Tes Maths: Cover lesson collection

Craig Barton
13th February 2020
TES Maths, secondary, cover lesson, collection, secondary, KS3, KS4, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11

Detailed lesson ideas to help you prepare valuable cover work 

It is always handy to have a stock of cover lessons up your sleeve, in case you're off sick, going on a course or left in the lurch by a colleague. And with the exams on the horizon, I find that this becomes more important than ever.

Good-quality cover work needs to have clear instructions and be plentiful, so that students don't finish it all in five minutes. For the non-maths specialist covering your class, it's also very useful if it comes complete with answers.

With that in mind, here is a selection of the best cover lessons from the Tes Maths community.

Craig Barton, Tes Maths adviser

Resources by topic

Brockington College Maths homework booklets

All of the homework booklets I design for my Maths department, free and in one place.

Obviously cannot post answers here, but happy for people to email me for them - a DM on twitter with your email address is the best way to get them.

Note there are a few images borrowed from different places. Apologies for any infringement and please just let me know and I am happy to credit or change as required.
By Peter Mattock

Maths Homework booklet for year 8 low

HW booklet with 10 weeks of HW. Set one page each week and use the summary page to keep track of which questions they are getting right/wrong. Set targets and see improvement. Very popular within my department for lower ability groups and although designed for year 8, this could be used with any low ability year groups in year 9, 10 or 11. Students seem to enjoy doing them as well
By Tristanjones

Maths Homework booklet Y9 low ability

The second of my HW booklets which include 10 similar hws that can be tracked over time. These really let you know whether students actually bother to read your comments from the previous week.
By Tristanjones

Rotations Lesson

This was taught as a two hour lesson on rotations, both carrying out and describing rotations is covered here. I taught this to a middle ability year 8 group and by the end most students were comfortable with both LO's

I have differentiated for those students who aren't confident with co-ordinates for the first task and I have extended both activities with some problem based activities.

Included is:
Starter on co-ordinates with key words
AFL task to differentiate for the first task
Rotating Activity
Extension
Describing Rotation Activity
Extension
Exit Card/Plenary
PowerPoint

Feedback is much appreciated :)
By MrMatthewBracewell

GCSE worksheets

Y11 Higher (C/B Grade) Homework Sheets

Inspired by http://goo.gl/EUD8Mu I have created 20 Higher Tier h/w sheets for students aiming to get a C/B grade. The sheets alternate between non-calc and calc h/ws and will be used in Term 1 this year. I will then use some B/A grade h/w sheets (watch this space) in Term 2/3. These sheets are aimed at giving students revision of the topics needed to achieve C/B grades in their GCSEs.
By paulcollins

Y11 Homework Sheets (B-A* Grade)

These are the homework sheets I have been using with my top set Y11 class. They cover 10 different topics aimed at them achieving A/A*s in their GCSE examinations. Topics covered: Surds, Bounds, Algebraic Fractions, Probability, Recurring Decimals, Indices, Factorising, Sim Equations + more. For C-B grade h/w sheets see my other resource. http://mrcollinsmaths.blogspot.co.uk Now with answers included!
By paulcollins

GCSE maths fractions lesson with workbook and answers

This lesson objectives are:
Be able to:
Simplify Fractions
Find fractions of amounts
Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide with fractions. Convert between different types of fractions
Included are a starter, basic power point which includes how to add, subtract, multiply,divide fractions, find fractions of amounts and conversion between mixed numbers and improper fractions. 24 page workpack and answers are all on the PPT. Also included homework with answers.

Please see my shop lets get functional for loads more maths resources.
By jonesk5

Pythagoras for cover - worksheet & notes

Whilst off sick I needed my year 11's to do some work that would still be relevant for their summer exams. Having been taught Pythagoras a long time ago I reformatted one of my other Pythagoras sheets so it could be done without any teaching. Certainly not to be given as a first lesson on Pythagoras but fine for revision. If you want to find my other Pythagoras resources search &'Pythagoras galore&';
By Tristanjones

Useful Extras

Free Massive Maths Revision Powerpoint KS3 GCSE. Over 100 Slides & 10'000 Questions

A huge revision PowerPoint with topics from KS3 (11-14 year olds) to KS4 (GCSE) inspired by ben coopers original resource (link in the ppt)

Over 100 slides, over 10’000 questions (with answers). I've also created black & white worksheets that can be distributed to your students (answers removed of course).

Topics include; fractions, decimals percentages, transformations, trigonometry, area, angles, construction, equations, quadratics, sequences, graphs, sampling, probability and many more.

Also check out our accompanying KS3 Maths bumper Homework booklet containing a years worth of maths homework.
https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/ks3-bumper-maths-homework-megapack-1-years-worth-of-homework-11067720

Hope you find this as useful as I did, & if you did please make our day by leaving us a comment or rating.

Much appreciated.

Enjoy

By theeducationspecialist

Cover Lesson Ideas For KS3 - Fun Teaching Tips

A selection of quick and easy lesson suggestions which don't require resources or preparation, for use when having to do last minute cover. Created jointly with member Clarerees.
By anna_wex

Rotations Lesson

This was taught as a two hour lesson on rotations, both carrying out and describing rotations is covered here. I taught this to a middle ability year 8 group and by the end most students were comfortable with both LO's

I have differentiated for those students who aren't confident with co-ordinates for the first task and I have extended both activities with some problem based activities.

Included is:
Starter on co-ordinates with key words
AFL task to differentiate for the first task
Rotating Activity
Extension
Describing Rotation Activity
Extension
Exit Card/Plenary
PowerPoint

Feedback is much appreciated :)
By MrMatthewBracewell

Cover Work Template

I use this planning table as a way to set cover for my classes and to communicate with the member of staff taking my class so that I can follow up any behaviour / concerns.
By snail_friendly

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