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.

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These are short GCSE papers aimed at grades 4 and 5.
Each paper covers 6 out of 30 preselected grade 4 and 5 skills at random.
Across the 10 papers, each skill is tested twice.
There is also the same distribution of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Statistics and Probability as there is in the GCSE foundation exams.
These are ideal leading up to the exam period once students have learnt all the skills and need to recap alot of skills in a short period of time.
The papers are designed to be short enough to be completed and marked by students within a lesson or as part of a weekly homework.
The front cover also provides space to encourage students to reflect on what they need to revise and key things they need to remember before their exams.
There are worked solutions to accompany every paper (with mark breakdown).
There is also a sheet included of which skills appear on which papers.

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.”

Welcome to the my five-year curriculum plans for years 7 to 11 mathematics!
There is lots of information about these on my website so please check that out if you have any questions first:
https://www.jaggersmaths.co.uk/curriculum-plans
If you have any suggestions for improvements or encounter any problems please do get in touch using my twitter handle @JaggersMaths

Thank you for viewing my lesson.
If you enjoy using it, you can find more lessons like these via my website:
https://www.jaggersmaths.co.uk/lessons
I put more than one lesson of activities into each PowerPoint so you can edit and decide what is the most appropriate to use for your class.
Please get in touch with any problems via the ‘contact me’ form on my website, or you can find me on twitter as @JaggersMaths.
Mrs Jagger

Here is a scaffolded code breaker on multiplying decimals.
Questions get gradually more challenging but also the scaffolding disappears.
Full answers are included.

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.
>

This is (at least) 3 lessons worth of work on circle theorems.
Lesson 1 -
> Starter - Label the parts of the circle. Worksheet included and interactively move the answers to the right places on the board.
> Comparison to angles in parallel lines. I like to introduce them as similar to angles in parallel lines in that they have to know what to look for and the statements if they are asked for reasons. Also that it can be simple or very complex.
> A sheet for students to stick into their books that has all of the circle theorems on for them to refer to. This includes a few different representations of each circle theorem to show how different they can look.
> A look at all of the theorems. Step by step on the board showing each of the circle theorems. You could have students doing this in their books before giving them the theorems. Also includes links to geogebra software for each theorem.
> A worksheet on basic circle theorem questions + extension questions to get students used to identifying the correct theorem and using it. Full answers provided on the smartboard file.
> Plenary - a look at spotting isosceles triangles in circle theorems.
Lesson 2 -
> Morgan's problem (this was given to me by one of my students!) Answer included.
> 2 exam questions examples. Focus on showing clear working and writing on the diagram and giving correct reasons.
> Key exam language. State vs Work out vs Give reasons
> Exam questions. There are 2 booklets (I printed these as A5 booklets that students could stick into books) of exam questions. One is "easier" problems then there is a "more challenging" booklet if you are teaching grade 8/9 students. There is a mark scheme and worked solutions to the first booklet. The second booklet has the final answer in the back (so students can check their answer but will still need to show full working) and worked solutions also included.
NB: I actually did this lesson over a double period and some of them still had to take work home to finish it off so this is alot of work!
Lesson 3 -
> Spot the mistake. Answers included. This covers some of the more common mistakes students make.
> A chance for the students to try and prove the circle theorems for themselves - what do they know about the sizes of any of the angles? I printed the 5 sheets of the circle theorems with the additional lines drawn on on a double sided sheet of A4 and gave them 10 minutes to label anything they can.
> Proof of circle theorems. Step by step each of the circle theorem proofs with full explanations for students to follow through. I printed the blank circle theorem proof sheets for them to stick in their book but you could save on printing and get them to copy it themselves.
> Plenary - FMSP Problem - two circles. Full solution provided.
ENJOY!

This resource contains the following 6 lessons:
Using the sine rule
Using the cosine rule to find a side
Using the cosine rule to find an angle
Using sine to find the area of a triangle (including working backwards to find a side or angle and area of a segment)
Mixture of all rules
Problem solving questions
Every lesson has starters, plenaries and extension questions and everything has full solutions or worked solutions provided.
There are 175 slides and 16 documents included!

Complete lesson on completing the square.
Includes:
> Visual representation of where the name comes from
> How to complete the square
> Solving by completing the square

A series of 5 lessons from introducing SOHCAHTOA to looking at real life questions and problem solving. Includes a skills check homework.
Lesson 1
Limitations of Pythagoras' Theorem
Labelling the triangle
Understanding what SOHCAHTOA stands for
Deciding which ratio to use
The formula triangles
Typing into a calculator
Creating a poster
Lesson 2
Careers that use trigonometry
Examples of finding the missing side (including multiplication and division)
Worksheet on finding the missing side
Extension - what do you notice..
Exam style questions
Lesson 4 - Mixture of Pythagoras and SOHCAHTOA
Complete the sentences
Pythagoras and SOHCAHTOA worksheet
Extension question
Solutions
Is this possible?
Lesson 5 - Real life SOHCAHTOA
What maths? (including youtube video link)
Examples
Extension
Solutions
How many marks are these exam questions worth?

Complete lesson on 3D trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA only).
Includes:
> Skills check starter on 2D Pythagoras, 2D SOHCAHTOA, Pythagoras and SOHCAHTOA problem and 3D Pythagoras. Full working and answers included.
> 1 full example of 3D trigonometry. Each step of working out appears on screen including drawing the 2D triangle. Full solution throughout.
> Differentiated cards (Mild, medium, hot and extra spicy). Total of 10 questions. Answers with full working out included. Print in colour double sided then the answers will be on the back of the question so students can mark their own work as they go along.
> Reflection plenary.

Complete lesson on reflecting shapes in a line (x axis, y axis, lines parallel to the axes and y=x y=-x)
Includes:
> Starter - what do all of these shapes have in common?
> Examples on reflecting a shape in a given line
> Questions on worksheet
> Answers included
> Same (examples, questions, answers) for y axis and x axis, lines parallel to the axes and y=x and y=-x)
> Mini review question on reflecting shapes in lines

Complete lesson on 3D Pythagoras
Includes:
> How many right angled triangles can you spot in this cuboid?
(Really good investigation starter that helps the students visualise the triangles and is afl for your next task)
Full solution provided including on the diagram.
> Examples to work through - starting with 2D Pythagoras on a 3D shape and progressing.
> 2 options for worksheet.
Option 1 - Starts with 2 questions on 2D Pythagoras on a 3D shape
- Then 2 3D Pythagoras questions finding the hypotenuse
- Then a 3D Pythagoras question finding a shorter side
- Then a "find the height" of the pyramid question
- Then find the side length of the cube given the diagonal question
Option 2 - Same questions as option 1 but the triangles are drawn for the students. Firstly with measurements and then without.
> Further extension - design your own question with model answer and mark scheme for both a cuboid and a pyramid. Template sheet provided for students to work on.
> Full solutions (same for both sheets)
> Plenary - showing the 3D Pythagoras formula and where it comes from

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

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 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

Includes:
> Correct the mistakes starter (including intro to without replcament)
> Examples on calculating with tree diagrams
> Worksheet with extension
> Full set of solutions
> Plenary on students reflection on this topic. Green pen work.

Complete lesson on graphing an inequality.
Includes:
> Card sort starter on solving inequalities
> Rearranging equations into the form y = mx + c
> Examples on graphing inequalities
> Worksheet on graphing inequalities.
Differentiated and includes full solutions.
Extension task on plotting 2 inequalities simultaneously and shading the region.
> A "look into the future" at plotting 3 inequalities and shading the region

Complete lesson for recap/revision on solving quadratics.
Includes factorising, factorising where the coefficient of x isn't 1, completing the square and using the quadratic formula.