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Maths resources for teaching, CPD and backed up by research and over 30 years experience.

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Maths resources for teaching, CPD and backed up by research and over 30 years experience.

A 28 slide PowerPoint that provides examples of CAT4 assessment tasks and answers.
CAT4 assessments consist of verbal reasoning – thinking with words; quantitative reasoning – thinking with numbers; non-verbal reasoning – thinking with shapes and spatial ability – thinking with shape and space. Many schools use CAT4 to provide ‘predictions’ for GCSE results.
Four sets of practice assessment questions are provided plus additional questions. These questions should be practiced by students so they understand the patterns and inner logic of the four reasoning areas away from the pressure of sitting at a computer with the assessment about to begin, and the clock about to count down.
A free pdf is available and can be downloaded here:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12785220

New Specification (2021).
Legacy specification ppt can be accessed here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12632737
To be used alongside Student Booklet (see link for free pdf below)
The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the benefits and different purposes presentations have, as well as develop the skills needed to give a presentation. This includes preparing, delivering and reviewing a presentation.
Free pdf version can be accessed here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12632916
If you use it please review.

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A bundle of three PowerPoints of 52 puzzles. This provides spatial awareness practice, CAT4 practice and cognitive abilities test practice.
Difficulty: Level 1 Easy, Level 2 Medium and Level 3 Hard.
Cut out cards and rearrange to make tracks. Use symmetry, rotation, reflection and 90 degree angles to complete the tracks.
Track cards are inspired by the amazing Serpentiles originally published by ThinkFun but no longer manufactured.
Free pdfs are available and can be downloaded from:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12912616
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12916826
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12919925

New Specification (2021)
Legacy specification ppt can be accessed here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12626371
To be used alongside Student Booklet (see link for free pdf below)
The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of some of the basic principles around personal money management.
Personal debt is a growing concern and understanding some of the basic principles when working out take home pay and budgeting principles for a household income helps develop an understanding of the value of money. Updated to include definitions of the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage.
Free pdf version can be accessed here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12626381
If you use it please review.

CCEA GCSE Grade Boundaries - from 2018 to 2023
Raw scores for every series available from 2018 to 2023 for the following subjects:
English Language
Mathematics
Statistics
Further Maths
Double Award Science
Single Award Science
If there is demand, other subjects will be added.

A short PowerPoint including examples, sheets and solutions of 3-dimensional (3D) combinations of cubes drawn on isometric paper as an introduction to plans and elevations. Some slides contain advice in the notes section.
If you feel this is useful do please provide feedback particularly for any improvements that could be made.

To be used alongside Student Booklet (see link for free pdf below).
The aim of this unit is to support learners’ use of digital technology to enhance their communication, problem solving and employability skills, as well as their use of social media in a safe and informed way.
The booklet completed by the student making use of a search engine or AI tool.
Free pdf version can be accessed here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12882176
If you download and it is useful, please return here and review.

Straight line graphs or linear graphs: questions for maths lessons.
Includes questions on drawing graphs, calculating gradients and working out intercepts.
One PowerPoint with questions and a separate PowerPoint with questions and answers. Answers are animated so each question can be discussed with a class or group.
Questions range from medium to hard.
Pdfs are available with the queations and answers: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12946847
Please contact Cubed Maths if you identify any incorrections.
cubed.maths@gmail.com
07949749781
Key words: linear graphs, intersection, gradient, parallel, equation, coordinates, axes, 𝑦=𝑚𝑥+c, 𝑦 axis, 𝑥 axis

A 46 slide PowerPoint that introduces or utilises many mathematical concepts. Mainly for post-primary settings but elements could be used in primary.
A free pdf can be downloaded here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12555186
There is at least a months material for lessons and will be useful for revision classes or an introduction to the concepts involved. Please review it if you download it and do put it to good use.
The PowerPoint allows the teacher to introduce the key ideas to students via animated slides. Most of the ideas are easier to access through animation and slow reveal. There are answers for most problems in the slides notes.
These are the concepts covered:
Match Combinations: generalisations, combinations, multiplicative reasoning
Two-way grids: preparation for simultaneous equations
Comparing texts: data handling, sample sizes, mode, range
Direction and distance: compass directions, left and right directions, absolute, relative
Rectangle: area, perimeter, asymptotes
Square patterns: 1. multiplicative reasoning, graphs, tables, algebraic manipulation, sequences, linear, quadratic
Dissecting a square/rectangle: tangram, square, parallelogram, triangle, proportion, percentages
Problems about perimeter and area: area, perimeter
Ratio and proportion mystery: percentages, ratio, proportion, average (mean)
House swap: interpreting distance-time graph
Probability mystery: probability, card sort
Fractions mystery: fractions, card sort
Venn diagrams: factors, multiples, prime numbers
Broken window: logic
Shikaku: introduction and development
Three problems: algebraic reasoning
Logic puzzle: introduction to this type of reasoning
What’s it worth?: preparation for simultaneous equations
Wacky races: ordinal and time logic puzzle, card sort
Sudoku
Znorlian: binary, sequences, card sort
Roofs: algebraic reasoning
Antidotes: ratio, percentages, fractions
Percentage paradox: introduction to Simpson’s paradox
Probability investigation: tally table, sequence of outcomes
Card trick: binary, base 2 place value headings

A 22 slide PowerPoint that situates charts/graphs in the data handling cycle.
It covers collecting, presenting, sorting and analysing data along with bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, decision tree diagrams, two-way tables, flow charts, Venn diagrams, stem & leaf diagrams and scatter graphs.
There is at least a weeks material for GCSE lessons and will be useful for revision classes or an overview of the concepts involved. So, far instance, much greater depth would be required for averages. Please review it if you download it and do put it to good use.
The PowerPoint allows the teacher to introduce the key ideas to students via animated slides. Most of the ideas are easier to access through animation and slow reveal.

A pdf of a 46 slide PowerPoint that introduces or utilises many mathematical concepts. Mainly for post-primary settings but elements could be used in primary.
There is at least a months material for lessons and will be useful for revision classes or an introduction to the concepts involved. Please review it if you download it and do put it to good use.
If you think this is good, think about purchasing the PowerPoint. It allows the teacher to introduce the key ideas to students via animated slides. Most of the ideas are easier to access through animation and slow reveal. There are answers for most problems in the slides notes. It can be downloaded here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/dashboard/resource-management/add-resource/12555207/published
These are the concepts covered:
Match Combinations: generalisations, combinations, multiplicative reasoning
Two-way grids: preparation for simultaneous equations
Comparing texts: data handling, sample sizes, mode, range
Direction and distance: compass directions, left and right directions, absolute, relative
Rectangle: area, perimeter, asymptotes
Square patterns: 1. multiplicative reasoning, graphs, tables, algebraic manipulation, sequences, linear, quadratic
Dissecting a square/rectangle: tangram, square, parallelogram, triangle, proportion, percentages
Problems about perimeter and area: area, perimeter
Ratio and proportion mystery: percentages, ratio, proportion, average (mean)
House swap: interpreting distance-time graph
Probability mystery: probability, card sort
Fractions mystery: fractions, card sort
Venn diagrams: factors, multiples, prime numbers
Broken window: logic
Shikaku: introduction and development
Three problems: algebraic reasoning
Logic puzzle: introduction to this type of reasoning
What’s it worth?: preparation for simultaneous equations
Wacky races: ordinal and time logic puzzle, card sort
Sudoku
Znorlian: binary, sequences, card sort
Roofs: algebraic reasoning
Antidotes: ratio, percentages, fractions
Percentage paradox: introduction to Simpson’s paradox
Probability investigation: tally table, sequence of outcomes
Card trick: binary, base 2 place value headings

Coordinates: questions for maths lessons. One PowerPoint with questions and a separate PowerPoint with questions and answers.
Questions consist of a range of medium ones.
Free pdfs are available with questions and answers: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12955814
Please contact Cubed Maths if you identify any incorrections.
cubed.maths@gmail.com
07949749781
Key words: 𝑦 axis, 𝑥 axis, quadrilaterals, kite, trapezium, rectangle, parallelogram, midpoint, circle, diameter

Binary: questions for maths lessons. One PowerPoint with questions and a separate PowerPoint with questions and answers.
Questions consist of a range of medium level.
Free pdfs are available with questions and answers: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12956337
Please contact Cubed Maths if you identify any incorrections.
cubed.maths@gmail.com
07949749781
Key words: Decimal, base 2, base 10, place headings, place value, odd numbers

**Legacy version. The Prince’s Trust has updated the specification. **
The new ppt version can be found at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12626382
To be used alongside Student Booklet (see link for free pdf below)
The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of some of the basic principles around personal money management.
Personal debt is a growing concern and understanding some of the basic principles when working out take home pay and budgeting principles for a household income helps develop an understanding of the value of money
Free pdf version can be accessed here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12442002
If you use it please review.

Flow chart questions for maths lessons.
One PowerPoint with questions and a separate PowerPoint with questions and answers. Answers are animated so each question can be discussed with a class or group.
Questions range from medium hard to challenging.
A free pdf is available at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12945338
Please contact Cubed Maths if you identify any incorrections.
cubed.maths@gmail.com
07949749781

‘Forming and solving equations’ questions for maths lessons.
Includes questions on angles, perimeter, area and a mixture of other topics.
One PowerPoint with questions and a separate PowerPoint with questions and answers. Answers are animated so each question can be discussed with a class or group.
Questions range from medium to challenging.
A free pdf is available at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12945408
Please contact Cubed Maths if you identify any incorrections.
cubed.maths@gmail.com
07949749781

Two-way tables: questions for maths lessons. One PowerPoint with questions and a separate PowerPoint with questions and answers.
Questions range from medium to hard.
Free pdfs are available with questions and answers: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12953329
Please contact Cubed Maths if you identify any incorrections.
cubed.maths@gmail.com
07949749781
Key words: Two-way tables, frequency tree, algebra

A PowerPoint of 12 puzzles. This provides spatial awareness practice, CAT4 practice and cognitive abilities test practice.
Difficulty: Level 1 Easy.
Cut out cards and rearrange to make tracks. Use symmetry, rotation, reflection and 90 degree angles to complete the tracks.
Track cards are inspired by the amazing Serpentiles originally published by ThinkFun but no longer manufactured.
A free pdf is available and can be downloaded here:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12912616

A 33 slide PowerPoint showing an approach to multiplication for teenage students who have not rote learned them. It combines the Operational Principles with the area model of multiplication to empower students to apply a small number of tables to calculations (x1, x2, x3, x5 and x10).
It also covers the area model of division and mental strategies for multiplication and division.
It is aimed at Maths Dept CPD rather than for school students. It is pedagogical for Maths Teachers although some slides would be useful for teaching.
Years of experience of training Maths teachers, research and thinking has gone into this resource.
A free pdf of the PowerPoint is available.

A 25 slide PowerPoint showing an incredible amount of things you can do with a 7 piece tangram.
It covers 2D shapes, angles, area, proportion, percentages, fractions, square-roots, symmetry, compass directions, algebra, bearings and vectors.
There is at least a weeks material for a KS3 or KS4 class and also could be used as revision. Please review it if you download it and put it to good use.
The ideas used are adaptable and could be used for other square based patterns.
It has interesting animations and some of the ideas are easier to access through animation.