Tangram Investigation

Tangram Investigation

This activity can be used as an individual or class investigation of the properties of the tangram. There are many different types of questions that can be answered. Mathematical thinking, rational numbers, perimeter and area and 2-dimensional shapes are covered. The teacher could restrict the questions where necessary to cater for individual differences. A rubric is included for assessment purposes if required. Many curriculum outcomes are addressed: Australian Curriculum (NSW) MA3-1WM, MA3-2WM, MA3-3WM, MA3-7NA , MA3-9MG, MA3-10MG, MA3-15MG If you like my work, please write a review to help others, and check out my shop for more useful activities.
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Bundle of Trails

Bundle of Trails

Three sets of review activities for number, integer and algebra. Students need to follow the trails performing the correct operations to fill in the missing gaps. These activities range from straight forward to more challenging and can be used at the end of a lesson or to be completed for homework.
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Quilt block patterns

Quilt block patterns

A set of 3 single sided activity sheets with solutions. Students need to carefully use a pencil and ruler to construct straight lines on the grid provided. Colour is then used to show the different two-dimensional shapes that have been formed. Students are asked to identify the shapes. Australian Curriculum (NSW) MA3-15MG manipulates, classifies and draws two-dimensional shapes, including equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles, and describes their properties. If you like my work, please write a review to help others, and check out my shop for more useful activities.
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Bundle of Factors and Multiples

Bundle of Factors and Multiples

A wide range of resources starting with the times tables then introducing the concept of factors, prime numbers, multiples, divisibility tests, LCM and HCF. Australian Curriculum (NSW) MA2-6NA uses mental and informal written strategies for multiplication and division MA3-4NA orders, reads and represents integers of any size and describes properties of whole numbers MA3-6NA selects and applies appropriate strategies for multiplication and division, and applies the order of operations to calculations involving more than one operation
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Bundle of Directions

Bundle of Directions

This bundle of three different sets of worksheets with solutions covers practise in using given directions either as up, down, left and right or simple compass directions. Australian Curriculum (NSW) MA2-17MG uses simple maps and grids to represent position and follow routes, including using compass directions
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Whole Number Properties

Whole Number Properties

A series of 5 worksheets, most double sided with solutions covering factors and multiples, finding LCM and HCF by writing out multiples and all factors, divisibility test and finding LCM and HCF by using the product of prime factors. Calculators can be used. This range of worksheets allows the teacher flexibility for a range of student abilities. Australian Curriculum (NSW) MA3-4NA orders, reads and represents integers of any size and describes properties of whole numbers
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Expanding brackets

Expanding brackets

A set of 5 graded single sided worksheets with solutions. A suitable resource for students who need more practice. The first column could be worked on in class and the second column left for the students to finish for homework. Australian Curriculum (NSW) MA4-8NA generalises number properties to operate with algebraic expressions. If you like my work, please write a review to help others, and check out my shop for more useful activities.
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Review Sheets

Review Sheets

A set of 7 double page revision sheets with solutions. Designed for Year 8 (Stage 4) covering a range of outcomes in number, algebra, geometry and measurement. Could be worked on in class or given as homework. Australian Curriculum (NSW) MA4-1WM, MA4-2WM, MA4-4NA, MA4-5NA, MA4-8NA and MA4-12MG If you like my work, please write a review to help others, and check out my shop for more useful activities.
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Choose your own adventure PowerPoint Task

Choose your own adventure PowerPoint Task

This is a rich ICT based task with a need for the student to create a logical story with more than one possible ending. The software used is the presentation software PowerPoint. Instructions on inserting hyperlinks are included for the student. The student will need to use literacy skills as well as technological skills. The level is dependent on the support offered to students. A marking rubric is included.
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Compass directions

Compass directions

Two doubled sided worksheets with solutions. Students work out the answers to the questions by applying their knowledge of the main four compass directions. Suitable for a lesson or as an introduction to compass directions. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-17MG locates and describes positions on maps using grid-reference system
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Star Town Directions

Star Town Directions

A double sided worksheet with solutions. Students need to read the questions carefully and use the town grid to answer correctly. Compass directions are used as well as other directional language. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-17MG locates and describes positions on maps using grid-reference system
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Left and right directions

Left and right directions

A double sided worksheet and a single sided worksheet, both with solutions. Students need to use their knowledge about the directions of left and right in order to solve some problems. Also includes some turning 90 degrees to the left or right. Suitable as revision of these concepts at the end of a lesson or as a homework task. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-17MG locates and describes positions on maps using grid-reference system
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Mystery Maths puzzles

Mystery Maths puzzles

A series of 6 activities with solutions. Students are able to apply the given laws of divisibility for certain numbers in order to solve the puzzle. A suitable activity for the end of the lesson or as a take home task. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-9NA operates with positive integer and zero indices of numerical bases
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Pentominoes

Pentominoes

An activity with solutions catering for a wide range of ability. The first activity is where students need to be able to follow instructions to construct and cut out, manipulate the shapes to form a rectangle, and calculate area and perimeter of rectangles. There is also a challenge for more able students. The second activity is for younger or less able students, where the teacher prepares the shapes beforehand and then can ask the students to form a rectangle, or give the students the shape of the rectangle for them to fill in with the shapes (like a jigsaw). (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-2WM selects and applies appropriate problem solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations
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Categorical and Numerical data

Categorical and Numerical data

A double sided worksheet with solutions. Students need to gather data on pet ownership from the class. This data is then organised into a table. The students then use the data to answer questions and are able to distinguish between the categorical and numerical data gathered. Dot and column graphs are used to show data. Worksheet could be used as a lesson to show students the difference between these two types of data. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-18SP uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables
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Times tables

Times tables

A series of 11 worksheets for each of the times tables 2 to 12. Students need to write the times table using a calculator. They then can fold the edge of the paper over and try to answer by themselves. Trickier questions are included as well as using division facts for the same times table. Students could complete these worksheets in class or as a homework activity.
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Algebra trails

Algebra trails

Students need to know their algebra facts when completing these worksheets. There are 2 double-sided worksheets with solutions. The four operations are used with the positive and negative algebraic terms. These worksheets could be used with Gifted and Talented students. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-8NA generalises number properties to operate with algebraic expressions
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Number trails

Number trails

Students need to know their number facts when completing these worksheets. There are 2 double-sided worksheets with solutions as well as a single sided challenge worksheet. The four operations are used with the positive integers. These worksheets could be used with Gifted and Talented students, while less able students could use a calculator. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-4NA compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computation
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Integer trails

Integer trails

Students need to know their number facts when completing these worksheets. There are 2 double-sided worksheets with solutions. The four operations are used with the positive and negative integers. These worksheets could be used with Gifted and Talented students, while less able students could use a calculator. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-4NA compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computation
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Two-way tables

Two-way tables

A set of 3 single sided worksheets with solutions. These start with an example of a two-way table, examples of how to interpret it and questions for the student to answer. The second worksheet has a partly completed two-way table with further questions for the student. The third worksheet takes the student through construction of a two-way table. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-18SP uses appropriate methods to collect data and construct, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables.
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Diagonal properties of quadrilaterals

Diagonal properties of quadrilaterals

An activity with solutions where students need to construct quadrilaterals given their diagonals, identify them, then complete their diagonal properties. (Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-17MG classifies, describes and uses the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, and determines congruent triangles to find unknown side lengths and angles
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