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Miss Brookes' Emporium of Mathematics

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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 :)

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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 :)
Plan your Christmas Dinner (Best Buys and Recipes)
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Plan your Christmas Dinner (Best Buys and Recipes)

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A set of activities that allow classes to plan their Christmas Dinner, from using recipes to calculate quantities needed, to comparing prices of ingredients for their Dinner. An extension I used was to have them plan their timing of Christmas Eve/Day in order to ensure all recipes were completed at the same time. Happy Christmas!
Area Revision Sheet
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Area Revision Sheet

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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. Can also be used for KS3 for revision/practice. Questions taken from 10ticks and arranged.
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. Challenge question is usually something they can complete on the main board in the classroom.
Drawing Linear Graphs Activity (3 levels)
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Drawing Linear Graphs Activity (3 levels)

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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.
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.
Creating Function Robots
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Creating Function Robots

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Expanding upon a resource shared on TES by kilskeery1. This resource was used as a follow-up lesson to introduce unknowns into function robots and to enable lower ability pupils to become accustomed to how expressions and equations can be created. Differentiated into 4 levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum) which scaffold from simple calculations using known numbers, into two step calculations involving unknowns.
Factorising Quadratics Aid
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Factorising Quadratics Aid

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I made this for a small group of my top set year 8's. Because of the group size, the level range is quite large (Lowest 6C, highest 7A) and it becomes very tricky to differentiate. This was created for a lesson on general factorisation, and was provided to the top tables after they had practiced some difficult linear factorisations. Since they are very strong, their independent learning skills are excellent, and they thrive on challenge. Worked very well for them. Could also be useful as a revision aid, I've not tried it as that yet, but probably will in the near future.
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.
Units of Measure Snakes and Ladders
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Units of Measure Snakes and Ladders

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Increases in difficulty towards the end of the game. Used for a low ability year 10 group, but can be used with other levels and age groups. Challenge questions are usually something that can be completed on the board. Feel free to correct any errors on there, this is one I made during my PGCE.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who Kidnapped Santa?
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Who Kidnapped Santa?

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A series of two lessons for Christmas including: Interpreting scale drawings Number problems and designs Coordinate pictures (makes a Gizmo!) At the end of the lesson there are problem solving questions that lead to not only who kidnapped Santa, but where they are hiding him! Also included is a quick Christmas Quiz :) Happy Holidays!
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)
Equations Ladder Activity (5 Levels Summary)
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Equations Ladder Activity (5 Levels Summary)

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Used as a consolidation exercise of a broad ability, top set group. Pupils write their name on a post-it note (I colour coded mine by target level) and place it on the power point up on the IWB, starting with Stage One. Pupils are allowed to progress at their own rate, and focus on the areas they find the weakest. Questions and Answer sheets provided to collect on different colours as noted on the powerpoint. Please feel free to leave any feedback or let me know if there are any errors on there!