Cuisenaire Rods – These are brilliant coloured rods that are invaluable in tutoring maths to young children. I also use these with teenagers sometimes.
The Dyscalculia Solution – I have trained with the author of this book, and put simply it is the best book out there to help understand Dyscalculia and slowly find the best way to tutor maths to your child
The Story of Electricity : This is one of the most priceless resources out there on the web on GCSE Physics. This beautifully produced BBC 4 documentary is presented by Professor Jim Al Khalili. Electricity is one of the hardest and more abstract parts of GCSE Physics and because we can’ts see or contextualize it, it can be hard to understand. This 3 part documentary shows the history of electricity right from the start, including magical moments, magicians and incredible personal struggles (War of the Currents) that had to be fought in order to bring the world of electricity as me and you today.
Atom : What are these tiny atoms we cannot see? If we can’t see them then how can they have such a profound impact on who we are, what the universe is and where did we come from? These are deep questions, but Professor Jim Al Khalili explains these elegantly in another great BBC 4 documentary. This is another 3 part documentary video which is compulsory watching for all my GCSE students of Physics and Chemistry.