Starter looking at how to describe basic algebraic expressions in words. Students need to match the expression with its description. Suitable for KS2, KS3 or lower ability KS4. Extension to this activity also available.
Starter looking at how to describe basic algebraic expressions in words. Students need to write worded descriptions for a range of algebraic expressions. Suitable for KS2, KS3 or lower ability KS4. Easier version of this activity requiring only matching is also available.
PowerPoint presentation looking at solving one and two step equations. The starter includes a range of questions to be answered on mini whiteboard covering one step equations such as g + 3 = 17. The explanation slides cover solving two step equations such as 5x + 4 = 23. The plenary is a ‘find the mistakes’ activity asking students to find and correct mistakes in a set of solutions to one & two step equations. Suitable for KS3 and KS4.
Great activity introducing the concept of loci through the context of a crime scene. The PowerPoint provides a set of task cards that can be used as a whole class with a full size ‘crime scene’ mocked up and/or as individual/pair work where students create a scale drawing of the ‘crime scene’ using loci. Works well with KS3.
Differentiated worksheet covering equivalents fractions - starting with basic pairs involving unitary fractions progressing up to word problems such as " I am a fraction with a denominator between 35 and 45. I am equivalent to 3/7. Who am I?". Suitable for KS2 and KS3.
Set of extension questions requiring students to combine their knowledge of mixed number to/from improper fraction conversions with solving equations. Main task gives practice of setting up and solving one-sided equations. The extension problem gives a two-sided equation. Perfect for groups with a range of abilities where some need to practice the basic conversions whilst others need more of a challenge. Suitable for KS2, 3 and 4.
This worksheet is ideal to use when introducing angles on parallel lines - particularly if you’re doing it with a lower ability class. It gives students practice of using alternate, corresponding and co-interior angles to find missing values, asking them to tick the fact they’ve used each time.
This is a handy PowerPoint presentation for a lesson on how to change the subject of formulae where factorisation is required. The presentation includes starter, teacher-led explanation, extension and plenary. Suitable for KS4 and the top end of KS3.
A PowerPoint presentation and worksheet looking at converting between metric and imperial units. The examples and questions on worksheet have been created using real Guinness World Records. Suitable for KS3 or KS4.
Students need to evaluate sets of four different expressions in order to establish which is the odd one out. Good starter or plenary activity. As an extension, get the students to design their own. Suitable for KS3 or KS4.