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GCSE maths homework booklet for students working at below Grade 4.  Seven  week booklet
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GCSE maths homework booklet for students working at below Grade 4. Seven week booklet

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Maths homework booklet aimed at students working below grade 4. The booklet contains 15 questions per homework consisting of basic arithmetic for students working at grades 1 & 2 and standard exam questions, the ones that ask straight forwards maths questions. An exemplar homework is included so the students can refer back and each week the questions are repeated with different numbers. A table at the back allows students to track their progress and identify areas of weakness. Intended to be printed as an A4 booklet
Times tables grid - random generator
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Times tables grid - random generator

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Any pupils wanting to learn their times tableswill need lots of grids so they can practice regularly. This excel spreadsheet will provide an infinite number of grids, simply pressing F9 the grids will be refreshed. I have set up pages with the following grids (1 to 10) x (1 to 10), (2,4 & 8) x (1to 10) and (2, 3, 4, 5 & 8) x (1 to 10) but the spreadsheet is fully editable. Included is a word document so you can hopefully have a preview. Always charge your school for any downloaded rsources.
2016 KS2 Mathematics Paper 2 Reasoning - Random question generator
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2016 KS2 Mathematics Paper 2 Reasoning - Random question generator

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This is an Excel spreadsheet that replicates the questions from the 2016 KS2 Mathematics Paper 2 reasoning sampler. Each page has a number of questions providing valuable practice to your pupils in preparation for their tests, pressing F9 refreshes the questions and changes the numbers so you can give them the questions again. Of 20 questions on the paper I have been able to replicate 15 and of these 14 come with answers. Please make sure that you pass on any costs to your school.
2016 KS2 Mathematics Paper 1 arithmetic - Random question generator
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2016 KS2 Mathematics Paper 1 arithmetic - Random question generator

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I have taken each of the 36 questions from the sample paper issued by the Standards and Testing agency and created a random generator to easily provide a set of questions that can be given to pupils to practise for this test. The first page has all 36 questions, pressing F9 will bring up the same questions but with different numbers. All the answers to these questions are on the second page. There are another 36 pages on the worksheet, each providing 36 random questions of a single type.
Mathsshed's Starter Spreadsheet
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Mathsshed's Starter Spreadsheet

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This spreadsheet was awarded Resource of the week Jan 2016, here is the review https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/tes-maths-rotw-gcse-starter-spreadsheet A spreadsheet that will produce starter questions on topics of your choice. It will remove the need for you to think about the questions you are going to set, simply keep a copy of the spreadsheet for each class and switch on the topic as you progress through the scheme of work. Very easy to set up and gives you ten minutes at the start of a lesson to get the class settled and to get them revising the topics they have previously covered. Here is a video https://youtu.be/o8DDaoF64kU if you are interested. If you download this, please return and give a review. Update: I have added a version with answers, available here; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mathsshed-s-gcse-starter-with-answers-11245880
New Specification Foundation GCSE & KS3 Starter spreadsheet v1.43
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New Specification Foundation GCSE & KS3 Starter spreadsheet v1.43

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This is a starter spreadsheet covering most topics your students will meet in Foundation GCSE Maths. It is similar to the one I created for Higher which was awarded Maths Resource of the week and can be found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mathsshed-s-starter-spreadsheet-11121752. It is designed to save you lots of time as after an initial set up all your starters are automatically generated. It benefits your pupils by giving them lots of practice in those topics they need most, same questions but different numbers. Give them ten minutes at a number of targeted questions every lesson and they will rapidly acquire the skills required and become far more confident in their abilities. Excellent for mastery, interleaving, frequent testing, spacing and all at virtually no effort to yourself. All you need do is display on the board and then deliver a series of micro lessons when you go through the answers. All questions randomly generate simply by pressing the F9 button.
Maths Homework kit - Level 5 Number and Algebra mastery
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Maths Homework kit - Level 5 Number and Algebra mastery

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This Level 5 homework kit is the latest in a series of spreadsheets that allow you to provide excellent homework practice with minimal effort on your part. As with my other homework kits, this is a spreadsheet that refreshes the questions every time the F9 button is pressed, the result is the same questions but different. Through regular practice of core skills this is an ideal homework for all pupil's and will support your school's mastery programme. Unlike the other homework kits I haven’t provided a pre prepared booklet. The reason for this is very simple, there are so many level 5 topics that the homeworks would be too long. Instead I have constructed the spreadsheet to allow you to switch questions off and on. This is very simple through the use of a YES/NO drop down box and a filter at the top of the sheet allowing you to switch off the topics you don’t want them to cover. The question numbers will automatically change for you. A number of sheets are included allowing you to have different homeworks for different groups. Level 4 kit; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-homework-kit-level-4-number-and-algebra-mastery-11371649 Level 3 kit; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-homework-kit-level-3-number-and-algebra-mastery-11365578 The topics included are; Cancelling fractions Dividing fractions Equivalent fractions Fraction of a quantity Multiplying Fractions Subtracting Fractions Adding Fractions Divide by powers of ten Multiply by powers of ten Sequences Index form powers to product Long Division, divisors 6 to 15 Multiplication 2 digit x 2 digit. Writing numbers as a product of prime factors Dividing decimals by a whole number. Multiplying decimals by a whole number Ordering decimals Rounding to whole number, 1dp and 2dp. % of a quantity Directed Numbers Algebra, simplifying, sum and product, substitution
GCSE Spanish Vocabulary Starter
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GCSE Spanish Vocabulary Starter

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This starter is a MS Excel spreadsheet which has been designed to provide you with a simple test to give your pupils at the start of a lesson, freeing you up to do registers, get pupils settled etc. It will randomly select 20 words for your pupils to translate from a predetermined list of your choice. This file has been preloaded with over 2000 words and phrases, split into sheets as follows; General (442), Holiday (251), Free Time & Media (306), School & Work (288), Home & Environment (276), Lifestyle (509), Time & Distance (191) Clicking macro enabled buttons allows; • the translations to be set from Spanish to English or from English to Spanish, • answers to be revealed individually or as a group • all questions to be reset. Pressing F9 will refresh the file and bring another randomly generated set of questions. You can control the words to provide bespoke lists for each of your classes. Each list of words can be added to with words of your choice and each word in the list can be switched off using a drop down button. This will not remove the word from the file but prevents the word from being selected. Save a copy of the file for each of your classes and add words by switching them on as your class increases its vocabulary. Please return and review the product and as always, pass the cost onto your school.
Bar Models Spreadsheet, maths mastery practise
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Bar Models Spreadsheet, maths mastery practise

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This spreadsheet provides Bar Model questions on addition and subtraction. Through the use of MS Excel's macro functions, each time you press F9 randomly generated numbers create a unique set of questions. The main feature of this spreadsheet is that it allows you to modify the range of questions. All questions are set for a maximum sum of 100 but if you need a question sheet for pupils with a maximum sum of 30, simply change the values in two cells and print it out. Here is an example of the worksheets produced by this spreadsheet https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/bar-models-worksheet-maths-mastery-practise-11375057
Battleshapes - The traditional game but uses coordinates rather than grid references
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Battleshapes - The traditional game but uses coordinates rather than grid references

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Battleships has often been used in the classroom but has led to pupils being confused between coordinates and grid references, this leads to problems when numbering axes (boxes rather than lines) Battleshapes seeks to address this by providing ships represented by a variety of 2D shapes. HMS Square, USS Rhombus, HMS Kite etc Pupils sink ships by hitting the corners of each shape. The resource is a Powerpoint file and is fully editable. To add some differentiation I have included sheets where the grid is numbered, partially numbered and not numbered. An additional sheet is included for those who prefer to talk about vertices rather than corners. As with any resource, please make sure your school pays for the resource and not you.
GCSE German Vocabulary Starter
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GCSE German Vocabulary Starter

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This starter is a MS Excel spreadsheet which has been designed to provide you with a simple test to give your pupils at the start of a lesson, freeing you up to do registers, get pupils settled etc. It will randomly select 20 words for your pupils to translate from a predetermined list of your choice. This file has been preloaded with over 2000 words and phrases, split into sheets as follows; Environment (96), Jobs (168), Health (280), Holidays (246), Places (254), Free time & Media (346), Relationships (308), School & Careers (196), Core (163), Food & Drink (130), Lifestyle (348), Interests (98) Clicking macro enabled buttons allows; • the translations to be set from German to English or from English to German, • answers to be revealed individually or as a group • all questions to be reset. Pressing F9 will refresh the file and bring another randomly generated set of questions. You can control the words to provide bespoke lists for each of your classes. Each list of words can be added to with words of your choice and each word in the list can be switched off using a drop down button. This will not remove the word from the file but prevents the word from being selected. Save a copy of the file for each of your classes and add words by switching them on as your class increases its vocabulary. If you download it, please return and review the product and as always, pass the cost onto your school.
Maths Homework kit - Level 3 Number and Algebra mastery
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Maths Homework kit - Level 3 Number and Algebra mastery

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Some time ago I produced a homework booklet for GCSE year 1, it was fairly well received with favourable reviews and over 1300 downloads. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-homework-booklet-11071682 This is a similar booklet aimed at level 3 pupils, each set has the following questions; a times table grid (2 to 9) x (1 to 10) four addition four subtraction four multiplication four division four fractions of a quantity (unitary fractions) four fractions of a quantity (non-unitary fractions) five rounding to the nearest ten Five rounding to the nearest hundred Three sequences. Although labelled as homework, these files can be used in a number of ways. Files included; Excel random question generator Word file that can be printed as a booklet for pupils to work from As above with answers PDF copies of the two word files. The random question generator will generate a new set of questions when F9 is pressed. These questions have been copied and made up into a booklet containing seven sets of questions. If you require another booklet simply copy some questions and paste into the word document. Answers are provided to all questions. As always, make sure your school covers the cost ofany purchase.
Core 1 Basic Algebra - an infinite number of lesson starters.  Mastery, interleaving, spacing , C1
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Core 1 Basic Algebra - an infinite number of lesson starters. Mastery, interleaving, spacing , C1

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This spreadsheet will randomly generate questions and answers each time you press the F9 button. All questions are fully selectable to ensure you have the question type you want to put to your students. It is perfect for interleaving as it allows you to give your students questions on a given topic for as long as they need them. By selecting which topics you are going to give them and when you can make use of the spacing effect that regular revisiting of topics provides. Using this spreadsheet as a starter every lesson also saves you a lot of time in preparation. The spreadsheet is designed to support classes following OUP Core Maths for AQA and covers topics found in Chapter 1; Surds Quadratic functions and their graphs Quadratic factors Completing the square The quadratic formula and discriminant Methods of solving quadratics Quadratic inequalities Simultaneous equations
Mathsshed's Linear Sequences Spreadsheet
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Mathsshed's Linear Sequences Spreadsheet

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This spreadsheet has been designed for use in a couple of ways. 1. as a learning resource for pupils to use in their own time 2. as a lesson to be displayed on the board First are sheets that show how to find a sequence and specific terms in a sequence from the nth term. This is followed by a sheet of 24 questions. Next is a sheet showing how the nth term is found from a sequence and a sheet of 24 questions follows that. Finally there is a sheet describing the nth term of descending sequences and a sheet of 16 questions for practice. All lesson sheets have randomly generated examples that can be refreshed until the learners have a firm grasp of what is required. All practice sheets have randomly generated questions and macro buttons that allow answers to be revealed as a whole or individually. Make sure you enable macros and pass on any costs to your school. Thanks.
Maths Homework kit - Level 4 Number and Algebra mastery
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Maths Homework kit - Level 4 Number and Algebra mastery

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Continuing my homework kit series, booklet is aimed at providing level 4 practise for pupils, each set has questions on the following topics; Subtraction Addition Multiplication Division Fraction of a quantity - unitary fractions Fraction of a quantity - non unitary fractions Equivalent Fractions Adding/Subtracting Fractions Rounding to nearest 10 Rounding to nearest 100 Rounding to nearest 1000 Numbers: Letters to digits Ordering negative numbers (1) Ordering negative numbers (2) Pence to pounds Pounds to pence One step algebra (1) One step algebra (2) Sequences Ordering Decimals In each of the questions types above there are three or four questions, although some pupils will do all the questions regardless of how long it takes.the simplest way to get pupils using this booklet effectively is to give them a timed homework of say 20minutes. Then use competition with others and over time against themselves. Can they do more questions this week than they did last week? Although labelled as homework, these files can be used in a number of ways. Files included; Excel random question generator Word file that can be printed as a booklet for pupils to work from As above with answers PDF copies of the two word files. The random question generator will generate a new set of questions when F9 is pressed. These questions have been copied and made up into a booklet containing seven sets of questions. If you require another booklet simply copy some questions and paste into the word document. Answers are provided to all questions. As always, make sure your school covers the cost of any purchase.