Here's what's been said about the Posters and Podcasts...
...the latest comments are at the bottom.
I have just stuck your 'Classic Mistake'
posters up in our corridor. They have created fantastic interest amongst
our students of all ages and abilities.
Your posters are excellent - after
3 days of printing one out and putting it up for display I have my pupils
asking where the next one is! At least I have another 40 days to keep
Thanks for e-mail, I have just been
on your web-site and downloaded posters. I appreciate that you are giving
away quality material for free. I hope one day that I can repay in kind.
It is refreshing that people are willing to share resources, so that we
are not all reinventing the wheel.
Brilliant, I love the "And it's a classic mistake".
Standard flop, haha I love it.
In the first month of this website going live, there were over 1750 visitors and between them they downloaded over 12400 poster files - that's a mean of 7 files each!
I have forwarded [your website address] on to the
NRICH email newsletter groups as you requested - it looks a very worthwhile
Thank you so much for alerting me to the presence
of such a fantastic website - you have brightened up an otherwise boring
day in the reading room. I have just listened to your explanation of classic
mistake number 2 (a particular favourite!)
We enjoyed the podcasts and they are certainly of
value to young people, teachers and other educational professionals. We
are delighted to include your RSS feed in our directory to help promote
the work you are doing - especially as there are few good quality podcasts
These look great! I'm going to pass them along to
my math teacher friends, as well.
Great posters by the way - I am going to print some
Excellent - the maths facts ones are really good
as well. Thanks very much - you saved me hours of work.
Thanks for the tip, looks like some great stuff.
I've sent the link to our maths co-ordinator, thanks.
These are excellent oscars. Think I'll play some
of those mp3 files to my students.
These are GREAT. THANX
Just marked a year 10 test this week and have printed
out four of the classic mistakes posters already.
These look excellent (and yes they are classics!)
Hi, I think your classic mistakes posters are great.
Have just printed them to SMART Notebook so I can display them on the
SMARTBoard to talk about them with Year 11 in revision time. [See the
Freebies page to download
this Notebook file, or click here]
Now we have all 41 classic mistakes displayed at
the front of the class, my boys are asking for more ... Fortunately the
Year 12 Further Maths class have started to suggest and design their own!
Thanks for providing such a stimulating discussion through the posters,
that will doubtless continue for many months yet.
I think these are great. I have an idea to print
and laminate them A5 and have them to use like a referee has yellow and
A selection of the Posters have been displayed in
all Maths Classrooms and has provoked some discussion from students who
should have been listening to me! Excellent
Some of those are great - I can see a lesson idea
forming now - getting students to correct each classic mistake - or how
would they explain why it is a mistake - or even have some statements
that are correct and have the students sort them and make their own posters.
I have these laminated and all over my classroom.
I keep meaning to use them as plenaries, but haven't as yet. Maybe now
is the time.
These are laminated and displayed all over our corridor.
The whole series is there.
Yup, all laminated and all round my room as well
(thanks to one of you who mentioned them before). Pupils love them and
it prompts lots of discussion...
We have just started podcasting and have a few episodes
up now. I was just browsing around for other maths podcasts, found yours
and think it's great!
Comments made in 2008 are listed below...
I love the posters. What is going on with the decimal
point though? You show 3.1 with the decimal point in midair looking like
a multiplication operator. Is this a UK thing or a formatting issue?
I think it's great you post the "mistakes"
page because it really gets us thinking about how students learn and why
they make the errors they do!! Keep it up
These posters make it cool to be a math geek, and
fun to be corrected! I think I'd like to start a Classic Grammar Mistakes
list, beginning with, "We have car's for sale."
I really enjoyed the posters....great ideas for
getting my math students to write about math. We have to do some of the
Collins Writings, so these are some good ideas!
I love the classic mistakes posters. I find that
the students read them, identify with them, take comfort in the fact that
they're not the 'only' one to have got it wrong.
I have several of these posters on display and have
found they promote excellent discussion. Many students are keen to understand
the mistake and make sure that they don't make the same ones.
I also really like the "Real Maths Problems"
also available on that site... Whilst not of great mathematical content
they do make me laugh!
I'm an NQT just going into my third term in a Year 6 class
and I just had to say thank you very much for all the work you have put
into these and for making them free! Although I can not use everything
on here there is certainly loads of it that I can, especially with SATs
coming up. You have just saved me hours in thinking up a display!
I am compelled to write to say what a great idea this
is! Can't wait to try these out with my GCSE classes this coming year.