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Head of Mathematics and also a teacher of Economics. My previous roles have seen me teach abroad as well as an AST, so lots of experience looking at how pupil's learn and structuring teaching to promote progress. My passion is teaching and learning, quite simply. All my resources are very systematic, attractive, organised and should be easy to follow / use.

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Head of Mathematics and also a teacher of Economics. My previous roles have seen me teach abroad as well as an AST, so lots of experience looking at how pupil's learn and structuring teaching to promote progress. My passion is teaching and learning, quite simply. All my resources are very systematic, attractive, organised and should be easy to follow / use.
Economics: All the lessons x 82  (Covers the OCR, Edexcel, IGCSE and  A-Level syllabus)

Economics: All the lessons x 82 (Covers the OCR, Edexcel, IGCSE and A-Level syllabus)

This contains 82 whole lessons and resources to teach the different aspects of the entire Economics course. UPDATED! Also included is a two zip files with all the different worksheets and handouts of which there are LOTS! Most of the articles though are all available FREE in my shop under handouts. When I originally created the majority of the presentations/lessons was when I was teaching the Cambridge IGCSE and A -Level spec, and the book we used was by Moynihan and Titley, and was called the 'Complete Economics for Cambridge IGCSE and A-level'. However, I have taught the A-Level course since and it should cover the entire Edexcel A-Level syllabus and obviously the OCR GCSE course. I have used the PowerPoint slides to structure the lesson, specifically slides to prompt/force myself to ask those key questions at the right moments, slides to explain keywords with short and easy explanations, prompts for me the teacher when to use the different activities, games, handouts, articles etc... all lessons include answers, starters, plenary's and learning objectives . These resources have helped me as a teacher to be very organised, structured and stress-free... !! NOTE: As always rate and feedback. It is really helpful. However, please ask if something is missing and not rate my hard work and resources down if there is. Thank you!
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Geometry: Pythagoras 1 - An Introduction (+ lots of resources)

Geometry: Pythagoras 1 - An Introduction (+ lots of resources)

This is one of the best resources I have produced. I have been observed teaching lesson 1 twice over the years, both at outstanding. Lesson 1: Introduction to Pythagoras (hypotenuse) Lesson 2: Pythagoras (shorter side and problem-solving) Lesson 3: Pythagoras in 3D The lessons include a starter looking at 'Pythagorean Triples', different cut and stick activities that help pupils to understand what Pythagoras is as well as how to calculate it. The lesson comes with outstanding teaching slides and embedded questions with answers, plus a thought-provoking plenary that leads into lesson two. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Number: BODMAS / BIDMAS (+ lots of Resources)

Number: BODMAS / BIDMAS (+ lots of Resources)

This is a whole lesson on teaching BODMAS/BIDMAS. UPDATED. 16 slides! + resources It includes a starter activities designed to be fun as well as the concept of ordering. The lesson includes very clear teaching with lots of use of MWB for AFL activity, activities and questions with answers and a fun plenary (off Facebook - relevant and FUN!). It also comes with a worksheet I often use, sometimes for homework, a help sheet for the least able (went down very well when being observed!) and three Tarsia activities that I had. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Statistics: Combinations and Permutations 1 - An introduction (+ resources)

Statistics: Combinations and Permutations 1 - An introduction (+ resources)

This is a whole lesson introducing the topic of combinations and permutations. It comes as a three part series on the topic and covers material needed for GCSE as well as Statistics A-Level. 18 slides + resources. It comes with: a starter getting pupils to think about the topic lesson objectives key words excellent examples and very clear teaching slides MWB activities for AFL purposes Worksheet with ANSWERS helpsheet to laminate to support students a plenary NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Statistics: Combinations and Permutations 2 - Different Problems (+ resources)

Statistics: Combinations and Permutations 2 - Different Problems (+ resources)

This is a whole lesson building on the introductory lesson on the topic. This involves all different types of problems. Probability is a topic where you have to think and really understand how to solve the problem. This lesson is very functional and has great different types of examples and questions. 22 slides + resources. The lesson includes: a great starter - practising the type of question covered in lesson one Learning objectives keywords and notation fantastic examples and teaching slides of teaching questions and problems MWB activities to check understanding (AFL) a mutliple choice double sided worksheet with ANSWERS embedded plenary - a challenging question, which nobody gets right (encouraging pupils NOT be human calculators, but to think and use common sense in these questions!!) NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Algebra: Forming and Solving Equations (+ resources) - aiming at levels 7 - 9

Algebra: Forming and Solving Equations (+ resources) - aiming at levels 7 - 9

This is a whole lesson looking at forming and solving equations. It is specifically designed for more able classes who are looking to tackle some of the harder elements of the higher tier. 14 slides + resources. The lesson includes: a starter learning objectives key words lots of examples and excellent teaching slides looking at different examples questions for use with MWB a collection of exam questions and worksheet with worked ANSWERS plenary NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback thank you.
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Algebra: Circular Graphs 2 - Midpoints, Tangents and Normals (+ resources)

Algebra: Circular Graphs 2 - Midpoints, Tangents and Normals (+ resources)

This is my second lesson on circular graphs looking at more AS Level questions around midpoints and problems involving tangents and normals and solving associated problems. This is a great whole lesson and includes a worksheet with answers as well as exam questions with mark scheme. The lesson includes: a starter Learning objectives keywords excellent teaching slides Assessment opportunities (AFL) worksheet with answer exam questions with mark scheme a plenary NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Geometry: Volume 1 - Volume of Prisms (+ worksheet)

Geometry: Volume 1 - Volume of Prisms (+ worksheet)

This is a whole lesson and worksheet on teaching the volume of prisms (Cuboids, Cylinders and Triangular Prisms). The PowerPoint is highly interactive with lots of custom animation. 16 slides, worksheet + answers + additional stretching questions. It goes through very clearly what a prism is (starter) and into the teaching. Includes differentiated lesson objectives, key words, excellent teaching examples (lots of custom animation) and then the worksheet to practice different prisms and an extension task for the more able. It comes with answers included. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Economics: All the lessons x 82  (Covers the OCR, Edexcel, IGCSE and  A-Level syllabus)

Economics: All the lessons x 82 (Covers the OCR, Edexcel, IGCSE and A-Level syllabus)

This contains 82 whole lessons and resources to teach the different aspects of the entire Economics course. UPDATED! Also included is a two zip files with all the different worksheets and handouts of which there are LOTS! Most of the articles though are all available FREE in my shop under handouts. When I originally created the majority of the presentations/lessons was when I was teaching the Cambridge IGCSE and A -Level spec, and the book we used was by Moynihan and Titley, and was called the 'Complete Economics for Cambridge IGCSE and A-level'. However, I have taught the A-Level course since and it should cover the entire Edexcel A-Level syllabus and obviously the OCR GCSE course. I have used the PowerPoint slides to structure the lesson, specifically slides to prompt/force myself to ask those key questions at the right moments, slides to explain keywords with short and easy explanations, prompts for me the teacher when to use the different activities, games, handouts, articles etc... all lessons include answers, starters, plenary's and learning objectives . These resources have helped me as a teacher to be very organised, structured and stress-free... !! NOTE: As always rate and feedback. It is really helpful. However, please ask if something is missing and not rate my hard work and resources down if there is. Thank you!
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Economics: Lesson 21 - Functions of a Central Bank & Interest Rates

Economics: Lesson 21 - Functions of a Central Bank & Interest Rates

This presentation contains a whole lesson! Specifically, this lesson is for teaching the functions of a central bank and it’s role in an economy. The lesson also looks at the effect of interest rates on a micro level, with a more detailed look at interest rates at a macro level coming later on in the course. 25 slides with questions imbedded. More at an IGSCE level than A-Level. I have used the PowerPoint slides to structure the lesson, specifically slides to prompt/force myself to ask those key questions at the right moments, slides to explain keywords with short and easy explanations, prompts for me the teacher when to use the different activities, games, handouts, articles etc… that make the lesson up as. All the teaching presentations, include starters and plenaries, normally a quick discussion, but sometimes something else and differentiated learning objectives. ALL 82 LESSONS are available as ONE BIG BUNDLE !! Note: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Maths: Mini Tests / Assessments (x56) - all different topics with GCSE levels (excellent plenaries)

Maths: Mini Tests / Assessments (x56) - all different topics with GCSE levels (excellent plenaries)

This is 56 different mini tests or assessments with GCSE levelling. These were created for two specific reasons. Firstly because generic test packages are expensive and generally rubbish and full or mistakes. Secondly, students do not like to do long tests constantly and it is often a poor use of class/lesson time. These can also be excellent plenaries. These mini-tests are normally 5/6 quick questions that are designed to give a quick snapshot of understanding of a topic. They come with ANSWERS and students can mark themselves or each other in class. This relieves the pressure of constant marking and gives much more detailed feedback to teachers and students of strengths and weaknesses of different topics. As these are short and pupils can get instant feedback on their score they much much prefer them. These have been far more successful for me and has given me more valuable lesson time to teach and to work on progress. I still do longer assessments each term and tend to do one quick mini test every week. I have also included a spreadsheet with actual data of what the data might look like if you use them. However, how you choose to mark or collect the data can obviously vary. I would often use conditional formatting to highlight scores which were below average or to find outliers. The file is set up to find any pupil who is below one standard deviation from the average. I found this an excellent marker to spot pupils who struggled with a particular topic and thus receive an intervention session. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Number: Estimation 2 - Problems involving Decimals (+ worksheets)

Number: Estimation 2 - Problems involving Decimals (+ worksheets)

This is the second of two lessons on the topic of estimation. This is a vital topic and skill to grasp as well as a popular exam question. 15 slides + worksheet and exam questions. Both lessons come with a starter, learning objectives, keywords, plenty of excellent teaching slides, MWB activities, questions or worksheets with answers and plenary. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Algebra: Differentiated WORKSHEET on Solving Equations

Algebra: Differentiated WORKSHEET on Solving Equations

This has always been an effective worksheet, clearly showing the different leveled steps of solving equations… This is one of the worksheets that accompanies my three lesson series on solving equations that is available from my shop and in particular has superb teaching slides with lots of custom animation as well as other activities and resources. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-solving-equation-bundle-3-lessons-new-9-1-gcse-spec-questions-11742683 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Algebra: Collecting Like Terms and Simplifying Expressions (+ lots of resources)

Algebra: Collecting Like Terms and Simplifying Expressions (+ lots of resources)

This is a whole lesson on collecting like terms and simplifying expressions. It is very thorough and really helps pupils to get their heads around algebra and gives a very good foundation for further lessons on algebra. It importantly looks very clearly at the difference between adding and multiplying terms as well as vital keywords.<br /> <br /> The PowerPoint contains:<br /> a starter<br /> lesson objectives<br /> keywords and terminology<br /> superb teaching and examples<br /> embedded questions with answers <br /> a plenary. <br /> <br /> The lesson does have embedded questions, but I have added in 2 excellent worksheets that depending on the group might use in the lesson or as homework to reinforce learning. Also included are some Tarsia activities for those groups who prefer group activities. There is enough material here so that for bottom sets you might want to split the lesson into TWO or even three. However, for stronger groups it works well as one lesson. <br /> <br /> NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Economics: Lesson 83 - International Trade (Good Aspects) inc. Comparative Advantage

Economics: Lesson 83 - International Trade (Good Aspects) inc. Comparative Advantage

This presentation contains a whole lesson! 14 slides + resources. Specifically, this lesson is for teaching all the positives of international trade. This lesson look in depth at specialisation and comparative advantage. It comes with two excellent handouts and a worksheet on the comparative advantage with answers included. I have used the PowerPoint slides to structure the lesson, specifically slides to prompt/force myself to ask those key questions at the right moments, slides to explain keywords with short and easy explanations, prompts for me the teacher when to use the different activities, games, handouts, articles etc… that make the lesson up as. All the teaching presentations, include starters and plenaries, normally a quick discussion, but sometimes something else and differentiated learning objectives. ALL 82 LESSONS are available as ONE BIG BUNDLE !! Note: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Algebra: Integration BUNDLE (5 Lessons) + Resources

Algebra: Integration BUNDLE (5 Lessons) + Resources

This is a superb 5 lessons to teach all the different aspects of AS Level Integration. The 5 lessons are as follows: Integration 1 - An Introduction Integration 2 - Finding an Area Integration 3 - Area Problems Integration 4 - Areas bound by the y-axis Integration 5 - Trapezium Rule For further details for each individual lesson then do view each lesson individually. However, all lessons come with starters, differentiated learning objectives, key words, excellent teaching slides and examples, worksheets and exam questions with answers and plenaries. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you!
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Algebra: Differentiated WORKSHEET on Changing the Subject / Rearranging Formula

Algebra: Differentiated WORKSHEET on Changing the Subject / Rearranging Formula

Differentiated worksheet (with new level for GCSE) on the tricky topic of re-arranging formula / changing the subject. This is linked to my excellent teaching resource on the topic, which goes through examples, has an excellent AFL activity and answers to the worksheet included. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-re-arranging-formula-changing-the-subject-lots-of-resources-11326664 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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Algebra: Integration 3 - Area Problems (+ worksheet)

Algebra: Integration 3 - Area Problems (+ worksheet)

This is the third lesson that I teach on integration and follows on from the second lesson beginning to look at using integration to solve area questions. This lesson looks at area problems and more complex examples that are the type of questions that get asked in exams. 20 slides + a great practice worksheet with answers. The lesson includes: Starter - a quick question on integrating with bounds to focus students on integrating skills again Learning Objectives - differentiated by outcome Key Notation - explanation and detail given as this is often an area of confusion Teaching slides showing the process and some of the problems that come with area problems. How to find the bounds and issues when questions do not involve an area bound by the x-axis. It comes with several excellent examples and teaching slides. AFL questions and activities for students to check understanding An excellent worksheet with ANSWERS. Plenary - a quick review and feedback on learning during the lesson before going further into more areas of integration. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium lessons and as always please RATE and FEEDBACK, thank you!
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Algebra: Sequences Bundle (6 Lessons) - perfect for GCSE / IGCSE)

Algebra: Sequences Bundle (6 Lessons) - perfect for GCSE / IGCSE)

All lessons come with a starter, learning objectives, key words, plenty of teaching slides/examples, questions or worksheets with answers and plenary. This is part of a bigger bundle on sequences / series, that can be purchased with additional A-Level lessons. The bundle contains the following: 1. Introduction to Linear Sequences 2. Linear Sequences in Diagrams 3. Quadratic Sequences 4. Other Sequences and Problems 5. Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio and Spiral (one of the reasons I become passionate about mathematics!!) 6. Arithmetic Sequences or Series NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Number: Ordering Decimals and FDP Equivalents (+ lots of resources)

Number: Ordering Decimals and FDP Equivalents (+ lots of resources)

This is a lesson designed for KS2 and KS3 on ordering decimals and converting fractions and percentages into decimals in order to order. This is such a common exam question and I am not suggesting promoting this lesson for that reason, but rather FDP and ordering are such core skills. 17 SLIDES + resources. This lesson combines lots of different activities and types of questions to help pupils improve their understanding. It comes with: + a starter, + learning objectives, + keywords, + superb teaching slides + matching activity + worksheet with answers (often finished for HWK) + plenary NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Algebra: Integration 2 - Finding an Area (+ worksheet)

Algebra: Integration 2 - Finding an Area (+ worksheet)

This is the second lesson that I teach on integration and follows on from the introductory lesson. It does practise basic integration, but now puts it into the context of finding the originial equation and mainly finding an area under a curve. 25 slides + a great practise worksheet with answers. The lesson includes: Starter - a quick question on area to get students occupied as they come in and thinking Learning Objectives - differentiated by outcome Key Notation - explanation and detail given as this is often an area of confusion Teaching slides showing the process of integrating and substituting to find an original equation and some superb graphics and slides to teach about the area under the curve. It comes with lots of examples. AFL questions and activities for students to check understanding An excellent worksheet with ANSWERS. Added a fair simpler worksheet for the less able or to set for homework as practise of the basics. Also a handout to remind pupils of some of the index rules they might encounter Plenary - a quick review and feedback on learning during the lesson before going further into more complex area problems involving integration. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium lessons and as always please RATE and FEEDBACK, thank you!
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Geometry: Angle Rules 5 - Interior and Exterior Angles (regular polygons) + resources

Geometry: Angle Rules 5 - Interior and Exterior Angles (regular polygons) + resources

This is the fifth in a 7 lesson series on different basic angle rules, which is designed for KS3, but I do use some of the lessons for weaker groups at KS4. Lesson 1 - Angles at a Point / Straight Line Lesson 2 - Angles in parallel lines Lesson 3 - Angles in triangles Lesson 4 - Interior and Exterior Angles (sum) Lesson 5 - Interior and Exterior Angles (regular polygons) Lesson 6 - Angle Problems Lesson 7 - Congruent and Similar Triangles I have found over the years, that teaching these lessons over more lessons than less pays dividends!! That it is often a subject skirted over quickly and then has to be retaught year after year. It is often a subject that even at KS4, pupils struggle over. To address this each of the lessons is very thorough on the different rules, with activities, handmade worksheets that are differentiated with trickier examples with answers, exam questions, starters and plenaries. I have spent a long time over the years developing lessons to help pupils progress in this area. You can buy this as a BUNDLE, which I highly recommend as a series/sequence of lessons. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Geometry: 3D Trigonometry Questions (TRIG) WORKSHEET

Geometry: 3D Trigonometry Questions (TRIG) WORKSHEET

This is 4 questions on 3D trig, which I have blown up on A3 paper and laminated to use as an extension of the first lesson looking at trigonometry in 3D. Answers with workings are included as a part of my presentation/lesson on 3D trig (trig 3) which is part of a superb sequence of lessons on Trig. I am slightly biased, but they are some of my best lessons and I totally recommend buying them as a bundle. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/geometry-pythagoras-3-pythagoras-in-3-dimensions-3d-resources-11738873 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources! As always please RATE and FEEDBACK (comments good or bad) thank you!
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Algebra: Integration 4 - Areas bound by the Y-Axis (+ resources)

Algebra: Integration 4 - Areas bound by the Y-Axis (+ resources)

This is the fourth lesson looking at integration and follows on from the previous lessons by looking at the areas that are bound by the Y-Axis. Sometimes I do teach this as lesson 3 as to some degree it is logical to teach it in that order. 17 slides + worksheet + exam questions and all with answers. The lesson includes: Starter - a quick exam question on integrating with bounds to focus students on integrating skills again Learning Objectives - differentiated by outcome Superb teaching slides showing what to do with areas bound by the y-axis and again what happens with a negative area?! AFL questions to check understanding of re-arranging An AFL/ exam questions to check understanding on various elements of the learning and looking out for any areas of misunderstanding Exam questions with ANSWERS (could be used in class or as homework) A worksheet with ANSWERS (could be used in class or as homework) Plenary - a quick review and feedback on learning during the lesson before going further into more areas of integration. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium lessons and as always please RATE and FEEDBACK, thank you!
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