Tes Maths: Cover lesson collection

Tes Maths advisor, Craig Barton, hand-picks his favourite cover lesson activities perfect for handing to cover and supply teachers

Craig Barton

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. 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, most of which are ideal for home learning also.

Craig Barton, Tes Maths adviser

Resources by topic

Brockington College Maths homework booklets
Peter Mattock

Brockington College Maths homework booklets

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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 pla...
Maths Homework booklet for year 8  low
Tristanjones

Maths Homework booklet for year 8 low

(48)
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...
Maths Homework booklet Y9 low ability
Tristanjones

Maths Homework booklet Y9 low ability

(41)
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.
Rotations Lesson
MrMatthewBracewell

Rotations Lesson

(45)
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-ordina...

GCSE worksheets

Y11 Higher (C/B Grade) Homework Sheets
paulcollins

Y11 Higher (C/B Grade) Homework Sheets

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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...
Y11 Homework Sheets (B-A* Grade)
paulcollins

Y11 Homework Sheets (B-A* Grade)

(42)
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...
GCSE maths fractions lesson with workbook and answers
jonesk5

GCSE maths fractions lesson with workbook and answers

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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, fin...
Pythagoras for cover - worksheet & notes
Tristanjones

Pythagoras for cover - worksheet & notes

(7)
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 Pythago...

Useful Extras

Rotations Lesson
MrMatthewBracewell

Rotations Lesson

(45)
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-ordina...
Cover Work Template
snail_friendly

Cover Work Template

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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.