I trained as a teacher of secondary Mathematics and evolved into a Computing teacher as well. I offer mainly Mathematics resources written for the current Australian Curriculum (NSW). Luckily Mathematics is recognisable all over the world, so I hope that teachers in different countries can use some of my work.

I trained as a teacher of secondary Mathematics and evolved into a Computing teacher as well. I offer mainly Mathematics resources written for the current Australian Curriculum (NSW). Luckily Mathematics is recognisable all over the world, so I hope that teachers in different countries can use some of my work.

This is a set of 2 activities helping students understand how to explore the relationship between right-angled triangles and rectangles, leading to finding the area of a right-angled triangle.
The first activity has 2 pages that need to be printed on separate pages because students will need to cut out and assemble rectangles.
The second activity needs a page of cm graph paper.
Full solutions are also provided.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-10MG selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate area, including areas of squares, rectangles and triangles

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.

A single sided worksheet with solutions. Students use multiples of different numbers to observe patterns in the number grid (1 to 100). They use these multiples to eventually determine the prime numbers between 1 and 100.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-4NA orders, reads and represents integers of any size and describes properties of whole numbers

Easy equation solving jigsaw and answer sheet. Can be used as a review at the end of a lesson.
An alternative task can be prepared by copying the answer sheet onto different coloured sheets of paper (enough for half your class) and laminating them. Cut out all the shapes from each sheet and place into a small resealable plastic bag. You would then have a class activity for pairs of students that could be reused many times.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-10NA uses algebraic techniques to solve linear and quadratic equations

A literacy activity with answers, for students to familiarise themselves with the vocabulary associated with the topic of Financial Mathematics.
Can be used at the end of a lesson as a review.

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

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

A 3 page activity with worked solutions. Students need to construct different Fibonacci number patterns by varying the starting numbers. They need to identify even numbers and look for any patterns. They need to graph their answers and note the shapes formed. They need to find the area of a number of squares that can be arranged into a large rectangle and find its area.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-8NA analyses and creates geometric and number patterns, constructs and completes number sentences, and locates points on the Cartesian plane

Two part activity for students, first is a 2 page activity with triangles then the second is a 3 page activity with quadrilaterals. Answers are provided.
Students need to use the grids to draw a variety of triangle and quadrilateral tessellations. They need to review their knowledge of angle properties and use some problem solving skills.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-18MG identifies and uses angle relationships, including those related to transversals on sets of parallel lines

A double sided worksheet and a single sided worksheet that link number patterns, tables of values, word descriptions, algebraic descriptions and graphs on the Cartesian plane.
These worksheets allow students to see how a number of mathematical topics cover the same concepts in different ways.
Could be used for Gifted and Talented students.
Full solutions are also provided.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-11NA creates and displays number patterns; graphs and analyses linear relationships; and performs transformations on the Cartesian plane

This resource has 4 pages covering an explanation of how barcodes work and showing an example. There follows set out questions for students to work through.
Full worked solutions are also provided.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA3-2WM selects and applies appropriate problem solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

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

A series of 4 worksheet with solutions. These cover fractions, decimals, integers and mixed numbers on the number line.
Students need to label and position on the number line, as well as using the correct inequality signs and rewriting numbers in ascending/descending order.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-4NA compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computation; MA4-5NA operates with fractions, decimals and percentages

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.

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
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A double sided worksheet with answers.
This is a good revision activity and can be used in class or given as homework.
The students have to plot points in the first quadrant of the Cartesian Plane. They need to name 2D shapes formed when the points are joined and use Pythagoras to find the lengths of oblique lines. Lastly the students need to determine the perimeter and area of the shapes formed.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-16MG applies Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate side lengths in right-angled triangles, and solves related problems

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

A double sided worksheet with answers that enables students to think deeply about the properties of algebra. Useful for Gifted and Talented students.
This worksheet could be worked on by pairs of students to allow them to talk about the properties and explain to each other.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-3WM recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning

Students are led through an investigation of probability, using fractions, decimals and graphs. They then need to use reasoning to come to a conclusion.
The investigation could be used as a take home assessment or as a class lesson. It has 4 pages with answers and a rubric for assessment.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-1WM communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols; MA4-3WM recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning

A double sided worksheet with solutions and an equilateral triangle dot grid. Students need to think deeply about the shapes that they are required to construct. Students need to calculate the perimeter of each shape.
Could be used as a take-home task or a group activity.
(Australian Curriculum) NSW MA4-1WM communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols