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I aim to gradually add mathematics resources throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to offer feed back, I'm always looking for ways to improve!

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I aim to gradually add mathematics resources throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to offer feed back, I'm always looking for ways to improve!

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I aim to gradually add mathematics resources throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to offer feed back, I'm always looking for ways to improve!

1. The first document is a word document with isometric paper. The grid in word has been adjusted in such a way as to allow lines and shapes to be snapped to the corners of the isometric paper. So you can effectively draw isometrically accurately in word.
2. The first page of the second document describes a tessellation problem and the second page shows the solution.
3. The first page of the third document describes another tesselation problem and the second page shows the solution.

Explains how to create and experiment with an interesting spiralling pattern.
Resource could be used simply at KS3 just to reproduce the pattern or make different similar patterns. At KS4 it could be used as a investigation as well.

Worksheets and presentation that show students how to convert from top heavy to mixed number fractions using shapes.

Introduces fractals using an animated power point If you use the isometric paper provided and follow the instructions on the power point it is possible to construct a Von Kock curve using triangles of length 27,9,3,1.

The pupils have to tally red, blue, green and yellow cars as they fly past in the presentation.
This has proved a popular resource at both schools I have taught, particularly with lower ability classes

An excel workbook that covers the following written calculation topics:
Box Multiplication
Italian Multiplication
Column Addition
Column Subtraction
Short Division

The pupils have to reason what fraction of the shape is shaded.
These problems will tests the pupils geometric reasoning skills as well as giving them a visual guide as to what a fraction is.

The work sheet explains how to solve sin(x) = y and cos(x) = y for x in the range of 0 degrees to 360. The web link is a geogebra resource that demonstrates why the algorithm work.
Gives the students a copy of the word document and demonstrate using the geogebra link.

Students should work out the surface area and then cut out and build the net

A set of simultaneous equations with solutions based on a random numbers (so you can generate as many as you like!). The answers are in column P.
If this proves popular I will make a more advanced version.

Allows the user (teacher or pupil) to easily show a specific distribution. E.g. Normal, Poisson or Binomial and compare distribution approximations

A matching activity that requires the pupils to match a quadratic equation of standard form to the complete the square form to the graph

There are 3 tabs at the bottom, each tab contains a set of quadratic equations for factorisation. Each tab has a different difficulty level.
Scroll over to the right for the answers and press F9 for a fresh set of equations
Note, you could equally use this resource to set expanding the brackets problems.

A few excel worksheets that give the pupils practise in measuring in cm and mm and kg and g. Also requires the pupils to measure using a typical set of scales found in a kitchen.

A kinaesthetic matching activity that requires the pupils to match the graphs, equations and intersect and gradient of linear simultaneous equations

This is a game which demonstrates the different probabilities associated with the score on two dice.
The Rules & Lesson Plan tab explain how to play the game and use the resource

Spread sheet with interactive activities a work sheet and challenge questions.
Tabs in worksheet:
Interactive Matching: Students match mean mode etc to the appropriate definition
Interactive Averages: Find mean mode etc from changable list of numbers
Worksheet: List of mean, mode, median and range questions
Challenge Questions: Students have to find data that would give the specified mean mode etc
Basic Definitions: List the basic definitions. Could be displayed whilst students are working

1, Hand out one copy of the word document to each student. It contains a table of blank Venn Diagrams.
2, The geogebra resource contain 3 Venn diagrams the top 2 show the region selected for events A or B according to the option selected in the middle of the page.
3, The bottom diagram can be shaded using an interactive white board and referring to the top 2 diagrams and after discussion with the students.
4, The students also do this using the sheet given to them

A variety of KS3/KS4 and A-level resources on different tabs in a spread sheet

Extension work and really quite difficult. The students are presented with a number of diagrams that can be used to prove Pythagoras' Theorem. The first one is easy, the rest are quite hard. Would definitely challenge at KS5 as well as KS4. The diagrams are taken from &'Alex&';s Adventures in Numberland' by Alex Bellos.