Function Machines

Function Machines

Lesson on function machines aimed at a KS3 group, highly differentiated with plenty of challenge.
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Probing Questions on Estimating the Mean from Grouped Data

Probing Questions on Estimating the Mean from Grouped Data

Estimating the mean from grouped data is one of those topics that all my students can do in lesson, but tend to forget in tests. Because it is quite an abstract process, students often learn the steps of the method without really understanding what is happening. These questions aim to remedy that. The idea is to get students to think about how the steps they are calculating relate to their final answer. This resource is a natural companion to another I have made, just search for: "Rich task: Finding the mean from a grouped table discovery"
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Comparing Fractions Lesson

Comparing Fractions Lesson

Lesson designed to go deeper in to understanding how to compare fractions, looking at multiple methods for comparing them, as well as asking more rich questions. Would go well with my worksheet also on comparing fractions found here: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/comparing-fractions-code-breaker-7510447
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Online multi-player bearings game

Online multi-player bearings game

Includes three main levels that require measuring bearings and working with different scales (and ends with a class race!) There is also a warm-up level (to give the idea of bearings) and an extension level introducing reverse bearings. The link is to the game, the word document is a guide (which also explains how to have the class race against each other)
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Algebraic Manipulation Jeopardy

Algebraic Manipulation Jeopardy

Game of Jeopardy including differentiated difficulty questions on the topics of: - Collecting Like Terms - Multiplying Expressions - Expanding Brackets - Factorising Expressions
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Exploring the difference between averages

Exploring the difference between averages

Two tasks designed to get pupils thinking about the different averages and how they are affected by new numbers added to a set. It preempts my lesson on which average you should use and why (How to use an average - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/how-to-use-an-average-11616492). Its also quite a nice bit of cross-curricular thinking.
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Trigonometry Tangent (tan) only Crossnumber

Trigonometry Tangent (tan) only Crossnumber

Missing sides and angles as well as a few harder questions only using tan (Since I tend to teach trig using only one ratio at a time). I totally copied this from dmarshall1988: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/trigonometry-crossnumber-tan-only-6378404 but I found his version to be unreadable (and not have the answers)
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Logarithms C2 - Change of Base - Matching Activity

Logarithms C2 - Change of Base - Matching Activity

In this challenging puzzle, students are asked to match equivalent expressions involving logarithms. To do this students will need to use the Core 2 Laws of Logarithms and to change the bases of each question. I've tried to design it to tease out common misconceptions and promote thoughtful discussion.
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Comparing Fractions Code Breaker

Comparing Fractions Code Breaker

Comparing fractions, ordering fractions and putting fractions in order worksheet. Students complete the questions to get an anagram.Also included is a simple ppt with examples.(Answers are: Sydney, Orange and Boxing)
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Representing Expressions

Representing Expressions

An activity that aims to help students understand different representations of equivalent expressions, including: - Algebraic notation (with simplified terms) - Unsimplified equivalent expressions (involving Collecting Like Terms and Expanding Brackets) - Algebra Tiles - Substituting values in to expressions - Written word problems
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