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Introducing Multiplication KS1

Flip- chart moves through stages of multiplication as repeated addition and then an array. Can be made more practical (fun) by having a collection of small pairs of socks and lots of real life examples of an array. Also children love the chocolate challenge!Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

Introducing Division KS1

Ideas, planning, teaching activities and differentiated worksheets for beginning division.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

Partitioning

Lesson plan, teaching resources and differentiated work for 3 lessons1) Partitioning numbers into tens and units (MA hundreds)2) Adding multiples of 10.3) Using partitioning strategy for addition.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw
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Interactive Car Tallying Exercise

The pupils have to tally red, blue, green and yellow cars as they fly past in the presentation. This has proved a popular resource at both schools I have taught, particularly with lower ability classes

Coordinate Battleships Game (Differentiated)

A self-contained game to be played in pairs.Use to revise reading coordinates on a grid. Best played once coordinates have already been introduced, as a consolidating activity.Differentiated versions of the game within this pack, including use of the first quadrant only, as well as all four quadrants. You will also find instructions on how to play the game within your pack. Suitable for Years 4 and 5 (on one quadrant) and Year 6 and KS3 (on all four quadrants).
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Year 5 - Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons - 23 printables

In this pack you will receive 23 PDF printables. These include worksheets, mastery, extension and resource cards all designed for the 2014 curriculum that can be differentiated as detailed below:Worksheets: • Worksheets 1 + 2 – Stating whether a shape is regular or irregular• Worksheet 3 – Colour the regular and irregular polygons• Worksheet 4 – Tick whether a polygon is regular or irregular • Worksheet 5 – Identifying properties of polygons• Worksheet 6 – Draw various polygons• Worksheet 7 – Properties of polygons test style questions• Worksheet 8 + 9 – Sorting various polygons test style questions• Worksheet 10 – Colour the polygons based on their properties• Worksheet 11 – Interior angles in regular polygons • Worksheet 11 – Interior angles in irregular polygons • Worksheet 13 – Describing properties of polygons• Worksheet 14 – Classroom polygon huntMastery + Extension Cards• Partner activities• True or False activities with reasoning• Draw the polygon activities• Work it out problem solving activities • Spot the mistake with reasoning activities Resource Cards• Regular and irregular shapes card• Polygon sorting header cards• Angle sorting header cardsPDF format (please set print option to fit).Your feedback is really important to us. We provide quality products at affordable prices and really would appreciate your feedback. With that in mind, please be kind enough to spare a minute or two to leave feedback on this product as it will help us improve our service to you the customer.Thanks,The Digital Stationer
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3D Shape Properties

Differentiated worksheets for children to complete. Each worksheet contains photographs of shapes that the children must construct then answer questions about their properties.

Angles KS2

There are about 17 (practical and fun) lesson activities, tasks or worksheets to cover the following 2014 objectives: Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn. Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three-quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. This is one of the children's favourite activities to help understand angles. Ideas for children of all abilities to have fun learning about angles.***Thank you for downloading. Please look for the large files (Flip -chart and PDF) which contain all the resources without the Paws &amp; Clause watermark. ***Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw
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Numeracy Curriculum 2014 Assessment of Objectives

Below are word documents with the new Curriculum 2014 objectives for each year group in the primary phase. I thought of using them by RAG rating children's understanding of the objectives featured. Use each year group objective sheet to suit the individual needs of groups of children in your class.

Year 5 - Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and cuboids, from 2D representations -Geometry - Shape

In this pack you will receive 38 PDF printables. These include worksheets, 3D shape nets, mastery, extension and resource cards all designed for the 2014 curriculum that can be differentiated as detailed below:Worksheets: • Worksheet 1 – Sort and colour 2D and 3D shapes• Worksheet 2 – Name the 3D shapes• Worksheet 3 – Name the shape nets• Worksheet 4 -8 – 3D shapes and their nets test style questions (matching, naming, sorting, describing)• Worksheet 9 – Draw nets of 3D shapes• Worksheet 10 – Fill in the grid on 3D shapes and their nets• Worksheet 11 – Fill in the grid on 3D shape properties• Worksheet 12 – Colour the correct net for each 3D shape• Worksheet 13 – Drawing 3D shapes (front, plan and side views)• Worksheet 14 – 3D shape classroom hunt• Worksheet 15- 29 – Cut and create various 3D shapes from their nets (including cube, cuboid, cylinder, hexagonal prism, hexagonal pyramid, pentagonal prism, pentagonal pyramid, octagonal prism, octagonal pyramid, parallelepiped, rectangular based pyramid, square based pyramid, triangular pyramid, cone)Mastery + Extension Cards• Partner activities• True or False activities with reasoning• Draw 3D shapes activities• Problem solving activities • Spot the mistake with reasoning activities Resource Cards• 3D shape terminology cards• 3D shape example cards • 3D shape net example cards

Table Splat! (Times Tables Game)

A game that can be played in pairs, threes or independently. Please note that this game focuses on times tables facts from 2 to 10 to ensure children are confident in these tables before progressing to the 11s and 12s, which will need to be taught subsequently.Children need a 'Table Splat' mat and counters (different coloured counters for each child). Children take turns to turn over a card, revealing a times tables question. The child who is the first to place their counter on the correct answer (whilst shouting 'SPLAT!') can leave their counter on the board. The winner is the player with the most counters on the board once all of the times table cards have been used.Differentiate by choosing the multiplication cards relevant for that child, depending on which times table they are currently working on. *Update: 6s and 9s have been underlined, to avoid confusion.*Save money when bought as part of a bundle. Click the button on the right for more information.
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Amazing Code Breaking, Problem Solving Ofsted Maths Lesson!

Featured in the TES Newsletter. Adventure game in which students answer probability questions in order to rescue a princess. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. There are 5 sections, each with 2 topics. They have 4 attempts at each topic, if they get all 4 wrong, the game ends and they will have to start again. The 5 sections are: OR and AND questions, complementary events, combined events (inc. 'exactly' questions and 'at least' questions), conditional probability. Go to my profile page and check out my other games.

Dragon Quest Adventure KS2 Maths Problem Solving

A Powerpoint adventure using mathematical problems. I used this in Computing lessons as an example for the Y6s to create their own adventure type game and plan a sequence. The maths content is not aimed at UKS2.

Lesson on Venn Diagrams and HCF and LCM

This KS3 Lesson Plan in PowerPoint demonstrates how we can use Venn diagrams to find the HCF and LCM. Ideal to be used on the IWB and questions are given for students to practice the knowledge of this topic.

Adding multiples of ten to any two digit number Game

This game is suitable for children working at expected and greater depth in numeracy framework Block A2. It supports adding multiples of ten to any given number. Children can work independently in a group during mental oral starter. The game is engaging and allows children to demonstrate their mental maths skills application. Teachers can assess using AFL how children reason their answers during playing this game. The game is suitable for year 2 children and it supports mastery maths.

RECOMMENDED by the TES panel. Adventure game in which students answer averages questions in order to progress through a haunted house. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. There are 8 questions on mean, median, mode, mean and median from ungrouped and grouped frequency tables. Go to my profile page and check out my other games.

Plotting coordinates using up to four quadrants!

I have created this for a year 5 top set maths group. It is differentiated 3 ways, yellow being the less able, green able and pink more able. This links in very heavily with shape as I am teaching this following 3 weeks on shape, space and measure, so it will continue to embed their knowledge of quadrilaterals, types of triangles, angles and parallel and perpendicular lines. Hope this is useful! Have included photos of what it should look like once points have been plotted, hopefully I haven't made any silly mistakes! :-)

Pentomino puzzles activity

Investigation and problem solving activity in which students identify all the different pentominoes, then fit them into shapes (50 different shapes, inc. 4 rectangles, 4 squares, 17 animals, 13 pictures (inc. car, train, plane, rocket, boat), 12 other shapes (inc. cross, yin and yang, heart)).

Transformation of graphs

Recommended by TES Panel. An investigation which allows the learners to find the rules for transformations plus some example questions. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT.
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2014 World Cup board game

Board game based on Trivial Pursuit. 4 players and 4 subject areas (Geography, Maths, Fun and History). Most questions themed around Brazil and the 2014 World Cup, but some based on older tournaments and general football knowledge. Lots of scope for tailoring questions to different age/abilities.

Sequence Ratio Worksheet - Differentiated

This is a nice activity to introduce the idea of ratio, by using sequences. Suitable for KS2.I found it useful to use pieces of card (e.g. 1 yellow for every 2 blue) to visually demonstrate beforehand (using volunteers - each holding the correct ratio) and show how to record this into a table on the whiteboard as you go, before using this resource as the main activity. I also allowed children to use counters at their table to aid them whilst completing the worksheet, as this was very beneficial to some learners.

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team** *UPDATED JANUARY 2017* Added a crossword puzzle with answers.This resource pack will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. It includes:• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers. • A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:1. that electricity is a form of energy.2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.4. that we can represent components by symbols. 5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.7. how a switch works.8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.9. that current is measured in Amps. 10. that current is measured using an ammeter. 11. how to connect and use an ammeter.12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up. 14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used. 15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.17. that more cells in series equals more voltage. 18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Products and Factors Investigations

Investigations involving products and factors for higher ability maths group.

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

Maths investigation - Dice score

A Japanese theme game. The children play the game which leads on to - Investigating the frequency score of 2 dice. (What are the best numbers to choose to help you win the game next time?) Lessons include find the odd one out starter activities, success criteria and worksheets. There are also questions to encourage the children’s mathematical thinking. My class find it fun to make up a quick Sumo dance… where they bow to each other before and after each game.

Cash for questions revision activity

There are 4 sets of questions (Number, Algebra, Shape, Data) which are mainly A and A* (with some lower grade questions from topics which students struggle with, e.g. percentages, constructions). PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. Students work in pairs or small groups to answer the questions. When they finish a question they get it marked and if it is correct they are given cash to the value of the question. There are bank notes which you can put your school name and pictures of your teachers on. The team with the most money at the end could be given a prize.