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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 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.

A variety of problems starting with counting squares and leading to finding the area of compound shapes. Also includes some missing dimension questions.
Need more area activities? We have a set of activities on triangles and compound shapes here.

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 :)

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 (£).

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 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.

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.

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.

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 a variety of activities to support students working on the area of triangles and compound shapes. It includes:
1. Area of Triangles Worksheet Pack
This includes three different activities. In the first task, the triangles are drawn on squared paper and progress from simple right angled triangles that can be visualised as half of a rectangle, to triangles that need to be broken into two right angled triangles. The second activity, Match Three! follows on from this, where students must work out the area of triangles drawn on squared paper to match triangles with the same area. Finally, there is a final worksheet where students will need to think creatively to work out the area of the triangles, by, in some cases, drawing rectangles around them and subtracting triangles.
2. Triangles: Biggest Area?
This activity requires students to measure the side lengths of a set of triangles and determine, in each row, which is largest.
3. Area of Compound Shapes
This jumbled answers activity requires students to break shapes down into rectangles and triangles in order to calculate their areas.
4. Area of Compound Shapes Magic Square
This activity is for students who have mastered the basics of triangles and includes a variety of compound shapes where students must use the dimensions given to work out areas. The activity also includes one trapezium.
Answers are included for all activities.

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.

This pack is designed to help students develop an understanding of equivalent fractions and to give them multiple opportunities to practise.
It contains:
1. Introducing Greedy Monkey
A set of PPT slides and follow up worksheets that tell the story of a greedy monkey who wants to eat 5/6 of three different cakes. The first cake has been cut into six pieces, so it's easy. But what if the cake has already been cut into 12 pieces, or more? How many should monkey eat so that she ends up eating 5/6 of the cake? The idea is to develop the understanding that she would need to eat twice as many pieces of cake, because each piece is half as big, and then to generalise this to other denominators.
2. Follow on Activities: Matching Activity, Maze & Dominoes
Three activities that could be used to give practise in a lesson, or for homework. Students must match equivalent fractions into groups of 3, find their way through a maze by shading equivalent fractions and pair up a set of dominoes.
3. Exit Slips
Quick exit slips that could be given out at the end of lesson to check on understanding.

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

In each row, which of these pictures represent the same fraction?
Requires students to compare different representations of fractions, including number lines, percentages and shaded pictures.
Answers are included.
Want more on equivalent fractions? We have a lesson and activity pack here.

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.

Writing and Solving One & Two Step Equations: A Matching Activity
Students must match 'I'm thinking of a number' statements to their equivalent written in algebra and their solutions.
Answers are included.

Multiplying Decimals: Using Related Calculations
A free worksheet where students must use one given calculation, e.g. 19 x 23 = 437, to work out the answers to related calculations such as 1.9 x 23 = 437.
Includes answers.

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.

This percentages grid activity requires students to calculate 1%, 5%, 10% and 86% of different numbers. It also requires them to work backwards - if they know 10%, how could they work out the original number?
Students can check off their answers from those at the bottom of the sheet to help them check they are on the right track as they work.
Answers are included.
Need more? We have a collection of percentages activities here.

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.