Here are five activities to help your lessons leading up to Christmas. BIDMAS SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS HCF LCM FRACTIONS MONEY STARTER
Worksheet were pupils can label the; Circumference, Radius, Diameter, Chord, Tangent, Sector, Segment, Arc. There is also areas for the written definitions of these words and extension questions.
This is a starter activity on all averages and range. It includes 4 levels of challenge and includes two sections of problem solving and has all answers.
The Disney characters have combined and need to be solved. Can be done using full algebra for higher ability and just by inspection and trail and error for the lower sets. Full answers. Merry Christmas This is a part of my Christmas Problem Solving pack :)
I have found that the topic of fractions is always something the students do not really like from the moment you say the word so I wanted to come up with a way to teach fractions to all ages and abilities in a way they would enjoy. In this resource is a pack of 32 fractions each with a popular character. Personally I have them laminated and cut out into little cards. There are worksheets which cover: 1. Equivalent Fractions - Addition - Subtraction (ANSWERS) 2. Multiplying and Dividing (inc cross canceling) There is also a notebook file to use in the teaching and questioning part at the beginning/end.
I made these to use when displaying my students of the week. Editable school and teacher name. I also use my xbox avatar as a mini me for the poster.
This is an investigation into the race position of formula 1 drivers. I have used this on interview lessons with great success. The lesson revolves around substitution into a set of instructions. Then investigating why it doesn't matter where you start from you always get the same finishing line up. Ultimately the top end students will be able to show algebraic proofs to prove it all works, while the lower students will get practice with substitution. This pack includes: Full powerpoint with starter-questioning-examples of the worksheet-plenary and ANSWERS. A good plenary I use is to get a student to show their proof while the others make sure no mistakes are being made.
This resource can be used with KS3/KS4 and all abilities that are able to construct triangles. I thought the idea of a jigsaw would add something different to this topic. This idea means they have to be very accurate if they want their jigsaw to work. Problem solving is also needed to match the triangles.
This is a 15 questions self answering numeracy treasure hunt. You can start at any question so I tend to get the students to work in pairs then having stuck the questions around the room they start at the nearest question to them physically. This is aimed at higher KS3/KS4 (I have used it with Y7 as well but it is about knowing your group) Includes all elements of numeracy and problem solving.
An activity in which pupils have templates for 6 nets that will have a volume of 100cm3. The more advanced pupils can create their own dimensions. They construct the cuboids and design them like any building they wish to construct Hundred City Used with bottom set Y8.
This is a differentiated mini assessment on: Prime Factorisation HCF LCM BIDMAS Using a calculator for roots Rounding with Decimal Places I have used colours to show the different level questions (Blue=easiest - Red=Hardest) There is a box built in for feedback and a power point with full worked solutions. There is also a problem solving question.
This is three memory tasks on: Index Laws Pythagoras Squares and Cubes I print them on A3 and then they work in groups of 3/4 getting to take it in turns to reproduce the poster from memory. I normally have 30 seconds look and 1 minute draw per person. Can take between 20-40 minutes depending on the group. I always award prizes for the most accurate. I have used this with both KS3 and KS4 top/bottom sets and mixed ability it really works and the students love them.
I designed a lesson where the students draw a map with key places and key characters then write the story of their journey through their map. Bearings and Scale are the key features of their story. Peer assessment.
A worksheet that practices using a table to plot straight lines then uses the similarities and differences to compare with the equation of the line and eventually lead to gradient and intercept with y=mx+c.
This is an extension sheet I made for consolidation with factorising: linear, quadratic, difference of two squares and finally simplifying fractions. ANSWERS included.
A selection of different functions that have been transformed then both graphs plotted on the same axis so they can be compared. This allows the students to investigate and try to discover how changing the function will change the graph.
Too many students do not know the difference between an expression, equation and formula to name but a few so here is a worksheet were pupils fill in the missing gaps for the words associated with Algebra . Term, expression, equation, identity, formula, coefficient, variable. Used with Y7-Y11.
This is a lesson on simultaneous equations based around the comparing cups of tea method. It is aimed at Foundation GCSE but could also be used with KS3 groups as an introduction to simultaneous equations. Includes power point with two worked examples and a starter question. Worksheet with answers for independent learning.