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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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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 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. 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. 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 .
Easy UCAS Report Writer Premium
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Easy UCAS Report Writer Premium

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Video guide to this resource at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ7yDRU1vxg (Video guide to this resource at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ7yDRU1vxg). This file has been adapted from the original Easy Report Writer to make writing UCAS reports quick and easy. There are sections for comments including Work Ethic, Teamwork, Written, Verbal, Degree and Tail. With this ‘Premium’ version of this file you can write up to 35 UCAS subject reports at a time. This file will save you hours but we do recommend reading your subject reports through to check that they flow well and that use of name vs he/she reads well. Please aim to create your own UCAS comments rather than using the example ones here. If you find this useful please leave a positive comment. 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. Any issues at all, please contact me at grahamcolman@colmanweb.co.uk.
Percentage Extension Questions
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Percentage Extension Questions

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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.
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 includes… 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.
KS3 / KS4 Maths Plans and Elevations
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KS3 / KS4 Maths Plans and Elevations

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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.
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!
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...'
Solving Equations Game
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Solving Equations Game

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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.
How High?
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How High?

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...'
Top Mathematicians (History of Maths)
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Top Mathematicians (History of Maths)

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.