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Maths Puzzles

Maths Puzzles

FREE for new buyers – Enter code SEPTEMBER-SAVER at checkout. A bundle of 24 fun Maths / Numeracy Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes Puzzles (and solutions) for Key Stage 2 (KS2) and equivalents, plus two other resources (The negative numbers pack includes a loop game and self-check word problem cards alongside 3 puzzles). All solutions are provided. Rounding, Fractions, Multiplication and Negative Numbers are covered here, including puzzles at different levels and on different concepts to suit a range of year groups and abilities throughout the stage: Rounding: To the nearest 10, 100, 1000, whole number, one and two decimal places, nearest pound (dollar version also included) Fractions: Equivalent fractions, simplest form / simplifying, fractions of quantities, mixed numbers and improper fractions Multiplication: times tables, doubling, multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000, multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100. Negative numbers: Increasing and decreasing temperature (Celsius), simple subtraction calculations with mostly negative answers, addition and subtraction of negative and positive integers. An engaging alternative to worksheets, these make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities! Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a maths-related word is revealed after completing calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a calculation and a letter. Pupils circle any boxes containing mistakes. Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal the hidden maths word. (In the rounding puzzle pupils find the numbers that don’t round to specified target numbers and in some of the fractions puzzles, pupils must find non-equivalent fractions etc). Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. There is an extension question / challenge linked to the hidden word, which on some puzzles may require a little research if time. Pupils often forget or avoid checking their work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. You might be interested in this set of KS2 Halloween Mental Maths Hidden Word Puzzles for use in October (featuring Halloween-linked hidden words and spooky illustrations): Halloween Maths Puzzles I also have popular Crossnumber Puzzles for Mental Maths and Place Value: Place Value Puzzles Mental Maths Puzzles Year 5 / 6 Mental Maths Puzzles Year 4 / 3 For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
FullShelf
Place Value manipulation: differentiated worksheet

Place Value manipulation: differentiated worksheet

Differentiated worksheet to stretch and challenge their knowledge of place value. Linking into the GCSE style questions that challenge the understanding of multiplication and the place value system. Mastery is the key - so progressively harder, will links to fractions as well as evaluating mathematical statements.
cathrynbale
Index Notation

Index Notation

Full lesson on Index Notation including a paired starter task, a main activity differentiated into Bronze Silver Gold and Challenge sections, and a plenary task. The PowerPoint presentation works alongside the activities to supplement whole class teaching and also includes a mini plenary, answers and the plenary task. This is suitable for Year 9 Foundation following the new 9-1 GCSE Curriculum for the OCR exam board.
gem_marie
Recurring Decimals (GCSE Review Questions)

Recurring Decimals (GCSE Review Questions)

A worksheet helping students to review their knowledge of Recurring Decimals. The questions cover the full range of skills tested within past GCSE and IGCSE papers. I have noticed that MANY SCHOOLS DO NOT COVER the last four questions on this sheet – they could (and have) come up in exams! Full solutions are included.
Maths4Everyone
One Variable Equation / Linear Equation Lesson Ppt

One Variable Equation / Linear Equation Lesson Ppt

These are the lessons plans and power points for one variable / linear equations. One variable is a more suitable description, as the lessons eventually leads to some very demanding multi (5+) steps, repeated fraction questions, as well as questions where the unknown initially appears on both sides. Students are first introduced to the basic principles of algebra which stealthily guides all that they do. Then they apply that knowledge to learn strategies to solve one variable equations. There are three lessons, and should be taught in that order. The bundle contains both the lesson presentations with 'overlay animations', where steps are reviewed one at a time. There is also an accompanying presenter view pdf for teachers for each lesson ppt. The documents are prepared meticulously with LaTeX, I hope you find these useful. In addition, you can get unlimited number of high quality practice questions and solutions for linear equations on my website: www.onemathsquestions.com You can generate the worksheets yourself, and each question will come with a set of very detailed step by step solutions, set out in exactly the same way as the lesson presentation examples. PS: Any comments or suggestions are very welcome, through TES or my website. In addition, if you need a particular type of question, you can ask me to make them for you (for free), sometimes I may just do it for you! Best wishes, Joe
joezhou
UKS2 (Year 5 and 6) multiplying quantities by fractions, finding  quantities given fraction quantity

UKS2 (Year 5 and 6) multiplying quantities by fractions, finding quantities given fraction quantity

Learning Objectives Starter: To compare improper fractions and mixed numbers Main Lesson: To multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams (Year 5) To associate a fraction with division (Year 6) To find a whole quantity given the quantity represented by a unit fraction (Y6) To recognise and use relationships between operations including inverse operations (KS3 This lesson consists of: A Starter consisting of a series of progressively harder problems where the children have to compare mixed numbers with improper fractions and use <> sign to show which are larger. A connect activity challenging children to consider whether the product of two numbers always produces a larger numbers as a way to start considering the effect of multiplying by fractions. An Interactive Whiteboard teaching introduction for both Notebook and ActivInspire flipchart, to teach children to understanding how to multiply whole numbers by fractions (by dividing by denominator and multiplying by numerator (starting with diagrams) and how to find the whole quantity of a number, when they are given what a fraction of that number represents. A 4-way differentiated series of tasks requiring children to multiply whole numbers by fractions and find whole numbers when they are given what a fraction of that number represents (i.e. ¾ x ? = 24). Answers included to ease marking. A final AFL / Next Steps task, providing three answers to a SATs question and children are invited to use the methods they have learned to work out which is correct.
MikeRichards
Scientific notation maze

Scientific notation maze

Students can complete the scientific notation problems on a separate piece of paper, whiteboard or in their workbooks. After they complete each question they search for the path that has the correct answer on it. They will then follow that arrow to the next question. They will keep doing this until they reach the finish.
cowboyz123
Treasure hunt- more quadratic sequences

Treasure hunt- more quadratic sequences

Treasure hunt for more able KS3 and KS4 pupils based on quadratic sequences. (there is a 2nd similar hunt if you want some variety called quadratic sequences) Bright and colourful easy to read layout is A4 landscape easily adaptable hope you enjoy please leave feedback
commuter