Substitution Top Trumps perhaps using historical maths figures?
Letter to students (include a code to break?) Ask them to email me their thoughts on maths (optional)
Letter to parents – request for positive attitude to maths, a return slip: what’s the best thing about your son/daughter? What do you want them to achieve over the next year? What’s one thing you could do to help them to do that? (or similar – needs more thought).
Feedback must provide a recipe for future action, broken down into a series of small steps.
Use red traffic lights to ask a question of another student.
When lessons go horribly wrong, keep all the good kids in and thank them.
Make a mind map of existing knowledge and then add to it in a different colour to show progress.
Use cards to ask questions – you only have one card so use it wisely
Do an assessment paper and do all bits wrong that students did wrong – hand back to students to spot and correct errors
Student topic tracker (from the ever-brilliant Mr. Collins)