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.

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 a sample of the games I am currently working on. Normally there are FOUR GAMES in a set. 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.
Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)

This is a revision activity for students learning about the Sine Rule and the Cosine Rule. For each triangle a correct calculation and result must be selected. The problems involve finding both sides and angles. Similar measurements for angles and sides are used in all of the problems so decisions need to be made based on students' knowledge of the rules. This is a good discussion exercise.
There are surplus calculations and results. Two sets of answers are included - one based on the original sheet and the other with the tiles re-arranged.

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 other Noughts and Crosses games in my shop (Geometry, Algebra and Number ones) - more are on the way.
Have fun!!

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. These games involve simple angle concepts (vertically opposite angles, angles on a line, at a point, in a triangle, in parallel lines). 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.
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 other Noughts and Crosses games in my shop, Algebra and Number ones - more are on the way.
Have fun!!

This is a great activity for consolidating 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.
Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)

This 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 is a similar resource with problems that are slightly more difficult. Check it out :)
You can visit my shop by clicking here.
Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)

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 :)
If you have found this resource useful, why not check out my other resources. You can visit my shop by clicking here.

This resource is designed to make students think about the link between different forms of straight line equations and the graphs of straight lines as well as x and y intercepts (written in co-ordinate form).
Choose one item from each column. One match up is done as an example.
The tiles can be cut out and re-arranged (the better option) or coded in some other way.
This resource is three pages long. The task cards are on the front page and the solutions follow (in two different forms).
If you have found this resource useful, why not check out my other resources. You can visit my shop by clicking here.

This activity is based on Bloom's Taxonomy. It starts with questions that check students' understanding at a basic level (eg about points, gradients and intercepts) and then delves to deeper levels of understanding (eg finding equations and checking if a point is above/on/below a line etc). At all stages True/False answers MUST be justified and so it creates a situation that encourages discussion. It is a language-based activity and is useful as a formative tool. Sample answers are included.
This resource along with three Match-Up resources and a Cloze are bundled together at a discounted price. They complement each other well to help enhance the learning process. The link to Algebra Bundle 2 is https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/algebra-bundle-2-11193509

This activity is based on Bloom's Taxonomy. It starts with questions that check students' understanding of the more basic concepts and then scaffolds students to think deeper by asking them more challenging questions. At all stages True/False answers MUST be justified which means that this creates a situation that encourages interesting discussion, bringing out more detailed meaning and evidence. It can be modified for pair discussion or whole class sharing. It is a language-based activity and is useful as a formative tool. Sample answers are included.

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 right 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.
There are two bundles of discounted Algebra resources that are worth looking at. You can check these out and other resources at my shop by clicking here.

This is the second of three sets of flash cards, designed to reinforce the different skills needed included solving linear equations and inequations, quadratic equations etc. It is a revision activity.
The third set has algebraic patterning (linear), rearranging formulae and substitution.
When printing, press Print on Both Sides and Flip pages on long edge.
This activity is included in Algebra Bundle 1 along with 5 other resources (at a worthwhile discount).
https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/algebra-bundle-1-11192854

Junior students often get x^2 mixed up with 2x etc so this is an attempt to give them an opportunity to sort them out for themselves. The questions are mostly of a basic level but they do include 1 = x/x etc.
Students partly use the process of elimination and partly use educated guesses but mainly seeing the whole smorgasbord in front of them at once is very helpful because it means that they can ask questions and get them answered straight away either by peers or by you, the teacher. Answers are included in two forms.
Ideally they should cut out the tiles and manipulate them although some prefer to highlight. Highlighting becomes difficult if they change their minds.
Suggestion: give them a similar mixture of problems straight after this exercise.
This activity is included in Algebra Bundle 1 along with 5 other resources (at a worthwhile discount).
https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/algebra-bundle-1-11192854

This is the second of two activities where students match up parabolas with their equations. In this exercise the equations are in expanded format. In Match-Up 1 the equations are in a form easily recognised for transformations eg they can use the vertex as a starting point in y = (x + 2)^2 - 3.

This resource has two versions in the one file – one version using £££££ and the other using $$$$$
This resource is designed for students to match up an instruction eg "share $50 in the ratio 2:3" along with a fraction interpretation (2/5 of £50), the calculated amounts ($20 : $30) and an image (a grid of 50 with 20 shaded in and 30 not shaded in).
It fits in nicely with working out "fractions of" and is only one way of handling this concept. It works for many students.
I prefer that the tiles are cut out, matched up and glued into their exercise books but some students insist on using colour or numbering, that works too.
The task sheet could be copied onto A3 and laminated for future use.
If you have found this resource useful, why not check out my other resources. You can visit my shop by clicking here.

This is an activity to reinforce y = mx + c. Gradient statements, points, graphs of straight lines and equations are given but need to be matched up. This is a straightforward set of lines and the task includes terms like origin and negative gradient. There are several concepts involved in this material and so the match-up idea helps to support the learning. Cutting out the tiles is the best, especially for the kinaesthetic students, however some students do prefer to use color coding.
This resource along with another two Match-Up resources, a Cloze and a 3 Level Guide are bundled together at a discounted price. They complement each other well to help enhance the learning process. The link to Algebra Bundle 2 is https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/algebra-bundle-2-11193509

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.

The purpose of this activity is to help students to recognise angles, their names and abbreviations. The physical handling of the tiles helps students to make connections (although some students prefer to use colour). I have uploaded other match-up activities, sequencing activities, continuums, 3 level guides etc. All of these help to enhance the learning process and provide variety in the classroom.
If you have found this resource useful, why not check out my other resources. You can visit my shop by clicking here.

Not only does this cut-out-and-move-around set of tiles give students another opportunity to experience drawing straight lines from gradient intercept method but it also allows them to start off at any of these three places and work towards 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).
This activity can be photocopied onto board or laminated or copied onto A3 paper so that it can be used with a group of students. There are 30 tiles in this task - within a group, individual students can contribute a tile and justify why they have chosen it as a match up to another tile.
If you have found this resource useful, why not check out my other resources. You can visit my shop by clicking here.

This is the first of two activities where students match up parabolas with their equations. In this exercise the equations are in a form easily recognised 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 format.