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I have been a teacher for over 15 years - all the stuff I upload has been tried and tested in my classroom. I love a discussion on Twitter too.

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I have been a teacher for over 15 years - all the stuff I upload has been tried and tested in my classroom. I love a discussion on Twitter too.

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I have been a teacher for over 15 years - all the stuff I upload has been tried and tested in my classroom. I love a discussion on Twitter too.

Erica makes mistakes; lots of mistakes. You have her homework on every topic covered in the first year of her A level mathematics course where she consistently makes mistakes. Your job, or more accurately, the students in your classes' job is to correct Erica's errors and explain where she's gone wrong so that she doesn't make the same mistakes again. These have gone down well in my classes and really encourage discussion about the mathematics and should embed a deeper understanding.

Twenty two codebreakers on various topics including bearings, similarity, scale drawing, simultaneous equations (linear/quadratic), circles, angles, transforming functions, metric units, Pythagoras and trigonometry and 3D views. The usual format of correct answers revealing the punchline to a cheesy joke.

This is a powerpoint covering sequences from continuing, using the nth term, finding the nth term and briefly covering quadratic sequences. It contains brief notes by way of an explanation, model answers to questions and a question or two for the students to do; all of the questions come with answers that you can display when ready. The slide show comes with a progress grid (regularly referred to in the presentation) so that students can mark their progress from start to finish and pinpoint any areas that may need extra work with a “red/amber/green” system that they fill in; each one is given an approximate grade in both new (2017 onwards) and old system in England. It’s what I use in my lessons before setting tasks from worksheets or text books to practise.

These are all available for free individually but if you don’t have the time then this is for you. Clive makes common mistakes, mistakes you’ll have seen in class. Your students need to find the mistakes, correct them and explain where Clive has gone wrong so that he doesn’t do the same thing again. These activities are designed to create discussion in class and can be used to assess understanding.

These are all available for free individually but if you don't have the time then this is for you. Clive makes common mistakes, mistakes you'll have seen in class. Your students need to find the mistakes, correct them and explain where Clive has gone wrong so that he doesn't do the same thing again. These activities are designed to create discussion in class and can be used to assess understanding.

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Two Powerpoints: Pure Maths (560 slides) and Statistics/Mechanics (270 slides).
Each presentation contains explanations, worked examples and questions for students to complete.

This is a powerpoint covering all aspects of sets and venn diagrams required for GCSE. It contains brief notes by way of an explanation, model answers to questions and a question or two for the students to do; all of the questions come with answers that you can display when ready. The slide show comes with a progress grid (regularly referred to in the presentation) so that students can mark their progress from start to finish and pinpoint any areas that may need extra work with a “red/amber/green” system that they fill in; each one is given an approximate grade in both new (2017 onwards) and old system in England. It’s what I use in my lessons before setting tasks from worksheets or text books to practise.

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Four different codebreakers (and jokes) ranging from simplifying numeric indices, moving to algebraic and then onto evaluating negative and fractional indices.

The usual joke to find the punchline for but two sheets: sheet one is relatively easy whereas sheet two is all mixed numbers. Corrections made to codebreaker 1 - thank you for spotting them for me!

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The usual lame jokes and two codebreakers, number 1 not involving mixed numbers, number 2 involving them.

Erica is struggling with many aspects of the A level mathematics course and needs help from your students. What you have here is 17of her homeworks, each with mistakes in solutions which your students need to find, correct and explain where Erica has gone wrong. These are purely designed to generate discussion and to allow students to demonstrate their understanding, whilst also allowing them to show their own methods of silving problems. These are all based upon the new A level curriculum.

This works its way up from simplifying basic ratios (grade D/3) to real life ratio problems including recipes (grade C/4) onto conversion graphs (C/4) then direct and inverse proportion including their graphs (A/7) through a series of questions on the topic and more practice questions if required. Students click through based upon their ability to answer the questions and should allow them to focus their revision at the correct point.

These are all available for free individually but if you want the whole lot then here you are. These are part-QR codes that can be completed by answering various maths questions. All answers are binary (have two answers: yes/no, odd/even, true/false) and the instructions say which must be coloured. Each completed QR code then scans to a video in general (I believe a couple scan to pictures of me I think!) but it is a way of checking the answers.

All these are available for free but if you want them all in one hit then here you go. These can be used as a quick homework, plenary or starter and get students to find a punchline to a joke, a film or a song title whilst embedding their newly acquired knowledge.

This is a powerpoint covering all areas of Decision 1 (I realise they are only putting it in further maths from 2017). It contains brief notes by way of an explanation, model answers to questions and a question or two for the students to do; all of the questions come with answers that you can display when ready. The slide show comes with a progress grid (regularly referred to in the presentation) so that students can mark their progress from start to finish and pinpoint any areas that may need extra work with a “red/amber/green” system that they fill in. It’s what I use in my lessons before setting tasks from worksheets or text books to practice.

A progress sheet to print out, questions on various topics to check knowledge and focus revision in the places where it's needed. This starts at probability scales (G/1), probability of an event (E/2), expected successes, one event OR another, relative frequency, sample space diagrams (all D/3), tree diagrams (C/4), one event and another (B/5), tree diagrams for independent events (B/6), tree diagrams of dependent events (A/7).

Twenty three "defuse the bomb" worksheets and answers on various topics including vectors, inequalities (solving, number lines and regions), shapes, bearings, rearranging formulae, transforming functions, trigonometry in right-angled triangles, similarity and surface area. These are self-marking to the extent that if their answer doesn't appear in the list of possible answers then they need to check what they've done which allows students to just get on and grow in confidence.

This 270 slide Powerpoint covers all of the first year of the single A Level Applied course (based upon the Edexcel course). It includes explanations, worked examples and questions for students to do. I have included everything, possibly more than you may need but I’d rather give people the option to skip a slide than have to make something up on the spot. Colleagues of mine used this during the first year of the new course.

These are all available individually for free but are available as one big bunch here. The concept is to choose the correct order to cut the wires by answering the questions correctly - each wire is linked to a question. Not all the wires need cutting to prevent guessing at the end. I use these as starters, plenaries (prove you can do the work tasks) and quick homeworks!

This is a powerpoint covering all aspects of fractions, decimals and percentages including equivalence and calculations. It contains brief notes by way of an explanation, model answers to questions and a question or two for the students to do; all of the questions come with answers that you can display when ready. The slide show comes with a progress grid (regularly referred to in the presentation) so that students can mark their progress from start to finish and pinpoint any areas that may need extra work with a “red/amber/green” system that they fill in; each one is given an approximate grade in both new (2017 onwards) and old system in England. It’s what I use in my lessons before setting tasks from worksheets or text books to practise.