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I taught in a range of schools for many years before moving into FE, where I found creative and imaginative approaches just as rewarding with adults. Most of my resources are concerned with giving control to the learner, through a range of methods. Some are great for just giving them experience of examination questions, and the chance to discuss these with other learners. I now concentrate on spreading the range of creations from UK KS1 to KS4, and across the Common Standards.

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I taught in a range of schools for many years before moving into FE, where I found creative and imaginative approaches just as rewarding with adults. Most of my resources are concerned with giving control to the learner, through a range of methods. Some are great for just giving them experience of examination questions, and the chance to discuss these with other learners. I now concentrate on spreading the range of creations from UK KS1 to KS4, and across the Common Standards.
Maths KS2 multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.  Presentation, worksheet, answers!
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Maths KS2 multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. Presentation, worksheet, answers!

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Maths National Curriculum Multiplying fractions Year 5 'multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams' Clear, concise and colourful presentation giving a variety of real scenarios with appropriate images and photographs to give the learners opportunities the ability to see this topic from a variety of positions. And hopefully the learners will develop alternative ways to find solutions. Plus a worksheet of questions, and another file with the answers. Meets the criteria for Year 5, but invaluable for revision in year 6 and in Key Stages 3 and 4.
Maths KS2 Year 4 Area by counting squares. Engaging activities for area of rectilinear shapes
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Maths KS2 Year 4 Area by counting squares. Engaging activities for area of rectilinear shapes

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A set of engaging activities to give the learners the concept of area. National Curriculum Year 4 mathematics. Area by counting squares, area of rectangles as arrays, and addition and subtraction of rectangles to find the area of a rectilinear shape. Statutory requirements Pupils should be taught to: • find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares Notes and guidance (non-statutory) They relate area to arrays and multiplication. But also great for revision in Year 5 and above. I've done this sort of thing with Foundation GCSE!
Maths Negative Numbers Key Stage 2 or KS3 revision. PowerPoint intro plus worksheet & games.
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Maths Negative Numbers Key Stage 2 or KS3 revision. PowerPoint intro plus worksheet & games.

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Everything for introducing negative numbers in KS2, especially for Year 4 but great for revision in Year 5 or above. PowerPoint to move on from counting numbers, adding zero and negative numbers. Lots of opportunity for open questions and direct questioning. PowerPoint includes ten questions for the learners to do as a group or individually. Powerpoint also given as a PDF so that it will open on any system, and look the same. Worksheet covers the specs - counting through zero, done on number lines presented in a variety of ways. Plus games to give the learners colourful, active and kinaesthetic learning. Year 4 programme of study Number – number and place value Statutory requirements Pupils should be taught to count backwards through zero to include negative numbers Year 5 programme of study Number – number and place value Statutory requirements Pupils should be taught to: interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero Images © Colin Billett
Maths Geometry Key Stage 2 Properties of Shapes Triangles and Quadrilaterals - bundle of activities.
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Maths Geometry Key Stage 2 Properties of Shapes Triangles and Quadrilaterals - bundle of activities.

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Year 4 - Geometry – properties of shapes Two separate bundles of activities covering (a) triangles and (b) quadrilaterals, all for the new KS2 specifications. Specifically written for Year 4, they can easily be used at any level. In Word for editing or PDF for clear copies. Activities, worksheets and assessments, plus a short presentations on triangles and quadrilaterals. The presentations are included as PowerPoints and PDFs, to ensure at least one will open on any computer. Statutory requirements Pupils should be taught to: • compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes Notes and guidance (non-statutory) Pupils continue to classify shapes using geometrical properties, extending to classifying different triangles (for example, isosceles, equilateral, scalene) and quadrilaterals (for example, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium). Pupils compare and order angles in preparation for using a protractor and compare lengths and angles to decide if a polygon is regular or irregular.
Maths Key Stage 2 Fractions.  Improper fractions and mixed numbers.  Full lesson with presentation.
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Maths Key Stage 2 Fractions. Improper fractions and mixed numbers. Full lesson with presentation.

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Colourful presentation with lots of images to show the relationship between mixed numbers and improper fractions, plus two worksheets covering the specs for year 5. A full lesson of stuff. Specification, fractions year 5: 'recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5]' Great for revision in year 6 and above.
Maths Probability in KS3 and KS4 - everything up to GCSE Higher.
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Maths Probability in KS3 and KS4 - everything up to GCSE Higher.

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Four great bundles of stuff for developing skills and understanding in the area of probability. Great for introducing topics in Years 7, 8 and 9, and for revising skills later on. All you need up to and including GCSE Foundation and Higher. Plus two-way tables, which are a great way of giving opportunities for practising probability knowledge and skills.
Maths GCSE Bearings. Two differentiated worksheets plus plenary quiz in PP, all with answers.
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Maths GCSE Bearings. Two differentiated worksheets plus plenary quiz in PP, all with answers.

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Bearings are on the new GCSE for both foundation and higher tier. I've produced worksheets to go with my PowerPoint introductions which you will find for free on TES. The first worksheet covers simple measuring and drawing of bearings, and applying simple geometry. The plenary quiz is great for rounding off the lesson, reviewing learning in a following lesson, or later revision. Two versions, one with immediate answers after each question, and one with answers following all the questions. The second worksheet moves on to trigonometry, covering distances in triangles using Pythagoras, and finding bearings using simple trig ratios in right angled triangles. The second half of the worksheet covers the higher aspect of trig - sine rule and cosine rule to find bearings and distances. Answers also included for both worksheets. The free introductions are found at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-gcse-bearings-doing-the-simple-geometry-for-foundation-11494933 and: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-gcse-bearings-introduction-how-to-read-and-write-bearings-colourful-presentation-11491326 All images (c) Colin Billett, 2017
Maths multiple-choice quizzes/worksheets FS L2 or KS3/KS4/16+; all aspects. Plus tracking docs.
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Maths multiple-choice quizzes/worksheets FS L2 or KS3/KS4/16+; all aspects. Plus tracking docs.

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Ten multiple choice quizzes in MS Word covering functional mathematics – algebra and formulas, fractions, decimals, percentages, charts, graphs and tables, area and volume, measure, data handling, ratio, proportion, scale, probability, average and range. Designed for use with Level 2 16+ learners but suitable for lower levels at any age, or bright youngsters! All in Word for self-editing. Plus amplification and tracking sheets. These have been very popular for a long time. All images ©2015 Colin Billett
Maths GCSE foundation and higher; working with surds, including simplifying and all four rules.
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Maths GCSE foundation and higher; working with surds, including simplifying and all four rules.

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Surds are new to the Foundation part of GCSE maths, so I've made a very clear step-by-step PowerPoint that introduces surds, explains irrational numbers, demonstrates how to simplify surds, and gives examples and practice in applying all four rules of arithmetic using surds. Plus rationalising the denominator and more. Throughout the presentation there are groups of questions on each aspect to apply the skills, all with answers. Learners are now expected to appreciate that a surd gives an exact answer rather than a decimal approximation, and an understanding is essential for the new topics in algebra and trigonometry that are now on Foundation. Plus, it could be a very solid introduction to Higher tier surds.
Maths GCSE - working with surds - huge bundle of stuff
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Maths GCSE - working with surds - huge bundle of stuff

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Introduction to surds and irrational numbers, surds in calculations, surds in trigonometry, surds investigations, surds in brackets, surds and rationalising the denominator. Presentations and worksheets, enough for two, three, maybe more lessons. All clearly presented, and based on current GCSE questions.
Maths KS 2 Geometry.  Bundle of activities and worksheets. Introduction to geometry and angles.
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Maths KS 2 Geometry. Bundle of activities and worksheets. Introduction to geometry and angles.

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Some ideas for KS2 Geometry, covering part of the specs for Year 3. • recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn • identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle • identify pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines. Editable in Word so you can remove the 'Year 3' reference in the headers - I do it for my own recognition. Hence suitable for revision in year 4 and above. Plus a presentation showing horizontal and vertical through photographs.
KS4 GCSE Higher Tier Specifications and Objectives: 30 lesson plans in PowerPoint Set 1
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KS4 GCSE Higher Tier Specifications and Objectives: 30 lesson plans in PowerPoint Set 1

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Standard style lesson plans put into PowerPoint for easy showing in the classroom, printing for handouts etc. All the objectives covering Algebra, Geometry and Measure, and Mensuration and Calculation included. Twenty seven lessons in all. After getting 'one-star' review on the complementary set, which covers number, ratio etc., I decided to offer a free sample of the first three algebra PowerPoints so you can try them first before you commit to buy them. Find the three free samples here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-free-samples-gcse-higher-tier-specs-and-objectives-in-powerpoint-for-lesson-plans-display-11163392