I am a Maths teacher at a secondary academy in Yorkshire. I focus on developing my teaching and learning and have a great passion for creating new resources.
I have a degree in Mathematics, PGDE and Masters degree in Education all from the University of Sheffield.

I am a Maths teacher at a secondary academy in Yorkshire. I focus on developing my teaching and learning and have a great passion for creating new resources.
I have a degree in Mathematics, PGDE and Masters degree in Education all from the University of Sheffield.

Complete lesson on interpreting pie charts
Includes:
Complete lesson on drawing pie charts without a calculator.
It teaches students to write each frequency as a fraction of the total and find that fraction of 360 in order to find the angle required.
Includes:
> AfL starter - what do you already know about pie charts
> Matching pie charts with flags activity. Printable sheet and full solutions included.
> Key point slide - does one pie chart show more ___ than ___ or a higher proportion?
> 2 slides of questions to go through at the board
> Worksheet for students to complete with extension task and full solutions

Complete lesson on distance time graphs.
Includes:
> Starter on worded speed distance time questions. Solutions provided.
> Whole class activity: A distance time graph example at the board with questions.
> Skills check: 5 questions on one graph for every student to do then answers discussed/projected onto the board (answers provided)
> Graph match up activity. 9 graphs with matching descriptions. These have been numbered/lettered so that students don't need to cut them out if you would like to get them through this activity quicker than cutting and sticking.
> Extension task: Describe what this graphs is showing (a race between two people)
> Full solutions provided
> Examples on finding speed from a distance time graph
> Find the speed at the different points of this graph
> Extension: What is happening to the speed in this graph?
> Full solutions provided
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Complete lesson on fractional indices
Includes:
> Starter on laws of indices with solutions
> Fractional indices investigation to allow students to discover for themselves. Full solutions.
> Explanation.
> Quick questions with unit fractions. Extension of non unit fractions. Full solution.
> Explanation and examples of non unit fractions.
> Quick questions with non unit fractions. Extension of negative non unit fractions. Full solution.
> Challenge plenary using indices.
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Complete lesson on how to draw a linear graph of the form y = mx + c
Includes:
> Substitution starter
> Completing a table of values
> Full example on how to draw a straight line graph
> 3 whole class examples
> Worksheet with graphs for students to draw on
> Plenary - how to spot a mistake

Complete lesson on adding and subtracting standard form
Includes:
> Starter on adding and subtracting decimals
> Examples and questions on changing the power of a number written in standard form
> Examples on adding and subtracting standard form
> 2 skill check questions
> Differentiated questions on adding and subtracting standard form
> Plenary video showing sizes of planets relative to earth
> Answers provided

Here is a double sided A4 sheet to be used after students have sat their mock exams.
The aim is to get them to reflect on their revision (or lack of!) including which techniques they used and what kind of environment they revised in.
They can also fill in their scores and grade and compare this to the last mock they sat and work out their progress.
They then also work out how many marks they are away from the next grade / their target grade.
This enables them to reflect on how much work they have to do to get the marks they need and focus their revision on specific topic that will get them the marks they need!
We did a class discussion throughout this I kept stopping them after they’d filled out parts to discuss.
Enjoy!

Classic game of who wants to be a millionaire complete with 50 50, ask the audience and phone a friend (the teacher).
This one is based all around Algebra.

Complete lesson on investigating the angles in polygons.
Ideal for a higher ability class that need focus on the formulae and where they come from / a recap of exterior and interior angles.

Complete lesson on all of the basic angle facts.
Ideal for a higher ability class as a one lesson recap on the basic facts.
Covers angles on a straight line, angles around a point, angles in a triangle, angles in an isosceles triangle, angles in a quadrilateral and vertically opposite angles.
Includes:
> Starter asking students to write down as many angle facts as they can. Share ideas as a class. Great AFL tool for upcoming topic.
> 6 Quick questions. Find the solutions and tell me how you knew.
> Solutions and correctly worded reasoning.
> Differentiated worksheet. Angle problems using the basic rules. Spot the mistake. Algebra and angles. Extension task included. Full solutions provided.
> Difficult but basic past exam question that many students got wrong.
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Complete lesson on multiplying and dividing standard form.
Including:
> Starter on ordering the size of the planets. Real world hook. On the second slide, you can click and drag the planets to place them in the correct order on the right hand side.
> Example of multiplying and dividing standard form.
> 2 question skill check
> 15 quick questions, including use of negative indices and a worded problem
> Full solutions
> Engaging card loop with real life measurements used
> Full solutions

Complete lesson on enlarging a shape by a positive scale factor without a centre.
Includes:
> Starter on matching shapes with their similar shape.
> 3 examples on enlarging a shape by a scale factor (with solutions)
> 3 questions for students to do with solutions to present on board (AfL)
> Worksheet for students to complete. Includes 12 questions. Final 2 are extension with fractional scale factors. 2 options of sheet to print - one with space for students answers and one without (to save printing).
> Example on finding the scale factor of enlargement
> Worksheet for students to complete.
> Plenary - scale factor of enlargement of worlds shortest and tallest man.

Complete lesson on enlargements from a centre.
Includes:
> Starter - which shape is an enlargement of shape A? Worksheet included if needed.
> Information page on scale factor.
> 3 examples of increasing difficulty with solutions.
> Use any common enlargement jigsaw as main task. Extension activity included with centres inside shapes and fractional enlargements. Full solutions to extension.
> Plenary - what mistakes have been made here? With correct solution.

Complete lesson on interpreting real life straight line graphs.
These are of the type "A mobile phone tariff costs £50 then £20 per month" and the like.
Includes:
> Starter on describing what is happening in the bath by reading the graph
> Example to follow through, with handout for students
> 4 questions of increasing difficulty interpreting real life straight line graphs
> Full Solutions
> Plenary activity
- what are the tariffs of these three companies?
- which company would you use if...

Complete lesson on finding the midpoint of a line
Includes:
> Finding halfway between two numbers (with help of a number line)
> Plotting x = a and y = b graphs (very briefly)
> Finding the midpoint of a line on a graph
> Finding the midpoint of two coordinates
> Finding the end point given a midpoint and an end point
> The "quick way"
> Extension: Find length of lines using pythagoras

Complete lesson on finding the volume and surface area of a sphere.
I did this with a high ability class so included worded questions and more challenging questions - rather than just a full worksheet where students were just changing the value of r and typing into their calculator.
Includes:
> Starter on finding area and circumference of circles including working backwards from area/circumference to find diameter extension. Complete solutions.
> 2 simple examples finding volume and surface area of a sphere. Carefully going through how it should be entered in a calculator.
> Worksheet with functional differentiated questions
> Extension task
> Full solutions provided
> Real life spheres - is anything really a sphere? We are really estimating.

Complete lesson on finding the volume and surface area of cones
Includes:
> Finding volume of cylinders starter with extension of finding height and radius given volume. Solutions included.
> Explanation of the volume of a cone using the volume of a cylinder
> Examples (blank cone given so teacher can judge how many examples to complete and complexity of numbers to use for your class)
> Differentiated worksheet including use of pythagoras to find the length, height or radius. Several extension tasks including reasoning question.
> Full solutions provided
> Design your own question based on a real life cone

Complete lesson on probability tree diagrams with replacement.
Includes:
> Skills check starter (systematic listing, multiplying fractions and decimals, and
probability)
> Examples on calculating with tree diagrams
> Worksheet with extension
> Full set of solutions
> Plenary on independent events (you may want to change the names used to
those in your class)

Complete lesson on expanding single brackets:
> Starter on simplifying terms
> Shows 2 different ways of doing it (claw/grid)
> Differentiated worksheet for students to complete
> Extension task included
> Plenary on common mistakes made