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I'm a secondary school maths teacher with a passion for creating high quality resources. All of my complete lesson resources come as single powerpoint files, so everything you need is in one place. Slides have a clean, unfussy layout and I'm not big on plastering learning objectives or acronyms everywhere. My aim is to incorporate interesting, purposeful activities that really make pupils think. I have a website coming soon!

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I'm a secondary school maths teacher with a passion for creating high quality resources. All of my complete lesson resources come as single powerpoint files, so everything you need is in one place. Slides have a clean, unfussy layout and I'm not big on plastering learning objectives or acronyms everywhere. My aim is to incorporate interesting, purposeful activities that really make pupils think. I have a website coming soon!
Sharing in a ratio
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Sharing in a ratio

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A complete lesson on sharing an amount in a ratio. Assumes pupils have already learned how to use ratio notation and can interpret ratios as fractions - see my other resources for lessons on these topics. Activities included: Starter: A set of questions to recap ratio notation, equivalent ratios, simplifying ratios and interpreting ratios as fractions. Main: A quick activity where pupils shade grids in a given ratio( eg shading a 3 x 4 grid in the ratio shaded:unshaded of 1:2). The intention is that they are repeatedly shading the ratio at this stage, rather than directly dividing the 12 squares in the ratio 1:2. By the last question, with an intentionally large grid, hopefully pupils are thinking of a more efficient way to do this… Examples and quick questions using a bar modelling approach to sharing an amount in a a given ratio. A set of questions on sharing in a ratio, with a progression in difficulty. Includes the trickier variations of this topic that sometimes appear on exams (eg Jo and Bob share some money in the ratio 1:2, Jo gets £30 more than Bob, how much did they share?) A nice puzzle where pupils move matchsticks(well, paper images of them) to divide a grid in different ratios. Plenary: A final spot-the-mistake question, again on the theme of the trickier variations of this topic that pupils often fail to spot. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Bearings
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Bearings

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A complete lesson on introducing 3-figure bearings. Activities included: Starter: A quick set of questions to remind pupils of supplementary angles. Main: A quick puzzle to get pupils thinking about compass points. Slides to introduce compass points, the compass and 3-figure bearings. Examples and questions for pupils to try on finding bearings fro m diagrams. A set of worksheets with a progression in difficulty, from correctly measuring bearings and scale drawings to using angle rules to find bearings. Includes some challenging questions involving three points, that should promote discussion about different approaches to obtaining an answer. Plenary: A prompt to discuss how the bearings of A from B and B from A are connected. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Compound interest
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Compound interest

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A complete lesson on compound interest calculations. Activities included: Starter: A set of questions to refresh pupils on making percentage increases. Main: Examples and quick questions on interest. Examples and a worksheet on compound interest by adding on the interest each year. Examples and a worksheet on compound interest using the direct multiplier method. A challenging set of extension questions. Plenary: A prompt for pupils to think about the graph of compounded savings with time. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Connected ratios
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Connected ratios

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A complete lesson on connected ratios, with the 9-1 GCSE in mind. The lesson is focused on problems where, for example, the ratios a:b and b:c are given, and pupils have to find the ratio a:b:c in its simplest form. Assumes pupils have already learned how to generate equivalent ratios and share in a ratio- see my other resources for lessons on these topics. Activities included: Starter: A set of questions to recap equivalent ratios. Main: A brief look at ratios in baking, to give context to the topic. Examples and quick questions for pupils to try. Questions are in the style shown in the cover image. A set of questions for pupils to consolidate. A challenging extension task where pupils combine the techniques learned with sharing in a ratio to solve more complex word problems in context. Plenary: A final puzzle in a different context (area), that could be solved using connected ratios and should stimulate some discussion. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Reverse percentage
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Reverse percentage

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A complete lesson (or maybe two) on finding an original amount, given a sale price or the value of something after it has been increased. Looks at both calculator and non-calculator methods. Activities included: Starter: A set of four puzzles where pupils work their way back to 100%, given another percentage. Main: Examples, quick questions for pupils to try and a worksheet on calculator methods for reversing a percentage problem. Examples, quick questions for pupils to try and a worksheet on non- calculator methods for reversing a percentage problem. Both worksheets have been scaffolded to help pupils with this tricky topic. A challenging extension task where pupils form and solve equations involving connected amounts. Plenary: A final question to address the classic misconception for this topic. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Improper fractions and mixed numbers
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Improper fractions and mixed numbers

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A complete lesson for first teaching what mixed numbers and improper fractions are, and how to switch between the two forms. Activities included: Starter: Some quick questions to test if pupils can find remainders when dividing. Main: Some examples and a worksheet on identifying mixed numbers and improper fractions from a pictorial representation. Examples and quick questions for pupils to try, on how to convert a mixed number into an improper fraction. A set of straight forward questions for pupils to work on, with an extension task for those who finish. Examples and quick questions for pupils to try, on how to simplify an improper fraction. A set of straight forward questions for pupils to work on, with a challenging extension task for those who finish. Plenary: A final question looking at the options when simplifying improper fractions with common factors. Worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Finding the nth term rule of a quadratic sequence
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Finding the nth term rule of a quadratic sequence

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A complete lesson on finding the nth term rule of a quadratic sequence. This primarily focuses on one method (see cover slide), although I’ve thrown in a different method as an extension. I always cover linear sequences in a similar way and incorporate a recap on this within the lesson. Starter: To prepare for the main part of the lesson, pupils try to solve a system of three equations with three unknowns. Main: A recap on finding the nth term rule of a linear sequence, to prepare pupils for a similar method with quadratic sequences. Examples on the core method, followed by a worksheet with a progression in difficulty for pupils to practice. I’ve included two versions of the worksheet - a simple list of questions that could be projected, or a much more structured worksheet that could be printed. Worked solutions are included. A worked example of an alternative method, that could be given as a handout for pupils who finish early to try on the questions they’ve already done. Plenary: A proof of why the method works. I’d much rather show this at the start of the lesson, but in my experience this usually overloads students and puts them off if used too soon! Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Generating quadratic sequences
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Generating quadratic sequences

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A complete lesson on using an nth term rule of a quadratic sequence. Starter: A quick quiz on linear sequences, to set the scene for doing similar techniques with quadratic sequences. Main: A recap on using an nth term rule to generate terms in a linear sequence, by substituting. An example of doing the same for a quadratic sequence, followed by a short worksheet for pupils to practice and an extension task for quick finishers. A slide showing how pupils can check their answers by looking at the differences between terms. A mini-competition to check understanding so far. A set of open questions for pupils to explore, where they try to find nth term rules that fit simple criteria. The intention is that this will develop their sense of how the coefficients of the rule affect the sequence. Plenary: A final question with a slightly different perspective on generating sequences - given an initial sequence and its rule, pupils state the sequences given by related rules. No printing needed, although I’ve included something that could be printed off as a worksheet. Please review if you buy, as any feedback is appreciated!
Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA finding sides
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Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA finding sides

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A complete lesson on using sin, cos and tan to find an unknown side of a right-angled triangle. Designed to come after pupils have been introduced to the trig ratios, and used them to find angles in right-angled triangles. Please see my other resources for complete lessons on these topics. Activities included: Starter: A quick reminder and some questions about using formulae triangles (e.g. the speed, distance, time triangle). This is to help pupils to transfer the same idea to the SOHCAHTOA formulae triangles. Main: A few examples and questions for pupils to try, on finding a side given one side and an angle. Initially, this is done without reference to SOHCAHTOA or formulae triangles, so that pupils need to think about whether to multiply or divide. More examples, but this time using formulae triangles. A worksheet with a progression in difficulty, building up to some challenging questions on finding perimeters of right-angled triangles, given one side and an angle. A tough extension, where pupils try to find lengths for the sides of a triangle with a given angle, so that it is has a perimeter of 20cm. Plenary: A prompt to get pupils thinking about how they are going to remember the rules and methods for this topic. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated! Error on previous version now fixed. If you have bought this already and want the amended version, please message me and I will email the file directly.
Gradient of a line
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Gradient of a line

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A complete lesson with examples and activities on calculating gradients of lines and drawing lines with a required gradient. Printable worksheets and answers included. Could also be used before teaching the gradient and intercept method for plotting a straight line given its equation. Please review it if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Solving basic trigonometric equations
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Solving basic trigonometric equations

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A complete lesson on solving equations of the form sinx = a, asinx = b and asinx+b=0 (or with cos or tan) in the range 0 to 360 degrees. Designed to come after pupils have spent time looking at the functions of sine, cosine and tangent, so that they are familiar with the symmetry properties of these functions. See my other resources for lessons on these precursors. I made this to use with my further maths gcse group, but could be used with A-level classes too. Activities included: Starter: A set of four questions, effectively equations but presented as visual graph problems, to remind pupils of the symmetry properties of sine and cosine and the fact that tangent repeats every 180 degrees. Main: An example to transition from a visual problem to a formal, worded problem, and a reminder of the symmetry properties of sine and cosine. Five examples of solving trigonometric equations of increasing difficulty, including graphical representations to help pupils understand. A set of similar questions for pupils to do independently. I’ve made this into a worksheet where the graphs are included, to scaffold the work. Includes an extension task where pupils create equations with a required number of solutions. Plenary: A “spot the mistake” that addresses a few common misconceptions. Printable worksheets and answers provided. Please review f you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Averages - mean, median and mode
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Averages - mean, median and mode

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A complete lesson for introducing mean, median and mode for a list of data. Activities included: Mini whiteboard questions to check pupil understanding of the basic methods. A worksheet of straight forward questions. Mini whiteboard questions with a progression in difficulty, to build up the skills required to do some problem solving... A worksheet of more challenging questions, where pupils are given some of the averages of a set of data, and they have to work out what the raw data is. Some final questions to stimulate discussion about the relative merits of each average. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review it if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Area of a trapezium
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Area of a trapezium

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A complete lesson for introducing the trapezium area rule. Activities included: Starter: Non-calculator BIDMAS questions relating to the calculations needed to area of a trapezium. A good chance to discuss misconceptions about multiplying by a half. Main: Reminder of shape properties of a trapezium Example-question pairs, giving pupils a quick opportunity to try and receive feedback. A worksheet of straight forward questions with a progression in difficulty, although I have also built in a few things for more able students to think about. (eg what happens if all the measurement double?) A challenging extension task where pupils work in reverse, finding measurements given areas. Plenary: Nice visual proof of rule by relating to the rule for the area of a parallelogram. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review it if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Using an nth term rule of a linear sequence
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Using an nth term rule of a linear sequence

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A complete lesson on using an nth term rule of a linear sequence to generate the first 5 terms in the sequence. Activities included: Starter: Questions to check pupils can evaluate simple algebraic expressions. Main: Introduction to the idea of an nth term rule. Example-question pairs, giving pupils a quick opportunity to try to generate sequences and receive feedback. A set of questions on generating the first 5 terms of increasing sequences, with a progression in difficulty and an extension task. A similar task for decreasing sequences. Plenary: A ‘spot the mistake’ question. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review it if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Fibonacci sequences
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Fibonacci sequences

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A complete lesson with the 9-1 GCSE Maths specification in mind. Activities included: Starter: Some recap questions on solving two-step linear equations (needed later in the lesson). Main: An introduction to Fibonacci sequences, followed by a quick activity where pupils extend Fibonacci sequences. A challenging, rich task, inspired by one of TES user scottyknowles18’s excellent sequences rich tasks. Pupils try to come up with Fibonacci sequences that fit different criteria (eg that the 4th term is 10). Great for encouraging creativity and discussion. A related follow up activity where pupils try to find missing numbers in given Fibonacci sequences, initially by trial and error, but then following some explanation, by forming and solving linear equations. Extension - a slightly harder version of the follow up activity. Plenary: A look at an alternative algebraic method for finding missing numbers. Some slides could be printed as worksheets, although it’s not strictly necessary. Answers to most tasks included, but not the open-ended rich task. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Negative numbers - subtracting a negative number
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Negative numbers - subtracting a negative number

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A complete lesson on subtracting a negative number. Activities included: Starter: Some recap questions on adding a negative number (I always teach this first). Main: A slide showing a number pattern to demonstrate the logic of subtracting a negative. Example question pairs with number lines, for pupils to practice and give a chance to provide instant feedback. A set of differentiated questions. A more challenging task for pupils to discuss in pairs, where they try to find examples or counterexamples for different scenarios. Plenary: A deceptively simple puzzle to consolidate the key point of the lesson. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review it if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Perimeter investigation
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Perimeter investigation

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A complete lesson or maybe two, where pupils consider how perimeter varies for rectilinear shapes. Sounds simple but it involves pupils investigating and using algebra to form and solve equations. Designed to follow on from another lesson I’ve put on the TES website about perimeter, although it works as a stand alone lesson too. Activities included: Starter: A quick task to get pupils thinking about when perimeter varies and when it doesn’t. Main: Three similar-but-different scenarios for pupils to investigate, by drawing different shapes that fulfil given criteria, before trying to spot patterns and generalise about perimeter. One of these scenarios is a ‘non-example’, in that the exact perimeter cannot be found. These scenarios are each formalised using some basic algebra, to model how to approach the next task. I’ve also attached a Geometer’s Sketchpad file which has these questions shown dynamically. If you don’t have GSP, no problem, as I have endeavoured to show the same information within the powerpoint. A set of related perimeter questions, requiring pupils to form simple equations to answer. Includes a few more non-examples, to help deepen pupils’ understanding of the algebra involved. Plenary: A prompt for pupils to reflect on the subtly different ways algebra has been used within the lesson. Printable worksheets and answers included. Please review if you buy as any feedback is appreciated!
Powers, roots and index laws
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Powers, roots and index laws

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A range of resources covering all aspects of indices up to GCSE. Includes many problem solving tasks, some adapted from Nrich, UKMT and Median websites. Worksheets at end for printing.
Probability
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Probability

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A powerpoint including examples, worksheets and solutions on probability of one or more events using lists, tables and tree diagrams. Also covers expectation, experimental probability and misconceptions relating to probability. Also includes some classics probability games, puzzles and surprising facts. Worksheets at bottom of presentation for printing.
Coordinates
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Coordinates

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A powerpoint including examples, worksheets and solutions on plotting coordinates in all 4 quadrants and problem solving involving coordinates. Worksheets at bottom of presentation for printing.