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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.
Enlargements full lesson with worksheets
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Enlargements full lesson with worksheets

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This resource teaches through PowerPoint and worksheets. The worksheets and PowerPoint run alongside each other so you can demonstrate at the front and show the answers to the worksheets at the front. Includes a worksheet and PowerPoint to explain how negative enlargements work. 4 worksheets in total allowing for brilliant differentiation or split it over two lessons.
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)
Symmetry in Rangoli patterns
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Symmetry in Rangoli patterns

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Students very quickly understand the concepts of reflections, rotations and symmetry when creating rangoli patterns. I always use this before starting the Transformations topic. Powerpoint and worksheets guide students step by step in creating these patterns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun one off lessons
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Fun one off lessons

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Easy lessons to pull out when you haven't quite found the time to plan something. Lessons that add to their mathematical knowledge but can easily be slotted in mid topic. Some of these work perfectly for end of term lessons when students ask "Are we going to do something fun today?"
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.
Lobster Pots Probability Maths Game
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Lobster Pots Probability Maths Game

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Fun one-off lesson. Perfect for end of term fun lessons. Students are fishing for lobsters and have to make decisions based on the roll of a dice. Lobsters caught are dependent on weather which is decided by a dice roll by the teacher. Different seasons change the probability of bad weather. A good understanding of dice probability it required to win. Whoever has the most money by the end of the lesson wins.
Half lesson, one sheet test on all Constructions and Loci
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Half lesson, one sheet test on all Constructions and Loci

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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 constructions and loci that can be found in the GCSE. Ideal for finishing the constructions and loci chapter. I use it for a pretest before the official chapter test.
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.
Maths Linkee (Maths word game)
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Maths Linkee (Maths word game)

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Students have to compete to find the maths word that relates to the four questions. The answer to each question is a clue to the final word. If the student calls out the correct maths word after the first question they get 4 points. If they guess after the 2nd question they get 3 points and so on. Guess incorrectly then they are frozen out of that round. Contains 15 rounds but set up so you can create your own (or get students to make them!) very easily.
Boxplots and Cumulative Frequency
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Boxplots and Cumulative Frequency

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Enough for two lessons. Teaches how to calculate quartiles and the interquartile range to create box plots first. Then goes through two full examples for cumulative frequency diagrams (to be used with worksheet provided) followed by 4 practice questions with answers. Teacher could use this resource to teach the topic without any understanding of Cumulative Frequency.
Vectors iGCSE
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Vectors iGCSE

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Everything required to teach the Vectors chapter in the iGCSE. Drawing vectors, finding magnitudes, calculating with vectors, vectors with bearings and solving problems with vectors.
Standard Deviation
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Standard Deviation

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A simple but very clever way to introduce standard deviation. Students thoroughly understand the purpose and how to use standard deviation being taught with this resource. Pair it with a few extra questions from a textbook to make a full lesson.
Negative numbers - interactive resource
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Negative numbers - interactive resource

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**Students need access to a computer and this Excel worksheet** Created on Excel. Students need access to a computer to use this worksheet. Tasks are differentiated along the task bar at the bottom. The worksheet responds instantly to incorrect answers with funny responses that students love. Examples given to help students independent learning of calculations with negative numbers. A great way for students to discover for themselves how negative calculations work.
The Ultimate Magic Square
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The Ultimate Magic Square

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A fun starter that looks at a particular magic square that has over 25 ways of making the magic number. Animated PowerPoint allows students to try and find some of the unique ways of getting the magic number.