Algebraic Vocabulary Match-Up Cards (Term, Expression, Equation, Identity, Formula, Function)Quick View
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Algebraic Vocabulary Match-Up Cards (Term, Expression, Equation, Identity, Formula, Function)

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Used with a Year 9 set. I have found it difficult to engage students when teaching the vocabulary of algebra, so tried this activity with them. I have included a list of definitions (tailored to use more student-friendly language), which students referred to when completing the activity - I have not included the equivalence sign in the identities, to challenge the students a little more. It raised some interesting questions about the use of "Equation of a Line" for "y = mx + c", and whether that really was an equation, or a function.
Equivalent Fractions Match-Up CardsQuick View
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Equivalent Fractions Match-Up Cards

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Used with a Year 7 mixed ability class. The cards should sort into three piles (2/5, 1/3 and 3/4). Includes multiple representations for each fraction and equivalent fractions. the black shading represents the numerator of the fraction, with the grid and spot representations.
Drawing Linear Graphs - Cover-Up MethodQuick View
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Drawing Linear Graphs - Cover-Up Method

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Used with Year 8 high attainers, as part of a three lesson series on drawing linear graphs. Includes a worked example to be stuck onto books, followed by a 4-question worksheet with extension.
What is Your Job and What Maths is Involved? Display ResourcesQuick View
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What is Your Job and What Maths is Involved? Display Resources

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A very comprehensive set of slides which could be used for displays in a Maths area. The information comes from the lovely posters at Mumsnet, who were asked whether they used maths in their jobs, and to describe what they did. I have pretty much copied and pasted the replies, correcting only for SPaG and putting all quotes into the first person, so there are several duplicates (e.g. nurse, solicitor). Hopefully it will help students and parents to understand the context of maths outside of the classroom environment! UPDATE September 2019. I have included a second file which contains more contributions from Mumsnet posters. There are some brilliant and unusual contributions!
Transformations - Reflections WorksheetQuick View
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Transformations - Reflections Worksheet

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A worksheet for use at KS3. Students are required to: - Reflect a shape in horizontal and vertical mirror lines - Reflect a shape in diagonal mirror lines Extension exercise requires students to reflect shapes on a coordinate grid, including the x and y-axes, the line x = 1 and the line y = x Solutions are included.
Comparing FDP of Amounts - I Would Rather.... StarterQuick View
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Comparing FDP of Amounts - I Would Rather.... Starter

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I used this as a whiteboard starter activity with a Year 9 middle attainment set. Students are given five scenarios - in each scenario they must choose whether they would prefer one of two options. Students are required to compare fractions, decimals or percentages of different amounts in each case. This activity was useful for assessing student recall of the topic from Year 8 and helped to shape what revision needed to be done in the introductory lesson of the topic.
Revision Lesson and Activities - AlgebraQuick View
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Revision Lesson and Activities - Algebra

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This is a complete lesson for revising the following algebra topics at KS3 and 4: - Rules of algebra - Solving linear equations - Algebraic fractions - Changing the subject - Simultaneous equations Begins with whiteboard work for assessment, then moves to 5 mini-treasure hunts. I printed each treasure hunt on different coloured paper and let the students choose which they wanted to start on. Includes a treasure hunt template for students to fill in, "Before" and "After" self-evaluation forms and an extension worksheet.
Estimating Metric Units Round the Room LoopQuick View
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Estimating Metric Units Round the Room Loop

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I used this activity with a high attaining Year 8 class. Each student was given a slip, with the answer to one question leading onto the question for the next. It got the students thinking about real life masses, lengths and capacities and was a fun (and rowdy!) session.
Forming Expressions - Billy's FamilyQuick View
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Forming Expressions - Billy's Family

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Used as a starter exercise at KS3 and lower attainment KS4, with students working on whiteboards. A single Powerpoint slide, starting with Billy, who is x years old. Information is then given about different members of Billy's family, and the students must work out the expression which would represent their ages.
Plotting and Sketching Quadratic GraphsQuick View
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Plotting and Sketching Quadratic Graphs

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3 worksheets for: - Plotting quadratic graphs which can be factorised - Plotting quadratic graphs which cannot be factorised - Looking at how quadratic graphs can be sketched rather than plotted. Each worksheet is laid out to be printed on A4 paper. Answers are included.