A fully differentiated lesson on powerpoint and Word with notes to teach this topic from the ground up. Fun element of aligning algebra to the McDonald’s drive through and why we make terms simpler. Suitable for Year 6 upto GCSE foundation. With a misconception busting plenary.
A set of activity sheets and presentation/lesson for KS3 students to cover the properties of quadrilaterals. Explains line / rotational symmetry, and how/why we mark equal angles, equal and parallel sides. The plenary works as a 'mystery' and checks learning of students by getting them to ask questions that distinguish two shapes from each other.
A number of activities to consolidate rules when working with directed numbers. A good starter activity to use is an addition pyramid starting with some negative numbers As a plenary I ask the students to tell me where they started and why....
A straightforward lesson and differentiated or staged worksheet for simplifying algebraic fractions. We start with simple multiplication / division and then through expressions which require factorising. Perfect for Middle ability Y11's, a brighter group might want some further examples of non-monic quadratics as an extension activity
Suitable for a lesson activity or homework for a Foundation GCSE or KS3 teaching group. Students find the values, convert to letters and an easy progress check can be made by asking the students what it spells!
A straightforward powerpoint to take students through the basics of rearranging formulae. The lesson starter involves solving equations to get students into the frame of mind to consider inverse operations. The powerpoint also includes some exam questions including more difficult examples where the subject appears twice. Some students might require some reminders on factorising and expanding within the lesson too.
Three examples of a sheet that I enlarge to A3 to give students general purpose revision on these topics. Most suitable for a lower ability GCSE or any KS3 maths class. The templates can be changed for any topic once youve used them.
Simplifying Expressions that are a combination of number and letter terms multiplied together. Simple, step by step explanation and differentiated worksheet with answers. Includes a pdf of a tarsia pzzle to recall basic laws of indices Odd one out and GCSE Q Plenary
An exercise designed to recap or revise all areas of number work that involves HCF, LCM, Powers, Roots etc suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. I use this as an end of unit assessment and either make A3 sheets to share or individually as a homework. The answers will spell a question that then needs to be answered and can be modelled at the end of the lesson as a plenary. A simple extension task is to ask students to test each other and make their own codes - I have also set this for homework in the past.
A revision powerpoint for the two main ways in which percentage understanding tends to be assessed at GCSE - reverse percentages, and repeated percentage change. This could also be split into two lessons if time is not an issue. Two methods of finding reverse percentages are inlcluded, along with an activity to get students thinking about the decimal multiplier effect.
A complete lesson worksheet and starter activity for students to discover the link between length scale factor and the area/volume of similar shapes and/or solids. Could be split into Area for one lesson and then volume for the second.
A lesson to remind students how to classify types of number ideal for Ks3 or Ks4 Foundation GCSE. See my Free "Bingo" resource for an ideal starter or plenary depending on the group. The worksheets allows students to do a bit of fun shading, and likewise also introduces Venn Diagrams which have been added into the GCSE curriculum.
A series of notebook files for teaching straight line graphs, with a homework and some starter activities. See me "Alien Zapping" resource for further straight line graph activities
A straightforward lesson on this essential skill with a differentiated worksheet, with a few non-monic equations, and some equations that need to be rearranged into the correct form first.
A big value bundle which would form the basis of a 2 or 3 lesson block on this topic. First lesson - why do some decimals terminate and some decimals recur? - getting students to find for themselves through division and investigation that this relates to the prime factors of the denominator. Second / Third lesson - plenty of work / practice including a well graded Mild / Hot / Spicy / Inferno sheet for this tricky topic.
New Style GCSE lesson to work with calculations involving bounds. You will need some indepdent worksheet - I use the section in the edexcel text or exam questions.
Suitable for KS4 or able KS3 student this is an introduction to probability, with a discussionon the probability scale, through the basics of Tree usage, right upto using a tree for "without replacement" questions. There are opportunities for discussion and extension within the worksheet materials
A complete unit of work covering averages from a table, estimated average, cumulative frequency and box plos