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

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.
BerylliumBaboon
Averages Lesson

Averages Lesson

Functional Skills/GCSE Foundation- Lesson on finding mean, median, mode and range. Contains a presentation with an activity based on measuring hand size and comparing with hand size of a basketball player (video included) and bingo plenary and accompanying workbook. Included in workbook are exam type questions, an averages codebreaker and a number of other extension activities. A homework also included.
gazza1973
Numeracy Assessment Interactive Spreadsheet

Numeracy Assessment Interactive Spreadsheet

This is a complete numeracy package called 'Lighthouses', the contents of which was developed with colleagues in the Millais Alliance Teaching School. The download is an Excel workbook. There are nine spreadsheets in total, covering key numeracy topics throughout GCSE. The idea is that the questions can be done without a calculator, and there are helpful record sheets included in the package. Click the rubber to start, enter in your answers in the yellow boxes and click the black rectangle to mark it all. 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 'rubber' 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!
Ralphbutcher
Estimating Mean from Grouped Distribution Interactive Spreadsheet

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!
Ralphbutcher
Practice Exam Style Mean Averages Question Interactive Spreadsheet

Practice Exam Style Mean Averages Question Interactive Spreadsheet

An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheet to practice the GCSE skill of utilising a mean average to calculate information. 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!
Ralphbutcher
Multiplication,Division and Conversion workbook

Multiplication,Division and Conversion workbook

Workbook with worksheets on Multiplication, Division and Conversion. Includes questions on multiplying and dividing decimals, long division and multiplication as well as word problems on each subject area.Also comes complete with answers. Suitable for for upper KS2/KS3 Students. Can be used as a homework booklet.
loretta3