KS3 / KS4 Maths Plans and ElevationsQuick View

KS3 / KS4 Maths Plans and Elevations

Real life plans and elevations - match the house plans to the images. Not as easy as it looks! There are two sets included here, one easier and one harder. When was the last time you actually used a plan or elevation to teach this topic? This is a real life task based on real life house plans, great for getting students to discuss their geometrical reasoning and measurements.

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Treasure Hunts Maths ActivityQuick View

Treasure Hunts Maths Activity

A number / algebra activity based on a treasure hunt. An old favourite. Ideal for KS3 / GCSE. Pupils work out the calculations then colour in the corresponding square on the treasure map, the single remaining square is where the treaure is buried. A great way to make pupils do 50 sums! To follow up, ask pupils to create thier own treasure hunts for you to copy and friends to complete.

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Core 2 (AQA) Revision NotesQuick View

Core 2 (AQA) Revision Notes

AQA Core 2 Revision. All the formulae required on a single A4 side. Word document. Split into those to remember and those given in the formula book. Tested and much appreciated by students in my class!

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Do Aliens ExistQuick View

Do Aliens Exist

A high school assembly presentation on the search for & implications of alien life. A 10-15 minute talk on various sensible aspects concerned with the question of alien life. Use the commentary alongside the presentation/link. This assembly was very well received by all yeargroups at my school and would also work well as a starting point for a citizenship, physics or applied science lesson.

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Proving Trig IdentitiesQuick View

Proving Trig Identities

Prove the trigonometric identities by matching up the peices, (steps) in the correct order. Supports students by providing the steps, and avoiding alebraic mistakes that confuse the key learning outcomes, whilst challenging them to understand the order and making connections between each step. Answers Included.

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Guess the TunesQuick View

Guess the Tunes

A great end of term activity that pupils always enjoy. Teaches knowledge and awareness of culture and media. Can you guess the song, film, tv show, musical, disney... great fun!

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Maths GCSE & A Level Past PapersQuick View

Maths GCSE & A Level Past Papers

A large collection of past papers with markschemes for GCSE, A Level & Functional Skills across all exam boards; AQA, Edexcel é OCR. Great for using in class on the IWB or setting for homework. Supports student self-study by encouraging individual revision and access to markschemes as necessary. Decrease your photocopy bill by emailing the link to students for them to access at home!

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ISS Earth CircumferenceQuick View

ISS Earth Circumference

KS3 and GCSE, circles (circumference formula) activity.\nReal life application of circumference of a circle formula to work out the circumference of the Earth using altitude, speed and orbital time of the International Space Station. A good extension task is to then find percentage error between this answer and actual answer.\nTeachers notes, internet links, the answer and workings are included, in both miles and kilometres, together with printer-friendly version of main slide.

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Mental Math Tests - KS3 / GCSEQuick View

Mental Math Tests - KS3 / GCSE

An excel file for generating endless mental arithmetic practise. Press F9 to recalculate the questions.\n\n'By the end of Yr9/10/11 you should be able to do all of these questions quickly and in your head'.\n\nMore like this on my website www.colmanweb.co.uk\n\nGood for Assessing pupil progress.

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Differentiation PuzzleQuick View

Differentiation Puzzle

** Error now corrected.\n\nMatchup the:\nEquation,\nDifferential equation,\nSpecific coordinate,\nGradient at specific point, \nStationary points and \nTangent. \n\nIncludes two versions; one Core 1, one Core 2 9use this to extend). Includes Geogebra file used (edit the equation to fit) and images of the graphs used (use this to support).\n\nProbably better printed on A3 if possible.

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Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Tough Recap!Quick View

Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Tough Recap!

This is a set of chain rule, product rule and quotient rule differentiation questions for students to check their understanding (and/or recollection). The activity is divided into one set each of chain, product and quotient rule questions with each set consisting of easy, medium and hard questions (the rows) as well as polynomial, trigonometrical and exponential equations (the columns). Tried and tested on my Year 13 students (single maths and further maths students) who have enjoyed recapping their knowledge with this task this week. And the best bit... answers included!

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Top Mathematicians (History Math) match up cardsQuick View

Top Mathematicians (History Math) match up cards

A match up cards activity on famous mathematicians and history of maths. Pupils use ICT to find information to match up cards of names, dates, pictures, most famous for, something else interesting and something about the person. \nSuitable for A Level and more able KS3 & KS4 classes. Tried with my Yr12 classes recently and they loved it! \nThere are many more good activities at www.colmanweb.co.uk

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KS3 Mental TestsQuick View

KS3 Mental Tests

An interactive site thats great for improving pupils mental arithmetic. Here is every question from the 2002-09 key stage 3 mental tests, broken down into individual questions and categorised by test, topic, time allowed. Easy to use on the interactive board, the questions pop-up as you click them with answers another click away. Tested and approved by real pupils!

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Total Solar Eclipse (Math of)Quick View

Total Solar Eclipse (Math of)

This is a similar triangles activity based on the real life science behind a total solar eclipse. Use the inspiring context of what a total solar eclipse is and why it causes a path of shadow on the Earth to engage students in proportional reasoning. \n\nEasier and harder version of the main task each followed by several extension tasks including a metric/imperial measures exercise and a practical ‘pin hole camera’ activity where students calculate distance to and/or size of the sun.\n\nTwo tasks, answers, lesson plan, lesson bullet points, internet links and eclipse map included.

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Gravity and the Inverse Square LawQuick View

Gravity and the Inverse Square Law

GCSE higher, inverse proportion activity/worksheet. \n\nMathematics, Physics cross-curricular task based on applying the inverse square law to Newton’s laws of gravity. \n\nIn this real life application of inverse proportion, pupils will investigate how gravity fields on various planets are inversely proportional to their radius and, subsequently, how they are related to their mass. This is followed by some particularly testing questions to really check pupil’s mathematical, physical and logical reasoning.\n\nAnswers and internet links included.

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Special RatiosQuick View

Special Ratios

Nice ideas kickstart students investigations into the special values of pi, phi (golden ratio) and root2. Students will investigate the relationship between a circles diameter and its circumference and area, the numbers of the fibonacci sequence and real life and then the relationship between A3, A4, A5 paper.

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Great maths website - ColmanwebQuick View

Great maths website - Colmanweb

A large collection of tried and tested Maths resources and Space & Astronomy education resources for teachers é students. Many 'Ofsted' outstanding resources, real life applications of high school Maths together with some great SMSC ideas too. Resources sorted by number, algebra, shapeéspace, statistics. KS3, KS4 and A Level.

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Great Maths Reading BooksQuick View

Great Maths Reading Books

To compliment the current emphasis on reading, enjoy this poster-list of some of the best mathematics reading books. Books range from KS3 to KS5 but are all enthralling and some are simply must reads for A Level Maths students. QR codes take you direct to the Amazon page where you can purchase the books.

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Seasons on SaturnQuick View

Seasons on Saturn

KS3 (with support) & KS4, application of standard (right-angle) trigonometry and transformations of curves. \n\nThis task involves students making and using measurements from Hubble Space Telescope images to determine Saturn’s orbital period and then transform the sin curve using the excel file to establish when it will next appear ‘edge-on’. Lots of geometrical reasoning, problem solving and ICT. \n\nTeachers notes, internet links, images, Excel file and Powerpoint animation included.

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Keplar's Third LawQuick View

Keplar's Third Law

GCSE higher extension, proportion activity. \n\nMathematics, Physics cross-curricular task based on exploring Keplar’s third law. \n\nStudents learn how to apply this to the planets, as they orbit the sun, and then to the moon, space station and geostationary satellites, as they orbit the Earth.\n\nAnswers, internet links and lesson plan included.

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