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Decisions, Decisions - A Maths Investigation or Discussion Framework: Year 6+

This mathematics investigation was designed for use by children of Year 6 - under the guidance and encouragement of a suitable mentor. It was not intended to be a 'fire and forget' worksheet, but rather a framework for discussion and exploration. The theme is using mathematics to guide (almost) real life decision-making. The focus is on using ratio and fractions to establish probability. Although the material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2, it is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful.

Great Graphs - or What do I do with all this information?

In an easy-to-understand manner, this presentation includes the four basic styles of graphing to young STEM students: * Line Graphs * Bar Graphs * Pie Charts * Pictographs * Plus an introduction to more complex graphs and charts

Estimating Mean from Grouped Distribution Interactive Spreadsheet

An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheet to practice the GCSE skill of estimating a mean average from a grouped distribution using midpoints where appropriate. The sheet has an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to 'Manual' and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the 'More Questions' black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel's Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart's content. After all, practice makes perfect!

Practice Using a Venn Diagram Interactive Spreadsheet

An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheet to practice the GCSE skill of using a Venn diagram and calculating a subsequent probability. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to 'Manual' and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the 'More Questions' black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel's Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart's content. After all, practice makes perfect!

Roman Statistics

A range of statistics around a Roman theme. Contains statistics on population and area data during the Roman Republic and Empire. Can be used for maths or computing activities. Statistics have been collected from a range of sources: there may be some inaccuracies due to the long time scales.

Bar Graph

Students will be encouraged to read and draw graphs. Students will do a class survey and collect the data to present it to the class. Teach analyzing graphs using this worksheet in your lesson.

Simple and Back to Back Stem and Leaf Diagrams

A complete lesson for teaching the topic of Stem and Leaf Diagrams. Differentiated starter to check students prerequisite knowledge of ordering numbers and decimals. Examples for both standard and back to back stem and leaf diagrams included, to introduce each to students. Worksheets included with answers on the PowerPoint, for students to self/peer mark all tasks. Exit ticket plenary (these can be printed or displayed on the screen) as a final progress check.

Averages and range presentations and differentiated worksheets

I spent an enormous amount of time preparing these for some observed lessons and they are suitable for two to four lessons depending on the ability of the class. They are really well differentiated and really help the students develop a solid understanding of not only the averages and range, but what they mean and all the different ways you could be asked to find them. There are three powerpoints: The mode &amp; median, the mean, the range &amp; making comparisons. There is a corresponding fully differentiated worksheet that goes with each powerpoint, with the level of difficulty increasing as the columns move across the page.

Coordinates Bundle

2 presentations (1 for KS1 and 1 for KS2 students) + 8 activities!!

Representing Grouped Data Lesson

Full lesson including starter activity, lesson PowerPoint, two worksheets, an extension task and a plenary worksheet.

Coordinates Activities

7 coordinates activities 7 - 11 years.

Math Guide - Scatterplots

A math guide that helps students with vocabulary such as scatterplot, line of best fit, causation, correlation, association, strength, direction, form, outliers, least squares regression line, LSRL, correlation coefficient, r-value, coefficient of determination, extrapolation, and residual. This math guide also provides visuals to help students determine whether a line of best fit is strong, moderate, or weak.