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 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.
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Whether you want literacy, problem solving, group work, individual time it is all here.
Algebra, Loci, Averages, Money, Memory (Pythagoras Index Laws), Circles.
This is three memory tasks on:
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.
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.
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 one of my most poplar worksheets turned into a lesson I find very effective. I give the students a card each with either a picture definition or a worded definition. They then walk around the classroom asking what the other person has and seeing if they can name or define it and then swapping cards. I stop them at regular intervals and get them to tell me something they have learning. They then use this knowledge to fill in the properties sheet.
This is an activity turned into a full lesson based around a detective agency. Every activity is provided with full slides and answers. I stapled the instructions to little bags with the clue cards in. Also covers literacy as they have to write a letter to the head teacher at the end of the activity. Comes with an extension element.
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.
This is a full lesson if not two lessons on scatter graphs. Differentiated investigation of three hypothesis' relating to Disney, movies and actors.
Power point with starter, discussions, practice questions and investigation setup. ALL Answers.
Three sets of data for the three investigations.
Pre made axes for full support or partial support.
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.
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.
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.