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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 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. Both PowerPoints also come as PDFs so will open on any system and look as they should. 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 © Colin Billett, 2017
Maths KS3 KS4 Standard Form.  Lots of questions based on the capitals of Europe - real data!
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Maths KS3 KS4 Standard Form. Lots of questions based on the capitals of Europe - real data!

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Real life data to give the learners lots of practice using standard form. Easy conversion exercises leading to questions requiring calculation. All suitable for the current KS3 specs as well as solid revision and practice for GCSE. Standard Form KS3 • interpret and compare numbers in standard form A×10n, 1≤A GCSE calculate with and interpret standard form A × 10n, where 1 ≤ A < 10 and n is an integer
Multiplication of fractions and on to mixed numbers.  KS3 and above, presentation + worksheet.
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Multiplication of fractions and on to mixed numbers. KS3 and above, presentation + worksheet.

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Step by step look at multiplication of mixed numbers, building on multiplication of proper fractions and addition, to create a simple algorithm. Clear presentation plus two sided worksheet progressing from multiplication of common fractions to multiplication of mixed numbers. Both as PDF for ease of showing on muliple devices. See my other stuff for presentations on PowerPoint of division, and addition and subtraction.
Ratio and proportion
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Ratio and proportion

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An illustrated introduction to ratio and proportion from the objectives of GCSE. Includes a few typical GCSE questions, but suitable for all levels.
Probability at KS3, or Foundation GCSE.  Lots of resources, lots of activities.
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Probability at KS3, or Foundation GCSE. Lots of resources, lots of activities.

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A set of great stuff for theoretical and practical lessons on probability. Lots of questions, a PowerPoint introduction that can be fitted in at any time, a quiz that could end one lesson or start another, and events for printing on cards and sorting into order of likelihood. Plus a set of questions from across the years in KS2 for recap and revision. Enough for a couple of lessons, and lots of photographs that will give you and the learners ideas for creating your own questions. All images (c)2015 Colin Billett
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.
Plans and Elevations 3D shapes at KS3 & KS4 activities, worksheets, quizzes and a recap
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Plans and Elevations 3D shapes at KS3 & KS4 activities, worksheets, quizzes and a recap

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Colourful and kinaesthetic resources for one or two lessons, bringing representation of shapes to life, with loads of examples and suggestions for learners to try themselves. Fully differentiated with examples from simple interpretation to Higher Tier GCSE, but accessible to all at some level. Matching activities, worksheets, quizzes and a recap. Huge potential for extension, co-operation and constructive and active learning. PowerPoint activities suitable for printing as hand-outs for all activities and especially extension questions. All images (c) 2015 Colin Billett
Maths GCSE 9-1 Counting Problems Foundation and Higher Tiers
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Maths GCSE 9-1 Counting Problems Foundation and Higher Tiers

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Two sets of questions, differentiated by paper, for learners to complete. Plus answers. Counting has always been on Foundation, so quite easy for learners. Sophisticated counting strategies are new to the GCSE higher tier. The specs say: apply systematic listing strategies, including use of the product rule for counting (i.e. if there are m ways of doing one task and for each of these, there are n ways of doing another task, then the total number of ways the two tasks can be done is m × n ways) Hence also suitable for revision at A Level Statistics. All questions follow the format of 2017 exams across the boards, and the SAMs and Mocks available.
Maths at KS2 - four rules, reasoning and problem solving
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Maths at KS2 - four rules, reasoning and problem solving

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Three big sets of worksheets in the style of SATs at KS2, covering the variety of questions asked over the history of the tests. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for the new no-calculator tests, plus two big worksheets on reasoning and problem solving. Great for year 6 revision, or for KS3 and year 7 to brush up the primary skills. Buy bundle for half price of individual files.
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 GCSE KS3 KS4 Statistics
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Maths GCSE KS3 KS4 Statistics

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Big bundle of resources covering all aspects of GCSE statistics - histograms, cumulative frequency, box and whisker, frequency polygons, and averages of grouped data. Lots of differentiation, and all tried and tested in the classroom.
Maths KS3 and KS4 - substituting into formulas. Clear presentation with questions for learners to do
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Maths KS3 and KS4 - substituting into formulas. Clear presentation with questions for learners to do

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Formulas begin in KS2 so by KS3 learners should be able to talk about what one is, and for, and to substitute into more sophisticated formulas. A clear PowerPoint presentation that delivers a set of questions for the learners to answer as part of the lesson, and each with a clear answer. Ranges from very easy to a bit more complex. Plus forty questions of increasing difficulty, arranged in a variety of views - one page, or two pages for more space for working, or two pages for differentiation. Plus answers!
Fractions KS3 & KS4 division of  fractions & mixed numbers. Exposition with Qs & As + worksheets
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Fractions KS3 & KS4 division of fractions & mixed numbers. Exposition with Qs & As + worksheets

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Dividing a fraction by a fraction. Ever wonder why we 'flip and multiply'? Not many people seem to do so, and learners are too happy to follow the rules, and forget the rules. 'When do I do this and when do I do that?' Here is a colourful diagrammatic presentation that recaps on dividing by unit fractions, then goes on to illustrate why we multiply by the denominator, and divide by the numerator, ie 'flip and multiply'. Give your learners the 'why' and they might remember the 'when'! Questions at every point for class discussion and teacher explanation, and a set of questions at the end for learners to try, with full answers. Plus differentiated worksheet, two exercises, one just proper fractions, one mixed numbers.