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I am a secondary maths teacher and owner of DoingMaths who enjoys making worksheets and activities for maths students of all ages.

I am a secondary maths teacher and owner of DoingMaths who enjoys making worksheets and activities for maths students of all ages.
Multiplication Riddles - KS2 Maths Worksheets
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Multiplication Riddles - KS2 Maths Worksheets

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Two multiplication riddle worksheets aimed at KS2/3. Solve the multiplication questions in each box to reveal the answer to the riddle. Great fun for primary children and also an effective lesson starter activity for secondary maths lessons. All sheets are in pdf format and answer sheets are included.
Maths Word Searches
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Maths Word Searches

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This collection of 14 maths based word searches makes excellent starter or settling activities for maths lessons, providing great vocabulary practice for 14 different GCSE mathematics topics. The word searches can be extended by asking pupils to write a definition of each word as they find them. The topics covered are: algebra, angles, area and volume, averages and the range, circles, collecting data, constructions, fractions, functions, lowest common multiple and highest common factor, powers, probability, quadrilaterals and sequences.
Laws of Indices Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle
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Laws of Indices Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle

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Use the laws of indices to simplify to expressions and match up the pieces. This puzzle features 30 expressions which when simplified allow the triangular pieces to be matched up into one large hexagon. This jigaw puzzle makes a great lesson starter or settling activity and is equally useful as a group activity requiring students to discuss their understanding of index laws with their peers. The jigsaw puzzle is in PDF format with answer sheet included.
Sharing amounts into ratios practice jigsaw puzzle
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Sharing amounts into ratios practice jigsaw puzzle

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Get your students practising how to share amounts into ratios with this 24 piece match up jigsaw puzzle. Divide each of the 30 amounts into the given ratios to fit the pieces together and complete the puzzle. Excellent as a maths lesson starter or as an assessment for learning exercise. Files are in PDF format with answers included.
Finding Percentages of Amounts Using a Calculator Practice TarsiaJigsaw
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Finding Percentages of Amounts Using a Calculator Practice TarsiaJigsaw

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Practise finding percentages of an amount using the multiplier method on a calculator with this 24 piece jigsaw puzzle featuring 30 percentage questions to solve. Your students need to solve each percentage of the given amounts in order to match the pieces together and solve the puzzle. The jigsaw is in PDF format with answer sheet included.
Algebra Riddles - KS3 Maths Worksheets
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Algebra Riddles - KS3 Maths Worksheets

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Solve the algebraic equations and use the answers to find the solutions to the riddles in these two algebra puzzle worksheets. Fun starter activities or revision exercises for secondary maths lessons. The set includes pdf versions of two algebra puzzles of different difficulty levels plus full answers.
Indices Practice Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzles
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Indices Practice Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzles

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Give your students practice on the laws of indices and using fractional and negative powers with these four jigsaw puzzles. The two Laws of Indices puzzles feature multiplying and dividing powers and finding powers of powers, while the other two puzzles practise how to simplify numbers with negative and/or fractional powers. Great as maths lesson starters or as group tasks, these puzzles are all in PDF format and come complete with answer sheets.
Simple Probability Tarsia Puzzle - KS3 Mathematics
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Simple Probability Tarsia Puzzle - KS3 Mathematics

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A Tarsia puzzle containing questions on simple probability in both fraction form and worded, such as probabilities with dice and playing cards, picking coloured marbles from a bag and even the probability of winning the National Lottery. Answer the questions correctly to connect the pieces together into one large triangle. Perfect for a fun starter or an informal test to check students’ progress. An answer sheet is included.
BODMAS Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzles Pack - Practise Order of Operations
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BODMAS Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzles Pack - Practise Order of Operations

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Get your students practising how to use order of operations (BODMAS, BIDMAS, PEMDAS) with these two differentiated Tarsia jigsaw puzzles. Each puzzle features 30 expressions which need calculating and then matching up with the correct answer to fit the 24 triangular pieces together into one large hexagon. Puzzle 1 features order of operations with brackets, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. Puzzle features this plus the use of indices. Perfect for a starter activity or as a group activity.
Solving Quadratic Equations Tarsia Puzzle - GCSE Mathematics
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Solving Quadratic Equations Tarsia Puzzle - GCSE Mathematics

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Two Tarsia puzzles requiring students to solve various quadratic equations. When solved, the pieces join together in one continuous chain. Puzzle 1 consists of solving simpler quadratics of the form x^2 + bx + c, while the more challenging puzzle 2 requires students to solve equations of the from ax^2 + bx + c. Full answers to both puzzles are included.
Cafe Menu Maths (Primary Mathematics Money, Arithmetic and Decimals)
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Cafe Menu Maths (Primary Mathematics Money, Arithmetic and Decimals)

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Perfect for practice of arithmetic with money and decimals in Key Stages 1 and 2, this resource includes a menu for ‘cafe maths’ in three difficulty levels: a beginner menu where all prices are in multiples of 50p, an intermediate menu with prices in multiples of 25p and an advanced menu with prices in multiples of 5p. All prices are written in pounds and pence. There are three sets of cut-out question cards of varying difficulties ranging from finding the price of an individual order, through to calculating cost and the expected change from an order, and working out what can be purchased for a set amount of money. There is also a sheet of four large orders for pupils to calculate the total cost. The menus and questions can be mixed and matched, so easier questions can be used with trickier numbers or vice versa to increase differentiation. The menus and question cards are illustrated with pictures of the menu items to allow easier use for those with reading difficulties.
Arithmetic Riddles  - Halloween Themed Maths
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Arithmetic Riddles - Halloween Themed Maths

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This pack of Halloween themed maths puzzles contains four worksheets, each requiring your students to answer the 26 sums in order to find the answer to the riddles. Perfect for primary school arithmetic or even as further practice for secondary school students. Worksheet 1 covers addition, worksheet 2 covers subtraction, worksheet 3 covers multiplication and worksheet 4 is a mixture of all three. All worksheets are in PDF format with answer sheets included.
Multiplying and Dividing Standard Form Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle
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Multiplying and Dividing Standard Form Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle

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A Tarsia jigsaw puzzle all about multiplying and dividing numbers that have been written in standard form. Featuring 30 questions across 24 jigsaw pieces, your students need answer the standard form arithmetic questions in order to fit the pieces together and complete the puzzle. The jigsaw features both positive and negative powers of ten. The jigsaw is in PDF format with answer sheet included.
European Capital Cities Tarsia Match-Up Puzzle
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European Capital Cities Tarsia Match-Up Puzzle

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Get your students practising their European capital city knowledge with this fun Tarsia match-up puzzle. It features 30 European countries and their respective capitals. By matching them up into their correct pairs, the 24 triangular pieces join together to make one large hexagon. The puzzle is in pdf format with an answer sheet included.
Substituting into Algebraic Expressions 4 Tarsia Puzzle - a=5, b=2, c=4
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Substituting into Algebraic Expressions 4 Tarsia Puzzle - a=5, b=2, c=4

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Given that a=5, b=2 and c=4, students need to substitute into the algebraic expressions in order to piece the triangles together into one large hexagon. With 30 expressions to substitute into, this makes an excellent maths lesson starter and works equally well as a group activity to test understanding of substitution into expressions involving squares and cubes. The puzzle is in PDF format with answer sheet included.
Substituting into Algebraic Expressions Tarsia Puzzles
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Substituting into Algebraic Expressions Tarsia Puzzles

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Five Tarsia puzzles each consisting of 30 expressions to substitute the given values into. The puzzles gradually increase in difficulty: Puzzle 1 - Two positive values, simple expressions. Puzzle 2 - Three positive values, simple expressions. Puzzle 3 - Two positive values and one negative value, slightly more challenging expressions. Puzzle 4 - Three positive values, expressions involving squares and cubes. Puzzle 5 - Three positive values and one negative value, expressions involving squares, cubes and brackets. Perfect as maths lesson starter activities or as group activities to test understanding of substitution into algebraic expressions.
Designing a Garden Activity Worksheet
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Designing a Garden Activity Worksheet

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An activity worksheet where students need to design a garden based on the prices and restrictions given, create a scale drawing and calculate the cost of the project. Great practice for logical thinking, working with money, area and perimeter and drawing to scale.
Substituting into Algebraic Expressions 1 Tarsia Puzzle - a=2, b=5
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Substituting into Algebraic Expressions 1 Tarsia Puzzle - a=2, b=5

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Given that a=2 and b=5, students need to substitute into the algebraic expressions in order to match up the triangular pieces and form the giant hexagon. With 30 expressions to substitute into, this activity is a great lesson starter or settling activity and also works well as a group activity for checking understanding of substitution of positive integers into simple algebraic expressions. The puzzle is in PDF format with answer sheet included.
Laws of Indices Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle 2
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Laws of Indices Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle 2

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Simplify the expressions using the laws of indices in order to fit the triangular pieces together into one large hexagon. This second puzzle in the series features index multiplication and division, and powers of powers, including the use of negative, integer powers. The jigsaw puzzle is in PDF format with answer sheet included.