## FREE Olympic GCSE Maths lesson – archery and circles

Actually it’s a Paralympic Maths lesson: teach area and circumference of circles in the context of Paralympic Archery.

Like what you see? More lessons like this are freely available on **ActiveTeach** – no login required.

## End-of-term GCSE activity: Sherlock Holmes mathematical mystery

Looking for a fun and engaging way to fill an end-of-term lesson? Download this free resource:

Set in modern day London, Sherlock Holmes has been called in by Scotland Yard to investigate the theft of the world’s largest ruby, the Devil’s Eye. Stolen from Harrods, the police have nothing to go on except a few mathematical clues.

**Your students’ challenge is to solve the clues to help Holmes ****and Watson work out where they must go next.**

We first published this story last Autumn as a competition in six episodes. Due to their continuing popularity on this **blog**, we’ve assembled all the episodes into this single **booklet**. All the clues are designed as AO2 or AO3 problem-solving questions, they all carry a GCSE grade, and the booklet is free for you to download. Best of all, if you’re subscriber you can also get a…

**FREE Print copy for Subscribers**

Leave a comment on this post and we’ll send one out to you!

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## AQA GCSE Maths Unit 1 Practice Paper FREE!

Longman’s new ** AQA GCSE Maths** series includes a really useful **Assessment Pack.** Covering AQA’s Linear and Modular specifications, the content includes:

- Course entry tests
- Chapters tests for the Longman Foundation Sets, Middle Sets and Higher Sets Student Books
- Linear and Modular Practice Papers
- Resit Papers for Linear and Modular

Ahead of the Unit 1 Higher exam next term (on 13 June), here’s a **free** Practice Paper for your students:

And here is the **Mark Scheme** . Let us know what you think – comment is also free!

## Countdown to 2012: your FREE Olympic maths poster!

**500 days** to go to the big event (actually, 489 days as we write)…

Here’s your free classroom poster, with a map of all the London venues and some Maths activities built in. These are at GCSE Grade D/C, and Functional Maths Level 2 – covering ratio, map scales, and distance-speed-time:

## Are your students adapting to the new GCSE maths question styles?

With two more **AQA GCSE Maths 2010 **Unit papers taken this week, are your students feeling more confident with AO2 and AO3 questions?

If you’re looking for a bit more practice on **sequences and proof** for Unit 2 Higher, here’s a FREE Topic Test from our **AQA GCSE Maths Assessment Pack.**

And here are the **answers**…

## How did you find our practice papers?

Back in October we posted a **free AQA GCSE Unit 1 Practice paper** plus answers. Last month we posted a **Unit 2 paper**. They were written specially to support the new specification.

How did you find these papers? How have your students been finding the exams, and how have they coped with the new AO3 problem-solving questions?

By the way…

Our **Assessment Pack** (RRP £149.99) contains two complete sets of Linear and Modular practice papers, as well as a bank of exam-style questions organised by topic. We’re running a **30% discount** for our subscribers for online purchases before 30th April. If you’re interested, “Leave a comment” on this post and we’ll send you a voucher.

## The best things in life are… THREE! 30% discount on all our new AQA GCSE Maths resources for blog subscribers only

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**Subscribers:** Hurry to claim your 30% discount on all **Longman’s AQA GCSE Maths 2010 resources **(incl. Student Books, Practice Books, ActiveTeach) by going to **our website** before 30th April, 2011. You’ll need a discount code, when checking out. We sent this to you on 28th Feb: if you mislaid it, just “Leave a comment” against this post, and we’ll email it out to you.

**New visitors: **If you’re a UK Secondary Maths teacher, you’re very welcome to subscribe to this blog, and we’ll send you a discount code too. Just enter your school email address in the box top right of this screen.

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