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Pythagoras with Surds  (Treasure Hunt)

Pythagoras with Surds (Treasure Hunt)

The main purpose of this activity is to give students practice at simplifying surds without using a calculator. It also serves as useful revision of Pythagoras. Click 👉https://tes.com/.../more… for similar style Treasure Hunts on more than 40 other topics. -- Note that unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers give an encrypted clue. Deciphering this clue reveals where the treasure is hidden! A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so. These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around the classroom and used for a whole class activity; the smaller (loop cards) can be used for group work or by individuals – they are particularly helpful for one-to-one tutorials and during interventions. Colour coding: I have used colours to indicate the approximate level of the questions: KS2 – red and orange KS3/GCSE Foundation – orange and green GCSE Higher – green, blue and purple 👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬. If the rate-resource button on this page does not work, then go to your ratings page by clicking here 👉 https://tes.com/.../rate-resources…
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Cuboid and Prism Volume Problem Solving 2

Cuboid and Prism Volume Problem Solving 2

A second collection of challenge materials for KS3 or great revision recaps for KS4. Best used away from lessons surrounding geometry to add the extra element of problem solving that they need to practise. NB. Use of Pythagoras also the formula for the volume of a sphere if they have not covered it.
lovefitnesstraining
Pythagosaurus Rex - prehistoric Pythagoras Problem Solving!

Pythagosaurus Rex - prehistoric Pythagoras Problem Solving!

Continuing the dinosaur theme I made this for my very bright top set year 8 class, although it has worked very well with higher tier GCSE classes also. Students need to work out the perimeter of the different prehistoric creatures that are made from triangles, rectangles, circles etc. There is a class example Pythagosaurus Rex with a scaffolded printable answer sheet. There is also a spot the mistake task to address any misconceptions with Pythagoras before attempting the main sheet.
grw100
Treegonometry - problem solving with trigonometry, Pythagoras and trees!

Treegonometry - problem solving with trigonometry, Pythagoras and trees!

My GCSE higher tier class loved this so it was well worth all the effort put into making it. Really applicable to the new GCSE specification, you need to work out the area of six trees of increasing difficulty, made from triangles, rectangles, parallelograms and trapezia. Included is the worksheet in PDF and also Microsoft Publisher format, and a class example on Microsoft Powerpoint.
grw100
Fun revision activities for GCSE Maths

Fun revision activities for GCSE Maths

Two sets of 12 cards for students to cut up, solve and then place cards in ascending/descending order of solutions. A multiple choice activity - where each answer gives a letter. The full set of letters can be rearranged to spell the name of a band, and finally a cross number all covering multiple topics Just a slightly different way to get students to look at revision. A range of grades to allow access for all from beginning.
sian-ceri
Geogebra: Pyth. Thm. - distance between two points

Geogebra: Pyth. Thm. - distance between two points

Geogebra files designed for class lessons on electronic board but also useful for individual students at home or in school. Other collected files at www.geoduggie.weebly.com and www.geogebra.org/drt The free Geogebra software at www.geogebra.org/download
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GCSE Mathematics Foundation revision  ppts

GCSE Mathematics Foundation revision ppts

11 ppt starters. Each contains between 4 and 5 questions around grade 4 of the new 1-9 GCSE. Topics include: expanding brackets, multiplying with decimals, angles in parallel lines, area and circumference of a circle, nth term, Pythagoras' theorem, indices with algebra, mean of grouped data, volume, products of prime factors, reciprocals, solving inequalities, highest common factor (HCF) least common multiple (LCM), substitution, percentage reduction and calculating with indices. All topics come up at least twice to allow for simmering. The cover picture shows the first slide of starter 1. All ppts contain solutions (worked solutions where appropriate). Hope this saves you some valuable time! All feedback greatly received.
sian-ceri
Problem – The Vitruvian Man

Problem – The Vitruvian Man

Just a clever little problem I thought of while waiting in the green room (a.k.a. art room) during the end-of-year production. I spotted The Vitruvian Man on a poster on the wall—an art-themed IB Learner Profile poster, no less—and naturally my mind started to inquire and think concept-based. I found some paper and a pen and started scratching out ideas for the problem. This is the result. My figure is a simplifcation of the geometric elements in Leonardo’s drawing and, to be honest, this problem is probably not original even in this form. Please get in touch with me if you know of any prior instance of this problem or anything reasonably similar. The solutions are, naturally, very elegant. I’m not providing a solution in this download. You’ll have to work it out for yourself. Or, get your students to do it for you. Now that’s thinking! The ZIP file contains the figure in Gravit Designer format. Gravit Designer (http://www.designer.io/) is a free, cross-platform vector design app.
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