Introduce students to square and cube numbers, and use a multilink investigation to guide them through the conceptual learning of what they really mean. Students then use their understanding of square and cube numbers to apply to other powers with the extension worksheet. I used this with a middle ability Y9 group, and a bottom set Y11.
A brilliant maths investigation focusing on working out how many squares there are on a chessboard. Can be used in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, however I have had most success in upper KS2. Looking at problem solving and working systematically to spot mathematical patterns, this maths investigation should allow pupils to discover the link with square numbers.
The PowerPoint is very clear and works through the investigation step by step - however, the children get plenty of time to investigate independently. The PowerPoint includes an 'Odd One Out' maths starter and 'Self Assessment/Next Steps' at the end of the lesson.
Calling all Year 5 and Year 6 primary teachers (and KS3 maths teachers too!) Do your students struggle with the new SATs maths arithmetic tests? Then use this Excel arithmetic test worksheet creator to create UNLIMITED practice tests for your pupils. I used the 2016 sample paper as a basis for these questions.
We used these tests for a year and it really boosted our arithmetic scores for the SATs tests in May 2016.
It couldn't be simpler to use.
Open the file in Excel (MAKE SURE THAT YOU "ENABLE MACROS") and it will produce a different test EVERY TIME! If you need to produce a different test, either open up the file again OR just press the "Randomise" button (or F9 on your keyboard). If you want to just print the questions, press the "Print Questions" button. If you want to print the answers, press the "Print Answers" button.
Please note that you need Excel to use this file (Tested on Excel 2007).
If you like this resource and enough people buy it and comment then I will make another version based on the actual 2016 SATs maths arithmetic test.
These are homework sheets which also contain a QR code to a tutorial video if the students require. I have used similar before and parents (and children) have found the QR code very useful and should avoid the "I don't get it" excuse as they can get help via the QR code. The tutorials have been made using the app Explain Everything if you are interested. Topics covered include indices, time (calculations etc), rounding and estimations, place value, multiples and factors, numerical sequences, long multiplication and division. Each sheet comes with answers.
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