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Making Maths Memorable

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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.

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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.
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.
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.
Golden Ratio in the face investigation
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Golden Ratio in the face investigation

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A great lesson where students investigate the golden ratio proportions in the face. A 10 minute starter using the same concept with the hand helps introduce the idea. They can then look at how well celebrities fit the golden ratio. Finishes with a video that shows somebody using photoshop to make a face match the golden ratio grid (a link to youtube).
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Maths Escape Room
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Christmas Maths Escape Room

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This escape room runs on OneNote so students will need access to a computer. As it is done using online OneNote I do not believe that they need an account for it. I have not had any issues using it with any of my students. The powerpoint is for teachers reference to help guide students when they get stuck. The only way I know to share this with students is using a share link which can be temperamental. I have put the share link at the start of the powerpoint. HOW IT WORKS: Send the share link to students. Each page represents a room which gives a code to access the password protected next page. Their aim is to access the final page. It works better in pairs. I have done it in 3 classes and the quickest has been 55 minutes. Content: I built this for my set 1 year 9s. The hardest maths involved will be equations with brackets on both sides.
Christmas Symmetry in  Snowflakes
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Christmas Symmetry in Snowflakes

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Fun one-off lesson. Perfect for end of term fun lessons. Students learn how to fold the paper to cut out snowflakes with 1, 2, 4 and 5 lines of symmetry. The 5 lines of symmetry snowflakes look particularly impressive!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simultaneous Equations
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Simultaneous Equations

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At least 3 lessons worth of content here. Starts by teaching the elimination method followed by worded exam style questions. Then teaches the substitution method and solving by plotting the two equations. Last lesson on the A and A* questions solving quadratic simultaneous equations.
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.
All Pythagoras lessons
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All Pythagoras lessons

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Everything you need to teach Pythagoras Theorem. Includes the basics, distance between coordinates, Heights of Isosceles triangles, flight paths, worded questions and 3D problems. All explanations and exercises included in the powerpoint.