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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.

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.

A bunch of codebreakers (the usual terrible joke) having solved a load of algebra problems involving functions, arithmetic sequences, inequalities, substitution and other algebra topics. These can be used as a starter or plenary or even part of a main task in a lesson.

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Dealing with inequalities from representing on a number line to solving to shading regions.

This is designed to take the students from simple expanding a bracket to simple factorising to multiplying out two brackets to factorising quadratics to simplifying algebraic fractions to solving quadratics by completing the square to solving quadratics using the quadratic formula and simultaneous equations involving quadratics. There are questions for each as well as examples and explanations. Between each section there is a 'Where are you now?' section to show progress.

A powerpoint taking you from chance and probability lines, listing outcomes, the probabiliy of an event not happening and tree diagrams.

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.

Various tutorials taking you from grade F to A - bar charts to histograms, simple avearges to estimating ther mean.

Calculate each question using Bodmas/Bidmas, unjumble the letters and find the name of a famous international city!

A series of lessons taking students through 'I think of a number' problems to simple equations, equations with brackets to letters on both sides to equations with fractional parts.

Taking you through counting squares, to rectangle/triangles/parallelograms/trapeziums to compound shapes, circles, cuboids, prisms, sectors/arc lengths, cones, spheres and frustums (phew!). Complete with success criteria etc.

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!

This takes you from basic rounding to whole numbers up through decimal places, significant figures and beyond! Upper and lower bounds also covered along with standard form calculations.

Three codebreakers ranging from easy to difficult as you go through them, but all with a Christmas joke (made up by me, so I apologise now) and with all the questions being Christmas-y too. All sorts of topics covered. Hopefully errors corrected (I found one on each sheet!).

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Find the letters with the given probabilities to find the punchline to the joke! I'm particularly pleased with this joke as I made it up!!!

Notes, examples and questions to do on simple powers, simplifying indices, surds, rationalising the denominators and mutliplying out two brackets.

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.

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Figure out the answer to the (awful) joke by finding HCF or LCM of pairs of numbers.

A set of notes, examples and questions taking students through mental and written methods of these calculations.

From drawing the next pattern to finding the nth term of an arithmetic sequence. Enjoy!

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

Match each pie chart to its description. Plenary or starter activity.

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.