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Making Maths Memorable

Ever since my PGCE I have been convinced that every Maths topic has a unique and interesting way to be taught. 7 years later and I have collected and created 100s of resources to prove my point. All resources, including IB and A Level, are designed to be thoroughly engaging but yet cover every bit of content required with plenty of practise too. Teach LCM with the life of the Cicada bugs or teach proportions using celebrity faces and the golden ratio. All fully animated engaging powerpoints.

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Ever since my PGCE I have been convinced that every Maths topic has a unique and interesting way to be taught. 7 years later and I have collected and created 100s of resources to prove my point. All resources, including IB and A Level, are designed to be thoroughly engaging but yet cover every bit of content required with plenty of practise too. Teach LCM with the life of the Cicada bugs or teach proportions using celebrity faces and the golden ratio. All fully animated engaging powerpoints.
Where's Wally with Coordinates
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Where's Wally with Coordinates

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Pretty simple. A Where's Wally picture with a coordinates grid pasted on the front. Can be used in a number of ways. I get students to crowed around the board and shout out the coordinates of various items I call out. The Powerpoint has a list of items to find plus the answers for the first 3 pictures. 3 more pictures to use as you wish.
Fun Maths Quiz
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Fun Maths Quiz

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Great way to end a term with a class. Start by drawing up a score table on the board with team names down the side (team sizes of 2-4 works nicely) and rounds 1 – 5 along the top. Hand out the “Table topper” and explain that they will have the whole quiz to answer that. Start quiz and swap and mark between rounds. Keep it pacey and the quiz can be completed and marked in 50 minutes. Decide how long to give for the Picture Round depending on how long you want the entire quiz to last. For the music round I downloaded the videos from Youtube (just type ss after the www. in the url)
Substitution
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Substitution

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A great couple of lessons to introduce and advance substitution skills. The starter is a fantastic way to introduce the concepts and skills. Fun activities follow to secure these skills. Code breaking worksheet included.
Actual Powerpoint countdown timer
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Actual Powerpoint countdown timer

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On recognising that a countdown timer in powerpoint does not seem to exist I set myself the challenge of creating one. Done completely through animation these timers can be easily copied and pasted into your own powerpoints. I only made a 5 minute and 1 minute timer for the actual countdown clock. I tried a 1 minute and 2 minute timer using a different method too.
Circle theorems and intersecting chords
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Circle theorems and intersecting chords

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Absolutely everything you need to teach Circle Theorems. Intersecting Chords is not in the GCSE but nice extension for the top ability and is in the MEP. Guides students to write revision notes for each theorem and gives directed practise after each theorem is learnt (on powerpoint and on worksheet). Finish with (or use throughout) a 50 question worksheet that hits all theorems. All answers included. A handy worksheet to help students match theorems to questions for revision later down the line also included.
HCF, LCM and Prime Factors
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HCF, LCM and Prime Factors

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At least 3 lessons worth of material. First lesson goes through Highest Common Factors and Lowest Common Multiples. Engaging nature facts and memorable methods help the learning of these skills. Moves on to understanding prime numbers and what they are. Followed by prime factor trees (prime factor decomposition). This leads into using prime factors to calculate the HCF and LCM using Venn Diagrams.
Set Theory and Venn Diagrams
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Set Theory and Venn Diagrams

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Everything required to teach set theory for the iGCSE. Includes worksheets that run along side the PowerPoint. The homework worksheet with answers can also be used as a mini assessment.
all Matrices and transformations iGCSE
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all Matrices and transformations iGCSE

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This resource covers the full matrices chapter from basic calculations to matrix tranformations. 42 slides detailed enough to teach(refresh!) the teacher beforehand. Resource assumes knowledge of normal transformations without matrices. Worksheets work alongside the PowerPoint.
Compass patterns
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Compass patterns

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A fun couple of lessons to get students use to using their compass. I always use this lesson before starting the constructions unit. This resource demonstrates how to draw two different patterns and then encourages students to have a go at making their own crop circles. The patterns easily take up one lesson. The crop circles can be saved for another lesson later in the year.
Vectors GCSE
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Vectors GCSE

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Everything you need to teach the vectors unit. Around 3-4 lessons worth without worksheets. Use alongside a textbook if required but to neccessary for a top set.
Oil Trading Game
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Oil Trading Game

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Fun one-off lesson. Perfect for end of term fun lessons! Students get to buy and sell oil barrels using news items to aid their decisions. All explained clearly through the powerpoint. 3 different sets of news articles so potential to use it for 3 different lessons with the same class. Lasts around 45 minutes. Teachers use a clever excel spreadsheet that does all the calculations for them. If students make a mistake with their own calculations the spreadsheet will "fine" them and calculate their totals by itself.
Probability all GCSE
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Probability all GCSE

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Everything required to teach probability for the GCSE. Several lessons worth covering basic probability, sample space diagrams, experimental probability and tree diagrams. Lots of fun probability games and ideas included.
All GCSE Trigonometry
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All GCSE Trigonometry

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Absolutely everything you need to teach Trigonometry. The whole units worth of lessons. - SOHCAHTOA - Sine and cosine rules - Trig in 3D - Trig with bearings - Trigonometric graphs
Surface area and Volume of all 3D shapes
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Surface area and Volume of all 3D shapes

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Around 3-4 lessons worth or material. All resources required to teach surface area and volume of all the 3D shapes required for the GCSE. Starts with cuboids and prisms and moves on to composite 3D shapes. Followed by cylinders, spheres, pyramids and cones. Finishes with A* style questions. Fun activities and interesting questions keep the lessons engaging. An end of topic assessment is also included that can me completed and peer marked in a lesson. This resource assumes knowledge in areas of all 2D shapes.
What is the Volume of your body project
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What is the Volume of your body project

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Using their ability to calculate the volumes of cuboids, prisms and spheres students use measuring tapes and maths to estimate the volume of their body. Differentiated resource over two levels so students can stick to just using cuboids or can move onto using spheres, cyclinders and trapezoidal prisms. Perfect project to finish off a mensuration unit.
Using a combination of transformations
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Using a combination of transformations

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I spent hours making this! A difficult worksheet that can be used at the end of studying all transformations. Follow the transformations correctly for each shape will produce a picture in the middle. (a fish!)
Half lesson, one sheet test on all percentage questions in the GCSE
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Half lesson, one sheet test on all percentage questions in the GCSE

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I have written a number of mini tests to fit perfectly on to one sheet of A4 (I actually print them 2 to a page so A5!). These tests can be completed and peer marked in the same lesson and will be reused by you many many times over the years. Really easy to mark due to the layout of the test paper and the markschemes included. This tests all types of percentage questions that can be found in the GCSE. Ideal for finishing the percentages chapter. I use it for a pretest before the official chapter test.