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I am a Specialist Leader in Education with the Millais Alliance Teaching School, Horsham. I began teaching in 1986. Positions held include Head of Maths, Assistant Head, working in the West Sussex LEA Advisory and Inspection Service, and Deputy Head. I am passionate about bringing the beauty of Maths to anyone who will listen! A firm believer in 'practice makes perfect', I aways empower students to take responsibility for their learning. Email: maths121@hotmail.com. Mobile: +44 (0) 7999 803322.

I am a Specialist Leader in Education with the Millais Alliance Teaching School, Horsham. I began teaching in 1986. Positions held include Head of Maths, Assistant Head, working in the West Sussex LEA Advisory and Inspection Service, and Deputy Head. I am passionate about bringing the beauty of Maths to anyone who will listen! A firm believer in 'practice makes perfect', I aways empower students to take responsibility for their learning. Email: maths121@hotmail.com. Mobile: +44 (0) 7999 803322.
Practice Percentage Growth and Decay Interactive Spreadsheet
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Practice Percentage Growth and Decay Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing three spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of reverse percentage, simple growth and decay and compound interest. All sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Interactive Spreadsheets bundle for GCSE
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Interactive Spreadsheets bundle for GCSE

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You can download here all of the premium interactive spreadsheet resources to compliment the free ones available in my shop. This bundle includes the very popular ‘Top Picks’ which provides extensive practice for key topics at GCSE all levels, and can be used as lesson starters, intetvention, homework, lesson activity and revision.
Interior Angles, Exterior Angles and Angle Sum Revision
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Interior Angles, Exterior Angles and Angle Sum Revision

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An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of calculating with interior angles, exterior angles and angle sums of polygons. The sheet has an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Using Formulae and Substitution Practice
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Using Formulae and Substitution Practice

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An Excel Workbook containing two spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of using formulae and substitution. Both sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Expanding Brackets and Simplifying Revision
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Expanding Brackets and Simplifying Revision

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An Excel Workbook containing two spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of expanding a single bracket and simplifying an expression. Both sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Practice Finding Highest Common Factor
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Practice Finding Highest Common Factor

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An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheet to practice the GCSE skill of finding the Highest Common Factor when given two numbers and an associated answer sheet. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Top Picks - Practice for Key GCSE Topics.
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Top Picks - Practice for Key GCSE Topics.

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This is an Excel Workbook for use at KS3 and KS4, containing 9 spreadsheets with graduating levels of difficulty across grades. Topics covered include: INDICES, ANGLES, POINTS/LINES, ANGLES IN POLYGONS, PERCENTAGES, SIMPLIFYING, Y = MX + C, COMPLETING THE SQUARE, BRACKETS/QUADRATICS, SEQUENCES, TIME, RATIO, SOLVING EQUATIONS, FRACTIONS OF AMOUNTS, AVERAGES, FREQUENCY TABLES, PYTHAGORAS, TRIGONOMETRY, PROBABILITY, CIRCLES AND PI, AREA AND VOLUME, SPHERES/HEMISPHERES. Answers are automatically generated and can be seen when you scroll down. You can use the zoom bar in Excel to maximise the size or reduce as appropriate, and pressing F9 will automatically regenerate the spreadsheet and give you a different set of questions and associated answers. This makes an ideal lesson starter, or homework using print screen, and you have a resource with an infinite number of questions. After all, practice makes perfect!
Rounding, Decimal Places and Significant Figures Revision Interactive Spreadsheet
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Rounding, Decimal Places and Significant Figures Revision Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing four spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of rounding, decimal places, significant figures and estimation. All sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Estimating Mean from Grouped Distribution Interactive Spreadsheet
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Estimating Mean from Grouped Distribution Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheet to practice the GCSE skill of estimating a mean average from a grouped distribution using midpoints where appropriate. The sheet has an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Practice Exam Style Mean Averages Question Interactive Spreadsheet
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Practice Exam Style Mean Averages Question Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheet to practice the GCSE skill of utilising a mean average to calculate information. The sheet has an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Perimeter and Area Revision Interactive Spreadsheet
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Perimeter and Area Revision Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing eight spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of finding perimeters and areas of rectangles, triangles, a trapezium and circles. All sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Practice for Sequences and Inequalities Interactive Spreadsheet
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Practice for Sequences and Inequalities Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing three spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of identifying sequences, nth term and solving inequalities. All sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Practice Y=mX + C and Midpoint Questions with Interactive Spreadsheet
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Practice Y=mX + C and Midpoint Questions with Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing three spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of recognising gradients, parallel lines and intercepts using simple y=mx+c, and finding coordinates of midpoints. All sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Percentages Revision
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Percentages Revision

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An Excel Workbook containing five spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of finding the percentage of an amount, converting fractions to percentages, increasing and decreasing values by a percentage, calculating percentage change and finding 'reverse' percentages. All sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to 'Manual' and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the 'More Questions' black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel's Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart's content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Ratio Revision Interactive Spreadsheet
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Ratio Revision Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing five spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of ratio and proportion. All sheets have an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Calculating Probability Revision
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Calculating Probability Revision

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An Excel Workbook containing a spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skill of calculating probabilities. The spreadsheet has an associated answer sheet going through each question. The questions have multiple choice answers, generated using the answer and potential misconceptions. If the correct letter is given it turns the answer box green, or red if incorrect. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘More Questions’ black square will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!
Area and Volume Practice Interactive Spreadsheet
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Area and Volume Practice Interactive Spreadsheet

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An Excel Workbook containing six spreadsheets to practice the GCSE skills of finding volumes of cuboids, volumes of a trapezium, areas of circles, volumes of cylinders, surface areas of both closed and open cylinders and volumes of spheres. Click the rubber to start, enter in your answer and click the black rectangle to mark it. Note that your computer will need Microsoft Excel with Calculation Options set to ‘Manual’ and Macros enabled. There is a set up sheet which gives some advice on how to do this. Clicking the ‘rubber’ will clear the sheet and recalculate questions and answers. Excel’s Zoom Bar can be used to scale the sheet up and down to fit on your monitor. Note that as the questions are randomised, some questions could be repeated. With a constant number of re-generated questions (and answers), students can practice this to their heart’s content. After all, practice makes perfect!