David Morse's Resources

I am regularly uploading resources that I have created during nearly 30 years as a teacher. Most of these are maths, but there are some ICT/Computing and Tutor Time activities on the way. All of the resources that I upload are my own and are not available from third-parties. These resources have been tweaked over time and I have had many happy lessons and shed-loads of happy and successful students. At the end of last year, the TES announced that I was the most downloaded new author of 2017 😀

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I am regularly uploading resources that I have created during nearly 30 years as a teacher. Most of these are maths, but there are some ICT/Computing and Tutor Time activities on the way. All of the resources that I upload are my own and are not available from third-parties. These resources have been tweaked over time and I have had many happy lessons and shed-loads of happy and successful students. At the end of last year, the TES announced that I was the most downloaded new author of 2017 😀

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Roman Numerals (Interactive Whiteboard Game)

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This is a fun interactive whiteboard game, created in PowerPoint, with triggered animations. All my students have loved this activity ('Sir, can we play the chain-game?'). It is enjoyable for both high and low ability – it not only reinforces the learning of the Roman Numerals, but students also need to remember where the numerals are hidden! -- I typically use this activity as a starter and then as a plenary at the end of the lesson. It gets the whole class involved – even when it's not a students turn, they are repeating the numbers in their head and they are desperate to say where the next number is! The way that I play the game: 1. I go through the members of the sequence and ensure that the students are familiar with each of the numbers; 2. When the board is revealed, I give about 15 seconds to ‘peek’ at the uncovered board so that the students can try to learn where the first few numbers are; 3. I then call up the students one-at-a-time to try an uncover as many numbers as they can before they go wrong. NOTES: I encourage the students to call out the number that they are looking for because this reinforces the learning. This activity works very well if you get two students to play against each other – either on the interactive whiteboard or on PCs.

BiDMAS 2 (Treasure Hunt)

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This activity helps to strengthen students' understanding of evaluating brackets and when to multiply and divide in mixed operation questions. Click --&gt; https://tes.com/.../Treasure Hunts for similar style Treasure Hunts on 40 other topics. -- Note that unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers give an encrypted clue. Deciphering this clue reveals where the treasure is hidden! A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so. These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around around the classroom and used for a whole class activity; the smaller (loop cards) can be used for group work or by individuals – they are particularly helpful for one-to-one tutorials and during interventions.

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Expanding Double Brackets 1 (Treasure Hunt)

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This activity is a fun way to help students reinforce their skills in multiplying two brackets. Click--&gt;https://tes.com/.../Treasure Hunts for Treasure Hunts on 30 other topics. -- A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so. Unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers to the questions give an encrypted clue. When students decipher this clue, it reveals where the treasure is hidden! The question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large version can be pinned around the room and used for a whole class activity. The smaller cards can be used for group work or by individuals. The smaller cards are particularly helpful during interventions. Colour coding: I have used colours to indicate the increasing difficulty of questions: Red, Orange and Green (from primary up to GCSE Foundation) Blue and Purple (GCSE Higher) If you like this resource then please rate it and/or leave a comment by clicking here --&gt; https://tes.com/.../Quick Comment

12 Days of Christmas (Interactive Whiteboard Challenge)

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Can you remember how many Ladies were dancing? I can, thanks to this game 😃. This is a fun interactive whiteboard game, created in PowerPoint, with nice images and animations. It is suitable for all ages because you can make it as challenging as you want. --- It is a memory game which is enjoyable for both high and low ability – it helps students to learn what gift was sent on each of the twelve days of Christmas and in its most challenging form, helps them practice techniques to remember where each of the images/descriptions are hidden. Doing this activity on an interactive whiteboard gets the whole class involved – even when it's not their turn, students are thinking of the next ‘gift’ in their head (or out aloud) and they are desperate to say where it is! Suggestions for this activity: 1. Click the first button and go through the words of the song, perhaps several times. (after the first time, ask students if they can remember the next image/description before you display it). 2. Click the second button for the ‘Game with Images’. When you press ‘play’ and the board is revealed, press ‘peek’ to look at the uncovered board so that the students can try to learn where each of the images are; Depending upon the ability of the students, I would go through all of the images on the uncovered board, describing each image out aloud as it is touched (first go through in order from 12 down to 1, then you can do random images and see if the students remember what the image depicts. 3. Now return to the covered board and select a student. The student can try and uncover as many images as they can (in the correct order) before they go wrong. 4. In the beginning, I would allow the student to seek help from another (if they want) or, if they get four right, I might let them ‘peek’ again. (the main point of the game is to get students to learn the order of the 12 Christmas Gifts, so make up any rules that allow them to do this as many times as possible 😃) NOTES: • Encourage the students to say aloud the phrase that they are looking for because this reinforces the learning; • You may like to allow students to make two or three mistakes before they relinquish their turn; • You may allow a 15 second ‘peek’ after each student has their turn; • This activity works well as a teacher-led activity in which the class ‘vote’ which square is uncovered next. • Before it is played as a memory game, you as the teacher could randomly select a square and see if students can remember what image is hidden. Reveal the square to see if they are right and then repeat with a different covered square.

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Fractions of an Amount 1 (Treasure Hunt)

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This activity requires students to calculate a fraction of an amount, where the numerator is always '1'. Click --&gt; https://tes.com/.../Treasure Hunts for similar style Treasure Hunts on more than 20 other topics. -- Note that unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers give an encrypted clue. Deciphering this clue reveals where the treasure is hidden! A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so. These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around around the classroom and used for a whole class activity; the smaller (loop cards) can be used for group work or by individuals – they are particularly helpful for one-to-one tutorials and during interventions.

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Kindness Quotes (Wall Display, Mini-Cards, PowerPoint)

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Printables and PowerPoints Below is a description of how my lesson would typically go… Start: I have the PowerPoint running as the students arrive. It should go through a few loops by the time everyone is settled. As the PowerPoint is running, I give out the min-cards (one between two/three). Activities: I ask the students to discuss the quotes and arrange them into order so that the quotes that they like the most go at the top. I stop the class and have a discussion about favourite (kindness) quotes and why they like them. I might also ask why some were not liked. I then ask about kindness that students have shown, or kindnesses that have been shown to them. What were their feelings at the time (and now). Using the Internet (if students are allowed phones), or otherwise, students can find/make up some other kindness quotes. Class discussion on some of the additional quotes (I might add new quotes to the PowerPoint) Ending: I display the ‘finish-the-quote’ PowerPoint and go through and see if students can finish the quote (I might go through this a couple of times). I might pick individuals to answer, if too many are shouting out!

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