# Andrew's maths resources

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I am a specialist Primary Maths teacher in a large teaching school. I have several decades of teaching experience and enjoy creating high-quality resources. I try to incorporate a strong visual element into my presentations and worksheets. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope you find them useful.

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I am a specialist Primary Maths teacher in a large teaching school. I have several decades of teaching experience and enjoy creating high-quality resources. I try to incorporate a strong visual element into my presentations and worksheets. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope you find them useful.

#### Arithmetic Treasure Hunt KS2

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This is a “Maths on the Move” activity. it comprises of twenty A5 cards which can be placed around a classroom or even better the playground. Each card contains an arithmetic question. The questions are based on the Year Six SATs arithmetic paper. THey are supplied in pdf and also Publisher format so can be easily edited if required. Each child (or pair) has a copy of the supplied answer sheet and have to find the cards before answering the question. The teacher has a sheet with all the questions and answers so can check each answer as the children find them. This is a great activity for keeping children active as well as learning maths. I have used it very successfully either as a pre-SATs revision session or after SATs to use some of their newly acquired maths skills! I hope you find this activity useful and fun! Thanks for your interest in my maths resources. Feedback is greatly appreciated.

#### Rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100. A game for two players

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My children love this game. It reinforces the concept of rounding numbers. Pupils are given a game board which is a grid with random 3 digit numbers. They throw a die three times to generate a 3-digit number. They can choose the order of the digits. They have to round the number to the nearest 10 or 100 depending on the particular game and colour the rounded number n the grid. . Players take turns with the winner being the first to colour a line of four. I have included game boards for rounding 3 digit numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. The resource is supplied as a WOrd Document aS well as a pdf. The beauty of this resource is that it could very easily be adapted to use larger or smaller numbers, A nice extension would be for children to choose the numbers to place in a blank grid. Which numbers would be best? Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I so hope you find them useful.

#### Plotting coordinates in four quadrants

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This is a two page activity sheet. Pupils are asked to plot points on different grids and join them. They form 2D shapes which the children have to identify. An extension task then asks them to draw their own shapes before identifying the coordinates Suitable for upper KS2. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources.

#### Reading and interpreting line graphs

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This is a PowerPoint presentation which focuses on reading and interpreting line graphs. Several examples of questions are given. Pupils are shown through animations how to read information from a line graph. They are also shown how to interpret reading on a scale and to work out the range between two values. This presentation has been designed in particular for Year 6 pupils and would be ideal for SATs revision. However, it would be appropriate for pupils in upper KS2 or lower KS3.

#### Area and perimeter of 2D shapes

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This is a PowerPoint presentation which focuses on the relationship between area and perimeter of 2D shapes. Firstly some rectangles are shown and pupils have to work out the area and perimeters of each. The presentation then progresses to looking at irregular shapes and examining the largest and smallest possible perimeters for a given area. The presentation finishes by posing the pupils two challenges which require squared paper. Namely for firstly rectangular and then irregular shapes, can they different shapes of a specified area and then investigate the largest and smallest possible perimeter for each. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.

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This is a PowerPoint presentation on a theme of reading timetables. It is suitable for any Year group in KS2. The presentation shows children part of a railway timetable and asks them a variety of questions which require them to use and interpret the timetable. Clear on-screen annotations show how the timetables should be read. For Year 6 children, there are also some SATs style questions, again with annotated answers. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.

#### Number sequences and patterns KS2

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This is a PowerPoint which explores numbers sequences and patterns and is designed for upper KS2. It asks children to identify patterns, to find missing numbers and to continue sequences. I have found it particularly successful with Year 6 as its contains several original questions which are based on recent SATs questions. It would be useful therefore for revision leading up to End-of-Key stage tests.

#### Pudsey Bear maths investigation

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Here is a topical maths investigation ready for Children in Need Day. The task is to colour each Pudsey`s hat, shirt, shorts and boots using four different colours. Children then have to investigate how many unique ways of colouring Pudsey there are. Each time, only the same four colours must be used Encourage the children to work systematically rather than colouring randomly. Some tables are included to help children organise their work.

#### Using the 12 and 24 hour clock

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This is a PowerPoint presentation about the 12 and 24 hour clocks. It starts by showing examples of when the 24 clock might typically be used. Examples include radio alarm clock and airport departure boards. The presentation then shows various common events during the day such as the start of school or lunch time. The time is clearly displayed on a large analogue clock face. Both digital and analogue times are shown.

#### Drawing and interpreting line graphs

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There are two worksheets here which ask the pupils to firstly draw and then interpret line graphs. In both cases, data is given in the form of a table. The first worksheet gives pupils a template with axes drawn, and space for labels for each axis. The second worksheet asks pupils to draw their own without scaffolding. Pupils are asked to use their line graphs to devise their own questions to share with a friend. The resource is supplied in both pdf and Publisher format for easy editing and customization. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I hope you find them useful.

#### Mental maths dice game

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Here’s a great game for developing mental maths skills. Children have to roll three dice. They use the numbers they roll to make as many totals as possible. For example, suppose they roll 1, 3, 5, they could then make these totals 3 x 5 + 1 = 16 5 — 1 — 3 = 1 13 x 5 = 65 3 + (1 x 5) = 8 They can use any operation sign ( + - x ÷ ) and also brackets to show the order of operation. As they make a number, they colour it on the grid. Eventually they will not be able to make any more numbers. At this point, roll the dice again and use a different colour. The challenge is to complete the grid, making every number whilst using as few colours and as few rolls of the dice as possible. Is it possible to complete the whole grid? Which numbers were hardest? Were any numbers impossible to make? Ideal for upper KS2 or lower KS3

#### Divisibility Rules

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A worksheet which asks pupils to identify and explain rules of divisibility and then apply them to larger multi-digit numbers

#### Firewords. A puzzling maths investigation

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This is a stand-alone maths investigation which is great for developing skills in adding several small numbers. Each letter of the alphabet stands for a different number. A=1, B=2, C=3, and so on. The investigation gives children various challenges. These include working which animal scores the most points; also whose name in the class scores the most/least points. Can children find a word that scores exactly 100? (ELEPHANTS!) Great fun! I have used this many times and children always really enjoy the challenge.

#### Regular and irregular polygons

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This is a PowerPoint which looks at Regular and irregular polygons. It starts by explaining what a polygon is and then presents children with a variety of 2D shapes, asking them to decide which of them are polygons and also which are regular and irregular. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.

#### Angles reasoning: angles in a triangle

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Worksheet which asks pupil to work out the angles in different triangles Supplied in pdf and Publisher format

#### Compass directions. Treasure maps project.

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This is a complete project which looks at compass directions but also brings in super great opportunities for artwork and being creative. Children are presented with a hand drawn treasure map that has recently been discovered. There are also several sets of directions which the children have to follow to locate each treasure. The 8 point compass is used. Children can also &quot;bury&quot; some treasure of their on on the map and write directions. Children are then given a blank parchment and have to design their own treasure map. This is where the creativity comes in! It might be worth showing them a few examples from the internet for ideas. They then have to &quot;bury&quot; their treasure at different locations and wrote instructions. they can then exchange with a friend and find each others treasure. great fun! This is useful for teaching/re-enforcing compass directions. It is also great for Year 6 after SATs and can quite easily last for several lessons. I do it every year and my children love it!

#### Calculating with fractions. An animated presentation. Year 6 SATS revision

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This is an animated Powerpoint presentation which is designed for Year Six preparing for SATS. It offers simple clear animated reminders of most of the calculation methods they are likely to need on the arithmetic paper (Paper 1). Calculation methods featured on the presentation include: Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. The crossbow method is featured which I usually find children find the simplest to remember. Multiplying a pair of fractions together. Multiplying fractions by a whole number. Dividing fractions by a whole number. Multiplication and division of mixed numbers by a whole number, turning the mixed number into an improper fraction first. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.

#### Dice Targets. A mental maths game

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Children love this game. They play on a game board and have to throw dice to make target numbers. They have to colour a line of four on the grid to win the game. The game is great for developing mental maths skills and also requires tactical play to win the game, Suitable for KS2 at any level Supplied in pub and pdf format. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.