KS3 / GCSE Times Tables & Mental Maths Practice

KS3 / GCSE Times Tables & Mental Maths Practice

Here's an excel file for generating endless mental arithmetic practice. Includes answers. Press F9 to recalculate the questions. Great for students regular practice in mathematical fluency and for teachers in assessing pupil progress. Tried and tested successfully in the classroom many times.
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Relationships

Relationships

This is a great, open ended, rich maths task which encourages students to understand connections - relationships - between many areas of maths. Here is… a number machine, algebra, graph, sentence, sequence and input/output table for students to investigate… and hopefully come to the conclusion that all represent the same relationship in different ways. I’ve tried this a few times with Yr7, 8, 9 students and, although they start off slow and I keep my own input to a minimum, they usually get there and appreciate it all the more after a while. If the class is really struggling then you could use the suggestions for ways to investigate which are on slide 4. To extend this rich, open task students could create their own set of cards. The file ‘Relationships’ is the main activity and the ‘LessonPlan’ goes with this. I suggest print out the main page for pairs of students as well as projecting from of class. A subsequent activity / lesson could be students to complete the number machine, table, sentence and graph from the algebra. The file ‘Relationships2’ are the resources that you’ll need for this with the file ‘LessonPlan2’ as the lesson plan. Tried and tested, and corrected(!), in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf files as well as the original powerpoint and word files for easy editing.
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Equations Game

Equations Game

Pupils earn points by solving the equations. Easier questions earn less points so pupils self-differentiate and decide their own level of difficulty for themselves (although the teacher should check that they do this sensibly of course!). Pupils with most points after a given time period win a prize. The competitive nature of this activity encourages pupils to push themselves more than they would usually and I’m always pleasantly surprised at what equations they can do here. Answers to the equations are included. as well as an easier version (v3) with no negative answers. Tried and tested in the classroom many times. This download includes a files as well as the original word files for easy editing.
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Core 3 Revision Quiz

Core 3 Revision Quiz

A lovely quiz to check pupils understanding of some key concepts from the AQA Core 3 module. Here are 12 rich-maths questions covering the typical major misconceptions. Includes answers. Tried and tested in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing.
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Percentage Checkup

Percentage Checkup

A well structured set of questions to check students understanding and abilities in… Percentage of, Percentage increase & decrease, Reverse percentage, Compound interest Includes answers. Ideal for Yr7-9 students. Tried and tested in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing.
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Percentage Extension Questions

Percentage Extension Questions

Here’s a set of really quite challenging percentage questions to really test students understanding of percentages as well as their mathematical reasoning skills. Tried and tested in the classroom many times but I’ve left the answers to you, the teacher, this time around. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing.
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Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Matchup

Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Matchup

This bundle includes the Chain, Product and Quotient rule match-up activities. All with answers. All as pdfs file as well as the original powerpoint files for easy editing. Bonus resource = Chain Rule Practice activity. A well thought out series of questions based on variation theory for students to progress through learning how to use the chain rule.
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Product Rule Match-up

Product Rule Match-up

Three match-up puzzles for pupils to practice product rule. First is straightforward polynomial brackets, second involves square roots and negative &/or fractional indices, the third involves exponentials and trig functions. The stars indicate the questions but you can choose whether or not to tell students this. Answers included together with blank templates for pupils to create their own puzzles. Tried and tested, and corrected(!), in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original powerpoint file for easy editing. Also available as complete set together with chain rule and quotient rule match-ups.
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Quotient Rule Match-up

Quotient Rule Match-up

Three match-up puzzles for pupils to practice chain rule. First is straightforward polynomial brackets, second involves square roots and negative &/or fractional indices, the third involves exponentials and trig functions. The stars indicate the questions but you can choose whether or not to tell students this. Answers included together with blank templates for pupils to create their own puzzles. Tried and tested, and corrected(!), in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original powerpoint file for easy editing. Also available as complete set together with chain and product rule match-ups.
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Top Mathematicians (History of Maths)

Top Mathematicians (History of Maths)

A match-up activity for students to learn about the history of maths. Students match up famous mathematicians names, pictures, dates, 'most famous for', 'something else' and 'about the person' cards. I suggest allow students to use laptops etc to support. Designed to instigate knowledge and awareness of some of the most famous mathematicians as well as learning methods for finding info online. My Year 12 groups really enjoyed it! Tried and tested in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original powerpoint file for easy editing.
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Get exam marks in... Integration by Substitution

Get exam marks in... Integration by Substitution

Notes on how exam marks are typically awarded for integration by substitution questions. Includes a writing frame, practice of several questions and answers. Questions taken from the AQA syllabus as shown on document. Tried and tested successfully in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing. Quick link to AQA pastpapers here: http://www.colmanweb.co.uk/pastpapers/Pages/aqaalevel.html. This is one of a series of three 'How to get exam marks in integration by substitution / differential equations / integration by parts' resources. Also available as a bundle, search for 'Get exam marks in...'
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Get exam marks in... Integration by Parts

Get exam marks in... Integration by Parts

Notes on how exam marks are typically awarded for integration by parts questions. Includes a writing frame, practice of several questions and answers. Questions taken from the AQA syllabus as shown on document. Tried and tested successfully in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing. Quick link to AQA pastpapers here: http://www.colmanweb.co.uk/pastpapers/Pages/aqaalevel.html. This is one of a series of three 'How to get exam marks in integration by substitution / differential equations / integration by parts' resources. Also available as a bundle, search for 'Get exam marks in...'
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KS3 / GCSE Times Tables & Mental Maths Practice

KS3 / GCSE Times Tables & Mental Maths Practice

Here's an excel file for generating endless mental arithmetic practice. Includes answers. Press F9 to recalculate the questions. Great for students regular practice in mathematical fluency and for teachers in assessing pupil progress. Tried and tested successfully in the classroom many times.
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Chain Rule Matchup

Chain Rule Matchup

Three match-up puzzles for pupils to practice chain rule. First is straightforward polynomial brackets, second involves square roots and negative &/or fractional indices, the third involves exponentials and trig functions. The stars indicate the questions but you can choose whether or not to tell students this. Answers included together with blank templates for pupils to create their own puzzles. Tried and tested, and corrected(!), in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original powerpoint file for easy editing. Also available as complete set together with match-up product and quotient rule questions.
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Methods for Integration

Methods for Integration

An info sheet and questions on identifying aspects to look for when deciding which method for integration. Questions are mostly exam questions to practise each method. Includes answers. Tried and tested successfully in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing.
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Chain Rule Practice

Chain Rule Practice

Set of questions of progressive difficulty, based on variation theory and grouped into clear sections for students to familiarise themselves with the chain rule, answers included. Tried and tested successfully in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing.
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Maths Tricks

Maths Tricks

A set of some of the most popular and inspiring maths tricks for printing off as A5 size playing cards. Each trick could provoke a lesson in itself. Files here include notes answers and links for each 'trick'. Here is also a copy of the Maths Tricks cards for displaying on the whiteboard. Various 'levels' of tricks and questions but these are largely suitable for Yr8-Yr12. Tried and tested, and corrected(!), in the classroom many times. Tried and tested many times in the classroom, as talks and as promo events with various age groups many times. This download includes pdf files as well as the orginal powerpoint and word files for easy editing.
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How High?

How High?

This is a space-based KS2, KS3, GCSE matchup activity. Pupils consider and then rank relative altitudes of Earth features, satellites (natural & artificial) & stars. Pupils will match up and order the images, numbers and written information about each object. A good real life ordering task or use as a prompt to introduce scale and scale models. Includes plenty of information to inspire as well as aspects to prompt questions and thinking skills. As well as math and space science, can also be used as a literacy resource. Tried and tested in the classroom with various groups and ages (Yr5, Yr7, Yr8, Yr9 PGCE students). This download includes pdf files as well as the original powerpoint and word documents for easy editing.
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Treasure Hunts Maths Activity

Treasure Hunts Maths Activity

A number / algebra activity based on a treasure hunt. An old favourite. Ideal for KS3 / GCSE. Pupils work out the calculations then colour in the corresponding square on the treasure map, the single remaining square is where the treaure is buried. A great way to make pupils do 50 sums! To follow up, ask pupils to create thier own treasure hunts for you to copy and friends to complete.
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KS3 / KS4 Maths Plans and Elevations

KS3 / KS4 Maths Plans and Elevations

Real life plans and elevations - match the house plans to the images. Not as easy as it looks! There are two sets included here, one easier and one harder. When was the last time you actually used a plan or elevation to teach this topic? This is a real life task based on real life house plans, great for getting students to discuss their geometrical reasoning and measurements.
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Outstanding Checklist

Outstanding Checklist

Whilst there is, of course, no recipe for doing an 'Outstanding&' lesson, here&';s a quick checklist of items that if not done would certainly hinder your chances of being outstanding.
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