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Quality, classroom tested mathematics resources that are fun for students and are designed to stimulate and challenge each stage of there development. Not all worksheets are created equal. Each page is designed to deliver value. They are not just to keep students busy and occupied but they are designed to directly support active and progressive learning.

Quality, classroom tested mathematics resources that are fun for students and are designed to stimulate and challenge each stage of there development. Not all worksheets are created equal. Each page is designed to deliver value. They are not just to keep students busy and occupied but they are designed to directly support active and progressive learning.
Year 5/6 FREE 80 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work
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Year 5/6 FREE 80 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work

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This is 80 page resource is Part 1 of my 3 part series of fun mathematics activities for Years 5/6 students. It is a structured, easy to follow series designed to stimulate and challenge. If you have used the other books series from Years 1 - 6 then you will be familiar with the structure. If you are not familiar then download the rest of the free samples and distribute to your colleagues. This booklet (Part 1) covers: numbers and place value to 1000, arithmetic strategies, adding and subtracting in columns, fractions, equivalent fractions, adding fractions and multiplication strategies. By the end of this section students will be more confident with larger numbers and arithmetic. Awareness of larger number relationships will give more confidence when manipulating numbers. To receive the other 2 booklets then go to my shop and you can get them for only £3. Part 2 covers: place value and number relationships, adding and subtracting fractions, decimals and decimal arithmetic, graphs and handling data, units of measure, perimeter, area, angles, multiplication strategies, division and averages. Part 3 covers fun arithmetic, order of operations, temperature, integers, integer arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, perimeter, area, volume, probability and a final test of progress. Ideally these books could be copied and given as homework books or sheets. These are then a visible record of work for teachers, parents and students. Each page is easily completed and are designed to lead to success and confidence which then leads to increased motivation and an overall enjoyment of learning.
Numeracy Pages
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Numeracy Pages

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This booklet contains thirty two pages of numeracy work that can be used in Year 7 through to Year 9 classes. It is a worksheet collection that help students become more aware of numbers, how they are related as well as little tricks to help make numeracy more interesting and fun. There are: addition pyramids, number hunts, methods of multiplication, beautiful numbers, adding over the tens, adding in parts, number bonds, partitioning, Fibonacci minutes, division tips, the twenty four challenge, four fours and consecutive numbers. Each pages contains 4 or 5 different tasks to help keep students active and moving on to another activity. Rather than spending a lot of time on one specific concept they move through a number of activities but will still revisit a different format to each concept on later pages. They can be used as homework sheets or during class time.
Maths for Years 2 & 3 - Free Sample
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Maths for Years 2 & 3 - Free Sample

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This sampler consists of 60 free pages from Part 2 of my resource Mathematics for Years 2 and 3. Please use these pages in class and if you like them, purchase all 260 pages for only £3. Download 1 has 110 pages of worksheets. It is arranged in 3 sections. The first section introduces several topics that are important in early mathematics learning such as drawing graphs and shapes. However, there are also excellent practise sheets on counting and ordering numbers. Section 2 is concerned with counting numbers up to 20 and writing them in order. This topic is introduced in a number of interesting but different ways to help consolidate the concept. Section 3 consolidates the arithmetic concepts of addition and subtraction with many interesting examples to practise on. These pages are ideally used in class alongside the second download. Download 2 contains 155 pages. This is also arranged in 3 sections and can be photocopied as 3 separate workbooks for students to take as homework, or the pages can be used in parallel with the other resource. If students are taking home a visible homework book, then parents are happy. Working through the pages in each of these downloads help consolidate learning of the concepts, give your students a good grounding in the basics of number and introduce your students to work being covered in mathematics in the next few years.
Maths for Years 3 & 4 - Free Sample
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Maths for Years 3 & 4 - Free Sample

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This is the first booklet from my £3 download Mathematics for Years 3 and 4. If you like this 60 page free sample then use it in class and please purchase the full 3 book set. The books contains a structured, easy-to-follow series of fun activities to stimulate and challenge the advancing mathematician This particular booklet covers shapes and patterns, graphs, ordinals, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplication and division. I have used it as a homework booklet for my classes to complement the work we did at school.
Year 5/6 Homework or Supplementary Booklets
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Year 5/6 Homework or Supplementary Booklets

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This is a structured, easy to follow 3 part series of fun activities designed to stimulate and challenge your students. Each booklet is 80 pages. Part 1 covers: numbers and place value to 1000, arithmetic strategies, adding and subtracting in columns, fractions, equivalent fractions, adding fractions and multiplication strategies. By the end of this section students will be more confident with larger numbers and arithmetic. Awareness of larger number relationships will give more confidence when manipulating numbers. Part 2 covers: place value and number relationships, adding and subtracting fractions, decimals and decimal arithmetic, graphs and handling data, units of measure, perimeter, area, angles, multiplication strategies, division and averages. Part 3 covers fun arithmetic, order of operations, temperature, integers, integer arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, perimeter, area, volume, probability and a final test of progress. Ideally these books could be copied and given as homework books or supplementary sheets. These are then a visible record of work for teachers, parents and students. Each page is easily completed and are designed to lead to success and confidence which then leads to increased motivation and an overall enjoyment of learning.
Year 7 Maths - 208 Pages of Homework & Supplementary Work
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Year 7 Maths - 208 Pages of Homework & Supplementary Work

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This 208-page resource is designed to help support the teacher with lots of supplementary or homework pages. All the strands of the maths curriculum are covered to provide extra work to both reinforce or extend the normal maths lesson. This means students can extend, maintain or get a head start on future topics being taught. There are pages on Number, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra and Statistics. All the pages were originally hand drawn. This immediately makes them different to all the existing computer-generated pages that students are used to. The goal for each page was to have different sorts of activities such as basic practice, and puzzle but to try and present each in a student friendly way that makes them want to do the whole page. These are not just time fillers but are structured and fun activities designed to stimulate and challenge the learner. There is a FREE 84-page sample that gives you an idea of the layout. The pages in the sample contain the arithmetic pages. If you like these pages, then why not purchase the two books. Also visit my shop, download the other free sample books and pass them on to your colleagues. Most are over 80 pages and cover maths work from year 1 through to year 8.
Year 1/2 - 214 pages of Homework or Supplementary Work for Years 1 and 2
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Year 1/2 - 214 pages of Homework or Supplementary Work for Years 1 and 2

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This resource consists of 2 booklets of worksheets. The first contains 94 pages and the second contains 120 pages. I have used Booklet A as a class workbook and Booklet B as a follow up homework book. The booklets contain parallel work so that the homework being set is at the same level as the class work being set that week. Both booklets follow the same learning sequence: writing numbers, counting to 5, counting to ten, numbers to twenty, recognizing smaller and bigger numbers, simple addition to ten, subtraction with numbers less than ten, addition to twenty and subtraction with numbers less than twenty, beginner multiplication and division by describing groups of objects in rows then using the diagrams to learn simple multiplication and division. Altogether you are getting over 200 pages of quality classroom tested worksheets. Everything is there for the teacher. No need to search for the next page in a learning sequence or to find a homework sheet. Each of the worksheets contains engaging images and the spaces for answers are specifically designed for child’s handwriting.
Year 8 - 208 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work
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Year 8 - 208 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work

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This 208-page resource is designed to help support the teacher with lots of supplementary or homework pages. All the strands of the maths curriculum are covered to provide extra work to both reinforce or extend the normal maths lesson. This means students can extend, maintain or get a head start on future topics being taught. There are pages on Number, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra and Statistics. All the pages were originally hand drawn. This immediately makes them different to all the existing computer-generated pages that students are used to. The goal for each page was to have different sorts of activities such as basic practice, and puzzle but to try and present each in a student friendly way that makes them want to do the whole page. These are not just time fillers but are structured and fun activities designed to stimulate and challenge the learner. There is a FREE 84-page sample that gives you an idea of the layout. The pages in the sample contain the arithmetic pages. If you like these pages, then why not purchase the two books. Also visit my shop, download the other free sample books and pass them on to your colleagues. Most are over 80 pages and cover maths work from year 1 through to year 8.
Year 1/2 - Free Sample - 55 pages of Homework or Supplementary Work
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Year 1/2 - Free Sample - 55 pages of Homework or Supplementary Work

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This is the first 55 pages of a 2 booklet resource that can be purchased from the TES site. If you like these pages then please purchase the two booklets for only £3. There are also many other FREE samples so download them and hand on to your colleagues. Both booklets follow the same learning sequence: writing numbers, counting to 5, counting to ten, numbers to twenty, recognizing smaller and bigger numbers, simple addition to ten, subtraction with numbers less than ten, addition to twenty and subtraction with numbers less than twenty, beginner multiplication and division by describing groups of objects in rows then using the diagrams to learn simple multiplication and division. The first contains 94 pages and the second contains 120 pages. I have used Booklet A as a class workbook and Booklet B as a follow up homework book. The booklets contain parallel work so that the homework being set is at the same level as the class work being set that week.Everything is there for the teacher. No need to search for the next page in a learning sequence or to find a homework sheet. Each of the worksheets contains engaging images and the spaces for answers are specifically designed for child’s handwriting. Altogether you are getting over 200 pages of quality classroom tested worksheets.
Year 7/8 - FREE SAMPLE - 64 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work
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Year 7/8 - FREE SAMPLE - 64 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work

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This booklet is designed to help Year 7 and Year 8 students develop and build skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The sample pages are taken from my larger 2 booklets on general maths practice for Years 7 and 8. While this sample only covers arithmetic the other 200 page booklets cover all maths topics and are of similar style. Download it, it is free to use and distribute. While you are at my shop download the other free booklets for Years 1 up to Year 8 and send on to your colleagues.
Year 4/5 FREE 60 pages of Homework or Supplementary Work
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Year 4/5 FREE 60 pages of Homework or Supplementary Work

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This is the full part 1 of my 3 part, easy-to-follow series of fun activities designed to stimulate and challenge the maturing mathematician. Download the other FREE samples for other years and distribute to your colleagues! The whole series can be purchased from this site for only £3. This booklet (Part 1) covers methods of multiplication, number patterns, ordinals and counting up to 1000, adding and subtracting strategies, fractions and money calculations. Not all worksheets are created equal. Each page in this series delivers value. They are not just to keep students busy and occupied but they are designed to directly support active and progressive learning.By the end of the book students will have a better awareness of numbers and number relationships and more confidence when manipulating larger numbers. Here is information about the other books in the series. Part 2 covers number sequences, arithmetic strategies, measurement and fractions. By the end of the book students will have gained confidence with arithmetic and will recognize the value of each digit that makes up a number Part 3 covers arithmetic strategies, fractions, statistics and measurement. By the end of the book students will be confident in their ability to manipulate numbers. Success and confidence in mathematics will lead to an increase in motivation and an enjoyment of learning. This resource can be as separate extra sheets to reinforce concepts being taught in class or copied into 3 booklets for students to take and study at home. This will complement school work and have an enormous impact on future academic achievement.
The Number Factory
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The Number Factory

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These sheets contain 3 end-of-term or last period, end-of-week activities. They are also something visible for the students to take home and all are a lot of fun. I Know Your Number This is just a little fun activity that students cut out and show to their friends and family. The template can be photocopied onto normal paper or card. There is some mathematics involved with the placement of the numbers in the master card and the way the templates are designed, but overall it is best to leave that up to the better students to investigate and further develop in their own time. Five Card Addition Although it only contains level 2 addition, with this exercise students have a lot of fun and will not realise the number of additions that they are actually performing. If they take the cards home and play the trick 10 times they are potentially completing 10 additions. Compare that with giving them 10 arithmetic sums for homework. How many would actually do these when they went home? The exercise is also a good introduction to BEMA (order of operations). The Mind Reader Like the previous exercise this is a lot of fun for students but they are actually completing a lot of good addition for totals between 1 and 63. For example if the number 63 was chosen, the mind reader would have to add 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 + 32. Therefore they should be practising some good numeracy strategies in each of the additions such as making 10s and adding in parts.
Year 1/2 FREE 40 pages of Common Core Maths
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Year 1/2 FREE 40 pages of Common Core Maths

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The pages in this book are designed to support the Mathematics Curriculum. Year 1 of the Mathematics Curriculum is focused mainly on number and the manipulation of small numbers. Students should be able to count to 10 and add, subtract and multiply numbers with totals up to 10. They should also be able to recognise shapes and compare lengths areas and capacities. Finally, they should be able to follow or give directions forward, back, turn left and turn right. Hope you enjoy this FREE resource. Hand it on to your colleagues and don’t forget to visit my shop and download the other free books for Years 1 and 2. There are also some you can buy!
Year 3/4 - 200 pages of Homework or Supplementary work
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Year 3/4 - 200 pages of Homework or Supplementary work

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This 3 book series is a structured, easy to follow series of fun activities is designed to stimulate and challenge the advancing mathematician (ideally aged 6-8). There are 3 parts to this resource. Book 1 covers shapes and patterns, graphs, ordinals, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication table and division. Book 2 covers numbers to 100, number sequences, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and the multiplication tables. Book 3 covers number sequences, arithmetic, fractions, measurement and statistics. These worksheets are a structured, easy-to-follow series of fun activities designed to stimulate and challenge the advancing mathematician. Success and confidence in mathematics will increase motivation and enjoyment of learning and have an enormous impact on future academic achievement.
Years 2/3 - 265 pages of Supplementary Work or Homework
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Years 2/3 - 265 pages of Supplementary Work or Homework

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This resource consists of 2 downloads. Download 1 has 110 pages of worksheets. It is arranged in 3 sections. The first section introduces several topics that are important in early mathematics learning such as drawing graphs and shapes. However, there are also excellent practise sheets on counting and ordering numbers. Section 2 is concerned with counting numbers up to 20 and writing them in order. This topic is introduced in a number of interesting but different ways to help consolidate the concept. Section 3 consolidates the arithmetic concepts of addition and subtraction with many interesting examples to practise on. These pages are ideally used in class alongside the second download. Download 2 contains 155 pages. This is also arranged in 3 sections and can be photocopied as 3 separate workbooks for students to take as homework, or the pages can be used in parallel with the other resource. If students are taking home a visible homework book, then parents are happy. Working through the pages in each of these downloads help consolidate learning of the concepts, give your students a good grounding in the basics of number and introduce your students to work being covered in mathematics in the next few years.
Year 4/5 - 180 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work
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Year 4/5 - 180 Pages of Homework or Supplementary Work

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This is a 3 part, 180 page, easy-to-follow series of fun activities designed to stimulate and challenge the maturing mathematician. Not all worksheets are created equal. Each page in this series delivers value. They are not just to keep students busy and occupied but they are designed to directly support active and progressive learning. To look at the style of work go to my store and download the 60 page Part 1 booklet for FREE. When you are there download the other FREE booklets and circulate to other colleagues in your school. Part 1 covers methods of multiplication, number patterns, ordinals and counting up to 1000, adding and subtracting strategies, fractions and money calculations. By the end of the book students will have a better awareness of numbers and number relationships and more confidence when manipulating larger numbers. Part 2 covers number sequences, arithmetic strategies, measurement and fractions. By the end of the book students will have gained confidence with arithmetic and will recognize the value of each digit that makes up a number Part 3 covers arithmetic strategies, fractions, statistics and measurement. By the end of the book students will be confident in their ability to manipulate numbers. Success and confidence in mathematics will lead to an increase in motivation and an enjoyment of learning. This resource can be as separate extra sheets to reinforce concepts being taught in class or copied into 3 booklets for students to take and study at home. This will complement school work and have an enormous impact on future academic achievement.
Simulations Chance and Data
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Simulations Chance and Data

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This is a 60-page book with teacher notes and student handouts guides students through a number of simulation exercises to show that sometimes in real life, situations don’t always come out the way we expect. As well as the teacher notes and student worksheets there is also an explanation on how to use the RND# function on a calculator and how to use Excel for simulations. Can we predict male/female compositions in different family sizes? How many winning streaks can you expect when playing against a person of equal ability? How many packets of tea do you need to purchase in order to collect a full set of 6 jigsaw pieces? What floor will people get off when setting out in an elevator? Do lie detectors really work? What is the Monty Hall dilemma? Do we need to worry about radioactive decay? What are the chances of having the same birth date as another person in the same room? How fast can an infectious disease spread? Can we predict lambing rates on a farm? What are the chances of not getting on the plane on your next flight? To find out the answer to any or all of these, download Simulations Chance and Data.
Grand Designs and Structures
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Grand Designs and Structures

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This 80-page booklet features line designs, fun with circles, impossible pictures and nets for some very interesting solids. There are lots of ideas on how to arrange your art to form some really grand designs. Don’t just photocopy the pages to make a small model. They are there to give you ideas on how to make each shape, so expand your mind and create some really grand structures. With the pages in this book, your maths classroom is about to be transformed from a blank canvas to a visual symphony! Those teachers that remember teaching school mathematics in the 1970s and 80s will remember classroom walls full of student’s work. There were usually strings from one end of the room to the other with mathematical models and posters hanging off them. By contrast today’s maths rooms are bare and lessons are dominated by PowerPoint slides, videos and computers (when we can book them!). Despite all these new innovations there are still students who cannot use a ruler, measure or draw a straight line. There are some who do not know what to do with a compass. Because they cannot manipulate and deal with solid figures, they cannot visualize what they look like if viewed at different angles. The same number of students are failing and passing but what is evident is that mathematics is not as fun as it was before. It has become a mechanical process of passing tests and accumulating grades for a final report at the end of each year. This book is a result of me dusting off my old teaching notes. By the end of the year your classroom can be a visual symphony. You can have posters of mathematical images on the walls, giant platonic solids hanging from the ceiling. Students should be able to spell words like icosahedron and decahedron. They should have researched about them and done a presentation to the class. They should know why they are important to mathematicians. The following pages provide a rich selection of activities for your students. Don’t just copy the sheets and hand them all the same activity. If doing a session on line designs make sure that you give out 3 or 4 different designs. Combine them all on the wall to make a mural. Now it’s time to challenge your other classes to make their mural more interesting and visual. There are many nets to try from simple cubes to more time-consuming structures. Copy them onto larger pieces of card. Each one has a possible story and background to research. Before you know it your class will be drawing chalk diagrams in the middle of the playground and all the other teachers and students will look on in envy. Your students will talk about maths in their other classes and they will remember your classes for years to come. I hope you and your students enjoy using these pages and that they stimulate a wealth of ideas for future lessons.