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 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 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 including starter, why we would use grouped frequency tables, why we estimate and don't calculate the mean, example, 2 questions for AfL, worksheet and extension worksheet on working backwards (which has solutions).
Lesson planned - Your welcome!

Here is a "mind map" of all of the gcse topics students need to know for the GCSE maths exam.
There is a foundation and higher version.
(For an editable version visit my website! https://www.missbanks.co.uk/revision-checklists)

We are starting to see more and more questions at GCSE asking students to spot and correct the mistake made.
Clumsy Clive and Erica’s errors problems by @andylutwyche for are a perfect way to tackle this and I have edited and collated them togther.
“Erica has made some silly mistakes on her homework. Your students’ task is to find the errors, correct them and explain what Erica has done incorrectly. This should generate discussion in class.”

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 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 translating a shape by a vector.
Includes:
> Starter - what is the word? Discuss meaning on translation.
> Several examples. Begins with instructions (eg 4 right 1 up). Then vectors moving onto more complicated vectors. You can click and drag the shapes into the right position (get students to come up to board and do it).
> Information slide for students to copy down on vectors.
> Mini whiteboard (AfL) activity. What does this vector show?/What vector would you write for these instructions?
> Activity for students to complete (green shapes are easier, then yellow then red). Same activity with full instructions as a support sheet. Full solution included.
> Extension: Using coordinates - what happens? Full solution included.
> Activity on finding the vector of translation (and its reverse)
> What do you notice? Extension: what do you notice about vectors A>B B>C and A>C
> Plenary - which of these shapes is not a translation? Spells out MATHS

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 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 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 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)

Solving linear equations including:
> Negative solutions
> Fractional solutions
> Negative fractional solutions
> Brackets
> Variables on both sides
> "Unconventional" order e.g. 54 = 4 - 8x
Has extension on forming and solving linear equations
Starter activity on substitution
Plenary "spot the mistake"
Full solutions provided

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 using information on a probability tree diagram to calculate probabilities.
Aimed at a foundation class who need to be able to read a tree diagram but not complete it.
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 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 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 combining transformations.
Includes:
> Starter - run the powerpoint and it will animate all 4 transformations at once! Discuss with students which transformation each one is showing and congruence.
> 2 full examples on combination of transformations. Students have a worksheet to follow along with. Just click through the slides and each step of working will appear on the board. When it comes to the rotation, you can grab and rotate the tracing paper to show students how to do this. Also goes through identifying the overall transformation as a stretch activity.
> I added in a worksheet I found on TES on combined transformations as the main activity of the lesson.
> Mini review question on combined transformations. I get the students to complete it then I collect them in and give them feedback for them to stick into their books.