This is a PowerPoint document that contains 150 questions from past UKMT Junior Maths Challenges, with solutions. Using the buttons you can get a random question for your class to answer, and then discuss the solution. Produced and distributed with the kind permision of UKMT. Let me know what you think!
Students are presented with 5 questions, and two answers for each. They must identify which is correct and which is wrong. Solutions provided. The second sheet (the template) is a blank copy to get students to make their own Tick or Trash activity on Circle Theorems. Let me know what you think.
Students are given 10 expressions with brackets in them, and two anwsers for each. They must identify which answer is correct. The wrong ones are designed to catch key misconceptions. Solutions provided. Let me know what you think.
A crime has been committed and pupils have to use their bearing skills to locate the various aspects of the investigation. Lots of drawing bearings practice in a setting of murder. Updated to include the solutions! Now includes an Autograph file that students can use to help in their investigation.
In this project, KS3/KS4 students follow the whole data handling cycle to create a poster of the 'Average Student' in their class. With detailed teachers' notes, and a project sheet to give out to your students, this project will challenge them to design a questionnaire, collect data, analyse and present their findings, whilst producing a wonderful display in the process. Comments appreciated.
Two sets of Loop Cards on finding lengths and angles in right angled triangles using Trigonometry. Set B is slightly more tricky than Set A, mainly in identifying which side is which. The answers are given on the final page, both sets have the same order. Great as a recap of the skills needed in Trigonometry.
In this activity you have to mark the answers provided by two different students, correcting any mistakes as you go. Let me know what you think.
A challenging tarsia on using BIDMAS but with negative numbers built in as well. With lots of similar answers, and misconceptions addressed, this puzzle should get them all thinking. Also has a built in extension with an extra question round the outside. Let me know what you think.
This test uses skills from Pythagoras Theorem and Trigonometry. Starting with simple questions, the ones towards the end are much more thought provoking.
There are 20 straight line graphs and 4 quadratic graphs, and 24 equations of graphs. Students must match up the graphs to the equations. This can be done in groups, or stick the equations up on the wall around the classroom, and get individuals to find each graph. Let me know what you think.
Combining a vast array of topics from Shape and Measures, this is the ulimate end of year project. The basic idea is to construct a scale model of the school buildings. In doing this, the students must use a whole host of skills they have developed, including: measuring; scales; Pythagoras; Trigonometry; designing Nets; plans and elevations. It also has extension problems involving surface area and volume. Included in the file is a sheet to give to students with instructions of the task, and also a set of teacher's notes. If you use this resource, feedback of how it went is really appreciated.
This is a PowerPoint document that contains 150 questions from past UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenges, with solutions. Using the buttons you can get a random question for your class to answer, and then discuss the solution. Produced and distributed with the kind permision of UKMT. Let me know what you think!
This is a project that involves students researching a famous mathematician, and writing about both his life and his maths. Designed to incorporate both some mathematical thinking and clear links with literacy and ICT use. I know lots of schools do a very similar project, would be interested to hear how you do it differently. Comments always welcome.
In this mystery you have to use all the information given to calculate how much it will cost to renovate my garden, and also how long it will take to do the work. Mysteries are great for getting pupils to think laterally, and this one uses skills in fractions, percentages and area. Feedback always welcome.
This is a PowerPoint document that contains 150 questions from past UKMT Senior Maths Challenges, with solutions. Using the buttons you can get a random question for your class to answer, and then discuss the solution. Produced and distributed with the kind permision of UKMT. Let me know what you think!
A worksheet on solving quadratic equations with a twist. Students solve each quadratic equation by factorising (all higher level quadratics with a>1), and as they get answers they search the room for the card which contains the answer they have, and write down the word on that card. When finshed, they reveal a cheesey maths joke. Gets them out of their seats and engaged in doing 10 questions on this.
Fill in the 25 questions and answers, under 5 topics, with questions getting progressively harder. Then project on the board, an click the buttons to select which topic and difficulty students select.
A worksheet designed to explore the amazing puzzle game the Towers of Hanoi. Use the worksheet and the circles provided to create a quick model of the situation up to 6 discs. The discs are given in two formats, either individual sheets of 1 each, or sheets containing lots of each size. There is also an interactive version to display on the board that has a solve function up to 8 discs (this is not my creation, but merely a link to one I found online). Let me know if you find this useful.
A Tarsia activity on collecting like terms, with a mixture of difficulties built in (one variable up to three variables). Round the outside are common misconceptions relating to some of the questions (in particular things like 2a+3b = 5ab).
A Tarsia jigsaw on functions. Includes questions on values of functions, inverse functions and composite functions. Good revision activity.
A tarsia puzzle on C3 differentiation and integration, including chain rule, product rule, quotient rule, exponentials and logarithms. Round the outside is a reminder of all the important formulae and things they need to know. Designed for OCR. Let me know what you think!