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Probability Speed Dating

Probability Speed Dating

Two short activities to be run in a speed dating/quiz quiz trade style. Set one is on basic probability terminology and a bit of notation, whilst set two is a little more complex and involves questions which students have to calculate answers for. Can be easily split up to fit both into a single lesson, or use each as an introduction to separate lessons to get students a bit more active and engaged in learning. Simply print off each set and cut them out so each slip has a question and its corresponding answer on it (for a big class, this may mean having multiples of each question). Students approach one another and take it in turns to ask their question and give the other time to think. Once questions and answers have been shared and discussed, students swap questions and move on to another person. Due to the low number of questions, students may end up hearing and travelling with the same question on a few occasions, which helps with retention of the answer and gives them a chance to hear how other people may define or calculate answers. At the end of the time limit (I gave my A-Level group 5 minutes for the first section and 10 for the second as they are a group of only 7 students - for a bigger group, more time may be advisable to help students get a bigger spread of questions), collect in the slips and ask students to copy down all the information they can remember, in as much detail as they can. All answers can then be discussed on the board and students can fill in any gaps they had. I hope this help and I hope it gets your students involved in the process of learning... just avoid doing this first thing in the morning, as my 6th Form students had apparently come in still half asleep. :)
AlexPanebianco
GCSE  Higher exam-style questions:  Fractions, ratios and percentages

GCSE Higher exam-style questions: Fractions, ratios and percentages

This worksheet is aimed at students capable of attaining at least levels 4 to 7 of the new maths specification. This is a high-quality resource but priced low to encourage sales. Exercise 1 is a basic lead-in exercise in converting decimals to percentages, and vice versa, without using a calculator. Exercise 2, 3 and 4 are longer more challenging questions. Exercise 2 is based on application of a government levy to gas and electricity sales made by an energy company. Exercise 3 is based on the salt water content of a lake and comparing it to sea water, finding various ratios, masses, etc. Exercise 4, which is the longest exercise, is based on fuel deliveries made by a fuel distribution company, involving a range of calculations from fuel economy to Gross Profit Margin. A comprehensive answer sheet with full workings is appended to the worksheet. PLEASE CHECK the notes on calculating Net Sales before giving Exercise 4, part (j) to your students, as they will need some explanation of that term. DOCX and PDF worksheets supplied.
Kevald
Numerical Laws of Indices (inc fractional and negative) Lesson Bundle

Numerical Laws of Indices (inc fractional and negative) Lesson Bundle

This bundle includes three NEW 9-1 GCSE whole lessons and resources Including: 1) Numerical Laws of indices ( multiply, divide, powers of powers) 2) Numerical Indices (powers, roots, reciprocal, zero, half) 3) Fractional and Negative Laws of Indices Each resource includes; - Answers -starter activities -Fully modelled examples -Differentiated questions -Challenges -Quizzing activities to help with misconceptions -Examination style questions -Minimal Printing -Plus lots more teaching resources
MissBsResources
Numerical Laws of indices ( multiply, divide, (a^2)^3) Lesson: Examples, Differentiated & Exam Qs

Numerical Laws of indices ( multiply, divide, (a^2)^3) Lesson: Examples, Differentiated & Exam Qs

All answers are provided I've designed this lesson to build up students knowledge of the laws of indices. It begins with a stopwatch starter where students need to to answer 4 questions based around square and cube numbers and roots. This then leads to an exploration of the mathematical terminology base and index. Following this are a series of examples, mini whiteboard and differentiated questions. Multiply Index Numbers - 2 examples - 3 Mini Whiteboard Questions - Bronze, Silver & Gold Your Turn Section. Dividing Index Numbers - 3 examples - 4 Mini Whiteboard Questions - Bronze, Silver & Gold Your Turn Section. Power to a Further Power - 2 examples - 3 Mini Whiteboard Questions - Bronze, Silver & Gold Your Turn Section. The resource then in includes a differentiated focused activity which progressively gets harder. This gives students a chance to master and enhance their skills. It includes 5 separate sections: skills 1, 2 & 3 and a stretch 1 & 2. These are all displayed on the same slide for ease of use, however could be printed as a worksheet. Then to finish there is an application on how this could be seen in an exam situation with several exam style questions including answers. I hope you find this resource as useful as my students have. Any of the the slides could be printed as worksheets if you feel that would be easier for your class. Miss B
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