Here you get 1hour lesson: a presentation, ext-support-expected worksheets, a snap game and 1cm^2 transparent grid that can be printed on A4 tracing paper to measure area by counting. This was my interview lesson with Y7 kids, but use the snap game for older kids. Differentiated, focuses on functional skills and retention of the formula. The starter - times tables, or the area of a rectangle.
SNAP - 1st page is the back side (goats have rectangular eyes, link with area of rectangles). I insist b and h are perpendicular, hence the sign). Have fun.
2 sets of 12 cards each (grey - modulus of mixed functions and red - just modulus). Print out in colour double sided (so that grey set cards are on the reverse of red set cards). I laminated it too. Ask students to start with reds, unless they feel confident and can start with more challenging greys). Pdf serves to display answers (follow the arrow from top to bottom, from left to right). Red set was adopted from Christopher Barker's resource, grey is mine. If you use these cards, please let me know so that I can improve. Have fun!
Ask pupils to find spelling mistakes and write down numbers on the grid.
Scaffolding - yellow highlighter for grammar mistakes, grid to plan how many figures a number has, also ask to underline key words ('thousands' etc).
Differentiated (coloured dots and you can change the task (low abilities are better writing words from numbers, but you'll need to change the worksheet)
I promise Y7-11 will have fun. And teachers will have fun too, because you can&'t imagine how many surprises awaits you.
Highly recommended to English teachers, because we, Maths teachers, really need it.
Aiming for 5-10 minutes, 2 team games and 2 individual tasks. Made for Y8 but can be used for other age groups as requires only logic and memory.
Task 1: Classical puzzle a shepherd taking a goat, a cabbage and a wolf across a river. Teams
Task 2: Based on a classical logical puzzle - find one question to ask to find who are liars.
Task 3: Memory game. Find numbers from 1 to 90. It took me 15 min, so not really suitable. But you can ask them to find as many numbers as they can in 10 min
Task 4: The same, but for 2 teams, Find numbers from 1 to 51 in red and blue.
Look how different the rulers can be. Find what is common (0, scale) and what is different (scale). Measure, draw, compare intervals. Measure and investigate the length of your face being equal to the length of your foot, and other engaging practical tasks.
Match numeric expressions. Use properties of + x division with number examples to prepare for simplifying algebraic expression. Self-assessment and self-check - when the Santa's train is assembled correctly, you can read a joke. No calculator is needed, but it can be allowed to speed up the process with a curious class. there is a couple of tasks that need long division and column (or other ) multiplication ; a couple of tasks with negative numbers, powers and fractions - again, useful to assess y11 and refresh what they remember about operations with numbers. I used it as a preparation for teaching simplifying algebraic expressions too and to help year 11 to review and make sense of the same topic. I am sure it can be used for a mental maths practice with top year 7. I hope you find it useful.
A large tarsia puzzle with a proverb to check. Possible link to WW2, resilience in maths, veterans, D-Day talks.
Canceling down battlefield. Top ability, resilience training! Multiply, divide, add fractions, mixed numbers. Requires fluency in factors and primes. Learn remarkable fractions.
Start with the MORALE and never desert what you must do!
Join the edges of problems and answers.
You must cancel down to survive! Arm with the times tables. Do you know Mr.Finkel’s primes? Convert to improper fractions; divide, multiply and add fractions. Memorise some remarkable fraction facts of the unit conversions.
Check the proverb.
In the majority of cases you’d have to finish at home. I made this resource for an aptitude test to be taken by a graduating student.** It is made this hard on purpose. It might work for younger KS3 and KS4 students too,depending how fluent in times tables and canceling down techniques. It might be wise to have after a thorough canceling down practice beforehand. I am leaving it to you to decide if it would work for your students. It was invaluable for a couple of my gifted and talented so far. May be keep the times tables or Finkle’s primes on the white board. It aims at those really very good with factors\primes and canceling down fractions. to make them even better. I hope it helps.