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Standard Form Reasoning Tasks

Standard Form Reasoning Tasks

Several tasks all based an Edexcel GCSE question (from the specimen papers) about standard form and substitution. 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 ratio, surface area and volume of spheres, units of compound measures, density and direct/inverse proportion. 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. If you’re after a similar task that focuses more explicitly on surface area, volume and density, you might like https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/density-and-volume-reasoning-tasks-11837600. Please consider leaving some feedback. I’d be really interested to hear which tasks you chose and how you used them!
catrionashearer
Measurement: Conversion of units, UKS2 (Mastery / Singapore approach)

Measurement: Conversion of units, UKS2 (Mastery / Singapore approach)

A comprehensive run-through of conversions between and calculations using both metric and imperial units of measurement. Can be used in tandem with maths mastery / Singapore / Shanghai numeracy schemes, like White Rose Lessons include: converting and calculating using metric measures; converting and calculating using miles and kilometres; converting and calculating using imperial measures, including feet, inches, pounds, ounces and their relationships to mm, cm and m, and grams and kilograms respectively. All resources designed to engage learners using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. At least a week of lessons included in the PowerPoint, with hundreds of slides! Great for Year 5 or Year 6; upper Key Stage Two (KS2); even Key Stage Three (KS3)
abelarden
Speed and Fuel Economy Reasoning Tasks

Speed and Fuel Economy Reasoning Tasks

Several tasks all based on a WJEC Eduqas GCSE question about average speed and petrol costs. 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 proportional reasoning (direct and inverse), metric to imperial unit conversions, units of time conversions, average speed and fuel economy. 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 exam question by topic packs where I found the original question. If you’d like to see some similar tasks on other compound measures, take a look at this resource about surface gravity (using standard form) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/standard-form-reasoning-tasks-11839225 or this resource about density https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/density-and-volume-reasoning-tasks-11837600 All feedback very welcome. I’d be really interested to hear which tasks you chose and how you used them!
catrionashearer
P.I.P Lines

P.I.P Lines

P.I.P Lines! Or Parallel, Intersecting and Perpendicular! A vocabulary matching activity, plus two grand mastery challenge activities!
VocabularyNinja
Codebreaker Bundle - February 2018

Codebreaker Bundle - February 2018

Twenty two codebreakers on various topics including bearings, similarity, scale drawing, simultaneous equations (linear/quadratic), circles, angles, transforming functions, metric units, Pythagoras and trigonometry and 3D views. The usual format of correct answers revealing the punchline to a cheesy joke.
alutwyche
Distance Speed Graph

Distance Speed Graph

An Excel File that generates and a one-away distance-time graph with answers. new versions can be generated by clicking on F9 the graph will adjust to produce a new set of values and answers. the data can be worked to find distance, time or speed. the graph line can also be deleted for pupils to plot the data. For practice, several can be generated and masters with the answers hidden when copies are made. The "sheet code" can be used for matching later. All the raw data is behind the graph and can be seen by moving it to one side.
paulekudo
Problem Solving Video - Dumbo Distance & Time

Problem Solving Video - Dumbo Distance & Time

A video to be used in class either as a starter, to consolidate learning or even as homework. This video poses a real life area problem which requires Maths to solve. Designed to highlight the application of Maths, this video tests understanding of circles and speed/distance/time calculations. It is a good challenge for a GCSE class. Many other problem solving videos available.
SteveJonesMaths
Problem Solving Video - Disney Moving Walkway

Problem Solving Video - Disney Moving Walkway

A video to be used in class either as a starter, to consolidate learning or even as homework. This video poses a real life area problem which requires Maths to solve. Designed to highlight the application of Maths, this video tests understanding of speed, distance & time calculations in a fun way. Many other problem solving videos available.
SteveJonesMaths
Converting Measures - Show you know quiz/ mini-assessment

Converting Measures - Show you know quiz/ mini-assessment

An assessment that can be used to check children's knowledge and understanding when it comes to converting measures. Written with Year 6 in mind but could be used in other year groups. It can be used as a pre and post teaching assessment or a post teaching assessment to check what children have retained. Answers are included.
krisgreg30