 30+ years experience. Anyone welcome from year 5 upwards. CIE syllabi IGCSE 0580, Add maths 0606 , A level 9707 maths and I

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From being terrible at math to a quantum physicist - my journey

Its never too late to realise that you actually like maths and are pretty good at it! ! My path into theoretical physics wasn't a super traditional, since I started off very very bad at math. I hope this video shows you there's no such think as ... 12/08/2020

Practise the times tables and take your place on the national leaderboard! You may need to register, but it’s free and the whole site is well-worth the effort. DFM is a huge bank of free educational resources for teaching mathematics, with full sets of slides, worksheets, games and assessments that span Year 7 to Further Maths and enrichment resources with a Maths Challenge/Olympiad focus. We are working hard on a new platform for setting, building and mon...


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πŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸ”₯FREE weekly revision quizzes, from your mobileπŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸ”₯Boost your core maths knowledge and gain insight into common held misconceptions by taking a weekly quiz. It's aimed at year 10/form 4.

Visit and contact me via the contact form. Simply write 'Eedi year 10' in the subject and I'll set it up for you.

Results are immediate and the questions are discriminating. Actually, many are included in the quiz precisely because they are good at highlighting weaknesses.

In general, the more questions at student answers the more successful they will be in their exams, all things being equal. These quizzes go one step further by ensuring that the correct answer to each question can only be chosen by students who have clear and correct thinking.

The quizzes are used by many schools in the UK, but I am aiming at individuals who don't have access. Best thing is, it's all FREE. Maths is not a spectator sport. You have to get your hands dirty. get in touch Hey, I'm Dawn! Over the years I’ve helped countless students work out where they are mathematically and where they ultimately need or want to be. Generally, our first lesson begins with a discussion (including mum and/o... 08/04/2020

Support for parents and carers helping children with maths - NCETM

This body of people are the UK national centre for excellence in teaching maths. I'm posting a link from them which is aimed at supporting parents through the Corona virus situation. Support for parents and carers helping children with maths during the schools closure in 2020 26/03/2020

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Beautiful Mathematics

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Simplifying fractions to negative indices

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School bans iPads and brings back paper text books

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The impact of music on learning

Are you confused whether background music is good or bad for students? It's not clear cut. Here's an evidence-based article from Inner drive: Students like to listen to music while they work or revise. Are they right to do so? Here's what the research says...


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Many congratulations for winning the Maths Prize at Le Bocage this year. You deserve it. Just shows what sustained hard work can achieve. Natural ability is only ever part of the story. Well done. Love, Dawn ❀️


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Want to know what level your son or daughter should be aiming for at their age? Visit this easy to read interactive curriculum. Each item is linked to interactive resources that can assist in the learning of that item

The author is not just another blogger creating content to augment his online presence. He is himself a talented maths teacher in a UK secondary school and he runs this website singlehandedly. The curriculum is only a small fraction of the whole site. Is full of great resources. I love it! A large collection of free interactive online activity supporting the teaching and learning of the English National Curriculum, Programme of study for Key Stage 3 Mathematics 10/10/2019

The most powerful sentence a parent can say

πŸ’‘ But, did you know that when children are praised for their intelligence rather than the effort they are making the effect is a negative one? It can also lead to de-motivation too.

It's all part of the same report. Click on the image to access it. It is an easy read and contains numerous supporting backlinks.

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Visual Proof of Pythagoras' Theorem

If young people find Pythagoras' theorem hard to grasp in the beginning (year 8 or 9) it is usually because their algebra is not sufficiently advanced. A visual explanation is a great alternative but there are surprisingly few good videos on this topic.

This one is an exception, which is why I'm posting it.The teacher has a warm connection with his students and importantly, really gets the full message across.

😎😁😎 Be assured that in a test, no-one will ask a student to actually prove this theorem. However, having a proof they can relate to gives them a much better idea of how to utilise the theorem, πŸ‘πŸ”₯πŸ‘

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Keep your core maths knowledge fresh in your mind with Corbett Maths 5-a-day question bank with answers. It's free. This example is for Primary school children, but there are question banks for all levels. The slideshow is of the questions for today - one page each for bronze, silver, gold and platinum levesl. Choose your level and away you go!

Don't try to answer the slideshow questions unless you had your Red Bull this morning! It is refreshing every five seconds. :) Instead, go directly to the website:

This page contains all of the question banks for all ages. Let me know if you find it helpful or if you would like a classroom/chatroom for discussions with each other. Alternatively, you can ask me if you are stuck. WhatsApp a picture to me with a brief note.

BTW, You can download a whole month's worth of questions at a time if you prefer.


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"99 Percent" Miss This. What Is The Length?

If you like maths puzzles you will love these. They are written for middle-school-age children around the world. No pressure there then! On a more serious note, if you are still at school these questions are great for widening your horizons.

It may not be exactly 99 percent, but many people will get the incorrect answer. It's a great teaching opportunity. Learn how to solve this problem! (There a...


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Why A-level chemistry might not make doctors better

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Maths tuition at your own pace - fast or steady.

Whatever maths course you are signed up to I can work with you to ensure you achieve your full potential. From year 5 through to IGCSEs and A levels/IB, our sessions will to put you on the right track. I am based in Mauritius and see people in person here, but am equally happy to give online tuition. I have experience with children and adults alike and am quick to realise what you do and don’t already know.

It’s important to me that you don’t feel you are wasting your time. For adults, who are working and studying in their own time maybe by distance learning, that is particularly relevant. I studied my first degree by distance learning with the Open University and had a fantastic experience with them, so I can appreciate the plight of students taking this route. I have no interest in dragging out lessons to keep students signed up for longer. 😁 If you can learn at an accelerated pace I will gladly teach you accordingly. Bear in mind, though, that tuition can only go quickly when students make a lot of effort to memorise and practice the work they have already done.

I’m going to help you with that too. We won’t go at such a fast pace that I can’t ensure you have all the core knowledge and key skills in place. So often that’s a problem. For talented students who move around the globe they can miss the presentation of a particular topic in both schools and not realise - how could they even know? They just notice their grades going down and don’t understand why. Happily there is an easy fix for that.

It’s important to say that not everyone is buying into the current trend of accelerated learning. Some benefit more from taking their time. We can do that too. I don’t have a preference per se, but can offer a considered opinion after having worked with a student for a short while.

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Simplifying fractions to negative indices
For Ella, and anyone else who finds it helpful!
Keep your core maths knowledge fresh in your mind with Corbett Maths  5-a-day question bank with answers. It's free. Thi...




Online or in-person tuition for years 5 to 13 maths students. Especially KS3; IGCSE; A level and IB. Adults welcome too. Special interest in students who have moved schools and countries and adult distance learners. Based in Mauritius (re those who are interested in face-to-face tuition).


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