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Elastic Maths Resources

A collection of engaging Maths resources for key skills at KS3 and KS4 revision. A large collection of 'Number Pyramids' and 'Product and Sum' worksheets that can be used to stretch and challenge all students. Also, a growing collecting of Maths Codebreaker worksheets for students of all abilities. If you have a request for a specific resource email elasticmaths@gmail.com or send a message to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/elasticmaths/

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A collection of engaging Maths resources for key skills at KS3 and KS4 revision. A large collection of 'Number Pyramids' and 'Product and Sum' worksheets that can be used to stretch and challenge all students. Also, a growing collecting of Maths Codebreaker worksheets for students of all abilities. If you have a request for a specific resource email elasticmaths@gmail.com or send a message to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/elasticmaths/
Equivalent Fractions Presentation and Worksheets
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Equivalent Fractions Presentation and Worksheets

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A neat Powerpoint demonstrating equivalent fractions with worksheets to go with it. Students have to find equivalent fractions and determine missing numbers within fractions. Ideal for an introduction for KS2 or low ability KS3 learners.
Isometric Alphabet
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Isometric Alphabet

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Isometric paper (or dot paper) can be used to help with drawing 3D shapes. This popular resource is a single document containing every capital letter drawn on isometric paper which students can use to help write their name or initials. This is a great activity to introduce 3D drawing and plans and elevations. It also makes for an excellent end-of-term activity.
Angles in Parallel Lines Codebreaker
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Angles in Parallel Lines Codebreaker

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Maths codebreakers are an engaging way for students to practice skills and address any misconceptions. Students have to answer typical maths questions with their answer corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. If answered correctly, the answer reveals the punchline to a hilarious* joke. This resource contains 1x codebreaker worksheet where students have to find missing angles in parallel lines by spotting corresponding, alternate and co-interior angles. Latter questions include scalene and isosceles triangles. Suitable for KS3 and Foundation revision. *the joke is terrible
Surds (5 lessons)
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Surds (5 lessons)

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Includes five lessons on surds An introduction to surds Simplifying surds Multiplying surds with coefficients Surds with brackets Rationalising the denominator. The pack includes Tarsia puzzles and differentiated worksheets (4 in total) which all come with answers. Key concepts are explained clearly with an animated slideshow and all differentiated outcomes are colour coordinated (Red text for easy questions, Amber for medium etc.) Powerpoint contains 99 slides and should cover 5 teaching hours on surds.
Multiplying Surds Differentiated Worksheet
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Multiplying Surds Differentiated Worksheet

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Differentiated worksheet on multiplying surds. Red - Multiplying surds (answer doesn’t simplify) i.e. 2√5 x 5√6 = 10√30 Amber - Multiplying surds leading to a whole number i.e. 5√2 x 2√18 = 10√36 = 10 x 6 = 60 Green - Multiplying surds and simplifying the answer i.e. 5√2 x 4√6 = 10√12 = 10√4√3 = 10 x 2 x √3 = 20√3 The whole series of lessons on surds that this worksheet is taken from can be purchased here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/surds-5-lessons-12150710
Rationalising the Denominator Differentiated Worksheet
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Rationalising the Denominator Differentiated Worksheet

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Differentiated worksheet on rationalising the denominator. Red -Rationalising a surd on the denominator Amber - Rationalising a surd with coefficient on the denominator Green - Rationalising a surd using the conjugate pair The whole series of lessons on surds that this worksheet is taken from can be purchased here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/surds-5-lessons-12150710
Venn Diagrams and Probability
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Venn Diagrams and Probability

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Venn Diagrams are a more recent addition to GCSE Maths and the new 9-1 syllabus. This popular resource is an excellent introduction to sorting numbers into Venn diagrams (with categories such as ‘Factors of 12’, ‘Prime Numbers’, ‘Multiples of 3’ etc) and then leads onto calculating probabilities based on the Venn Diagrams i.e. ‘What is the probability that the number chosen is more than 5 but not a multiple of 3?’ The resource contains… A worksheet sorting numbers into Venn Diagrams An extension task where students have to write their own categories Two worksheets where students have to complete a Venn Diagram and calculate probabilities An extension where students have to write their own probability questions This resource is ideal for recapping factors, multiples, primes and square numbers and a great way to introduce Venn diagrams to prepare students for problems on set theory.
Adding and Subtracting Decimals Differentiated Worksheet
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Adding and Subtracting Decimals Differentiated Worksheet

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Differentiated worksheet on adding and subtracting decimals with answers. Red - Adding and subtracting decimals with one decimal place Amber - Adding and subtracting decimals with two decimal places Green - Adding and subtracting decimals with any number of decimal places
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Worksheet
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Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Worksheet

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Fractions greater than one can be given as mixed numbers or improper fractions (where the numerator is larger than the denominator). With just numbers, some students find it difficult to see the relationship between the two. This popular worksheet uses pictures to help students write fractions as mixed numbers and improper fractions and allows them to formulate their own rules for how to convert from one to the other. Suitable for KS2 and KS3. Helpful for Maths GCSE Foundation revision for low ability Year 11 groups.
Surds with Brackets Differentiated Worksheet
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Surds with Brackets Differentiated Worksheet

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Differentiated worksheet on multiplying out brackets containing surds. Red - Single brackets containing surds Amber - Single brackets containing surds with coefficients Green - Double brackets containing surds The whole series of lessons on surds that this worksheet is taken from can be purchased here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/surds-5-lessons-12150710
Basic Angle Facts Codebreaker
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Basic Angle Facts Codebreaker

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Maths codebreakers are an engaging way for students to practice skills and address any misconceptions. Students have to answer typical maths questions with their answer corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. If answered correctly, the answer reveals the punchline to a hilarious* joke. This resource contains 1x codebreaker worksheet where students have to find missing angles using basic angle facts (angles on a straight line, angles around a point, angles in a triangle and base angles in an isosceles triangle are equal). Suitable for KS3 and Foundation revision. *the joke is terrible
Area of Rectangles, Triangles and Parallelograms Codebreaker
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Area of Rectangles, Triangles and Parallelograms Codebreaker

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Maths codebreakers are an engaging way for students to practice skills and address any misconceptions. Students have to answer typical maths questions with their answer corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. If answered correctly, the answer reveals the punchline to a hilarious* joke. This resource contains 1x codebreaker worksheet where students have to find the area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms. Latter questions are compound shapes including rectangles and triangles. Suitable for KS3 and Foundation revision. *the joke is terrible
Rounding to the Nearest Whole, 10, 100 and 1000 Codebreaker
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Rounding to the Nearest Whole, 10, 100 and 1000 Codebreaker

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Maths codebreakers are an engaging way for students to practice skills and address any misconceptions. Students have to answer typical maths questions with their answer corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. If answered correctly, the answer reveals the punchline to a hilarious* joke. This resource contains 1x codebreaker worksheet where students have round numbers to the nearest whole number, 10, 100 or 1000. Suitable for KS3 and Foundation revision. *the joke is terrible
Reverse Percentages Differentiated Worksheet
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Reverse Percentages Differentiated Worksheet

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Differentiated worksheet of finding the original amount after a percentage increase or decrease - with answers. Red - Finding the original after an increase Amber - Finding the original after a decrease Green - Finding the original after an increase or decrease by a decimal percentage.
Adding Decimals Number Pyramids
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Adding Decimals Number Pyramids

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Differentiated number pyramid worksheet on decimals with answers. Red - Completing pyramids by adding. Amber - Completing pyramids by adding and subtracting. Green - Problem solving with pyramids. Like this resource? Try these bundles of Number Pyramids worksheets… Number Pyramids Bundle A Number Pyramids Bundle B Number Pyramids Bundle C
Adding Fractions By Colouring
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Adding Fractions By Colouring

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When just given numbers, adding fractions can be difficult for some students to comprehend. ‘Adding Fractions by Colouring’ is a resource where students shade in two fractions, add the segments together and then write down what fraction is shaded in the resultant fraction. It is ideal for KS2 and low ability KS3 students. This resource contains two worksheets… Worksheet 1 - Adding fractions with the same denominator Worksheet 2 - Adding fractions with different denominators (students take 1/2 to mean colour in 1 out of every 2 parts) This is an excellent resource for visual learners and for students to gain an understanding for why we add the numerators but keep the denominators the same.