Back to basics

28th February 2014 at 00:00
Superheroes and aliens face off this week in our collection of fun maths resources. But the highlight may just be a collection of laugh-out- loud pie charts (yes, really)

1. Now Venn

What is it? Worksheets featuring garish aliens, activity ideas and a supporting presentation to help students understand Venn and Carroll diagrams

What users say "A lifesaver for my teacher trainers."

2. The transporter

What is it? A task that asks students to interpret pictograms linked to transport

What users say "An attractive and easy-to-follow worksheet that the class will enjoy."

3. Bar necessities

What is it? A presentation to generate discussion about an unlabelled bar chart

What users say "Just what I was looking for. I have to teach a lesson on bar charts as part of a job interview and this resource will be a big help."

4. Lined up

What is it? An introduction to line graphs

What users say "I teach in Australia where the Year 7s have never seen a line graph before, so this is a great activity to help them and then set them challenging targets."

5. Try conversion

What is it? An introductory lesson on conversion graphs

What users say "Great presentation. It will really help my students to understand something that is tricky to teach."

6. Talk the walk

What is it? A timetables activity based on an imaginary charity walk

What users say "Perfect for low ability."

7. Leafing through

What is it? A worksheet to help students to draw and read stem and leaf diagrams

What users say "I have a very mixed low-ability class. An excellent- looking, well-differentiated worksheet."

8. Pie chortles

What is it? A selection of humorous pie charts

What users say "Kids love `em, other staff love `em - even saw the principal having a laugh."

9. Two-way tables

What is it? A worksheet to practise exam-style questions on two-way tables

What users say "Great to get progression from having the table drawn already to students having to construct it."

10. Superstats

What is it? Top Trumps-style cards on a superhero theme, with statistics that can be used to plot scatter graphs

What users say "I used this as the basis for an observed lesson. Got `outstanding' for the first time on new standards."


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