Meaning of Expressions

Meaning of Expressions

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.
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Meaning of Expressions Starter Extension

Meaning of Expressions Starter Extension

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.
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Solving One & Two Step Equations

Solving One & Two Step Equations

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.
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Crime Scene Loci

Crime Scene Loci

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.
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Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

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.
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Mixed Number & Improper Fraction Extension

Mixed Number & Improper Fraction Extension

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.
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Introducing Angles on Parallel Lines

Introducing Angles on Parallel Lines

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.
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Changing the Subject PowerPoint

Changing the Subject PowerPoint

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.
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Simple Translation Starter

Simple Translation Starter

Quick starter activity introducing translation by asking students to move different letters around according to written instructions so that they spell out the word TRANSLATION
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Gradients and Intercept Worksheet

Gradients and Intercept Worksheet

Worksheet asking students to write equations of lines given gradients & intercept as well as identify the gradient and intercept given the equation. Suitable for KS3 or KS4.
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Questionnaires Key Terms Word Search

Questionnaires Key Terms Word Search

Students are given clues in order to help them find missing questionnaires-themed keywords in a word search. Answers included. Great for revision, particularly for GCSE Statistics.
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Substitution Odd One Out

Substitution Odd One Out

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.
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Products of Primes Loop Cards

Products of Primes Loop Cards

Two sets of loop cards requiring students to write different numbers as the products of their primes. Can be used as a treasure hunt around the room or as a group tasks.
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Time Card Sort

Time Card Sort

Card sort requiring students to match up different times given in minutes, hours and hours & minutes. Useful for highlighting potential misconceptions.
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