Surface Area & Nets Problems

Surface Area & Nets Problems

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 (£).
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Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Match Three!

Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Match Three!

A set of jumbled up fractions, decimals and percentages for students to match into groups of three. Mainly simple conversions, with some simplification of fractions required. Students record their answers in a table, so you can check at a glance if they are on the right track. Feedback below is very gratefully received :)
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Venn Diagrams Worksheets for GCSE 9-1 Maths

Venn Diagrams Worksheets for GCSE 9-1 Maths

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.
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Negative Numbers: Activities & Puzzles

Negative Numbers: Activities & Puzzles

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.
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Angles: Draw that Spaceship!

Angles: Draw that Spaceship!

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.
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Similar and Congruent Triangles Snap!

Similar and Congruent Triangles Snap!

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
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Systematic Listing & the Product Rule for Counting

Systematic Listing & the Product Rule for Counting

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.
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Surds Activity Pack

Surds Activity Pack

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.
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Plans & Elevations: Matching Activity & More

Plans & Elevations: Matching Activity & More

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. Answers are included for all activities.
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Volume & Surface Area: Prisms, Pyramids, Cones & Spheres

Volume & Surface Area: Prisms, Pyramids, Cones & Spheres

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.
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Trigonometry Matching Activities

Trigonometry Matching Activities

A set of matching activities to help students practise finding the missing sides and angles in triangles using SOH CAH TOA. This pack includes four activities: 1. Label the Sides Worksheet A quick activity for students to label the sides as opposite, adjacent or hypotenuse to get them ready for using SOH CAH TOA. 2. Matching Activity 1 (Sin & Cos) Students must use the sine and cosine ratios to find the missing sides in a set of triangles. 3. Matching Activity 2 (Sin, Cos & Tan) Students must use sine, cosine and tangent ratios to find the missing sides. 4. Matching Activity 3 (Angles) Students must calculate the missing angles in a set of triangles and match them to their answers. All activities include answers and are easy to check as students can record their answers in a table, meaning you can quickly assess if they are on the right track.
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Bidmas Activities & Puzzles

Bidmas Activities & Puzzles

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.
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Factors, Multiples & Primes: Activity & Worksheet Pack

Factors, Multiples & Primes: Activity & Worksheet Pack

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.
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Rounding & Estimation: Using Significant Figures

Rounding & Estimation: Using Significant Figures

A series of activities for students to practise rounding to a given number of significant figures and estimating calculations. 1. Significant Figures True or False Activity This activity contains a grid of statements about how numbers have been rounded, such as '54.5' has been rounded to 2 significant figures. Students must shade the eight statements that are true. The format of this activity makes it easy to check if students understand the concept and there is a second version of the puzzle that could be set at a later date as homework for revision. Answers are included. 2. Significant Figures Grid Puzzle & Multiple Choice Questions This contains two activities. The first is a grid puzzle where student must decide where to position a set of numbers in order to make a series of statements true. There is also a follow up worksheet with some straightforward practise and multiple choice questions about significant figures. Answers are included. 3. Estimation Worksheet This is a worksheet for estimating calculations by rounding to 1 or 2 significant figures. It also has a section to practise estimating square roots. A set of starter questions are included for discussion with students. Includes answers.
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Place Value Puzzles & Decimal Activities

Place Value Puzzles & Decimal Activities

Three activities to support students working on place value & decimals. 1. Reading & Writing Decimals Match Students must match together numbers and statements about their place value. For example, 0.62 matches with '2 hundredths'. The questions all involve the numbers 1, 2 and 6, so students really have to think about the place value of the numbers shown. They can also record their matching pairs in a table, which makes it easy for you to check if they are getting them right and provide feedback. 2. Place Value Puzzles This activity contains two pages of puzzles all about decimals and place value. Puzzles range from 'guess the number', based on clues about place value, to comparing and ordering decimals using inequality symbols. 3. Adding Decimals Code Breaker A code breaker activity where students have to add decimals to reveal a secret message. The decimals are of different lengths so students will need to use some written methods. Answers are included for all activities.
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Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Activity Pack

Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Activity Pack

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.
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Enlargement : Positive, Negative & Fractional Scale Factors

Enlargement : Positive, Negative & Fractional Scale Factors

Enlargement: Worksheet & Activity Pack (Positive, Negative & Fractional Scale Factors) Including: 1. Three worksheets that give students chance to practise using positive, negative and fractional scale factors to enlarge a shape from a point given. 2. Two self-checking activities where students must enlarge by different scale factors to create a mystery picture! 3. Enlargement on a Co-ordinate Plane: A quick practise activity that would make a great homework. Easy to check and covers positive and fractional enlargements from (0,0). Answers are included.
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Reciprocal & Exponential Graphs Activity Pack

Reciprocal & Exponential Graphs Activity Pack

This pack contains three activities designed to support GCSE students in plotting and interpreting reciprocal and exponential graphs. It includes: 1. Drawing & Understanding Reciprocal & Exponential Graphs This contains worksheets where students must work out the co-ordinates for a series of exponential and reciprocal functions and plot their associated graphs, in order to see the shape made. Following on from this is a set of questions designed to probe understanding and get students thinking about where the functions are defined and the co-ordinates they will pass through. 2. Asymptotes To help students understand the shape of reciprocal and exponential graphs, this set of PPT slides is designed to give students a chance to understand why and where asymptotes will occur. 3. Graphs Match This activity is designed to be used when students have studied a range of graphs, including reciprocal and exponential functions. It contains graphs of quadratic, cubic, circle, linear, reciprocal and exponential graphs that students must match to their equations.
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Two Way Tables: True or False Activity & Puzzles

Two Way Tables: True or False Activity & Puzzles

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.
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Calculating Percentages - Activities & Puzzles

Calculating Percentages - Activities & Puzzles

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.
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