I’m super proud of this resource. I created it for an Ofsted observation and the HMI called it ‘Genius’. That was a first!
Aimed at KS4 SEND students, it’s got clear literacy and life skills links and can be easily adapted to suit most topics. I’ve left the WALT and differentiated WILFs to show how I used it, but the money cards blank so you can input whatever content that is most relevant to you.
Included:
Colourful, funny and pacy presentation with challenge opportunities and subject matter that the students can relate to.
Question cards with different monetary values (these are slides at the end of the presentation)
Engaging collaborative task
Opportunities for self-assessment
Full, detailed lesson plan
You can use fake money or create your own. I downloaded this fantastic resource and edited it to reflect my school: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/your-school-bank-notes-6160301
Please let me know how it goes, or leave some feedback/suggestions! I’d love to hear them.

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/probing-maths-questions-index-page/

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/probing-maths-questions-index-page/

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm

These resources cover some of the most important words in maths and have been used in numerous classes in TIMMS countries. This is an excellent activity which can encourage a rich variety of important skills and activities.

Fantastic collection of the successful Rich Words Activities. This set would cost £26 but is available for a limited time with 81% off the full price, making it a brilliant New Year Bargain at only £4.99.

In this FUN task, students create an algebra clock where equations are used instead of numbers for each hour. Students can keep their clock, or give it as a gift!
INCLUDED:
• pdf and Word (.docx) format so you can edit or tweak as you wish.
• Lesson Plan
• Smart Notebook file to accompany the lesson from beginning to end. (Minds On intro, Examples, rubric template to co-construct criteria with students)
• Student Handout with instructions, examples, answer template to complete and hand in. (The student can keep the actual clock... you just need the work!)
• Detailed Rubric with criteria for 4 levels
• Exemplar Clock Pictures - level 3 and 4 clocks to help students construct success criteria
Their knowledge of solving equations, simple and multi-step, through applying opposite operations is solidified and thoroughly tested as they work backwards and forwards to create and check their equations.
I found some great $3 clocks at a dollar store! Just make sure you are able to take them apart and reassemble them with a new background face inserted. I hope you enjoy this activity with your grade 8 or 9 class as much as I did with mine! Thanks, CalfordMath
Learning Goals:
• Apply inverse (or opposite) operations to an equality (equation) to isolate the variable.
• Simplify algebraic expressions (distribute, collect like terms, clear fractions by LCD or cross multiplying, etc.)
• Understand what it means for a value to be the solution to an equation (i.e. satisfy the equation.)
Common Core State Standards:
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.C.7.B
Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.1
Create equations and inequalities in one variable...
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.REI.A.1
Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method.
(Ontario, Canada)
Grade 9 Academic, MPM1D.NA2 - Manipulate numerical and polynomial expressions, and solve first-degree equations.
-NA2.1
simplify numerical expressions involving integers and rational numbers, with and without the use of technology
-NA2.3
relate their understanding of inverse operations to squaring and taking the square root, and apply inverse operations to simplify expressions and solve equations
-NA2.7
solve first-degree equations, including equations with fractional coefficients, using a variety of tools and strategies.