Introduction to Factorising and Solving Quadratics.

Introduction to Factorising and Solving Quadratics.

One or Two lessons worth of introducing the concept and skills needed behind factorising quadratics and solving. Worksheet activity can take a whole lesson for a low ability group, or half a lesson for a mid-high ability group. Helps students easily identify rules for putting quadratic expressions into brackets and enabling them to draw their own conclusions behind methods and reasoning. Allows students to see the relationship between factorising and expanding, while developing further skills with problem-solving, checking their answers and factors.
amybrookes1988
Who Kidnapped Santa? (End of Term Maths Mystery)

Who Kidnapped Santa? (End of Term Maths Mystery)

An engaging Christmas task for the end of the Autumn term. Students are led into a story where Santa has been kidnapped, and they have been asked to assist investigations. Powerpoint & ActivInspire Flipchart included to help guide and prompt pupils where needed/ add a bit of differentiation. Topics included are: - Co-ordinate plotting - Interpreting scales - Interpreting data - Calculation skills - Percentages and Fractions - Logic Problems and Problem solving. There is also a fun little (non-maths) quiz at the end to finish the term off.
amybrookes1988
Estimating Mean - Haunted House Story

Estimating Mean - Haunted House Story

Full lesson for revision/consolidation of estimating the mean. Pupils answer the questions, then check their answer against the prepared answers. If they are correct, the story will continue and push them on towards the next question. Great way to encourage literacy as well as reviewing taught materials.
amybrookes1988
Who Kidnapped Santa? (End of Term Maths Mystery)

Who Kidnapped Santa? (End of Term Maths Mystery)

An engaging Christmas task for the end of the Autumn term. Students are led into a story where Santa has been kidnapped, and they have been asked to assist investigations. Powerpoint & ActivInspire Flipchart included to help guide and prompt pupils where needed/ add a bit of differentiation. Topics included are: - Co-ordinate plotting - Interpreting scales - Interpreting data - Calculation skills - Percentages and Fractions - Logic Problems and Problem solving. There is also a fun little (non-maths) quiz at the end to finish the term off.
amybrookes1988
Nth Term Ladder Activity (5 Levels Differentiated)

Nth Term Ladder Activity (5 Levels Differentiated)

Resource for consolidation lesson on Nth term. Stages progress as such: Using nth term, finding linear nth term, finding simple quadratic nth term, finding trickier nth term and combination nth term. Pupils track their own progress on the IWB using the power point and post-it notes. Feel free to leave any comments/feedback.
amybrookes1988
Using Inequality Symbols - VERY SIMPLE USE

Using Inequality Symbols - VERY SIMPLE USE

I created this lesson as I was struggling to find a simple introduction to inequality symbols. This lesson aims to teach pupils how to correctly use the symbols for: - Greater than - Less than - Greater than or Equal to - Less than or Equal to - Not equal to - Equal to This was aimed at a mid-high ability year 7 group (who were struggling to correctly understand that equals means equal to, not 'the answer is') and a lower ability year 8 group. The final activity is a problem solving activity that I used with teams. The pupils must solve the problems, then choose an inequality that represents their solutions. To extend further, pupils created their own situations and used inequality notation to describe a number, and their peers had to guess what the number was. Those of us following the Kangaroo Maths Scheme of Learning, this fits in with Stage 7 - Counting and Comparing.
amybrookes1988
Estimating Mean - Haunted House Story

Estimating Mean - Haunted House Story

Full lesson for revision/consolidation of estimating the mean. Pupils answer the questions, then check their answer against the prepared answers. If they are correct, the story will continue and push them on towards the next question. Great way to encourage literacy as well as reviewing taught materials.
amybrookes1988
Introduction to Factorising and Solving Quadratics.

Introduction to Factorising and Solving Quadratics.

One or Two lessons worth of introducing the concept and skills needed behind factorising quadratics and solving. Worksheet activity can take a whole lesson for a low ability group, or half a lesson for a mid-high ability group. Helps students easily identify rules for putting quadratic expressions into brackets and enabling them to draw their own conclusions behind methods and reasoning. Allows students to see the relationship between factorising and expanding, while developing further skills with problem-solving, checking their answers and factors.
amybrookes1988
Angles of Elevation and Depression (Trigonometry)

Angles of Elevation and Depression (Trigonometry)

Whole lesson on Angles of Elevation and Depression for high ability year 10 groups. Can be adapted to suit. Lesson includes: Starter - Assess current ability and introduce new use of trigonometry. Main activity - Differentiated so that students can choose to either draw their own diagrams and check against the diagrams provided, or match the diagrams and build their answers from them. Plenary - Find and correct the mistakes - approaching misconceptions and common errors. Flipchart - Including examples and board work to introduce the topic. Lesson can last over 2 full lessons, to enable adaptation to strengths and weaknesses of the class.
amybrookes1988
Plotting and Using Linear Graphs (Grade C/3 GCSE Revision)

Plotting and Using Linear Graphs (Grade C/3 GCSE Revision)

A tiered booklet I created for use with year 10/11 intervention groups. These can be used in small groups led by a teacher/MKO enabling students to progress towards improving their understanding and ability with plotting straight line graphs. Each objective is accompanied by a corresponding task that increases with difficulty. There is also a helpful 'Steps to Success' section which provides key points to remember/perform when completing the questions. There is an evaluation section at the front to help students identify key areas for improvement in order to focus their home learning after intervention sessions. There is a MathsWatch clip number provided to further enable students to review their learning at home. In this booklet, the objectives are: 1 - Substituting into equations to find solutions. 2 - Using/creating a table of values from a given equation. 3 - Reading coordinates from a table of values. 4 - Plotting the coordinates to create the straight line graph. 5 - (Extension) Using a created linear graph to find solutions. Please leave feedback for areas of improvement or any topics you would like to see created in this format. There are two files: one for old style GCSE (A* - G) and another for the 2015 specifications (9 - 1)
amybrookes1988
Volume of Prisms Snakes and Ladders

Volume of Prisms Snakes and Ladders

Recommended by the TES resource team.Increases in difficulty towards the last few questions. Used for a top set year 10 class after being taught how to calculate the volume of a prism. This is the first one I ever made of these and proved very successful when encouraging independent and cooperative learning skills.
amybrookes1988
Perimeter Snakes and Ladders

Perimeter Snakes and Ladders

Includes rectangles, compound shapes and other polygons. Increases in difficulty towards the end of the game, starting with shapes where all sides are provided, developing into missing sides on rectangles towards compound shapes.\n\nChallenge question is usually something they can complete on the main board in the classroom.
amybrookes1988
Rounding Ladder (Differentiated 5 levels)

Rounding Ladder (Differentiated 5 levels)

Created for my second set year 7 class. There was a big divide in capability with rounding, so I made this to give each individual ample opportunity to work on their weaknesses. Lesson works as a ladder, with difficulty increasing as we go through. Everyone starts at the bottom and works through. Went very well as those that were struggling got more support early on and those that were excelling got support for the estimation activities. Also used the board as a progress tracker. Every student had a post - it note with their name on at the beginning of the lesson that they placed on the starting part of the ladder. They could then move their name when they moved up a level. Actually ended up running for two lessons, as they were really benefiting from it.
amybrookes1988
Perimeter Lesson Plan

Perimeter Lesson Plan

Two part lesson on perimeter for a low ability year 9 group. \n\nThey really found Perry Perimeter engaging and were given time during starter of lesson 2 to create their own cut out of Perry to help them find the perimeter.\n\nLesson ends on a game of Snakes and Ladders (in my other shared resources) which encouraged them to practice their skills as they have low attention spans.
amybrookes1988
Drawing Linear Graphs Activity (3 levels)

Drawing Linear Graphs Activity (3 levels)

Featured in the TES Secondary Maths Newsletter. These worksheets were created for a bottom set year 8 class, all around level 5-6, with a few capable of level 7 work. The activity is differentiated into three levels, each with a subsequent challenge task. y=mx + c subliminally added to the back of the worksheets to expose pupils to the general formula - worked well in summarising key features of linear graphs and equations.
amybrookes1988
Intro to Trigonometry - Series

Intro to Trigonometry - Series

A series of 4 lessons introducing trigonometry ratios and solving these styles of problems. Completed in one week, the following week used to explore exam-style questions and consolidating the class skills further, incorporating Pythagoras. Lesson 1 - Labelling triangles and identifying which ratio to use. Lesson 2 - Calculating missing sides. Lesson 3 - Calculating missing angles. Lesson 4 - Consolidation of skills. Each lesson has differentiated tasks, alongside prompt material that was displayed around the board for the full week. Pupils were encouraged to use these throughout. Task for Lesson 4 (Challenging) taken from MathsWatchVLE. Support tasks for this lesson from MathsBox. Homework task courtesy of KangarooMaths (not attached) Level 8 - Trigonometry.
amybrookes1988
Area Revision Sheet

Area Revision Sheet

This resource was made for a Grade C year 10 group. We had just covered area of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms and trapeziums. They needed some extra practice, but each one to varying levels and on different areas, so I made this set of 3 sheets to enable them to practice independently. Worked very well for them. \n\nCan also be used for KS3 for revision/practice.\n\nQuestions taken from 10ticks and arranged.
amybrookes1988
Circle Theorems - Challenge Boards

Circle Theorems - Challenge Boards

A set of activities used for a top set year 9 KS4 group. Each activity shows a practical application or a proof of one of the circle theorems. Works well as a consolidation exercise.Response to comment from Brunty_genius:The Flintstone problem can be solved by using a right-angle (most of my groups have used the edge of their exercise book) and placing it against the circumference. Mark where the book cuts through the circumference, then join the dots. This gives you the diameter, do it again and where the diameters cross is the centre ;)
amybrookes1988
Algebraic Notation (Solving Equations and Inequalities - Kangaroo Maths Stage 6)

Algebraic Notation (Solving Equations and Inequalities - Kangaroo Maths Stage 6)

I found it really difficult to find resources that worked and matched to the Kangaroo Maths scheme of work, so I created this sheet for my mid-ability year 7 class. The sheet is differentiated 3 ways for 3 separate objectives, designed to build fluency and confidence in using algebraic notation and creating expressions. Print double sided so that students can check their answers as they work through it.
amybrookes1988
Faces, Edges and Vertices Activity

Faces, Edges and Vertices Activity

Used in the Kangaroo Maths Stage 7 scheme of learning (Investigating Properties of Shapes). Students are provided with the solids on their desk and are given a brief description on faces, edges and vertices. Students complete the table using information provided, the cheat sheet is used to encourage independent learning. (They should already know the names of the solids, but may need encouragement)
amybrookes1988