I have gathered a series of fun activities and questions together to form a Year 5 and Year 6 Maths Team Challenge morning. I completed this with teams of 4 pupils (2 Year 5 and 2 Year 6) from various feeder primary schools in our local area. Each group was supervised by one of my Year 10 top set pupils, which enabled them to show leadership and understanding of how younger pupils work. It is quite similar to how the Secondary Maths Team Challenge for the UKMT works, and was adapted for primary pupils to encourage Primary Schools to work with Secondary Schools.
This is a simple grid asking pupils to place the numbers 1 - 16 each once into a grid with certain conditions applying to the rows and columns. This is a fun starter activity engaging pupils in different types of number. A solution is provided.
This is a staged worksheet from C Grade to A* that shows a series of examination questions where the question and the final answer are both given. The idea is that the pupils show the correct stages of working out to gain as many method marks as possible.
A bundle of activities to be completed in Mentor Time with Year 7 Mixed Ability. I devised these some time ago, but have decided to dust them off and let my Year 7's have a go at them - they are fun and thought provoking!
This is a simple set of Matching cards that looks at a series of rearrangements. There are two formulae which could be a rearrangement of each other and then one that is the odd one out. Sets of these can be cut out and put into individual bags for a starter activity in pairs and groups. It has been designed to generate discussion about rearranging and the rules that apply. I have used it with GCSE and my Year 9 high ability group.
This is a game usually played in pairs, but can be played with up to 4 players. Pupils take it in turns to throw a dice, and then substitute the value thrown into one of their expressions on their sheet. The values of the expressions are then totaled at the end of the game, and the player with the biggest score is the winner. To make the game harder, you could have the player with the smallest score the winner.
A differentiated substitution activity. Pupils can roll a dice and then substitute their score into each of the cards and then place them in order of the answers. There are 3 levels of card....is the order the same regardless of the number that is substituted? What happens when you substitute a negative into the cards?
For the new 9-1 GCSE pupils now have to learn and recall the trigonometric ratios for at least 30, 45 and 60 degrees. This presentation will give pupils a method of learning each value and be able to contruct a table in a systematic way to aid memory. The resource includes both the presentation and the table blanks too.
For this resource you need a selection of 30 mini chocolate eggs/bunnies etc in a bag. Pupils look at the different types of eggs that they have and then calculate some statistics and complete a pie chart. You could adapt it to make it more or less structured. I used this for lower ability groups in Years 7, 8 & 9.
This bundle includes a staff PowerPoint and a pupil worksheet to accompany the PowerPoint. It has activities on what makes an inspirational person, what being a good citizen is and also recognising behaviours of a good citizen. We used it for our KS3 PSHE Bootcamp Day where we were encouraging pupils to be good citizens around the school. I have replaced the name of our school with 6 asterisks so that a search and replace facility can be used to insert your school name easily. The lesson is designed to last approximately 1 hour.
This is a worksheet designed to be used as pair work for pupils who need an extended task. Pupils are asked to draw a 3D solid so that their desk partner can draw the plan view, side and front elevations, and also they are asked to draw the plan view, front and side elevations for their desk partner to draw the 3D solid. Pupils can make them as difficult as they like! This is a tricky extension activity for some, but really demonstrates progress and understanding in this topic.