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Algebra: Sequences / Series BIG Bundle (10 lessons) inc. loads of resources

Algebra: Sequences / Series BIG Bundle (10 lessons) inc. loads of resources

This is a big bundle on sequences that includes everything needed for your GCSE classes and AS Level work on arithmetic and geometric series. 1. Introduction to Linear Sequences 2. Linear Sequences in Diagrams/Patterns 3. Quadratic Sequences 4. Cubic, Exponential and Other sequences 5. Fibonacci Sequence / Golden ratio and Spiral 6. Arithmetic Series 7. Sum of Arithmetic Series 8. Geometric Series 9. Sum of Geometric Series 10. Sum of infinite Series This is also available as a GCSE bundle only if that is your preference. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! Also if you do purchase then please RATE and FEEDBACK on any comments good or bad, thank you.
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FULL LESSON FOUNDATION GCSE: STARTER EQUATIONS (LETTERS BOTH SIDES)

FULL LESSON FOUNDATION GCSE: STARTER EQUATIONS (LETTERS BOTH SIDES)

The first lesson for low ability KS3 or 4 students where we introduce them to solving equations of the type 2x + 3 = x + 9. The powerpoint is animated and uses the classic balance pan approach or a more dynamic “zapping” approach. The fully differentiated resource goes from 1 star (diagrams drawn for students and they simply scribble over the x counters and number counters) through to 3 star where students will attempt to solve using only manipulation. The resource is printed so that students can write on, thus saving time. Note that answers are not included and that there are no negative x terms in the equation (that would be next lesson). A lesson checkout is included where students can be quizzed on what they have done in the lesson.
Weltmeister7
Relationships (between equations, graphs, sequences etc.)

Relationships (between equations, graphs, sequences etc.)

This is a great, open ended, rich maths task which encourages students to understand connections - relationships - between many areas of maths. Here is… a number machine, algebra, graph, sentence, sequence and input/output table for students to investigate… and hopefully come to the conclusion that all represent the same relationship in different ways. I’ve tried this a few times with Yr7, 8, 9 students and, although they start off slow and I keep my own input to a minimum, they usually get there and appreciate it all the more after a while. If the class is really struggling then you could use the suggestions for ways to investigate which are on slide 4. To extend this rich, open task students could create their own set of cards. The file ‘Relationships’ is the main activity and the ‘LessonPlan’ goes with this. I suggest print out the main page for pairs of students as well as projecting from of class. A subsequent activity / lesson could be students to complete the number machine, table, sentence and graph from the algebra. The file ‘Relationships2’ are the resources that you’ll need for this with the file ‘LessonPlan2’ as the lesson plan. Tried and tested, and corrected(!), in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf files as well as the original powerpoint and word files for easy editing.
grahamcolman
Solving Equations Game

Solving Equations Game

Pupils earn points by solving the equations. Easier questions earn less points so pupils self-differentiate and decide their own level of difficulty for themselves (although the teacher should check that they do this sensibly of course!). Pupils with most points after a given time period win a prize. The competitive nature of this activity encourages pupils to push themselves more than they would usually and I’m always pleasantly surprised at what equations they can do here. Answers to the equations are included. as well as an easier version (v3) with no negative answers. Tried and tested in the classroom many times. This download includes a files as well as the original word files for easy editing.
grahamcolman
Probability Reasoning Tasks

Probability Reasoning Tasks

Several tasks all based on the infamous ‘Hannah’s Sweets’ Edexcel GCSE question about combined probability. These tasks are designed to improve students’ mathematical reasoning and were created as part of the Mathematical Reasoning at GCSE project run by Cambridge Maths Hub. The tasks vary in difficulty, and include work on writing expressions, mutually exclusive and independent events, using probability diagrams (probability/frequency trees, Venn and 2-way table), combining probabilities of multiple events and forming and solving quadratic equations. They are not intended to be used all together; just pick and choose one or two suitable ones for your class. The Venn diagram task is an excellent idea I swiped from the amazing Mr Barton. A similar set of tasks on a different application of quadratic expressions can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebraic-area-reasoning-tasks-11838759. Please please consider leaving some feedback. I’d be really interested to hear which tasks you chose and how you used them!
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Algebraic Area Reasoning Tasks

Algebraic Area Reasoning Tasks

Several tasks all based on a WJEC GCSE question about forming and solving a quadratic equation for the area of two rectangles. These tasks are designed to improve students’ mathematical reasoning and were created as part of the Mathematical Reasoning at GCSE project run by Cambridge Maths Hub. The tasks vary in difficulty, and include forming expressions for various areas and perimeters, expressing proportional relationships, numerical and algebraic ratio tables and identifying reasonable assumptions. They are not intended to be used all together; just pick and choose one or two suitable ones for your class. Thanks to JustMaths for the collection of exam questions by topic where I found the original question. A similar set of tasks on a different application of quadratic expressions can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/probability-reasoning-tasks-11839057 and there is a more numerical approach to compound area in these tasks: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/compound-area-reasoning-tasks-11838514 All feedback very welcome. I’d be really interested to hear which tasks you chose and how you used them!
catrionashearer
Whole School Spring 1,2 and 3 blocks following White Rose

Whole School Spring 1,2 and 3 blocks following White Rose

*Note* Year Five Spring 3 will be added in due course. All teaching slides for Whole School White Rose Units for Spring 1,2 and 3. Influenced by recent maths hub CPD training and mastery/CPA approach to teaching mathematics. Includes reasoning and problem solving activities to explore, model and discuss in order to teach the underlying mathematical concepts. Follows ORDER of White Rose teaching guidance. Join the Facebook group ‘mastering primary maths’ for preview lessons in the files section :)
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Y6: Spring 1,2 and 3 blocks following White Rose

Y6: Spring 1,2 and 3 blocks following White Rose

All teaching slides for Y6 White Rose Units for Spring 1,2 and 3. Influenced by recent maths hub CPD training and mastery/CPA approach to teaching mathematics. Includes reasoning and problem solving activities to explore, model and discuss in order to teach the underlying mathematical concepts. Follows ORDER of White Rose teaching guidance. Join the Facebook group ‘mastering primary maths’ for preview lessons in the files section :)
xkarenx
Solving Equations - Differentiated (4 tier)

Solving Equations - Differentiated (4 tier)

Fully differentiated worksheet with step-by-step guide on solving equations. Simple - Two/Three step - Worded questions. Red - Amber - Green - Extension . I created this worksheet for a low ability year 8 class, so that they fully understand the nature of the “inverse” operation and apply it to solving equations.
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