Hi there. I'm a Mathematics teacher who loves making resources. My resources encourage discussion and help ALL kinds of students in Mathematics.
Sequencing and mix-and-match activities, 3 level guides (based on Bloom’s Taxonomy) and clozes are tasks that work really well - they are conversation starters and encourage deeper thought as well as provide good formative feedback for the teacher. I use them with my classes and my students enjoy the variety.

Hi there. I'm a Mathematics teacher who loves making resources. My resources encourage discussion and help ALL kinds of students in Mathematics.
Sequencing and mix-and-match activities, 3 level guides (based on Bloom’s Taxonomy) and clozes are tasks that work really well - they are conversation starters and encourage deeper thought as well as provide good formative feedback for the teacher. I use them with my classes and my students enjoy the variety.

Students need to match-up a function with three properties relating to differentiation, decreasing and increasing functions, maxima and minima, points of inflection.
This is another version of:
Calculus Differentiation y’ and y’’ Graphs Quiz.
This time the points are individually given and tiles relating to it are to be found. It is a discussion activity.
There is a non-stationary point of inflection which may or may not be included depending on whether or not it is a learning outcome.
Answers are included.

This activity involves matching up straight line graphs with their equations and m (gradient) and c values. Not only does this cut-out-and-move-around set of tiles give students another opportunity to experience drawing straight lines from slope (gradient) intercept method but it also allows them to start off at any of these three places and work towards finding the others eg starting with m and c they can write the equation and draw the graph, or starting with the equation they can rearrange it to find m and c and then find the graph of the straight line.
This kind of activity helps students to confirm their understanding of these concepts. It is also useful as both a starter exercise, a plenary exercise and a discussion exercise (ask for explanations).
There are two versions of the same resource here:
1 CARD SORT version (for printing onto card or laminating)
2 WORKSHEET version (for students who prefer to use colour of label - not always a good idea, especially if they make mistakes, and we do expect them to make those mistakes in order to learn)
There are 30 tiles in this task ie 10 separate situations. Within a group, individual students can contribute a tile and justify why they have chosen to match it up with other tiles.
The formulae in this task are in a mixture of implicit and “y =…”. There is another activity with similar graphs to this one where all the formulae are all in “y = …” form.
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I have a 14 year old student in my class who is at a far lower level of ability than the rest of the class and so have had to adapt work for her. She needs to be able to handle materials and to repeat exercises in order to build some memory of it.
I thought I'd upload these resources while I am making them for her.
This resource is 9 pages long, the last two pages are answers.
This little Area and Perimeter exercise involves cutting out squares and putting them back together, counting squares for area and counting the "edge bits". (She always counts the inside lines as well which is why I have put some counting into the examples.)
It's all black and white... no cute, fancy graphics but the work is effective :)
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This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions. This is a fun, engaging activity for the end of class.
There are two clickable games in this PowerPoint. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
These two games concentrate on the basics of simplifying algebraic terms. Students become very engaged when playing this and so it is great for consolidating ideas - you, as teacher, will find opportunities to talk about concepts while playing it.
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. One team never has two turns in a row ie they never win two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.
There are two games here. The PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint so please be patient). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers on it if you want to print it out but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
This is one of several Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint games that I have made. Normally there are FOUR GAMES in a set. If you like this resource then there are plenty of other Mathematics Noughts and Crosses games in my shop - as well as many other mix-and-match, sequencing, flash cards and ordering manipulatives for Mathematics.
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop.
Here is a list of them:
Algebra Expand Factorise One Pair of Brackets
Algebra Expand Factorise Two Pairs of Brackets
Algebra Gradient Line Points Equation
Algebra 1
Algebra Solve Linear Equations with Two Operations
Fractions Decimals Percentages 1
Fractions Decimals Percentages 2
Geometry Angles 1
Geometry Circle Angles
Measurement Perimeter Area Metric
Number Order of Operations
Statistics Mean Median Mode Range
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Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four clickable games in this interactive PowerPoint. They are ideal for playing at the end of each class (allow 10 minutes) as revision for this topic. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
This set of games concentrates on expanding and factorising with one pair of brackets. The first game involves expanding, the second factorising, the third is a mixture and the final one is a little more complicated.
Students are very engaged when playing this and it great for consolidating ideas.
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. They never have two turns in a row ie never two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.
There are four games here. The PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers (and questions) on it - for printing purposes. You should probably print out the answers before you play but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop. Why not check it out. There are other activities including Mix-and-Match resources, sequencing resources, 3-Level-Guides etc.
Have fun!!

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four clickable games in this PowerPoint. They are ideal for playing at the end of each class (allow 10 minutes) as revision for this topic. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
This set of games concentrates on solving linear equations with two operations in them. Students are very engaged when playing this and it is great for consolidating ideas.
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. They never have two turns in a row ie never two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.
There are four games here. The PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers (and questions) on it - for printing purposes. You should probably print out the answers before you play but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop. Why not check it out. There are other activities including Mix-and-Match resources, Sequencing resources, 3-Level-Guides etc.
Have fun!!

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four games in this powerpoint. It is an adaptation of a class game that I play on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses work. The object is to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). The sides take turns to answer the questions and never have two turns in a row.
If an answer is correct then you can click on a tile to show the answer below, click on the tile again for an X, click again for O. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before playing it with your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class but there is more information about that on the second slide.
There are four games here. Every second slide is a set of answers which you should probably print out before you play but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint games in my shop. Why not check these out, along with my other resources.

This activity involves matching up terms involving simplifying terms, powers, multiplication and division. Questions are not too challenging but they do help students at the early stage where they mix up x^2 and 2x etc.
There are 36 tiles: 9 answers and 27 questions. Students have to find 3 questions for each of the answers. The questions involve several different operations so it does encourage students to really think carefully about this.
There are two versions on the same pdf.
1 CARD VERSION: for printing on card or laminating, then the students sort them and match them up in groups of 4, ie match up one card with a double border with 3 that have single borders.
2 WORKSHEET VERSION: for using colour or labeling. For each tile in the left hand column, find three that match it from the other three columns.
Ideally, the card version allows more for discussion and for cooperative work but some students do prefer doing this on their own and using colour. If mistakes are made then it is difficult to make changes if students are using colour on the worksheet. You will know what works best for you and your students.
Answers are included in two forms.
I use this in the second part of a lesson although it also would be good at the beginning, as motivation for follow-up work.
This activity is included in Algebra Bundle 1 along with 5 other resources (at a worthwhile discount).
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-bundle-1-11191405

This is the first of two activities where students match up quadratic functions (parabolas) with their equations. In this exercise the equations are in a form easily recognize for transformations eg they can use the vertex as a starting point in y = (x + 2)^2 - 3.
In the second match-up exercise the equations are in expanded of format.

This resource is designed to help secondary school students develop their spatial skills by asking them to add extra blocks, remove blocks etc from isometric drawings.
It is a 4-paged worksheet (with 4 pages of answers) which has recently been updated to allow for more room to draw shapes.
The use of blocks can be encouraged or not used, either way it works.

The purpose of this geometry activity is to help students to recognize angles, their names and abbreviations. The physical handling of the tiles helps students to make connections (although some students prefer to use colour).
This resource contains two versions of the same resource. One is larger tiles, for laminating or printing on card. The other version is a worksheet which students can use to colour in or label. There is a set of solutions. All of these three things are contained in the same pdf.
Here are three more Geometry resources which are worth checking out:
Geometry 3D 2D Spatial Drawing Match Up
Geometry 3D Spatial Isometric Drawing Task
Geometry Angles Definition Match Up Activity
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This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four clickable games in this PowerPoint. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row, but the students must get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
These four games concentrate on the order of operations (BIDMAS, BEDMAS, BODMAS, PEMDAS, BEMA or whatever your term is).
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. One team never has two turns in a row ie they never win two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.
There are four games here. The PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint so please be patient). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers on it if you want to print it out but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
If you like this then there are plenty of other Mathematics Noughts and Crosses games in my shop - more are on the way - as well as many other mix-and-match, sequencing, flash cards and ordering manipulatives for Mathematics.
You can visit my shop by clicking [here](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ Mathematics_Manipulatives).
Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four click-able games in this PowerPoint. They are ideal for playing at the end of each class (allow 10 minutes) as reinforcement for this topic. The games begin with basic skills problems involving gradients from plotted points, tables of points and linear graphs. Some questions involve finding missing points using tables or equations, and identifying intercepts. They then progress to more challenging ones that involve connecting ideas.
It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the O or X.
Students are very engaged when playing this. It is a great opportunity also for them to give a reason for their answer, reinforcing the ideas about gradients, points and equations of lines, so it is great way to make opportunities for discussion…
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. They never have two turns in a row ie never two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer to choose O or X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment. For me, when a student answers correctly and before I click for a O or X, I get them to explain their understanding, just briefly, because it’s a learning point for others. If they answer incorrectly then I usually say something like “nearly there” or “you’re on the right track” (because I want to encourage answering) before going to the other side of the class.
This powerpoint opens up straight away in slideshow mode. There are four games here. Every second slide is a set of answers which you should probably print out before you play but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot. There is also a pdf with answers (easy to print out).
There are several other Noughts and Crosses games in my shop (Geometry, Algebra and Number ones).
Have fun!!

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four click-able games in this PowerPoint. Each click reveals answer, O or X. They are ideal for playing at the end of each class (allow 10 minutes) as revision for this topic. These games involve circle angle concepts (radius/tangent, isosceles triangles, angle in the centre, angles on the same arc, angle in semi-circle, cyclic quadrilateral etc).
It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
Students are very engaged when playing this. It is a great opportunity also for them to give a reason for their answer, reinforcing the names of types of angles, so it is great way to make opportunities for discussion.
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. They never have two turns in a row ie never two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X etc. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.
This powerpoint opens up straight away in slideshow mode. There are four games here. Every second slide is a set of answers which you should probably print out before you play but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot. There is also a pdf with answers (easy to print out).
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop. Why not check it out. There are other activities including Mix-and-Match resources, sequencing resources, 3-Level-Guides etc.
Have fun!!

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four click-able games in this PowerPoint. They are ideal for playing at the end of each class (allow 10 minutes) as revision for this topic. The games begin with basic skills problems involving perimeter, area and metric conversions. They then progress to more challenging ones that involve connecting ideas, twisting situations around and eventually scaffolding the use of algebra.
It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
Students are very engaged when playing this. It is a great opportunity also for them to explain their answers so it is great way to make opportunities for discussion…
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. They never have two turns in a row ie never two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer to choose O or X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment. For me, when a student answers correctly and before I click for a O or X, I get them to explain their understanding, just briefly, because it’s a learning point for others. If they answer incorrectly then I usually say something like “nearly there” or “you’re on the right track” (because I want to encourage answering) before going to the other side of the class.
You can choose to just expect numerical answers for the measurement problems or you might decide to force the use of the correct units – both are provided.
This PowerPoint opens up straight away in slideshow mode. There are four games here. Every second slide is a set of answers which you should probably print out before you play but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot. There is also a pdf with answers (easy to print out).
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop. Why not check it out. There are other activities including Mix-and-Match resources, sequencing resources, 3-Level-Guides etc.
Have fun!!

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four clickable games in this PowerPoint. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students must get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
The questions involve increasing and decreasing by percentages, fractions of, sharing in ratio etc. The games become increasingly more difficult but they are still reasonable enough for mental calculations (or students can use a calculator).
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. One team never has two turns in a row ie they never win two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class. If you need to start the game again then click on the “Main Menu” button and start again.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.
There are four games here. There are two PowerPoints included (one using pounds, the other dollars). Each PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint …… so please be PATIENT). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers on it (pounds and dollars) if you want to print it out, but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
If you like this then there are plenty of other Mathematics Noughts and Crosses games in my shop - more are on the way - as well as many other mix-and-match, sequencing, flash cards and ordering manipulatives for Mathematics.
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop. Why not check it out. You will also find many other resources including, sequencing resources, mix-and-match activiites, 3-Level-Guides etc.
Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.
There are four clickable games in this PowerPoint. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students must get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
These four games concentrate on more simple operations (and conversions) with fractions, decimals and percentages. There is also a “share in ratio” question in each game.
Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. One team never has two turns in a row ie they never win two Os or two Xs in a row.
If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class. If you need to start the game again then click on the “Main Menu” button and start again.
You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.
There are four games here. The PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint …… so please be patient). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers on it if you want to print it out, but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
If you like this then there are plenty of other Mathematics Noughts and Crosses games in my shop - more are on the way - as well as many other mix-and-match, sequencing, flash cards and ordering manipulatives for Mathematics.
There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop. Why not check it out. There are other activities including Mix-and-Match resources, sequencing resources, 3-Level-Guides etc.
Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)

Students struggle with the instructional terms that they’re presented with, particularly in Algebra. When asked to expand they often attempt to solve an equation that doesn’t even exist. They look at the context and often don’t read the instructions. This is a cute little exercise where they firstly have to match up the instruction with the correct situation and secondly they get to complete the exercise. Answers are included.
This kind of worksheet is language-based, great for discussion and for reinforcing ideas . Mathematics students need variety and ask for more to be written. There are plenty more (including sequencing activities, clozes, 3 level guides etc) to look at in my batch of worksheets.
I have combined some Algebra resources into two separate discounted bundles. Algebra Bundle 1 combines Instructional Terms Match-Up 2 and 3 as well as three sets of flash cards (simplifying, expanding, factorising, solving, rearranging) and an introductory match-up of simplified terms. Algebra Bundle 2 involves lines, gradients, points and vectors. This second bundle includes three match ups, a cloze and a 3 level guide.
If you have found this resource useful, why not check out my other resources. You can visit my shop by clicking here.

This task involves cutting out and moving numbers, putting them into increasing order of size. It adds another dimension to learning, by giving students the chance to be kinaesthetic.

This is a collection of five activities (which have also been listed as individual resources) that are useful when learning the basic skills involved with co-ordinates (points), gradients, straight line graphs, writing straight line formulae, intercepts and vectors (if needed).
These activities can be used as starters or review work but they do help to tie the ideas together and provide the variety needed. Being able to handle the tiles adds another dimension to the learning process. I usually ask that students combine the tiles and glue them into their work books - some students have other ways of working with them eg numbering/shading in.
The 3 Level Guide is a favourite as it encourages students to provide reasons or evidence to support their True/False decisions. The 3 levels are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy with the lowest level requiring remembering/understanding, the next level requiring ideas to be connected and the final level encouraging a deeper understanding.
The cloze resource is straight forward and helps to “state the obvious” with the process of eliminating some options. It helps to confirm what the students already know or think they know.