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.

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 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.

GCSE Higher Tier says ‘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)’.
A clear, colourful and carefully explained PowerPoint presentation building up the skills from simple matching problems to calculating combinations and permutations in a variety of realistic and original settings, with lots of opportunity for the learner to reflect, apply, and evaluate the problems.
Also available in my shop are two differentiated worksheets of adapted exam questions from sample and real GCSE assessments.
Plus a PDF version that will work on all operating systems.

Key stage 2 - getting more familiar with fractions:
'compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators'
Simple stuff for young learners, or revision at later stages.

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!

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.

Simple presentation for Year 6 division of fractions by whole number - clear presentation using the one I did for multiplication. Plus a worksheet that should consolidate the skills, and somewhat differentiated.
Specs: 'divide proper fractions by whole numbers for example, [1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6]'

Two PowerPoint activities that introduce and explore the concepts of similar and similarity in Mathematics. Ideal to be used on the Interactive Whiteboard.
Ideal for KS3, KS4 and Post 16.

‘Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII.’
Powerpoint introduction with lots of questions and handout, worksheets in Word and pdf, plus lots of real examples of clock faces. All you need to give the learners an initial experience, with recap and reviews.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A full set of activities to engage the learners in finding the area of parallelograms and deriving methods and formulas. Good for practice or revision at any stage. Covers the specs for Year 6.