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Algebra. Creating and Expanding Double Brackets. Christmas Challenge. FULL SET
Brighten up algebra in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
Students need produce two expressions for the area of the surface of my Christmas dinner table – one with brackets and one without.
They are presented with two expressions, one for the length and one for the width of the table.
To find the first expression (with brackets), they need to apply the formula for the area of a rectangle i.e. multiply length by width.
These brackets can then be expanded to produce a second expression for the area of the table.
This is a PowerPoint Presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, instructions, 20 blank challenges and 20 corresponding answer slides.
The full set covers:-
(x+)(x+)
(x+)(x-)
(x-)(x-)
(nx+)(nx+)
(nx+)(nx-)
(nx-)(nx-)
A free sample is also available to download and try which contains the title page, instructions, one blank question and corresponding answer slide.

Algebra. Factorising Quadratic Equations. Christmas Challenge. FREE SAMPLE
Christmas X-Factorising.
What is the mystery song?
A fun festive challenge to brighten up quadratic equation lessons in the run up to Christmas.
Students need to factorise a list of quadratic equations in order to find potential solutions for x.
Factorised quadratic equations include…
(x+)( x+)
(x+) (x-)
(x-)( x-)
Possible solutions for X correspond to letters on a grid provided. Students need to gather these letters and then rearrange to reveal the mystery Christmas song.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so the slides can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed for students.
The free sample includes the title page, instructions, one challenge slide and one corresponding answer slide. The song included in the free sample is Last Christmas.
The full set includes a title page, instructions, grid, 10 challenge slides and 10 corresponding answer slides.
The full set of songs includes…
Last Christmas
Let it Snow
Santa Baby
One More Sleep
Walking in the Air
Frosty the Snowman
Jingle Bell Rock
White Christmas
Blue Christmas
Mary’s Boy Child

Algebra. Factorising Quadratic Equations. Christmas Challenge. FULL SET
Christmas X-Factorising.
What is the mystery song?
A fun festive challenge to brighten up quadratic equation lessons in the run up to Christmas.
Students need to factorise a list of quadratic equations in order to find potential solutions for x.
Factorised quadratic equations include…
(x+)( x+)
(x+) (x-)
(x-)( x-)
Possible solutions for X correspond to letters on a grid provided. Students need to gather these letters and then rearrange to reveal the mystery Christmas song.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so the slides can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed for students.
The document includes a title page, instructions, 10 challenge pages and 10 corresponding solution pages.
The 10 mystery songs include…
Last Christmas
Let it Snow
Santa Baby
One More Sleep
Walking in the Air
Frosty the Snowman
Jingle Bell Rock
White Christmas
Blue Christmas
Mary’s Boy Child
A free sample is also available if you want to check things out before deciding to buy the full set. The free sample includes a title page, instructions, one challenge slide and one corresponding answer slide. The mystery song for the the free sample is ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

Algebra. Simultaneous Equations. Two Positives. Christmas Challenge. FULL SET
Brighten up algebra lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
Students are presented with festive drinks orders and challenged to find the cost of the individual drinks. In order to find the cost, they need to covert the orders into simultaneous equations to solve.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed for students.
The set contains a title page, instructions, 15 blank challenges and corresponding answer slides.
The set covers:-
5 sets of equations that can be solved by simple subtraction.
5 sets of equations that require students to multiply one equation before subtracting.
5 sets of equations that require students to multiply both equations before subtracting.
A free sample is available for download separately. The free sample contains a title page, instructions, one blank challenge and corresponding answer slide.

Christmas Shape. Transformations. Enlargements. FULL SET
Brighten up lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
How big does the tree grow? Students are presented with a green triangle on a grid and asked to enlarge it. They are presented with a centre of enlargement and a scale factor. They need to use these to perform the task correctly.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, worked example, 10 blank challenge slides and corresponding answer slides.
A free sample is available to download separately. This contains a title page, worked example, one blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slide.
Thank you for looking.

KS4/GCSE. Number. Surds. Christmas Activity Bundle. 40 Activities.
This collection of activities is intended to injects a bit of festive fun into surds.
Each activitiy follows the same principle…
What colour do the Christmas lights shine?
Students determine what colour the lights shine by solving the surds and using the grid to determine the colour order of the lights.
This activitity pack covers a unit of work…
Beginning with simplifying surds then moving on to simplifying expressions containing surds
Adding
Subtracting
Multiplying
Dividing
They will then move on to expanding brackets containing surds as well as rationalising the denominators of fractions.
The challenge increases as students progress through the activities.
Attached in the download are two separate documents.
The first is the activity booklet containing 40 activity sheets. Each sheet has instructions and a worked example.
The second is a booklet containing the corresponding answers and worked solutions.
Thank you for looking.

KS3 to KS4/GCSE. Christmas Algebra. Simultaneous Equations. Quiz. Puzzle Pack.
This pack contains 27 Christmas themed simultaneous equation puzzles.
These can be displayed on the board as a quiz or presented to students as a puzzle pack to work through at their own pace.
Students need to work out the value of ‘x’ and ‘y’ (which have been replaced with Christmas items) using their knowledge of how to approach simultaneous equations.
They need to be familiar with…
How to create their own simultaneous equations from a scenario
How to cancel equations through use of addition and subtraction
How to multiply one or both equations so that this is possible.
Working with both positive and negative numbers.
Answers are provided at the end.
Thank you for looking

Christmas Algebra. Simplifying Expressions. Fractions. Indices. FULL SET
Brighten up algebra lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun festive challenge.
Students are presented with a rather complicated-looking algebraic fraction. Simplifying the fraction by cancelling out the indices reveals a series of letters that can be rearranged to spell out a word connected to Christmas.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, instructions (with worked example), 15 blank questions slides and 15 corresponding answer slides.
Mystery words include:-
Reindeer
Nativity
Trimmings
Chestnuts
Yuletide
Rudolf
Eggnog
Sleigh
Goose
Mistletoe
Tidings
Robin
Myrrh
Wreath
Baubles
A free sample is also avaialble to download. This contains a title page, instructions (with worked example), a blank question slide (mystery word ‘reindeer’) and corresponding answer slide.
Thank you for looking.

Christmas Shape. Transformations. Reflections. FULL SET
Brighten up lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
The focus of this activity is the Christmas star and how it is reflected through both the x axis and the y axis. Students are presented with the star on a grid. They are told to reflect it through both the x axis and the y axis e.g. when x=2 and y=6
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, worked example, 10 blank challenge slides and corresponding answer slides.
A free sample is also available to download separately. This contains a title page, worked example, one blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slide.
Thank you for looking.

KS4/GCSE. Christmas Algebra. Solving Linear Equations. Tile Match. 22.
A fun festive game to inject a bit of fun into solving linear equations.
Simple tile match principle - match the correct equation to the correct solution.
When arranged correctly, 24 tiles become 12 pairs.
Contained within this pack…
A cover sheet providing instructions and a worked example.
A set of tiles (pre-sorted into equations and solutions)
An answer sheet with the equations placed.
A solution page.
Worked Solutions.
For details of the type of linear equation in this pack, see the preview.
Thank you for looking.

KS4/GCSE. Christmas Algebra. Solving Linear Equations. Tile Match. 12 .
A fun festive game to inject a bit of fun into solving linear equations.
Simple tile match principle - match the correct equation to the correct solution.
When arranged correctly, 24 tiles become 12 pairs.
Contained within this pack…
A cover sheet providing instructions and a worked example.
A set of tiles (pre-sorted into equations and solutions)
An answer sheet with the equations placed.
A solution page.
Worked Solutions.
For details of the type of linear equation in this pack, see the preview.
Thank you for looking.

Christmas Ratio and Proportion. Ratio Dividing. FREE SAMPLE
Brighten up lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
Everyone in my house gets sprouts on their Christmas dinner whether they like it or not. In the house, there is me, my husband and our daughter.
Students are given a total number of sprouts and a ratio. This ratio tells students how the sprouts are shared out between us. Their task is to work out exactly how many sprouts we get each on our respective plates.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the free sample which contains a title page, worked example, a blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slide.
The full set of 10 challenges is available for download separately. This contains a title page, worked example, 10 blank challenge slides and 10 corresponding answer slides.
Thank you for looking.

Algebra. Solving Linear Equations with X on One Side. Christmas Challenge. FREE SAMPLE
Brighten up algebra lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun festive challenge.
Students are presented with a series of linear equations to solve and a blank table representing a mystery element from the Christmas Story/Nativity. Students have to solve the linear equations in order to find a series of values for X. Once students have all of their values, they need to convert them into letters and spaces using the grid provided. These letters, when rearranged, reveal the mystery element that fits into the table.
Linear equations include one step and two step equations. They involve addition, subtraction and require students to work with negative numbers.
The is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed off for students to complete.
The free sample includes the title page, instructions, grid, one blank puzzle page and corresponding answer sheet. The mystery element is ‘Baby Jesus’
The full set includes includes all of the above plus:-
Baby Jesus
Mary and Joseph
Virgin Birth
Angel Gabriel
King Herod
Bethlehem
Little Donkey
Star of Wonder
Shepherds
Three Wise Men
What you are downloading here is the FREE SAMPLE

Algebra. Trigonometry. Right Angled Triangles. Missing Angles. Christmas Challenge. FULL SET
Brighten up algebra/trigonometry lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun festive challenge.
Students need to work out how many degrees the shepherds need to tilt their heads to see the Angel of the Lord.
They are presented with two lengths and challenged to find angle X (the angle the shepherds need to tilt their heads to look at the angel).
Students need to draw on their knowledge of trigonometry and are reminded of SOHCAHTOA to guide them.
This is a PowerPoint presentation document so it can easily be displayed on the board and/or printed for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, instructions, 10 blank question slides and corresponding answer slides.
A free sample is also available which contains a title page, instructions, 1 blank question slide and corresponding answer slide.

Algebra. Solving Linear Equations with X on One Side. Christmas Challenge. FULL SET
Brighten up algebra lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun festive challenge.
Students are presented with a series of linear equations to solve and a blank table representing a mystery element from the Christmas Story/Nativity. Students have to solve the linear equations in order to find a series of values for X. Once students have all of their values, they need to convert them into letters and spaces using the grid provided. These letters, when rearranged, reveal the mystery element that fits into the table.
Linear equations include one step and two step equations. They involve addition, subtraction and require students to work with negative numbers.
The is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed off for students to complete.
The set includes a title page, instructions, grid, ten blank puzzle pages and corresponding answer sheets.
The full set includes:-
Baby Jesus
Mary and Joseph
Virgin Birth
Angel Gabriel
King Herod
Bethlehem
Little Donkey
Star of Wonder
Shepherds
Three Wise Men
A free sample is also available to download if you would prefer. The free sample includes the title page, instructions grid, one blank challenge slide and corresponding answer sheet. The mystery element in the free Sample is ‘Baby Jesus’.

Algebra. Simplifying Expressions. Addition and Subtraction. Christmas Edition. FULL SET
Brighten up algebra lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
Students are presented with list of shopping items. The list has been written in a panic and is overly complicated. Students need to simplify the list -first by creating an algebraic expression and then as a simplified list.
The set contains a title page, instruction page, 20 blank challenges and corresponding answer slides.
The challenges cover:-
Addition with two/three letter variables.
Subtraction with two/three letter variables.
Addition and subtraction with two/three letter variables.
A free sample is also also available to download separately. The free sample includes a title page, instruction page, 1 blank challenges and corresponding answer slide. The challenge involves addition with two letter variables.

Christmas Shape. Transformations. Translations. Vectors. FULL SET
Brighten up lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
The focus of this activity is the Christmas star and how it moves through the midnight sky. Students are presented with a star on a grid and a vector of translation. Their task is to use the vector of translation to draw the star in it’s new position.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, worked example, 10 blank challenge slides and corresponding answer slides.
A free sample is also available for download separately. This contains a title page, worked example, one blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slide.
Thank you for looking.

Christmas Ratio and Proportion. Ratio Dividing. FULL SET
Brighten up lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
Everyone in my house gets sprouts on their Christmas dinner whether they like it or not. In the house, there is me, my husband and our daughter.
Students are given a total number of sprouts and a ratio. This ratio tells students how the sprouts are shared out between us. Their task is to work out exactly how many sprouts we get each on our respective plates.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, worked example, 10 blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slides.
A free sample is available for download separately. This contains a title page, worked example, one blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slide.
Thank you for looking.

Christmas Ratio and Proportion. Angle Ratio Dividing. Circles. FULL SET
Brighten up lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
Students are provided with bird’s eye view of my local town centre. The image depicts a Christmas tree and hanging lights that come together at the tree’s star. The result is a circle with 3 angles.
Students are presented with a diagram (not to scale but roughly representative) and a ratio for the angles in the circle. Students need to use their understanding of circles and the ratio provided in order to work out the angles.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, worked example, 10 blank challenge slides and 10 corresponding answer slides.
A free sample is available for download separately. This contains a title page, worked example, a blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slide.
Thank you for looking.

Christmas Ratio and Proportion. Spider Ratios. FULL SET
Brighten up lessons in the run up to Christmas with this fun little festive challenge.
I buy a big tub of sweets every Christmas. I have been keeping tabs on the number of fudge and the number of toffee sweets in the tub over the last 6 years. I have recorded this as a ratio per year (6 in total).
Students are given the total number of sweets in the tub and sweet ratios for the last 6 years. Students need to work out how many fudge and how many toffee were in the tub each year.
This is a PowerPoint presentation so it can be easily displayed on the board and/or printed out for students.
What you are downloading here is the full set which contains a title page, worked example, 10 blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slides.
A free sample is available for download separately. This contains a title page, worked example, one blank challenge slide and corresponding answer slide.
Thank you for looking.