Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills A set of multiple choice quizzes that I created for Functional Skills Mathematics, covering the mathematical topics as revision for functionality. Equally they can be used at any level for starters, fillers, or just a bit of fun. (All images are mine, I think, and mostly taken by me.)
colinbillett
Maths GCSE 9-1 Counting Problems Foundation and Higher Tiers

Maths GCSE 9-1 Counting Problems Foundation and Higher Tiers

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.
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Maths KS2 and above.  Solving picture puzzles with numbers.

Maths KS2 and above. Solving picture puzzles with numbers.

Algebra on KS2 states: find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables. So I've created a presentation using graphical images for learners to exercise mathematical reasoning to solve missing number problems using all four rules. An accompanying worksheet/activity gives learners practice in the skills. Plus a second activity that has no words, just images, which makes it great for learners to talk to each other, and a PowerPoint presentation of the same problems allows the learners to share their thinking with the whole class. Hence can be used at any age above Year 5.
colinbillett
Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills Maths - Multiple Choice Quizzes

Functional Skills A set of multiple choice quizzes that I created for Functional Skills Mathematics, covering the mathematical topics as revision for functionality. Equally they can be used at any level for starters, fillers, or just a bit of fun. (All images are mine, I think, and mostly taken by me.)
colinbillett
Maths Key Stage 2 Fractions.  Improper fractions and mixed numbers.  Full lesson with presentation.

Maths Key Stage 2 Fractions. Improper fractions and mixed numbers. Full lesson with presentation.

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.
colinbillett
Using Formulae

Using Formulae

A work sheet that utilises a range of formulae from simple shapes to more complex speed/distance/acceleration etc to introduce the concept formulas, the power of generalisation, and being able to intuitively rearrange them. Lots of questions with answers.
colinbillett
Key Stage 2 Maths Equivalent Fractions: colourful and engaging presentation with lots of activities.

Key Stage 2 Maths Equivalent Fractions: colourful and engaging presentation with lots of activities.

KS2 Maths - Year 3 Equivalent Fractions: Year 3 equivalent fractions. recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators Colourful powerpoint for sharing with a whole class, or for printing slides for cutting out and matching the shapes. You can buy them but they cost £25 a set of magnetic ones! Lots of questions to match shapes to fraction concepts, and activities for the learners to do, including writing fraction chains and colouring in a fractions wall. Great for revision in later years.
colinbillett
Maths KS2, KS3 and GCSE. Addition and subtraction of fractions; warm-up, presentation, worksheet.

Maths KS2, KS3 and GCSE. Addition and subtraction of fractions; warm-up, presentation, worksheet.

Fractions addition and subtraction with different denominators. KS2 Year 6, but great for revision in KS3, and essential for foundation GCSE, and not a few higher candidates would benefit too. Warm up worksheet that asks the learners to find common multiples and common factors, through word questions. Colourful presentation covering the definitions of a fraction, and why the numerator has to be the same. One example, and then a small selection for the learners to find the lowest common denominator. Finally a worksheet for the learners to try out, or revise, these new skills. Does not include addition of mixed numbers - all simple results less than one. All worksheets in Word and PDF, and all answers included! Year 6 specs say: 'use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination add and subtract fractions with different denominators'
colinbillett
Maths KS2 and above. Fraction equivalences and simple addition.  Powerpoint for class discussion.

Maths KS2 and above. Fraction equivalences and simple addition. Powerpoint for class discussion.

Fifty slides in a PowerPoint for class discussion of equivalent fractions leading to simple addition of fractions. Nothing complicated - made for class activity and discussion. Get the learners to answer on mini-whiteboards or simply answering each question. Fully illustrated, with answer pictures for each question, as well as repeat slides for the learners to come up with answers. And designed for working in the head of the learner rather than pencil and paper. (Too much time is often spent with pencils and not enough talking.)
colinbillett