Resources that help pupils revise GCSE topics
If you are looking for a fresh way of revising the most important GCSE topics, this set of bingo resources could be just the thing. TES maths adviser Craig Barton stumbled upon them when he was preparing some revision lessons for a borderline C to D grade group.
The format is simple. Pupils have to put together a grid of numbers from an initial selection, and then each time an answer to a question matches one of their numbers, they tick it off. "It amazed me how simply adding this competitive twist meant that my bunch of lethargic 16-year-olds were suddenly attentive and eager to win," says Mr Barton.
Careful selection of questions will help you to work out where the areas of need are, and are written in PowerPoint so you can edit them accordingly. One of the authors of the collection, Zebfreidman, says: "We have used them for starters, plenaries and for revision."
Algebra bingo, for example, includes a list of equations, co-ordinates to calculate and expanding brackets. In probability bingo, the answers on the grid correspond to statements such as the probability of getting two heads if two coins are flipped.