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

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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
Murder mystery - Maths problem solving Year 3 / 4
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Murder mystery - Maths problem solving Year 3 / 4

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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!
Column subtraction Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!
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Column subtraction Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!

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This is an introduction to Column subtraction aimed at Year 3 (UK) or Second grade (US). It starts of with basic examples and moves to explain exchanging ten, hundred and both tens and hundreds 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 subtraction which relates directly to the new style mastery curriculum. I hope the children have as much fun with it as my students did! Happy learning :)
Subordinate clauses
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Subordinate clauses

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A worksheet were children will identify and write subordinate clauses. Perfect for SPaG worksheets, homework or consolidation. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Column addition for Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!
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Column addition for Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!

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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 :)
Maths World Cup Challenge - Upper KS2 / Lower KS3
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Maths World Cup Challenge - Upper KS2 / Lower KS3

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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!
'Outstanding' lesson on classifying angles into acute, right and obtuse (cross curricular link)
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'Outstanding' lesson on classifying angles into acute, right and obtuse (cross curricular link)

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This is a lesson I used for a recent observation in Year 3 (it's also relevant for Year 4) in which I was graded 'outstanding'. It teaches children to classify angles into acute, right and obtuse with a cross-curricular link to Science (angles of light). A lesson plan complete with all the activities, worksheets, resources and clear visual presentation is included. The lesson has a higher ability starter where they must work out missing number problems in context (missing angles within right angles.) Because they are multi-step problems they can be used evidence of greater depth learners. Thanks for looking. For more quality maths resources, please see my shop by following the link below: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Differences in time on a 24 hour clock PowerPoint, activity and worksheets for Year 3 and Lower KS2
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Differences in time on a 24 hour clock PowerPoint, activity and worksheets for Year 3 and Lower KS2

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This resource contains a PowerPoint which fully explains how to work out differences in time for 24 hour clocks. It uses a scaffolded approach starting from comparing times within the same hour to comparing times differences between hours. It contains a relevant basic skills starter session (missing number problems and using the inverse operation to solve these), two worksheets and a differentiated group activity linked to my mathematical villain, Dr Doom! This worked really well with my class and produced some super work. The children found the final activity particularly fun and the feedback they gave me was extremely positive! It has been differentiated meaning it is suitable for all learners. Please rate my resources. I welcome all feedback! Please check out my shop using the link below. Thanks! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Year 3 column addition game / activity featuring Dr Doom! (not editable)
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Year 3 column addition game / activity featuring Dr Doom! (not editable)

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Can you beat Dr Doom in this fun addition race to the laboratory? Perfect for activities, starters and basic skills. For just £1 extra you can buy an editable version of the game ensuring continuous use. For this, please see my shop. The instructions explain how to edit the questions. Please rate and give feedback! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version
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Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version

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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, place value, measurement, geometry and time. It is an amazing way to revise, practice, assess and motivate learners! It also contains word problem challenge cards. The children can take multiple routes to Dr Doom's laboratory meaning they can play it many times over! This is a more eco-friendly black and white version however a coloured version is available at the same price. 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
Year 5 test on perimeter, area, volume and converting between units.
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Year 5 test on perimeter, area, volume and converting between units.

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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!
Year 3 and Lower KS2 column subtraction game and activity featuring Dr Doom
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Year 3 and Lower KS2 column subtraction game and activity featuring Dr Doom

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Can you beat Dr Doom in this fun subtraction race to the laboratory? Perfect for activities, starters and basic skills. The game can constantly be edited which means it can be used as many times as you please ensuring amazing value for money! The instructions explain how to edit the questions. Please rate and give feedback! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives)
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Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives)

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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, place value, measurement, geometry and time. It is an amazing way to revise, practice, assess and motivate learners! It also contains word problem challenge cards. The children can take multiple routes to Dr Doom's laboratory meaning they can play it many times over! 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
Dr Doom data activity - pictogram and bar charts with one step and two step questions (Year 3)
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Dr Doom data activity - pictogram and bar charts with one step and two step questions (Year 3)

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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
Dr Doom's column subtraction game / activity for Year 3 (not editable)
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Dr Doom's column subtraction game / activity for Year 3 (not editable)

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Can you beat Dr Doom in this fun subtraction race to the laboratory? Perfect for activities, starters and basic skills. For just £1 extra you can buy an editable version of the game allowing continuous use. Please see my shop for details. The instructions explain how to edit the questions. Please rate and give feedback!