# Tes Maths: Summer lesson suggestions

Tes Maths secondary summer lessons and projects for KS3 and KS4 students

## Alternative lesson ideas to keep learners engaged in the run-up to the summer holidays

With exams almost behind us and the promise of the well-deserved summer holidays on the horizon, it's very tempting to take your foot off the gas and start winding things down. Ploughing through yet another scheme of work like it's business as usual is sure to exhaust both you and your students, so why not use this time to try something a bit different?

The following collection of resources from the Tes Maths community satisfies two key aims. They are not only mathematically valid in terms of their content and opportunities for challenge, but also fun and engaging to boot.

I hope you and your students find them useful. Roll on the summer holidays!

### Problem solving and rich maths

#### Rich Maths Task 1 - Positive Differences

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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 additi...

#### Rich Maths Task 4 - Will they meet?

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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 additi...

#### New GCSE Problem Solving: Problem 1 - Wooden Fence Post (Grade 7/8)

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This is a problem aimed at higher attaining GCSE students. The premise of this resource is to revise multiple topics simultaneously through problem solving. This topic covers: 1\. Basic Trigonometry 2\. Surface Area 3\. Circumference 4\. Ratio 5\. Pythagoras; Theorem Solutions are als...

#### New GCSE Problem Solving: Problem 3 - Running Track Problem (Grade 5/6)

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This is a problem aimed at middle attaining GCSE students. The premise of this resource is to revise multiple topics simultaneously through problem solving. This topic covers: 1\. Ratio 2\. Compound Measures 3\. Percentage Increase 4\. Pythagoras' Theorem 5\. Circumference Solutions a...

### Practical project ideas

#### Design a Lunar theme park project

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Students follow instructions to design a lunar theme park on squared paper. They then have to calculate different things to work out the parks overall profit and loss. Good to use over a sequence of lessons for number revision with calculators.

#### Average Student Project -Lesson Plan/Teacher Notes

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In this project, KS3/KS4 students follow the whole data handling cycle to create a poster of the 'Average Student' in their class. With detailed teachers' notes, and a project sheet to give out to your students, this project will challenge them to design a questionnaire, collect data, analyse and pr...