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2017 KS2 (Year 6) Maths SATs revision - Algebra & Arithmetic - Subtraction, fractions and BODMAS

2017 KS2 (Year 6) Maths SATs revision - Algebra & Arithmetic - Subtraction, fractions and BODMAS

A plan, set of teaching resources, Interactive Whiteboard presentations for both Promethean and Smartboards.This resource uses the questions on 2016 Key Stage 2 SATs papers 1, 2 and 3 to revise your class' understanding of quick arithmetic methods and revise a specific aspect of the reasoning papers finishing with an AfL style plenary using exemplar questions from the 2016 SATs paper.This is the eleventh lesson in a revision programme designed to prepare Year 6 children for the Maths SATs papers 1, 2 and 3. Learning Objectives covered: To solve arithmetic subtraction problems involving large numbers, decimals and fractions . To make use of BODMAS to solve multistep arithmetic problemsTo solve problems involving algebraLearning Outcomes: All will use simple formulaeMost will be able to find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknownsSome will be able to express missing number problems algebraically

By MikeRichards

Codebreaker - Algebraic Substitution

Codebreaker - Algebraic Substitution

Suitable for a lesson activity or homework for a Foundation GCSE or KS3 teaching group. Students find the values, convert to letters and an easy progress check can be made by asking the students what it spells!

By ceejaypee

Algebra Worksheets: Collecting terms, expand and factorise, substitution.

Algebra Worksheets: Collecting terms, expand and factorise, substitution.

This pack is filled with worksheet activities covering combining like terms, expand and factorise expressions and substitution. All worksheets are differentiated to three levels, offering supported worksheets, as well as worksheets which challenge the most able students. Answer sheets are also included for all worksheets.Term Trees introduce students to like terms, the essential knowledge needed to successfully combine like terms. Combing Terms Pyramid then puts this knowledge into practice. Geometry in Algebra goes one step further, and applies combining terms knoeledge to geometry scenarios.The final combining like terms worksheet is a fun activity; a crossword. Students collect terms on a worksheet, and then put their answers in the crossword sheet. Each differentiated worksheet has the same questions, but to make things easier for some students, we have included some terms in spaces to give a clue. This is also great for self checking answers.The next two worksheets focus on expanding and factorising, and is a standard worksheet with questions on both expanding brackets and factorising terms with one set of brackets (linear equations). For the challenging questions, this includes simple quadratics with one bracket; ie x(x+2). The second of these worksheets is an unusual activity combining area of shapes as a form of setting up equations to then factorise.The final two worksheets looks at substitution. The first consists of a grid; the rows gives the value of x and y, and the columns give the expression to be substituted. The second is a collection of questions about substitution which includes an applied question to do with the temperature conversion equation and knowledge of commutative expressions.All the worksheets in this pack focus on the essential manipuation skills of algebra needed to work with algebra effectively.You may also like:Algebra Substitution BingoCombining Like Terms Follow Me CardsAlgebra Patterns and Sequences

By LittleStreams

Substitution Lesson

Substitution Lesson

A series of lessons (2-4) based on substitution. The lesson has separate tasks for positive and negative numbers and also allows pupils to work with shape problems. The lesson then stretches pupils to deal with substituting in to mathematical forumlae. I have used formulae such as Pythagoras, Trapezium, Sine and Cosine aswell as volume of cones/spheres in order to prepare for pupils for these formulas at KS4. Quadratic Formula is also included.All tasks are differentiated either 3 or 4 levels. All tasks have solutions so pupils can self mark with some of the solutions handwritten so pupils can see a full worked solutions.This has been used with classes of varying ability and all have been able to access the lesson up to their desired ability. There are problem solving tasks, reasoning tasks ect to suit the new 9-1 curriculum. This has been taught to top set year 7 and set 3 year 10 who were fully engaged and liked the challenge of working with new formulae.

By IanBrennan

Substitution Thoughts and Crosses

Substitution Thoughts and Crosses

A Thought and Crosses on Substitution.It works on the basics and links it to shape and formulae problems suitable for the new curriculum.All solutions are included to ensure that it is easy to mark.Look in my shop for a full lesson on this topic

By IanBrennan

Associative Law Worksheet -(missing number multiplication) and brief lesson Plan Y3

Associative Law Worksheet -(missing number multiplication) and brief lesson Plan Y3

This is a worksheet I made after introducing Associative Law to Y3. I couldn't find any questions online to help with delivering this to Y3 and so I made them up. The chn enjoyed these and it also helped my to assess their recall of multiplication tables, 3,4, and 8! The worksheet ha the LO & SC and there is a brief plan for the lesson which I have also attached.Will save time! I hope it helps.

By vbanks

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Angles Bundle (7 Lessons) - Everything you need

Angles Bundle (7 Lessons) - Everything you need

For all your Angle needs... - Mini-Whiteboard assessment slides to accelerate progress - Multi-Step questions where students need to use reasoning to find missing angles (Challenge) - Problem Solving Exam questions using Algebra which is excellent preparation for new GCSE (Challenge) - Questions are differentiated allowing all to make fantastic progress Please look at each resource individually for details of what each contains.

By Mza123

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Algebraic Substitution Grid Puzzle - SELF MARKING

Algebraic Substitution Grid Puzzle - SELF MARKING

Activity aimed at KS3/4 pupils studying substitution into algebraic expressions.This is a **self-marking** activity, where students must colour the answer to each problem in a shade to match the colour of the question. At the end of the activity the students will have shaded a geometric pattern, which can be marked easily by inspection.Solution sheet is provided for completeness.

By MrandMrsKMaths

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Additional Bundle (Recent Bundle)

Additional Bundle (Recent Bundle)

£20 pounds resources at a bargain price. The Great Bundle with Resources Created Recently. Great for whole lesson or quick fire revision. 1. Function Machine 2. Simultaneous Equations (Elimination/Substitution) (Exercises come with step by step answers) 3. Quadratic Equations (Factorising/Complete the square / formula) (Exercises come with step by step answers) 4. Direct Proportions 5. Factor Theorem Dividing Polynomials for Year 12 AS Maths 6. Sine / Cosine Rule (Advanced Trig) (Exercises come with step by step answers) Great for Revision or Whole Lesson.

By Shamster

GCSE Algebra - Collecting Like Terms

GCSE Algebra - Collecting Like Terms

A quick lesson on collecting like terms which could also be an introduction to algebra, or a mini recap lesson. Worksheet included with a couple of more challenging tasks for those students who have already mastered this.

By jackparkinson123

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Forming and Solving Equations from Shapes and Angle Problems RELAY

Forming and Solving Equations from Shapes and Angle Problems RELAY

An activity aimed at foundation GCSE students or higher level KS3 students.Can be organised as an activity in many ways but designed to be run as a 'relay' activity where students may work collaboratively or in competition with each other.There are two sets of questions, an easier A set and a harder B set. Each set is 6 questions. Solutions are awarded marks based on difficulty and so can be used as a relay competition where groups are challenged to score the most points in a given time.Questions are on invividual A4 sheets and can be printed and combined to suit the user.

By MrandMrsKMaths

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Algebraic Multiplication Tree Activity

Algebraic Multiplication Tree Activity

Resource aimed for upper KS3 or GCSE level students on multiplying terms in algebra.Students have to pick terms from the tree ('apples') and multiply them together to create the target amounts.Extension problems included for more able students.

By MrandMrsKMaths

Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

A series of lessons (1-2) on solving equations involving Algebraic Fractions.The main task is differentiated 3 ways however there are many further opportunities to problem solve, reasoning tasks and also proof tasks.The has been used with KS4 and proved to be engaging and challenging in the run up to the exam.The lesson has been tailored to satisfy the needs of the new curriculum with a variation of tasks.All tasks have worked solutions.

By IanBrennan

Algebra-Task cards & Jigsaw puzzle

Algebra-Task cards & Jigsaw puzzle

Hi,This product contains 2 different products:1. Algebra- Task cards -28 cards: Each card contains a multiple choice question with 4 options and students have to choose the correct option and record the answer in the Answering Sheet, which is included. Answers to the task cards are also provided for reference.2. Learn algebra through jigsaw puzzle- 20 questions: Cards with number are handed to each student. Students will work out the given question and hunt for the remaining 3 puzzle cards carrying the intermediate steps and final answer. An example is included in the product on how to use them. Answer to each question is included. After completion of one question, students can exchange their questions.These two products are also available individually.Hope you have fun through learning!

By DrKKNaga

Algebra I Zen Math Bundle

Algebra I Zen Math Bundle

With these no-prep activities, students will practice thirteen different algebra skills as they experience the calming power of Zen pattern art. Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills! This activity is great for early finishers, extra credit, enrichment, sub plans, or just something different than a boring old worksheet.These activities are excellent resources for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. These engaging activities are especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break! Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with these fun activities! This bundle is sure to be a hit with you and your students!

By charlotte_james615

End of the Year Review Unit {Ratios, Rates, & Inequalities Emphasis}

End of the Year Review Unit {Ratios, Rates, & Inequalities Emphasis}

This no prep project is the perfect way to wrap up the end of the year or to review for state tests like STAAR. In this project, students perform math calculations to set up a lemonade stand. Students will use ratios, rates, equations, inequalities, decimal operations, and percents to determine how to maximize their lemonade profits.The project uses four activities that students complete, each with its own instructional emphasis:•“The Set Up”…Finding Unit Rates•“The Recipe”…Proportionality and Percents•“The Money”…Proportionality and Decimal Operations•“The Profit”…Equations and InequalitiesThis unit can be used by students independently, in partners, or it can also be used for an interesting way to remediate and tutor students.

By LeafandSTEMLearning

Algebraic Expressions and Equations - Team Activity

Algebraic Expressions and Equations - Team Activity

An activity designed for students working in teams. Initial starter on Whiteboard, then students must enter the correct codes into the excel spreadsheet (correct answers turn cells green) in order to be the best performing team. I only let the students input their answers into the spreadsheet three times during the lesson and only make one correction.

By ceejaypee

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Zen Math

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Zen Math

With this activity, students will practice simplifying expressions by adding and subtracting polynomials. As students simplify the expressions, they will fill in an abstract space according to their answer with a pattern to reveal a beautiful, fun Zen design! Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills!This no-prep activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this relaxing activity!

By charlotte_james615

Translating Verbal Expressions Zen Math

Translating Verbal Expressions Zen Math

With this activity, students will translate verbal expressions into algebraic ones. Then, they will fill in an abstract space according to their answer with a pattern to reveal a beautiful, fun Zen design! Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills!This no-prep activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this relaxing activity!

By charlotte_james615

Multiplying Binomials Zen Math

Multiplying Binomials Zen Math

With this no-prep activity, students will practice multiplying binomials. Then, they will find their answer on the abstract picture and fill in the space with a given pattern to reveal a beautiful, fun Zen design! Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills!This activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this relaxing activity!

By charlotte_james615

Operations with Exponents Zen Math

Operations with Exponents Zen Math

With this activity, students will practice simplifying expressions by applying the laws of exponents (including negative exponents and powers raised to powers). As students simplify the expressions, they will fill in an abstract space with a pattern to reveal a beautiful, fun Zen design! Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills!This no-prep activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this relaxing activity!

By charlotte_james615

Simplifying Radical Expressions Zen Math

Simplifying Radical Expressions Zen Math

With this activity, students will simplify radical expressions (square and cube roots) and then fill in an abstract space according to their answer with a pattern to reveal a beautiful, fun Zen design! Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills!This no-prep activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this relaxing activity!

By charlotte_james615

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Graphs Revision

Graphs Revision

Very detailed lessons can be used for whole lessons or revision. Gradients and Y intercept of Straight Line Graph(Power Point Based Lesson) This also contains a FANTASTIC Straight Line Graph TOOL so students can explore graphs and work out gradients and y intercept. You type in the Gradient and Y intercept it draws the graph for you, you can do several so you can compare graphs example parallel lines. Quadratic Graphs drawn from table of values. (Power Point Based). Straight Line Graphs (Power Point Version) Straight Line Graphs (Smart Notebook Version)

By Shamster

GCSE 9 - 1 Mind the Gap (wk 5) - Foundation tier.

GCSE 9 - 1 Mind the Gap (wk 5) - Foundation tier.

Resource;5 sets of Mind the Gaps. Mind the Gap - identify areas of weakness in your pupils knowledge, then address them in daily starters, form time or revision. Same skills for 5 lessons watching pupils get more confident and gain those extra marks needed. Essential GCSE revision. Essential to ensure pupils feel confident in topics coming up time and time again in the new curriculum papers. Contains; 1. 5 sets of PPT slides each with 17 of the same style problems. 2.Improvement of key skills in the exam, these were areas that my pupils fell down on in the most recent exam. I have created 5 PPT, each with the same style questions for paper 1, non calculator ranging from 1 mark each to 5 marks per question. Each set of questions comes with solutions and instructions on how to use. Fantastic resource to improve pupil’s skills on areas of the foundation GCSE and see them picking up these easy marks.3. 5 sets of solutions. 4. Instructions given on each PPT. Topics covered within this mind the gap: Ordering integers, ordering decimals, FDP, rounding, odd numbers, money problems, estimation worded problems, best buy problems involving area, algebraic proof, mean, mode and median from a table, algebra and shape, Venn Diagrams and ratio.Printing Tip: This resource has been designed to display on board or print on A4. If you wish to print select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or fit to page option on your print settings) in order for it to print correctly on A4. File Type;PDFIdea behind task; To develop exam skills around different strands of the curriculum. To address gaps in student’s knowledge in preparation for the exam. Ensure pupils are not losing key marks that come up on every exam. Progress seen by lesson number 5 (42 marks in this exam). Check the preview!If you do download my resource, please do rate and review my resources. I really appreciate reviews and feedback, I aim to develop constantly and love to ensure my resources are up to date and differentiated to all ability levels but please do try to be constructive! @ onitmathsTerms of use: Please use only by the customer paying for the resource.

By onitmaths