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Graham Colman has been a UK high school and sixth form maths teacher since September 2001. Here you'll find a wealth of great maths and space science resources which have been used, tried and tested and actually work in the classroom. Graham runs his own popular maths website at www.colmanweb.co.uk where you'll find many more resources like these. You can email Graham at grahamcolman@colmanweb.co.uk

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Graham Colman has been a UK high school and sixth form maths teacher since September 2001. Here you'll find a wealth of great maths and space science resources which have been used, tried and tested and actually work in the classroom. Graham runs his own popular maths website at www.colmanweb.co.uk where you'll find many more resources like these. You can email Graham at grahamcolman@colmanweb.co.uk
Report Writer Premium
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Video guide to this resource at www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ7yDRU1vxg. Write reports easily with this template/writing frame. It will save you hours - aim to create a set of good reports in 20mins per class. With this full version of this resource you can write reports on up to 35 students at a time and this version includes more ready made comments. An important note… This file uses macros to do all the fancy stuff, but macros don’t work on Macs so you’ll need to run this file on a windows computer. It’s an Apple thing and is the same with all macro-based files. Use the existing maths comments or add/replace with your own, following the instructions and formats given. When report day comes around just choose the relevant comments by typing a number and hitting ‘create&save’ and your reports are written. Simply copy and paste into eportal/sims etc. This download includes a BONUS RESOURCE – Easy UCAS Report Writer ‘Lite’ Excel file. This file is based on the same style as the original report writer but is adapted for writing UCAS reports with sections for comments including Work Ethic, Teamwork, Written, Verbal, Degree and Tail. With this file you can write up to 5 UCAS subject reports at a time. There is a premium version of this file available too which has more comments and enables you to write up to 35 reports at a time. Upgrade to the full version of this resource at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/easy-ucas-report-writer-premium-11845636. If you find this useful please leave a positive comment. Any issues at all, please contact me at grahamcolman@colmanweb.co.uk.
Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Tough Recap!
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Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Tough Recap!

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This is a set of chain rule, product rule and quotient rule differentiation questions for students to check their understanding (and/or recollection). The activity is divided into one set each of chain, product and quotient rule questions with each set consisting of easy, medium and hard questions (the rows) as well as polynomial, trigonometrical and exponential equations (the columns). Tried and tested on my Year 13 students (single maths and further maths students) who have enjoyed recapping their knowledge with this task this week. And the best bit... answers included!
Easy Report Writer Lite
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Easy Report Writer Lite

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**Updated February 2018. Video guide to this resource at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ7yDRU1vxg. Write reports easily with this template/writing frame. It will save you hours - aim to create a set of good reports in 20mins per class. With the Lite version of this resource you can write reports on up to 10 students at a time. An important note… This file uses macros to do all the fancy stuff, but macros do work on Macs so you'll need to run this file on a windows computer. It’s an Apple thing and is the same with all macro-based files. There is a paid-for, upgraded version of this resource available at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/report-writer-premium-11845623. Use the existing maths comments or add your own, following the instructions and formats given. When report day comes around just choose the relevant comments by typing a number and hitting 'create&save' and your reports are written. Simply copy and paste into eportal/sims etc. If you find this useful please leave a positive comment. Any issues at all, please contact me at grahamcolman@colmanweb.co.uk.
KS3 / GCSE Mental Maths Practice - Lite
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KS3 / GCSE Mental Maths Practice - Lite

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This is the 'lite' version of the paid-for resource here. This is an Excel file generates endless sets of key mathematical numeracy questions for regular practice to develop student’s fluency in maths. A workbook for printing sets of questions and separate answers. Press F9 for a new set of questions. The paid for version of this resource also includes the following... 1. An upgraded version of the Maths Mental Tests Excel file which includes one sheet to use for printing worksheets, another sheet of the same questions and answers for projecting / displaying on screen. 2. BONUS RESOURCE – A link to a fully interactive and mobile-friendly website of all of the Key Stage 3 Mental Maths audio questions. 3. BONUS RESOURCE – 40 Arithmetic Operations Another file for generating quick sets of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or mixed questions for pupils to practice quick arithmetic skills. Designed to print worksheets of 40 questions for students to complete, perhaps against the clock. Purchase upgraded files here.
KS3 / GCSE Times Tables & Mental Maths - Premium, Upgraded Version
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KS3 / GCSE Times Tables & Mental Maths - Premium, Upgraded Version

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This resource set includes three great activities... 1. The Maths Mental Tests Excel file with 25 arithmetic practice questions. This file generates endless sets of key mathematical numeracy questions for regular practice to develop student’s fluency in maths. One sheet to use for printing worksheets, another sheet of the same questions for projecting / displaying on screen. Press F9 for a new set of questions. 2. BONUS RESOURCE – A link to a fully interactive and mobile-friendly website of all of the Key Stage 3 Mental Maths audio questions. See notes in pdf file for this link. 3. BONUS RESOURCE – 40 Arithmetic Operations This is another file for generating quick sets of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or mixed questions for pupils to practice quick arithmetic skills. This is designed to print worksheets of 40 questions for students to complete, perhaps against the clock.
Binomial Expansions General Formula
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Binomial Expansions General Formula

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Here’s a well thought out set of binomial expansion questions for Year 13 students (A level Year 2). Includes the general formula at top of page then eight questions for learning plus another eight for more practice plus an* application of* style question to finish. Tried and tested in the classroom many times. This download includes a pdf file as well as the original word file for easy editing.
Triple Simultaneous Equations
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Triple Simultaneous Equations

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Here’s seven triple-simultaneous-equations plus one quadruple-simultaneous-equation. A great extension task for more able students (whilst others consolidate and ensure that they understand regular, two-simulataneous-equations). Whilst harder, these all have whole number solutions (bar the last triple question) so that students can focus on the maths and proceedures without getting bogged down in numberwork. 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.
Methods for Integration
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Methods for Integration

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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. Bonus resource - Choosing which method to Integrate (Word and PDF files). A flowchart to help students decide which method to use when.
Maths Tricks
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Maths Tricks

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Loads of files here… MathsTricks.ppt is a collection of some of the best, most engaging, maths questions and ideas that I’ve collected over several years of high school maths teaching. Use as lesson starters, discussion points, presentation/assembly materials or whatever other purpose you desire. Files here include… MathsTricks.ppt is a version to print, laminate and create a set of A5 playing cards where each card is one ‘trick’, like a magician! Includes both an editable Powerpoint file and a PDF. MathsTricksICT.ppt is a version of Maths Tricks to display on the whiteboard. This is same as above but with teacher’s notes removed. Includes both an editable Powerpoint file and a PDF. LinksAndNotes.doc is notes, answers and further links (YouTube videos etc.) for each trick. Includes both an editable Word file and a PDF. GreatQuestionsInMaths.docx is a small but great collection of interesting maths questions suitable for GCSE higher or A Level students. No answers here I’m afraid but some can be found in the links & notes document for the main Maths Tricks file. Includes both an editable Word file and a PDF. All of the Summer Fayre documents are a probability task extension of the original question Maths Tricks question. Files here include… SummerFayre.ppt is a single slide containing the original question TheSummerFayreAnswerAndNotes.doc explains the maths behind this game including the probability of winning / losing and the probability of the school winning / losing over multiple plays. TheSummerFayrePrompts.doc is a few starter questions that you could ask students to get them thinking about the maths behind this game. TheSummerFayreSimulation.xlsx is an Excel file demonstration of the probabilities behind playing this game many times.
Get exam marks in... Integration by Parts
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Get exam marks in... Integration by Parts

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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...'
Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Matchup
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Chain, Product, Quotient Rule Matchup

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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.
Core 3 Revision Quiz
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Core 3 Revision Quiz

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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.
Trigonometry, Pythagoras, Sine Rule, Cosine Rule
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Trigonometry, Pythagoras, Sine Rule, Cosine Rule

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Perfect for top-end GCSE or A level/GCSE consolidation. Here’s a well laid out task consisting of 20 questions, being 4 questions based on each of; Pythagoras Standard right-angled trig Sine rule Cosine rule Sine rule for area. As well as a couple of straightforward questions there’s also real clanger or two of a question in each section. This will keep students busy for a full lesson. Answers included. 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.
Finance Terms
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Finance Terms

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This task was created at the request of my Yr13 sixthformers, “we don’t know any of this stuff, we don’t know how to adult!” So, this activity consists of four pages with lots of finance words and terms together with information and definitions of what these are. The task is to match up the terms with their definitions. Words are grouped into four pages by: The Basics Using Money Saving Money Borrowing Money We have deliberately included some simple and straightforward information as well as some of the more complicated technicalities. The task of matching up is designed to be fairly easy but the real goal here is to easily learn lots about these financial words, products, services etc. Answers are included, just scroll down (or turn the page) to find them. The matching patterns have been designed to be easy to check pupils work but it’ll probably be easier still to print these off beforehand so that you can refer to them if necessary during the lesson. As mentioned above, we’ve included simple information as well as more complicated but you’re not expected to know all of this yourself. You may even take something from this activity too! This download includes a pdf file as well as the original powerpoint file for easy editing.
Quotient Rule Match-up
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Quotient Rule Match-up

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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.
Chain Rule Matchup
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Chain Rule Matchup

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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.
Product Rule Match-up
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Product Rule Match-up

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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.
Maths Tricks
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Maths Tricks

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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.
Get exam marks in... Integration by Substitution
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Get exam marks in... Integration by Substitution

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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...'
Chain Rule Practice
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Chain Rule Practice

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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.