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Welcome to our TES shop! We aim to make resources that help students to gain maximum feedback as they work, challenge their misconceptions and develop their understanding. Please also check out our website, www.MathsPad.co.uk.

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Welcome to our TES shop! We aim to make resources that help students to gain maximum feedback as they work, challenge their misconceptions and develop their understanding. Please also check out our website, www.MathsPad.co.uk.

A set of worksheets covering all of the required Venn Diagrams topic for the new GCSE 9-1 Maths syllabus.
Includes:
- Shading sections of Venn Diagrams based on set notation
- Finding probabilities from Venn Diagrams
- Completing Venn Diagrams from given information
- Conditional probability with Venn Diagrams
- Identifying exhaustive, mutually exclusive and independent pairs of events from Venn Diagrams
These worksheets match perfectly with our interactive teaching tools at MathsPad. The first one is free and can be found at www.MathsPad.co.uk.

A set of activities to help students work on recognising factors, multiples, prime and square numbers. Including:
1. Factors & Multiples Mystery Grids
Students must use clues to work out the missing numbers in the grid. Example clues are: 'The number in the top right is a factor of all the numbers in the grid' and 'The number in the top right is a square number and a cube number'. Includes 3 different puzzles.
2. Special Numbers Activity Pack
This includes three different activities for more varied practice:
a. Number Puzzles: I'm thinking of a number, can you work out what it is? Students use clues such as 'My number is a prime number and a factor of 51' to work out a set of number puzzles.
b. Factors & Multiples Two Way Table: Students have to work out where the numbers go to complete the two way table.
c. Special Number 4 in a Line Game: Playing in pairs, students have to choose a card such as 'An Even Square Number'. They then find an example of their card on a grid of numbers and claim it. The first person to get four squares in a row, wins.
3. Prime Numbers & Composites Puzzles
These puzzles are about different ways of writing a number. Students must fill all the circles with prime numbers and the squares with composites (non-primes). Sets students up nicely for thinking about prime factorisation later on.

Transformations Pack: Students must reflect, rotate and translate different shapes to reveal the secret pictures!
Pack contains:
Translations Mystery Picture
Suitable for younger students just learning translations and vectors.
Reflections Mystery Pictures 1 & 2
Also suitable for younger students just starting to learn about reflections in a mirror line. The second version uses the co-ordinates axes and the line y = -x as mirror lines.
Rotations Mystery Pictures 1 & 2
Students will need to be able to rotate 90 degrees and 180 degrees about a point. Most students will need tracing paper. The first version is on the co-ordinate plane and all rotations are about the origin.
Mixed Transformations Pictures 1 & 2
These activities require students to use translations, reflections and rotations.
Combined Transformations Pictures 1 & 2
These are the most difficult pictures to complete and require students to do multiple transformations to each object in order to find its place. The second picture takes place on the co-ordinate plane.
Answers are included and can be checked at a glance, making it easy for students and teachers to know whether things are on track!

This pack contains three worksheets related to the new GCSE objective on systematic listing and counting strategies.
Worksheet 1: Systematic Listing
Aimed at Foundation Tier students, but also good practice for higher, a set of problems based on systematically listing all the possible options in different situations.
Worksheet 2: Product Rule (Multiple Groups)
This sheet requires students to use the product rule in situations where they need to work out the total number of options from several different groups.
Worksheet 3: Product Rule (Single Group)
This activity is a further set of product rule questions, but slightly more challenging as it includes questions where students must select items from the same group. (For example, the number of ways of selecting two boys from a group of 8).
Answers are included for all three worksheets.

Similar Triangles Snap:
In this activity there are 14 triangles and students must match them into pairs that are similar.
Once they have matched them into pairs of similar triangles, they must then use the fact they are similar to work out the missing sides and angles.
Congruent Triangles Snap:
As above, there are 14 triangles and students must match them into pairs that are definitely congruent. They must then work out the missing sides and angles. As an extension, pupils could also use the sine and cosine laws to work out the missing sides and angles in the triangles. Answers for this are included.
Tags: Similarity, Similar Triangles, AAA, SAS, SSS, Congruent, Congruence, Congruent Triangles

Rotation Symmetry: A collection of worksheets and activities on all rotation symmetry topics:
Rotation about a central point
Describing Rotations (direction, degree & centre)
Rotation Symmetry Designs (Great Display Work) x 2
Rotation Symmetry Mystery Picture
Order of Rotational Symmetry Designs
Order of Rotational Symmetry: Quadrilaterals
Rotation Symmetry on a Co-ordinate Grid
Answers are included for each worksheet.

This pack contains three different activities to give students plenty of practice at calculating with negative numbers.
1. Adding & Subtracting Negative Numbers Mystery Grids
Students have to solve clues involving adding and subtracting negative numbers to work out the missing numbers in the grid. For example, the numbers in the top row add up to -10. Includes 3 levels of difficulty.
2. Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers Mystery Grids
As above, 3 puzzles involving multiplying and dividing negatives.
3. All 4 Operations: Puzzles
Students must work out where the missing numbers go in these puzzles to make the calculations true.

This pack contains four different activities to help students who need to work on the order of operations.
Including:
1. Bidmas Code Breaker
A code-breaking activity where students have to calculate using the correct order of operations to spell out a secret message!
2. Bidmas Matching Activity
A self checking activity where students can find the answers to their calculations jumbled up at the bottom of the sheet.
3. Bidmas Maze
Students need to find their way through a maze by deciding which statements are true and false by considering the order of operations.
4. Bidmas Puzzles
These puzzles require students to find the missing numbers in a set of calculations.

A set of problems where students must compare a picture of a cuboid and its net in order to work out missing dimensions and surface areas.
Feedback below is very appreciated :)
Like this resource? We have activities on the surface area and volume of cones, spheres and pyramids here (£).

A set of magic squares for students to practise adding negative integers.
Includes answers.
Need more on negative numbers? We have a set of activities and puzzles here.

This pack contains two activities to motivate using a protractor and ruler carefully.
1. Impossible Constructions
This activity requires students to try and draw a series of shapes, with the knowledge that at least one of them is impossible! For example, can they construct a triangle with two obtuse angles? Why? Why not?
2. Draw that Space Ship!
This activity requires students to try and make an accurate version of a space rocket. They must draw lines and angles accurately in order for the spaceships to turn out correctly. There are two different Space Ships for students to work on, of increasing difficulty!
Answers are included.

Students must use the clues and a map to work out where the treasure is hidden in a fictitious town. Involves lots of measuring/drawing bearings.
Feedback below is gratefully received :)

Three activities for students to work on 2d representations of 3d solids, including:
1. Plans & Elevations Matching Activity
Students must decide which plan, side and front view matches each of six different solids drawn on isometric paper. Answers are included and students record their answers in a table so you can check at a glance if they are on the right track.
2. Plans & Elevations Worksheet
This could be used as an extension or a homework activity. Students have to draw the plans and elevations of a set of solids. The final question is in reverse - given the plans and elevations, can they work out the solid?
3. Isometric Drawing Practice
This includes two activities help students learning about drawing in 3d. The first challenges them to draw all the different solids with 4 cubes. The second activity involves volume and surface area and challenges them to draw cuboids with specific criteria.
** Now Updated To Include**
Two additional activities including plans & elevations of solids with sloping sides & scale drawings.
Answers are included for all activities.

This pack contains three activities to support students learning to calculate a percentage of an amount:
1. Percentages Mystery Grids
Students have to use a set of clues to work out the mystery numbers in the grid. For example, 'The number in the top left is 20% of the number in the bottom right'. There are 3 levels of difficulty.
2. Percentages Grid Puzzles
In these activities students must work out the missing numbers in a series of percentage statements. Sometimes they have to work out the missing percentage, as well as the result of the calculation.
3. Starter Cards / Exit Slips
A set of cards that could be used as a lesson starter, or an exit slip to see how well students have understood. They can be printed double sided, so that students have their own answers on the back of their card. Alternatively the answers are provided for you to project onto the board. Each page contains 8 cards.
4. Who's Born When Puzzle
Students must use the clues to work out how many children were born in each month of the year. This puzzle requires some logic and the ability to calculate simple fractions and percentages of an amount.

This resource is a collection of ideas to help students work on multiplying and dividing fractions.
Including:
Multiplying Fractions 4 in a Line Game
This activity is to give students a chance to review multiplying fractions by fractions in a fun game activity. They must play in pairs to multiply fractions until they get four blocks in a row.
Multiplying Fractions & Discovering Reciprocals
This matching activity encourages students to think about a more varied set of situations where we need to multiply fractions, including multiplying fractions by integers and the need for cancelling.
It is then followed with an activity that leads students from multiplying fractions to thinking about how to find pairs of fractions that multiply to make 1 - i.e. to discovering reciprocals.
Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Match
This activity focuses on helping students to recognise equivalent calculations. They have to match calculations that result in the same answer, by noticing that multiplying by a fraction is the equivalent of dividing by its reciprocal.
Dividing Fractions Missing Numbers Puzzle
This activity requires students to work out the missing numbers to make a series of statements about dividing fractions true. It progresses to include some cases of division with mixed numbers.
All activities include answers.

Three activities aimed at GCSE pupils working on the surface area and volume of prisms, pyramids, cones and spheres.
1. Surface Area of Cuboids Odd One Out
In this activity students must decide which cuboid in each row has a different surface area to the others. There is also an extension activity based around finding the missing dimensions of cuboids given their surface areas.
2. Volume and Surface Area of Prisms Worksheet
This worksheet asks students to find the surface area and volume of a range of different prisms, including a cylinder cut in half. The worksheet is designed to make it easy to check for understanding, since students must record their answers in the table given.
3. Volume of Pyramids, Cones & Spheres: Which volume is largest?
This activity requires students to compare solids and decide, in each row, which solid is largest? Includes prisms, pyramids, cones and spheres.
Now Updated To Include
Additional worksheets on spheres, cuboids, prisms, cones & cylinders.

Three activities to revise multiplying , adding, subtracting and simplifying surds.
1. Surds Grid Puzzle
Students have to work out where the missing numbers in the grid go. To do this they will need to think about simplifying surds and using all four operations.
2. Surds Missing Number Puzzles
This activity contains three tasks to focus students on (a) multiplying surds, (b) adding surds, (c) using all four operations with surds. In each task students must work out the missing numbers to make the statements true.
3. Irrational Sequences!
This activity is about predicting the next term of a set of sequences that all contain surds. Students will need to think about multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting surds.

Quadratics: What do you know about this quadratic?
Students are given a quadratic equation and asked to work out:
its factors
where it crosses the axes
what its graph would look like
what it would be in completed square format
where its minimum point is
They are then given three other quadratics to work on, but are provided with different starting information - i.e., if they have the graph, can they work out the factors?
Updated May 2018
Now with 2 additional bonus activities:
Properties of Quadratic Graphs Worksheets
Students have to identify the roots, turning point, y intercept and line of symmetry from a graph or function.
Recognising Quadratic Graphs Activity
Students have to match quadratic graphs to their functions by considering roots, y -intercepts and whether the co-efficient of x^2 is positive or negative.
All activities include answers.

Three activities to get students completing and interpreting two way tables. Including:
1. Completing tables of data from given information
Two puzzles where students have to use a set of clues to work out all the missing information in a table.
2. Interpreting tables of data
Students have to first work out the missing entries in a two way table and then read the information to decide if a series of statements are true or false. Includes easy fractions and percentages.
3. Calculating probabilities from tables of data
Again students must work out the missing entries in the table, then use that information to calculate the probability of various events.
Answers are included for all activities.

This GCSE unit of work on transformations would be useful for both higher and foundation tier students. It includes nine different worksheets:
1. Reflection 1
Reflection in horizontal, vertical and diagonal mirror lines
2. Reflection 2
This includes mirror lines on co-ordinate axes, described as y = a, x = b, y = x etc. Questions include making and describing reflections.
3. Rotation
Includes center points on axes and a mixture of questions requiring students to complete a rotation or describe how a shape has been rotated.
4. Translation
A mixture of translations to complete and describe.
5. Enlargement 1
Includes only positive scale factors, with questions for students to complete enlargements and describe them.
6. Enlargement 2
This includes fractional and negative scale factors.
7. Describing Transformations 1
This mixed practice worksheet gives students a chance to practice describing all four different transformations.
8. Mixed Transformations 1 & 2
These two worksheets combine all of the skills together from all the other worksheets for a final review of the entire topic.