When teaching the 'chunking' method of division, I could not find any decent word problems for my class, so I had to make some up. Here they are, with answers, for anyone else in the same situation. Eight questions, getting trickier, ending with two-step problems.
No-frills card-sort activity.
Print, laminate & cut into pieces. Pupils to match together equivalent fractions, decimals é percentages. Cards have been arranged in vertical sets of three matched values (fraction in its lowest form), with alternative fractions (eg 2/8) grouped at the end of the 2nd sheet.
A simple poster, that reminds pupils which method to use to find the mean, median, mode and range of a data set. Based on Hey Diddle Diddle, it's illustrated with colour-coded examples as well as a fiddle-playing cat.
Could be part of a maths display, an on-screen reminder during a lesson or as a table mat.
(I found the original rhyme from another resource on this site, but have adapted it)
A selection of poems about books, stories and reading, formatted into columns with clipart ready to print out and cut into strips for bookmarks. Either print onto stiff card, or onto paper then laminate. Use to motivate reluctant readers or sell at the school fete! Pupils can personalise the other side, or print two poems back to back. Pale coloured paper/card works very well too.
Use these for any subject you like! Couldn't find a simple one so I made my own. 8 to an A4 sheet: space for a picture a title and 4 categories to score. Use for places in Geography, people & places in history, set maths challenges... just print onto card and cut out. Print them blank for your class to make their own for great revision or Starter activities.
A booklet where each pupil can keep a list of their common spellings or create their own wordbank. Pages in alphabetical order (OK, I cheated and used “ex” for x!). Some very common tricky words are already included. Back cover has some spelling tips. Fully editable to suit your class. Recently updated to Twinkl font - may need adjusting if you use a different font.
Print it using the “Booklet” setting, then just fold in half to make an a5 book for each child. Each page is decorated with a bit of suitable clipart or text to make it engaging.
A different way to present book reviews - looks great on display.
The templates of bread (cover details), tomatoes (what the story is about), lettuce (setting), cheese (characters), ham (favourite part) and more bread (overall recommendation) can be copied onto suitably coloured paper, or your pupils could colour the outer edges with pencils.
Staple it all together at the top of the crust to make your sandwich and display. Next time someone is hungry for a book, they can grab a review.
Publisher - Fully editable, in Sassoon Primary font.
PDF now added for those without Publisher.
A huge list of synonyms compiled from various sources. Ran, walked, looked, heard, good, nice, beautiful, shiny, hot, cold, big, small, loud, quiet, fast, slow, bad, sad, happy, thought, held, funny, clever, very, quite and lots of different colours plus more than 200 for said! Formatted two columns per page, in Sassoon Primary. Could print as wordbanks or to display. I'm printing them on yellow card and cutting them into 'chips' to display in red card chip packets. UPDATE - A colleague improved on the idea by printing the words on different coloured paper. It stops them getting mixed up :-)
All 1-12 tables on an A4 card - print double sided and fold in half. Give stickers for bronze, silver , gold or platinum attainment:all explained on the front cover page.
Fully editable Word doc, so you can adapt it for your class or to change the rules. Progress recorded as the stickers mount up and encourage pupils to learn their tables.
NEW! For extension 'PLUS' version added - contains decimals, fractions, squares and primes. 2/3 times table anyone?
Doing the 'Keeping Warm&' QCA unit and I wanted some labels of temperatures to add to a giant thermometer display, and to use as a sorting/matching activity. I couldn&';t find what I wanted ...
From Absolute Zero to the surface of the sun, with lots of 'everyday&' temperatures in between that they can relate to. Listed in large font with pics for display, also as cut & sort tables (differentiated: 1st version is in numerical order, 2nd is mixed up)
Created to remind my class about their most common spelling, grammar and homophone issues. Laminated and kept in their desk toolbox. Lists of their errors, common words starting with w, suffix rules, spelling strategies, and all sorts of other bits. Fully editable for your class. There are 2 pages - one colourful and one very plain. UPDATE - PDF version now added in response to feedback.
Very simple set of cards - nothing fancy - use to generate random questions for starter, practice or plenary.
One set has digits 1 to 10, plus the number operations, including the 'almost equal to' sign. The other set has two digit numbers, amounts of money in pounds and pence and distances in metres and centimetres with 1 or 2 decimal places.
Choose a number / money value / distance at random for rounding practice. Generate random sums with the digits and operators for estimation practice.
Finding fractions of 24, 30 and 40, illustrated by breaking up chocolate bars. WORD docs: Print out page 2 the number of times you need. Leave one whole and cut up the others to match the fractions on the remaining pages. In Sassoon primary font. Simple colour coding used for emphasis. Notebook: same choc bar pics for IWB. My class love these :-) EDIT - typo fixed in the 40!
I heard these fun mnemonics but I couldn't find posters of them, so I made my own using images found online.
People Eat Omelettes, People Like Eggs.
Would Old Uncle Like Dancing? Could Old Uncle Like Dancing? SHould Old Uncle Like Dancing?
UPDATE - Colour Of Light Opened Up Rainbows (just added)
UPDATE - Original files are in Sassoon Primary. Now added Comic Sans version in case Sassoon does not display correctly.
To support spelling in all writing, I made these mats based on the 100 and 200 HFW lists. I took out the words that my class can spell then sorted them into alphabetical order. There are two versions of the mat - one with each letter in coloured blocks and one plain for printing onto coloured paper. All in Sassoon Primary font.