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Miss Brookes' Emporium of Mathematics

I'm a secondary Maths teacher in the Midlands, and I love creating interesting and wacky resources. Here I share anything I make that works! Resource that took a significant amount of time to create, full lessons, quick worksheets and interesting games. Feel free to browse, download and try for yourself! But please leave feedback so I can improve them :)

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I'm a secondary Maths teacher in the Midlands, and I love creating interesting and wacky resources. Here I share anything I make that works! Resource that took a significant amount of time to create, full lessons, quick worksheets and interesting games. Feel free to browse, download and try for yourself! But please leave feedback so I can improve them :)
Who Kidnapped Santa? (End of Term Maths Mystery)
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Who Kidnapped Santa? (End of Term Maths Mystery)

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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.
Rounding Ladder (Differentiated 5 levels)
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Rounding Ladder (Differentiated 5 levels)

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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.
Nth Term Ladder Activity (5 Levels Differentiated)
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Nth Term Ladder Activity (5 Levels Differentiated)

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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.
Angles of Elevation and Depression (Trigonometry)
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Angles of Elevation and Depression (Trigonometry)

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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.
Faces, Edges and Vertices Activity
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Faces, Edges and Vertices Activity

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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)
Introduction to Factorising and Solving Quadratics.
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Introduction to Factorising and Solving Quadratics.

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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.
Using Inequality Symbols - VERY SIMPLE USE
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Using Inequality Symbols - VERY SIMPLE USE

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

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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.
Perimeter Snakes and Ladders
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Perimeter Snakes and Ladders

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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.
Angles on a Point
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Angles on a Point

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Used for a low ability (nurture) year 9 group, as well as a low set year 7 group.\n\nLesson involved showing techniques, and then practicing using the medal grid. Pupils gained a sticker in their book when they met the success criteria for each level. Worked well at keeping pupils engaged (may have helped that the platinum sticker was quite big!)
Estimating Mean - Haunted House Story
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Estimating Mean - Haunted House Story

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

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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)
Perimeter Lesson Plan
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Perimeter Lesson Plan

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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.
Volume of Prisms Snakes and Ladders
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Volume of Prisms Snakes and Ladders

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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.