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Conceptual & immersive mathematics resources for developing a deeper understanding.

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Conceptual & immersive mathematics resources for developing a deeper understanding.

β Introduction to Expressions & Formulae β Real-Life Context β

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A simple introduction to basic algebra and how it can be used to represent real-life situations. β β β (ΚβΏΚ) PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE! (ΚβΏΚ) β β β

Ο History of Irrational Numbers Ο Engaging Starter for Roots, Surds or Trial & Improvement

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The story of Pythagoras and Hippasus and the discovery of irrational numbers. Please read the PowerPoint slide notes to understand what each slide is about. An engaging and perhaps slightly elaborated historical tale! Suitable for any level. Discussions regarding the infinite number of permutations of numbers within irrational numbers can be truly mind-blowing! Imagine if every two digits was used to encode a letter of the alphabet... What stories would be hidden within?! πππ . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . πππ

β½ Substitution Worksheet β½ Self-discovery through Critical Thinking

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Develops and understanding of the fundamentals of substitution through carefully-designed questions with an increasing level of challenge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . πππ . . π . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . π . . πππ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

π Algebra Code-Breaker π Self-Discovery & Increasing Challenge

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Students decipher 3 phrases by solving equations of increasing difficulty to work out which numbers to replace with which letters. Carefully designed to be solvable using logical thinking and trial &amp; improvement, no need to pre-teach how to solve equations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . πππ . . π . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . π . . πππ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

789 - Interactive Browser Game - Rapid Mental Maths - KS1 to A-Level

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A quick-fire browser-based mental maths game where the answer is always 7, 8 or 9. You have 78.9 seconds to answer as many questions as possible, make sure you use your keyboard keys 7, 8 &amp; 9 for maximum speed. A highly addictive game with an in-built leaderboard. Great on an interactive whiteboard in the classroom or for all students in the computer room. Should be compatible with all browsers except Firefox. Playable on tablets and phones although the leaderboard only functions on PCs. Please contact me with any technical queries. β β β βΊ Please rate this resource! βΊ β β β

π BrainBoost π 25+ Interactive Problem-Solving Lesson Starters with In-Built Reward System

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An interactive offline website with 27 sets of 3-differentiated-question problem-solving starters. There is an in-built reward system where achievements are unlocked for entering the correct solution to each question. &quot;Green&quot; questions are designed to be accessible to all ability groups, but still require some resilience and problem-solving techniques. Yellow questions provide greater challenge and red questions can be exceptionally challenging. Unzip everything into a folder and run BrainBoost.html. Optimised for Google Chrome. Please contact me with any technical queries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . πππ . . π . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . π . . πππ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Expanding & Factorising Worksheet & PowerPoint Questions (inc. Real-Life Examples)

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A worksheet designed to be made into a colourful laminate that demonstrates where thinking about algebraic expansion and factorisation may be useful in real-life situations. Followed by a PowerPoint full of questions of with an increasing level of challenge. β β β βΊ Please rate this resource! βΊ β β β

Factorising Quadratics with an X-Squared Coefficient - PowerPoint Investigation

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A Studio Ghibli themed presentation carefully designed for students to discover what effect an x-squared coefficient has when double-brackets are expanded, and hence figure out how to factorise such quadratics for themselves. β β β βΊ Please rate this resource! βΊ β β β

β Superhero Number & Algebra Revision with Solutions β Colourful & Engaging Laminate

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Colourful superhero-themed revision worksheets. Designed to be printed in colour on two sheets of A4 and laminated back-to-back. Solutions included as PowerPoint presentations for students to mark their own work. The Number sheet (RED) covers: Adding and subtracting decimals, Ordering fractions &amp; decimals, Multiplying large numbers, Adding and subtracting fractions, Equivalent fractions, Fractions of amounts, Equivalent FDPs, Rounding &amp; approximation, and Order of operations. The Algebra sheet (BLUE) covers: Sequences, Substitution, Simplifying, Solving, Expanding, and Graphs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . πππ . . π . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . π . . πππ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

πΎ Ultimate Substitution Laminate πΎ Colourful, Engaging & Educational!

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Carefully-designed to develop a deep understanding of substitution without having to pre-teach any fixed methods. For the best result print in colour on two sheets of A4 and laminate them together back to back. The reverse side can then be filled in with a board marker which the students really enjoy. Colourful, engaging and encourages critical thinking. One of my favourite resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . πππ . . π . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . π . . πππ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

πΌ "Real-Life" Trial & Improvement πΌ Colourful & Engaging Laminates

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Five colourful and engaging questions on individual sheets designed to be laminated and worked on in groups. The questions encourage the use of critical thinking through trial &amp; improvement although they could be investigated algebraically for high-ability groups or extension work. πππ . . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . . πππ

π­ SubstitutΓ©mon π­ Substitution Card Game Activity - Engaging & Competitive

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A challenging, engaging, creative &amp; competitive card game combining PokΓ©mon &amp; substitution. Students create their own cards and compete under surprise &quot;weather conditions&quot; based on increasingly challenging algebraic expressions. This activity forces students to think deeply about the fundamentals of mathematical processes in order to create the best set of cards. Your students won't forget this lesson! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . πππ . . π . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . π . . πππ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

πΊ Interactive Lesson Plan πΊ Student Name Generator

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Display your lesson plan to the class with this specially-designed webpage. Including πΊ Learning objective and previous/next lesson details. πΊ Colour-coded for Assessing Progress, Demonstration &amp; Discussion and Student-centred activities, providing a balanced lesson. πΊ The section of the lesson you are on is automatically highlighted based on the real time. πΊ A button lets you randomly select any student in the class. Works very well on interactive whiteboards! Great for lesson observations! Double-click to open in your browser. Right-click and open in Notepad to edit the code. With basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript this resource could be adapted and further improved. Please contact me with any technical queries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . πππ . . π . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . π . . πππ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

π Algebra as Shapes π Conceptual understanding of expressions

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A worksheet based on the TakTile concept: using shapes to represent algebraic variables. This really makes students think about algebra in a different way and can help visual/kinaesthetic learners get their heads around algebra. A resource/concept that can be extended indefinitely. Designed to be printed as a two-sided colourful A4 laminate and includes large versions of the shapes to be printed on card or laminated for kinaesthetic representation and manipulation. πππ . . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . . πππ

β Mixed Probability Resources β Engaging & Effective

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β Compound Probability Lesson - Students investigate the probabilities involved in tossing coins and use their new knowledge to compete a worksheet (basic, challenge &amp; enlarged version included). β Coin Challenge - A gambling-based PowerPoint demonstrating how misleading probability mathematics can be. β Alien Abduction PowerPoint - An engaging PowerPoint involving global demographics and the fascinating non-transitive dice. β Probability Card Set - Some cards for students to place on a probability line, including blanks to make up their own. β Basic Probability Tarsia - A tarsia based on a set of ten coloured cards, for developing a basic understanding of probability. β Probability Worksheet - An engaging worksheet on basic probability. πππ . . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . . πππ

π 8 Amazing Circle Posters π Planets, Atoms, Engines and more!

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8 engaging and fascinating posters about real-life circles and spheres. When designing these posters I thought of the stereotypical maths poster (full of words, numbers &amp; boring diagrams) and made the exact opposite. Students actually look at and ask questions about these posters! High quality images for printing as large wall displays (7200 x 6000 px JPEG format). Contact me for the original PSD/TIF files. πππ . . . PLEASE RATE THIS RESOURCE . . . πππ

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I will design a colourful and engaging interactive Geogebra file that develops a deeper conceptual understanding of your chosen topic. I will aim to create this within one week of your payment. Please email me with details as soon as you have made the payment: mail [AT] mutantmaths [DOT] com For the GeoGebra files shown in the attached images, please see my other resources.