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Damon Roberts

I create a range of resources aimed at primary aged children; most frequently upper KS2. My passion is teaching mathematics, my specialist subject area. I have two aims: To create fun resources which inspire children To create mathematicians, not robots! I believe great teaching, specifically with mathematics, should aim to teach children the underlining methods which children can apply to take initiative of their own learning! Please feel free to browse my shop.

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I create a range of resources aimed at primary aged children; most frequently upper KS2. My passion is teaching mathematics, my specialist subject area. I have two aims: To create fun resources which inspire children To create mathematicians, not robots! I believe great teaching, specifically with mathematics, should aim to teach children the underlining methods which children can apply to take initiative of their own learning! Please feel free to browse my shop.
Maths World Cup Challenge - Upper KS2 / Lower KS3

Maths World Cup Challenge - Upper KS2 / Lower KS3

In this activity, children must help a Peruvian family - The Garcia’s travel to Saransk for Peru’s first game. Their job is to find the cheapest possible route. they have four possible flight options, various hotels and ways of getting to the game. Students will work in small groups and use their mathematical knowledge (number, fractions, percentages, problem solving, division, ratio etc) to find the best option for the Garcia’s. I used this in my Year 5 class and they LOVED IT! This resource comes complete with all the props (airplane tickets, hotel list etc), teacher instructions explaining the activity and a PowerPoint which shows children the correct method and mathmatically explains it. I hope your class enjoy the activity as much as mine, please leave feedback and check out my shop for similar resources!
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Build Dr Doom's island! A fun Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes

Build Dr Doom's island! A fun Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes

Can you engineer Dr Doom's new luxury research island? This is a great maths activity for lower KS2, most specifically Years 3 and 4. Children will receive a blank A3 island template. They are provided with a budget and information cards explaining how to build various buildings and luxury items. Be careful though because you have to stay within budget! This activity is a great way for children to learn and revise maths skills. Throughout the activity they must perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, draw different 2D shapes & polygons and work out the perimeter of shapes. It is complete with a PowerPoint which sets the scenario and clearly explains the activity. It also includes an example of a completed island. I designed and used this source for a parent-children maths cafe and it went down a treat! The children and parents had a great time and gave me tremendous feedback! I hope you enjoy it! Please leave me with any feedback and check out my shop following the link below. A more eco-friendly grey scale version of this resource is available. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Upper KS2 / Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style

Upper KS2 / Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style

This reading comprehension has a lengthy passage with different styles of questions for the children to practice including inference, retrieval, justification and author’s choice of language. I have based this on the NFER style exam papers so it includes one , two and three mark questions. It’s fantastic for developing the children’s various comprehension skills. The resource is given in an exam style format, or a more paper-saving textbook version! Finally, it comes with a mark scheme. For more comprehensions and resources please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/uploader/v2/11931604?new=1
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Upper KS2 / Year 5 and 6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style

Upper KS2 / Year 5 and 6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style

This reading comprehension has a lengthy passage with different styles of questions for the children to practice including inference, retrieval, justification and author’s choice of language. I have based this on the NFER style exam papers so it includes one , two and three mark questions. It’s fantastic for developing the children’s various comprehension skills. The resource is given in an exam style format, or a more paper-saving textbook version! Finally, it comes with a mark scheme. Also, the passage lends itself really well to a writing stimulus, especially for the genre of mystery. For more comprehensions and resources please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/uploader/v2/11931604?new=1
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Maths World Cup Challenge - Upper KS2 / Lower KS3

Maths World Cup Challenge - Upper KS2 / Lower KS3

In this activity, children must help a Peruvian family - The Garcia’s travel to Saransk for Peru’s first game. Their job is to find the cheapest possible route. they have four possible flight options, various hotels and ways of getting to the game. Students will work in small groups and use their mathematical knowledge (number, fractions, percentages, problem solving, division, ratio etc) to find the best option for the Garcia’s. I used this in my Year 5 class and they LOVED IT! This resource comes complete with all the props (airplane tickets, hotel list etc), teacher instructions explaining the activity and a PowerPoint which shows children the correct method and mathmatically explains it. I hope your class enjoy the activity as much as mine, please leave feedback and check out my shop for similar resources!
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Horse racing- themed challenge on perimeter, area and volume (Upper KS2 / Lower KS3)

Horse racing- themed challenge on perimeter, area and volume (Upper KS2 / Lower KS3)

This is a challenging activity where children must use their problem solving and reasoning skills to solve perimeter, area and volume questions. It worked exceptionally well with my Y5 class and the horse racing theme really inspired the children! This activity works best over a whole lesson and I like to put the children into mixed ability groups. Some of the questions are quite challenging (although it doesn’t deviate from the national curriculum in anyway) which makes it ideal for Y5 and 6 children; it could also be used in a lower KS3 setting as a fun way to recap on perimeter, area and volume. This pack includes the activity, a question sheet and a powerpoint which not only gives the correct answers but explains each step visually for the children - this makes it ideal for the children to self-assess and provide on-the-spot feedback to the whole class once the activity has been completed. I’d be grateful if you could review the resources and please see my shop for other resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Year 5 Multiplication Test

Year 5 Multiplication Test

This is a test which tests the children’s ability to carry out the multiplication objectives for the Year 5 U.K national curriculum.It comes with a mark scheme. Please see my shop for other resources at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Materials - Year 5 unit of work - All  plans and resources including assessment.

Materials - Year 5 unit of work - All plans and resources including assessment.

This is seven lessons worth of work. Each lesson is directly related to the national curriculum’s objectives for the Year 5 unit of materials. The unit comes complete with an end-of-unit quiz (including mark scheme) to test the children’s understanding. I designed all the lessons myself to include: Cross-curricular writing (2 built-in extended writing opportunities) Maths (Venn diagrams, line graphs and reference to volume) Scientific work (nearly every lesson involves an experiment / activity) Scientific vocabulary, including references to variables, particularly controls for fair testing. I decided to add this resource as it worked extremely well with my class, the children enjoyed it and it allowed me to evidence and teach so much of the curriculum as you can see above. All lesson plans, presentations and resources are included. PLEASE NOTE - A lot of these lessons require extra-resources which your school most likely already have such as graph paper, and stop watches, scientific paper etc. Some lessons do require the teacher to buy resources (all of which will be cheap) such as Rice Krispies and chocolate (a lesson on reversible changes) and others. Thanks for viewing, please review and check out my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Mathematical football cards

Mathematical football cards

Mathematical top-trump style cards based on Year 5/6 math objectives in multiplication, division, subtraction and addition. 24 cards in a set! Inspire your football-crazy children! Please see more resources @ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Year 5 test on perimeter, area, volume and converting between units.

Year 5 test on perimeter, area, volume and converting between units.

This is a summative assessment to test the children's knowledge on converting between units, perimeter, area and volume. It has problem solving questions to test the children's ability to problem solve around these areas. The test is complete with a marks scheme. To see other tests, activities and games please see my shop @ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1 Please leave and feedback and thanks for viewing!
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Murder mystery - Maths problem solving Year 3 / 4

Murder mystery - Maths problem solving Year 3 / 4

A famous racing car driver has hosted a dinner party and been left murdered! Children must use their mathematical problem solving skills to work through the clues, eliminating suspects to be left with the murderer's true identity! The pack contains: - Activity sheets for the children - QR codes to check the answers at each stage - PowerPoint to model, set the scene and check answers For more math resources please see my shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1 Thanks!
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Year 5/ 6 SPaG test (Test one)

Year 5/ 6 SPaG test (Test one)

This is a test I created which will provide information in your children's progress in these upper KS2 targets: 1. Identifying and using the passive voice 2. Modal verbs 3. Identifying and using relative clauses 4. Using apostrophes for possession and contractions 5. Using commas for various reasons 6. Using hyphens for compound adjectives 7. Using semicolons and extending sentences with semicolons and related main clauses. The test is out of 32 and is aimed to diagnose errors to aid future learning whilst also evidencing and checking children's current understanding. The test comes with a marking scheme. For other resources please see my shop by following the link below: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Column addition for Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!

Column addition for Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!

This is an introduction to Column addition aimed at Year 3 (UK) or Second grade (US). It starts of with basic examples and moves to explain bridging through ten, hundred and both ten and hundred in a visual, child friendly and easy to understand way. The children will have great fun defeating my mathematics villain, Dr Doom! It has four worksheets which correspond to a code that the children use to defeat each stage of Dr Doom's plan. The PowerPoint has logical break off points meaning it's perfect to complete over multiple sessions. I have tried to provide children with a clear understanding of the methods underpinning column addition which relates directly to the new style mastery curriculum. I hope the children have as much fun with it as my students did! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1 Happy learning :)
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Year 6 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version

Year 6 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version

A fun and engaging board game themed around my math villain, Dr Doom! The game has math questions from a range of topics such as number, fractions, measurement, geometry, time and many more all taken from the national curriculum. It is an amazing way to revise, practice, assess and motivate learners especially before SATs! It also contains word problem challenge cards with more detailed questions and multi-step problems. The children can take multiple routes to Dr Doom's laboratory meaning they can play it many times over! Instructions are provided which explains how to play the game (it's very simple). A colour version is also available. Please rate and feedback. Other primary resources are available in my shop which is linked below. Happy learning! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Dr Doom data activity - pictogram and bar charts with one step and two step questions (Year 3)

Dr Doom data activity - pictogram and bar charts with one step and two step questions (Year 3)

In this activity children must use their knowledge of pictograms and bar charts to work out how much money Dr Doom raises and how much he spends. Children then have to answer one-step and two-step questions using this information. Finally, they must work out the amount of profit Dr Doom makes and draw this onto the bar chart. Thanks for looking. Please leave feedback and see my shop by following the link below. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Build Dr Doom's island! A fun Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes

Build Dr Doom's island! A fun Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes

Can you engineer Dr Doom's new luxury research island? This is a great maths activity for lower KS2, most specifically Years 3 and 4. Children will receive a blank A3 island template. They are provided with a budget and information cards explaining how to build various buildings and luxury items. Be careful though because you have to stay within budget! This activity is a great way for children to learn and revise maths skills. Throughout the activity they must perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, draw different 2D shapes & polygons and work out the perimeter of shapes. It is complete with a PowerPoint which sets the scenario and clearly explains the activity. It also includes an example of a completed island. I designed and used this source for a parent-children maths cafe and it went down a treat! The children and parents had a great time and gave me tremendous feedback! I hope you enjoy it! Please leave me with any feedback and check out my shop following the link below. A more eco-friendly grey scale version of this resource is available. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Build Dr Doom's island! Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes (B&W)

Build Dr Doom's island! Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes (B&W)

Can you engineer Dr Doom's new luxury research island? This is a great maths activity for lower KS2, most specifically Years 3 and 4. Children will receive a blank A3 island template. They are provided with a budget and information cards explaining how to build various buildings and luxury items. Be careful though because you have to stay within budget! This activity is a great way for children to learn and revise maths skills. Throughout the activity they must perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, draw different 2D shapes & polygons and work out the perimeter of shapes. It is complete with a PowerPoint which sets the scenario and clearly explains the activity. It also includes an example of a completed island. I designed and used this source for a parent-children maths cafe and it went down a treat! The children and parents had a great time and gave me tremendous feedback! I hope you enjoy it! Please leave me with any feedback and check out my shop following the link below. A coloured version of the resource is also available. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Who wants to be a SPaGillionaire?  (Lower KS2)

Who wants to be a SPaGillionaire? (Lower KS2)

This resource pack contains an interactive PowerPoint and activity sheets which focus on the following Lower KS2 SPaG objectives: - Apostrophes (for contractions and to indicate possession) - Speech / quotation marks - Paragraphs - Conjunctions - Fronted adverbials It teachers the skill using concise explanations and clear examples. It then has a question which you must answer as a class for each of the five topics. Finally, there is a short activity sheet allowing the children time to practice each skill. The answers have been included in the PowerPoint so it is perfect for self assessment, meaning less marking for you! It is perfect for teaching, recapping and consolidating each of the skills. Its fun style means the children find it super-engaging! I hope you enjoy it! Please provide me with feedback and check out my other resources at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1 Happy learning! Thank you :)
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