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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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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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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 3 column addition game / activity featuring Dr Doom! (not editable)

Year 3 column addition game / activity featuring Dr Doom! (not editable)

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
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Subordinate clauses

Subordinate clauses

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
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Time PowerPoint Year 3 and Lower KS2

Time PowerPoint Year 3 and Lower KS2

A 60 slide detailed Powerpoint which starts with basic measurements of time. It then provides a scaffolded approach to teach time looking firstly at minutes, then hours before putting it all together to tell the time on 12 and 24 hour clocks.
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Column subtraction Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!

Column subtraction Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!

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 :)
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Column addition and subtraction Year 3 megabundle

Column addition and subtraction Year 3 megabundle

This mega-bundle contains two Power Points; one on column addition and one on column subtraction. Both use clear visuals to give children a relational understanding of both operations. Both Power Points fully cover bridging and exchanging. They are very engaging for the children as they must defeat Dr Doom and work out secret codes on the worksheets provided which correspond to the Power Points. Finally, two Dr Doom games have been thrown in which are both editable meaning they can constantly be reused. I guarantee the children will love these!
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'Outstanding' lesson on classifying angles into acute, right and obtuse (cross curricular link)

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

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
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Differences in time on a 24 hour clock PowerPoint, activity and worksheets for Year 3 and Lower KS2

Differences in time on a 24 hour clock PowerPoint, activity and worksheets for Year 3 and Lower KS2

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
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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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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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Time Powerpoint and resources for Year 3 (featuring Dr Doom)

Time Powerpoint and resources for Year 3 (featuring Dr Doom)

This resource pack contains an extensive 60 slide PowerPoint on time. It starts with the basic measurements of time that the children are required to know. It moves onto provide a scaffolded approach to telling the time on 12 and 24 hour clocks. First children look at minutes, then hours before finally putting them together to tell the time. It has been split up into four distinct sections each complete with a worksheet which means it is ideal for a weeks worth of work (I based 6 lessons around these resources). A differentiated homework task has also been included. Please rate my resource and provide feedback. Check out my shop! Thanks! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
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Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version

Year 5 (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, 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
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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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Dr Doom's addition activity / game for Reception and Year One

Dr Doom's addition activity / game for Reception and Year One

Can you beat Dr Doom in this fun addition 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!
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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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