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Algebra Domino Game

Algebra Domino Game

Algebra domino game to practise substituting, simplifying expressions and solving equations. There are 23 dominoes pieces. Ideal as a starter, plenary or quick revision activity.

By NextWeekSorted

Polynomials Wordsearch Starter Activity Maths Algebra Equations Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Polynomials Wordsearch Starter Activity Maths Algebra Equations Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Polynomials'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Quadratic Formula (non-calculator)

Quadratic Formula (non-calculator)

A lesson introducing the quadratic formula for a middle to top set Year 9 class. The proof is not derived. Students will use the formula without their calculators and their answers will be surd expressions (some requiring simplication). It is expected that students can facotorise quadratic expressions and are confident simplifying simple surds. I act on feedback.

By ciaranfinn

Clumsy Clive On Simultaneous Equations

Clumsy Clive On Simultaneous Equations

Clive is tackling a simultaneous equations homework but as per usual is making errors. There are three sets of linear simultaneous equations to correct and a linear/quadratic to look at. I have tried to cover regular errors for students to spot, correct and discuss.

By alutwyche

Forming and Solving Equations - Worded Questions "I think of a number"

Forming and Solving Equations - Worded Questions "I think of a number"

Ideal resource for introducing pupils to forming and solving equations. All questions are of the style like the following. " I think of a number. I times it by 5, then subtract 3. My answer is 17. What was the number I was thinking of?" Form an equation and solve. It starts with asking pupils to create 'one-step' equations, then moves onto two-step equations. There is a two sided worksheet with plenty of questions on both one step and two step equations. I have also included an extension slide with three step equations and double sided eqautions. This resource is tried and tested on all levels of pupils / all years and has worked really well.

By pncullen1984

Forming and Solving Equations when GIVEN THE PERIMETER or when shapes have EQUAL SIDES

Forming and Solving Equations when GIVEN THE PERIMETER or when shapes have EQUAL SIDES

Ideal resource for teaching pupils how to form and solve equations when you are given the perimeter and given side lengths in algebra OR when side lengths are given using algebra and are equal (e.g. opposite sides of a rectangle). Includes the following: Two practice questions where pupils are given shapes that have side lengths using algebra (e.g. 2x + 3, 3x - 4). Pupils need to form an expression for the perimeter and make it equal to the given perimeter. There is then a slide with 8 questions for pupils to practice. Two pratice questions where pupils are given a rectangle / isosceles triangle and use the fact that there are pairs of equal sides to form an equation and solve (e.g. 4x - 3 = 2x + 7). There is then a slide with 8 questions for pupils to practice. Finally there is a slide with 8 questions (different styles) for pupils to use as revision.

By pncullen1984

Forming and Solving Equations with ANGLES and ANGLES IN PARALLEL LINES (new 1-9 GCSE style)

Forming and Solving Equations with ANGLES and ANGLES IN PARALLEL LINES (new 1-9 GCSE style)

Ideal set of resources for teaching pupils how to answer questions that require them to apply known angle facts and solve to fin the value of 'x'. Includes the following: Two examples (triangle and quadrailateral) where angles are given using algebra. Students need to form an equation equal to either 180 or 360. There is then a slide with 8 questions for practice. Two practice examples (straight line and around a point) where angles are given using algebra. Students need to form an equation equal to either 180 or 360. There is then a slide with 8 questions for practice. Two practice examples (Trapezium and Parallelogram) where two Co-Interior angles are given using algebra. Students need to form an equation equal to 180. There is then a slide with 8 questions (mixed triangle, quadrilateral, trapezium and parallelogram) for practice. Three practice examples (Alternate, Corresponding and Co-Interior) where pupils need to form equations and solve to find 'x'. There is a worksheet (attached) with six additional questions to practice. Easily enough for a few lessons on this topic. Thanks for looking.

By pncullen1984

FUNCTION MACHINES (Writing and Solving Equations) - GCSE Foundation / Higher Level questions

FUNCTION MACHINES (Writing and Solving Equations) - GCSE Foundation / Higher Level questions

Ideal resource for the new style of GCSE questions on function machines - especially deriving equations from function machines. Aimed at AQA specification, but suitable for other boards. It comprises of the following: Introduction to function machines (finding inputs / outputs and deriving equations) + questions Two function machines, same output - find the input. Forming and Solving eqautions + questions Two function machines, different outputs - find the input. Forming and Solving equations + questions All have answers.

By pncullen1984

Equation of a Circle - Examples and Questions

Equation of a Circle - Examples and Questions

This resource is ideal for teaching pupils about the equation of a circle. It includes examples to work through on: Finding the radius from the equation of a circle (e.g. find radius of x² + y² = 16) Drawing a circle from its equation Finding the equation of a circle when drawn onto an axis Estimate solutions (from graphing) where a circle crosses a straight line It then has one-slide of questions which will allow pupils to practice the above topics. Perfect for higher tier pupils of different abilities.

By pncullen1984

GCSE Revision and Catchphrase activities

GCSE Revision and Catchphrase activities

This bundle includes my best 10 resources. Included is my Foundation Starter question powerpoint slides (including over 250 questions!) testing a wide variety of topics for pupils between Grade 1 to Grade 5 styled for the new 1-9 GCSE AQA exam. There are revision resources (tried and tested) on my June 2017 class covering the topics of Algebra, Bisectors and Loci, and Transformations. Finally, there are six specific topics that include powerpoint presentations and questions. Each contains at least one superb catchphrase activity - these allow pupils to answer questions and reveal parts of a picture. These really do keep pupils engaged through to the end of the lesson! Fantastic bundle saving you over 25% of the combined price. Thanks for looking! Mr Cullen

By pncullen1984

16.5b - Solving equations of the form x^2 + bx + c = 0

16.5b - Solving equations of the form x^2 + bx + c = 0

This has been developed in line with the Pearson GCSE Foundation Scheme of Work. It is, however, suitable for use by those who do not use this exam board or who wish to use it with a younger, more able, class. The first half of the PowerPoint contains: * Worked examples (useful for non-specialists) * An AFL example * Classwork options (Grade 3, 4 or 5) for the teacher to choose to complete (answers included) * In built revision through the inter-linking of previously taught topics The second half of the PowerPoint contains: * Worked examples embedding the newly taught topic in a different context * An AFL example * Classwork (answers included) * In built revision through the inter-linking of previously taught topics * Exit pass that will make your marking process quicker, easier and more meaningful This is part of a set of PowerPoints that have been developed for this particular unit. Other units will become available over time.

By gthorley3783

16.5a - Solving quadratic equations of the form x^2 + bx = 0 and x^2 - a^2 = 0

16.5a - Solving quadratic equations of the form x^2 + bx = 0 and x^2 - a^2 = 0

This has been developed in line with the Pearson GCSE Foundation Scheme of Work. It is, however, suitable for use by those who do not use this exam board or who wish to use it with a younger, more able, class. The first half of the PowerPoint contains: * Worked examples (useful for non-specialists) * An AFL example * Classwork options (Grade 3, 4 or 5) for the teacher to choose to complete (answers included) * In built revision through the inter-linking of previously taught topics The second half of the PowerPoint contains: * Worked examples embedding the newly taught topic in a different context * An AFL example * Classwork (answers included) * In built revision through the inter-linking of previously taught topics * Exit pass that will make your marking process quicker, easier and more meaningful This is part of a set of PowerPoints that have been developed for this particular unit. Other units will become available over time.

By gthorley3783