Percentage of amounts: an introduction

Percentage of amounts: an introduction

I created this presentation to introduce finding a percentage of an amount to my lower ability Year 5 maths set. I was unable to find anything else online that demonstrated clearly what exactly an percentage of a number means and that didn't over-complicate the subject. There are plenty of visual examples to show how we find a percentage of an amount. The presentation clearly links percentages to fractions. It start by demonstrating percentages on a 100 square and progresses to using different numbers. Simple animations show how a number can be split into different fractions and percentages.
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Compass directions. Treasure maps project. After SATS?

Compass directions. Treasure maps project. After SATS?

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 "bury" 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 "bury" 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!
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Drawing and interpreting line graphs

Drawing and interpreting line graphs

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.
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Reflections and mirror lines

Reflections and mirror lines

This is a two page worksheet on a theme of reflective symmetry. It asks pupils to draw reflected shapes and to identify the line of reflection. It includes drawing mirror lines on for a given formula (eg. X = Y) and to describe different reflections. It is supplied in pdf and Word format and is easily adaptable to change the level of difficulty. It is suitable for upper KS2 and lower KS3. Thank you for your interest in my math resources. I do hope you find them useful.
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Roman Numerals Maths

Roman Numerals Maths

This is a worksheet which focuses on Roman Numerals. It asks pupils to convert between Roman and English numbers. There are also additional tasks such as writing out a times table and answering a series of questions using Roman numerals (e.g. In which year were you born)? This worksheet is suitable for upper KS2 and would be useful for Year 5 children who need a knowledge of Roman Numerals for SATs. Thank you for your interest in my Maths resources. I do hope you find them useful Andrew
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Regular and irregular polygons

Regular and irregular polygons

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.
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Reading and interpreting line graphs

Reading and interpreting line graphs

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.
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Reading and interpreting timetables

Reading and interpreting timetables

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.
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Divisibility Rules

Divisibility Rules

A worksheet which asks pupils to identify and explain rules of divisibility and then apply them to larger multi-digit numbers
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Never-ending palindromes. A maths investigation

Never-ending palindromes. A maths investigation

This is a super little maths activity all about palindromes (numbers that read the same backwards as forwards). It is open ended and also great for reinforcing column addition. It has a high degree of challenge and I have used it successfully as a homework task. suitable for upper KS2 or lower KS3.
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Firewords. A puzzling maths investigation

Firewords. A puzzling maths investigation

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.
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What is the question? starter activity

What is the question? starter activity

a really useful starter activity for upper KS2 or lower KS3. Children are given a number and have to devise different questions the answer to which is that number. They are encouraged to use a variety of different areas of maths
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Using the 12 and 24 hour clock

Using the 12 and 24 hour clock

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.
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Drawing and interpreting pie charts

Drawing and interpreting pie charts

There are two worksheets here which ask the pupils to firstly draw and then interpret pie charts. In both cases, data is given in the form of a table relating to sales of ice creams. The first worksheet gives pupils sets of data and asks them to construct their own pie charts. The second worksheet asks pupils to invent their own ice cream flavours and to construct pie charts based on this data. 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.
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Improper fractions mixed numbers matching activity

Improper fractions mixed numbers matching activity

This is a set of 24 cards. Pupils have to pair the mixed numbers with the improper fractions. i have used this successfully in two ways. 1) Ask pupils to cut up cards and place face down on table. Play with a partner. Take turns to pick up a pair. If they match, keep the pair and have another go. Keep playing until all cards matched. 2) Pupils can then stick them in their maths books in pairs as a record of the activity.
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Times Tables matrix

Times Tables matrix

This is a simple times table matrix activity. Children have to fill in the yellow part first (up to 10 x 10) They can then use these fact to complete the yellow part (up to 12 x 12). I usually put a timer on the whiteboard. The children record their time each week and try to improve. There is also an algebra puzzle on the sheet for early finishers.
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Area and perimeter of 2D shapes

Area and perimeter of 2D shapes

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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Calculation four-a-day. Number fluency. Arithmetic

Calculation four-a-day. Number fluency. Arithmetic

This is a resource we use every day in our maths lessons. It is a editable template which can be linked to the schools calculation policy. Children are given four calculation questions at the start of the lesson. These can obviously vary. It could be four of the same type of calculation or four different. There is also a Countdown-type puzzle to finish. We have found these invaluable for raising standards of arithmetic. It is supplied in Powerpoint format to be readily editable. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.
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Percentage increase and decrease

Percentage increase and decrease

This is a three page resource with different activities relating to percentages. The first reinforces the concept of percentages and asks pupils to look at coloured dots on a hundred square and identify the percentage of each colour. The rest of the activities focus on the concept of increasing and decreasing quantities. Coloured cubes are used and pupils are asked to increase and decrease them by given percentages and work out the totals. Children could be given coloured cubes to help them visualise the percentages. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.
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