Welcome to the Covid-19 maths page

“When life gives you lemons make lemonade.”


― Elbert Hubbard

 

I thought I would share with you, what I’ve been doing during the pandemic.  Understandably, schools were closed for a period of time and when finally open, they certainly didn’t want a consultant to visit or attend a maths course.  I had to rethink and challenge myself to make it through the pandemic.  Had it not been for the pandemic and the lockdowns, I would never have ventured into script writing and film.


If you are interested in what I’ve been doing, please read on and check out some of the links.

 

Firstly, I set about making maths content available for parents and teachers from March to May 2020.  Check out these pages to view the content.  

  • Home learning page (click here)

  • Problem solving and reasoning page (click here)

  • Dice, dominoes and digit card page (click here)

 

From July to October 2020, I started to write maths lessons and quizzes for the BBC Bitesize page.

 

In August 2020, I wrote maths scripts for teacher talk films on the BBC Bitesize page.

Example:

In November 2020 I helped a film company pitch for education work.  They won the contract.  From January – March 2021, I wrote and edited 35 Grade 4 maths films for the overseas market.  The films were filmed in English and Egyptian Fus-ha (classical Arabic).

 

In March I was approved as a Pearson KS 2 maths tutor and now teach a few hours a week on Bramble.


In April, I successfully delivered workshops at the ATM and MA conferences – both held online, so I made an appearance by Zoom this year.

 

I started to deliver online maths courses for the Peterborough Partnership.  Check out my courses pages for a list of maths courses. (Click here)

 

My latest work is again in film, writing for BBC Bitesize daily.  Hour long films broadcast in June, July to early August 2021 and available on the BBC iPlayer.

Example: BBC iPlayer - Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds - Maths: 1. Division

 

I’m currently…..

  • writing teaching and learning materials for Early Years – publication date tbc

  • editing maths films, as a consultant editor

  • writing maths film scripts in English and Spanish

  • and finally, I’m about to be filmed talking about maths for an online maths website.For those of you who know me well, you will know how much I hate my photo being taken and the lengths I go to, to avoid being filmed, so this is a great leap for me.

 

So, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

 

Take care and keep safe.


Liz