A worksheet with 15 questions and 16 answers where pupils need to eliminate the correct answers to find the odd one out (work out the left over answer). Topics are: factors, HCF, primes, multiples, square numbers, even/ odd numbers. A good resource for consolidation of these topics. Final answer on this worksheet is 21. (Note: see also "Odd one out" worksheets on square numbers, cube numbers and roots, and BIDMAS).
A puzzle type worksheet with 15 questions and 16 answers where pupils need to eliminate the correct answers to find the odd one out (work out the left over answer). Topics are: square and cube numbers, square and cube roots. A good resource for consolidation of these topics. Answer for this worksheet is 16. (Note: I have made similar worksheets for BIDMAS and multiples/factors/square numbers).
20 questions on 1 A4 sheet suitable for KS3 and KS4. Answers are included **This is a free sample. Bundles are available: search on ‘lunchbox1’ ** This worksheet is designed to be used as a non-calculator test sheet, although it could be renamed to become a homework sheet. Depending on the class ability and level of difficulty I give 7 - 10 minutes for the test and then about 5 minutes to discuss some answers and methods. Suitable for all year 7 classes, middle/ lower year 8 and 9 classes and lower year 10 and 11 classes. Questions are on various topics including: arithmetic, fractions, percentages, decimals, algebra substitution and simplifying, lengths/ distance conversions, probability, factors, primes, squaring and square rooting and some shape symmetry/ drawing. The level of difficulty gradually builds over time. I am uploading the following bundles (all contain answers): Quick 20 tests - Foundation level 1 - 10 Quick 20 tests - Foundation level 11 - 20 Quick 20 tests - Higher level 1 - 10 Quick 20 tests - Higher level 11 - 20 Quick 20 tests- Higher Prep 1 - 10
15 questions with 16 answers where pupils work out the substitution answers and eliminate the possible answers in the middle to leave one remaining answer. Final remaining answer is 84. Only 3 variables a, b and c with whole numbers are used. (Good resource for plenary/ consolidation of substitution. Could be used for high ability year 6 through to low ability year 11.) I have uploaded similar worksheets on factors, multiples, BIDMAS, powers and roots.
FOUR different maths bingo games suitable for years 7 to 11 all abilities. I have never met a class who don’t like doing these Bingo games. This resource is designed to be a fun activity (10 - 15 mins each game) for KS3 and KS4 pupils. Students choose any 9 numbers between 1 and 20 and write them in a 3 x 3 grid. Each bingo game has 20 questions (with answers) and students cross off the number from their bingo grid if they have it. The first pupil to get all 9 numbers shouts ‘Bingo’ (and could win a prize?). Teachers can pick different students to answer the questions and then pass on to the whole class if the student cannot get the correct answer. Topics covered: short BIDMAS questions, squared numbers, square roots, cube numbers, Roman numerals and some general knowledge questions including history, geography and French. The resource is 1 compact A4 sheet that contains all the questions and answers for 4 Bingo games. It is designed in mind to be printed and blue-tacked to your classroom wall for whenever you need a fun filler activity to do in a lesson. You could also (at a later time) read the questions in reverse to make 8 games out of it. Please see other free and paid for resources by me: search under “Lunchbox1”. Thank you
2 A4 sides with questions on quadratic sequences (or could be used as a test). Questions include next numbers in sequences finding the nth term and finding a term in the sequence. Followed by 2 A4 sides with answers. Suitable for years 8-11 higher and middle ability sets. L/O: To find nth term formula of quadratic sequences and find the term given a number in the sequence.
20 questions on 1 A4 sheet suitable for KS3 and KS4. Answers are included This bundle has tests for ‘Higher’ 1 - 10 (followed by tests complete with the answers). These tests/ worksheets are designed to be used as a non-calculator test, although it could be renamed to become a homework sheet. Depending on the class ability and level of difficulty I suggest giving 8 - 12 minutes for the test and then about 5 minutes to discuss some of the answers and methods. **These Quick 20 Higher tests are suitable for top ability classes in years 8, 9, 10 and 11. For even more challenge I will upload ‘Quick 20 Higher Prep tests’, for middle/ lower sets try the ‘Quick 20 Foundation level’. ** Questions in this Higher bundle are on various topics including: arithmetic including with fractions and mixed numbers, BIDMAS, indices, converting percentages, multiplying decimals, algebraic substitution and simplifying, speed/ distance/ time, probability, factors, standard form (with some calculations), Pythagoras’, some averages with range and IQR plus a few ‘wild card’ maths general knowledge questions thrown in for fun! The level of difficulty gradually builds over time with plenty of interleaving of topics and when I introduce some higher level topics I balance this with a few easier questions to compensate. I test my classes weekly to improve memory recall and the pupils seem to enjoy the competitive aspect of it. I am working on uploading the following bundles (all will contain answers): Quick 20 tests - Foundation level 1 - 10 Quick 20 tests - Foundation level 11 - 20 Quick 20 tests - Higher level 1 - 10 Quick 20 tests - Higher level 11 - 20 Quick 20 tests- Higher Prep 1 - 10
10 individual tests, each with 20 questions. Answers included. Suitable for higher ability sets KS3 and KS4. This is tests 11-20 higher. Other bundles have been uploaded. Topics include: indices, rearranging equations/ changing the subject, formula recall, functions, sequences, percentages, product of prime factors, proportion, standard form, gradients of linear equations, expanding, factorising.
A literacy boost in maths lessons! 80 common maths words, split in to 4 groups of 20. 2 lists per A4 sheet. Print out, photocopy, get pupils to stick them in their maths books or planners and test them weekly on these words. (Weeks 1 to 4, 20 words from each weekly list, then week 5 could be any 20 words from the whole list). Objective: Improve the spelling of frequently used maths words. (Also, to reinforce the definitions of the words when doing the spelling test). Aimed at: years 7 to 11, all ability groups. May be suitable for some high ability year 6 classes.
"Quick 20" Higher Bundle tests 21-30. 10 tests with 20 questions (and answers). HIGH ability KS3 KS4
This is the third bundle of 10 tests suitable for higher ability classes in KS3 and KS4. Each download has 10 tests, each with 20 questions and is followed by a complete set of answers. All the tests are designed to be non-calculator. I usually allow 7 minutes to 9 minutes depending on the classes ability. I would suggest start at 7 minutes then add 1 or 2 minutes if needed. The tests gradually increase in challenge and topics are interleaved to reinforce key skills/ methods needed for the higher maths GCSEs. Topics include: BIDMAS calculations, solving inequalities, inequalities on a number line, arithmetic with fractions and decimals, standard form, algebraic fractions, HCF, rearranging equations/ change the subject, sequences (linear, quadratic, geometric and Fibonacci), prime factor decomposition, boxplots, expanding, factorising and simplifying, direct and inverse proportion, substitution in to functions, bounds, simplifying surds, exact trig values, gradients and midpoints from coordinates. I have uploaded other test series as well as various worksheets/ activities. Please search on lunchbox1 for more. ** Please rate/ comment** Thank you
Powerpoint and worksheet plotting coordinates on a grid (-10 to +10 axis). The picture builds up to create a castle image. Suitable for years 6 to 9 depending on ability. Once coloured in, this activity is great for making a classroom wall display. I have used this in years 7,8 and 9 they all enjoyed it, just allow more time for the younger ones to finish. Extension idea: Create your own image with coordinates on a blank grid for other pupils to try.
A puzzle type worksheet with 15 questions and 16 answers where pupils eliminate the correct answers to find the odd one out (the left over answer). BIDMAS topic with challenging use of brackets, indices etc. (I have also uploaded an easier version of BIDMAS, plus other topics). Answer to this worksheet is 121. Could be used for extension work/ differentiation to the easier worksheet/ consolidation of topic activity. Can be done without calculators.
A worksheet with 15 questions and 16 answers where pupils need to eliminate the correct answers to find the odd one out (work out the left over answer). Topics are: BIDMAS. A good resource for consolidation of these topics. Answer to this worksheet is 49. (Other similar worksheets on primes, factors and square/ cube numbers and roots have been uploaded).
A puzzle activity worksheet with 15 questions and 16 answers, where pupils have to solve them all to find the leftover answer. Here you add, subtract, multiply and divide with positive and negative numbers. (Answer 12). Good to use for consolidation or revision of negative directed numbers topic. Suitable for years 7 to 11 depending on ability. (Note: I have uploaded other similar worksheets on other secondary maths topics).
Puzzle worksheet with 16 answers and 15 questions where pupils eliminate the correct answers to leave one remaining unused answer. Answer to this worksheet is -38. There are 5 variables and a range of questions to test knowledge of BIDMAS, positive and negative numbers and substitution. Ideal resource for extension work, consolidation of topic knowledge or class/ group competition. Suitable for very high ability year 7 pupils through to medium ability year 11. (Note: I have uploaded an easier version of this substitution worksheet in Algebra, plus other topics in this worksheet format).
A puzzle activity type worksheet with 15 questions and 16 answers, where pupils work out all the questions, crossing off the answers to find the remaining left over answer. Here numbers are rounded to 1, 2 or 3 significant figures (including decimal numbers). (Answer is 25). Suitable for consolidation or revision of the topic. Ideal for years 7 to 11 depending on ability. (Note: I have uploaded lots of similar worksheets on other secondary maths topics).
L/O: To plot and then comment on transformations of a function. Worksheet activity where students type in basic function f(x)=x squared into Desmos or GeoGebra and then do various transformations of this function. Students plot and draw what happens on the graphs and make a comment about what they find. Comment sections are scaffolded to guide pupils in describing the transformation. The worksheet is 4 sides of A4, with a gradual increase in difficulty. I have used this with high ability year 7 and 8 classes, plus high and middle ability year 9, 10 and 11 classes. Transforming function graphs (translations and reflections of non-trigonometric graphs) is grade 7 on the new GCSE 9-1 scale. As an unprotected Word document you can edit it as required.
This is a free sample of a “Quick 20” maths test for higher ability pupils. I have uploaded bundles of tests: 1 -10, 11 - 20 and 21 - 30. The tests are designed to be non-calculator, have a variety of topics, and a slight graduation in level of challenge as the tests progess. Usually the higher series of tests would suit the higher ability maths classes in years 9, 10 and 11 or any classes that need a bit of challenge. Tests typically take 7 to 8 minutes to complete but increase time accordingly for later tests to about 9 to 10 minutes. I have also uploaded Quick 20 foundation level maths tests and other rsources. Please search “lunchbox1” on TES to find my other bundles and resources.