TES Maths ROTW: Mega maths presentation

Craig Barton

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TES Maths Resource of the Week

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Resource title: Mega maths presentation £3

Resource author: bcooper87

What is it?

Like many maths teachers on TES, I have been a huge fan of Ben Cooper’s work for a few years now. His resources are always top quality and the first two versions of his mega maths presentations are among the best resources I have ever seen. When I saw that he had produced an updated third version with over 200 slides of questions, I had to purchase it. And, unlike many third parts of trilogies (The Matrix springs to mind!), I was not disappointed.

Almost every KS3 and GCSE topic you could imagine is covered and the resource is incredibly easy to navigate around. There are skills-based and problem solving questions, all complete with answers.

How can it be used?

As Ben explains, his resource is ideal for an emergency re-rooming lesson, a “Where have my textbooks gone?” lesson, or even a “Can't believe they have forgotten this!” lesson. I have found it particularly useful with my Year 11 class, who routinely deny all knowledge of ever having seen certain topics before, as I can quickly find questions to test their claim before I have a heart attack.

It is so handy having such a large bank of high-quality questions and answers at your fingertips. They can be projected on the board at any point during a lesson and help keep the pace up and the students focused. As we get closer to GCSE exam time, this resource will be simply invaluable.

Craig Barton

Craig is a secondary maths teacher in the North of England.

A word from the author, Ben Cooper

I made the original mega maths presentation a few years ago as an escape route; as long as I had a computer and my memory stick I had quick access to questions on pretty much anything. If the photocopier died or if my lesson had to take a U-turn because pupils couldn't remember something, I was sorted. This safety net really helped as a new teacher.

As well as being my mathematical life jacket, I often use slides from the presentation to add questions to the end of other lessons. Sometimes I will remove groups of related slides and cobble together little revision packs and give them to pupils for extra practice.

This version contains just short of 100 new sets of questions with answers and an update of some of the less visually appealing slides.

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