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Algebraic Area Reasoning Tasks

Algebraic Area Reasoning Tasks

Several tasks all based on a WJEC GCSE question about forming and solving a quadratic equation for the area of two rectangles. These tasks are designed to improve students’ mathematical reasoning and were created as part of the Mathematical Reasoning at GCSE project run by Cambridge Maths Hub. The tasks vary in difficulty, and include forming expressions for various areas and perimeters, expressing proportional relationships, numerical and algebraic ratio tables and identifying reasonable assumptions. They are not intended to be used all together; just pick and choose one or two suitable ones for your class. Thanks to JustMaths for the collection of exam questions by topic where I found the original question. A similar set of tasks on a different application of quadratic expressions can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/probability-reasoning-tasks-11839057 and there is a more numerical approach to compound area in these tasks: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/compound-area-reasoning-tasks-11838514 All feedback very welcome. I’d be really interested to hear which tasks you chose and how you used them!
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Expanding Double Brackets

Expanding Double Brackets

A complete, fully differentiated lesson on expanding double brackets with examples using the grid method and a range of clear progress checks before each RAGed tasks (with answers) on the following learning objectives: Understand how to use the grid method to expand a set of double brackets. Apply the grid method in order to expand a single bracket squared. Discover the difference of two squares rule. This lesson can be used with KS3 or KS4 students as it also involves expanding a set of double brackets. This PowerPoint also shows clear progression through the lesson using the learning objectives.
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Expanding Single Brackets

Expanding Single Brackets

A complete, fully differentiated lesson with examples using the grid method and a range of clear progress checks before each RAGed task (with answers) on the following learning objectives: Understand how to multiply terms. Use knowledge on multiplying terms to expand single brackets. Apply expanding single brackets in order to expand a set of single brackets. This lesson can be used with KS3 or KS4 students as it also involves expanding a set of single brackets. This PowerPoint also shows clear progression through the lesson using the learning objectives.
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AQA GCSE Maths Single Mark Questions - Giga Bundle - Papers 1F and 1H

AQA GCSE Maths Single Mark Questions - Giga Bundle - Papers 1F and 1H

A set of 12 tests of Single Mark Questions for AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) - Paper 1H. Covers all topics from number to statistics at F tier and H tier. Supplied as pdfs and word documents. Useful for assessment, pre-assessment, study, revision, whole-class teaching or independent study. In word document format, so can be adapted to make an almost infinite number of questions. Available also in Mega bundles with all H tier materials and as a Giga bundle here with all F tier and H tier papers. For feedback, questions and information, email us at info@dmepublications.co.uk
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AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) Single Mark Questions Mega Bundle Paper 1H

AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) Single Mark Questions Mega Bundle Paper 1H

A set of 10 Single Mark Question Papers for AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) - Paper 1H in word and pdf format. Covers all 6 areas of the specification from number to statistics. Useful for assessment, pre-assessment, study, revision, whole-class teaching or independent study. In word document format, so can be adapted to make an almost infinite number of questions. Available in Mega bundle format here with all H tier materials and as a Giga bundle with all F tier and H tier papers. For feedback and information, email us at info@dmepublications.co.uk
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AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) 350+ Questions Mega Bundle - Paper 1F and  1H

AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) 350+ Questions Mega Bundle - Paper 1F and 1H

A set of 10 tests covering all areas of the AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) specification. Over 350 Single Mark Questions, covering Number, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry, Probability and Statistics. Also available as individual tests or bundles for F tier and H tier. Contact us by emailing info@dmepublications.co.uk with feedback or questions. Enjoy!
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AQA GCSE (9-1) Maths Bundle Paper 1H - Single Mark Questions

AQA GCSE (9-1) Maths Bundle Paper 1H - Single Mark Questions

A set of 5 papers for Paper 1 Higher tier GCSE AQA Maths (9-1). Over 180 questions in total! Papers cover: Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change, Probability and Statistics Also available as a bundle for Foundation tier and as a mega bundle for Foundation and Higher tiers.
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AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) Single Mark Questions - Algebra - Paper 1H

AQA GCSE Maths (9-1) Single Mark Questions - Algebra - Paper 1H

A set of 40 single mark questions for AQA GCSE Maths - Algebra topic, Paper 1H. Great for assessment, pre-assessment, homework, revision, exam preparation, class teaching, study. Can be used in paper format or via the electronic whiteboard. Also available in a bundle with other topics of number, geometry, ratio, probability and statistics.
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Mathematics GCSE weekly revision 2

Mathematics GCSE weekly revision 2

These 5 sheets of 9 questions per sheet can be given to students to complete in class or as a piece of work for home. The sheets are designed to give students regular practice at questions they often forget. Topics included are: Area of a trapezium Solving equations finding the nth term of a sequence Constructing an equation Prime factors Volume of a cylinder Decimal multiplication Factorising Removal of brackets
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UKS2 Algebra Unit (Mastery / Singapore approach)

UKS2 Algebra Unit (Mastery / Singapore approach)

A comprehensive run-through of algebra. Can be used in tandem with maths mastery / Singapore / Shanghai numeracy schemes, like White Rose. Lessons include: solving one step and two step problems, finding a one-step a two-step rule / rules, finding pairs of values, finding an unknown value, expressing algebraic rules, and enumerate / enumerating possibilities. All resources designed to engage learners using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. At least three weeks of lessons included in the PowerPoint, with hundreds of algebra slides! Great for Year 5 or Year 6; upper Key Stage Two (KS2); even Key Stage Three (KS3)
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Numeracy notes and Homeworks (Numbers, Negatives, Fractions, Percentages, Algebra)

Numeracy notes and Homeworks (Numbers, Negatives, Fractions, Percentages, Algebra)

A series of 17 one-page handouts each with explanations, examples then questions. Covers Numbers, Negatives, Fractions, Percentages, Algebra. For lower ability classes I print these out and they stick them in their jotters. The topics are: Types of Number, Factors, Powers, Prime Factors, Negatives adding and subtracting, Negatives multiplying and dividing, Fractions of an amount, Equivalent fractions, Mixed numbers, Multiplying and Dividing fractions, Adding and subtracting fractions, Finding percentages, Fractions decimals percentages, Substitution, Multiplying Brackets, Simplifying, Solving Equations)
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