# Mathsmentor

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#### Algebra Test expressions and equations year 7/8

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Covering simplifying, expanding brackets, solving equations, solving equations with brackets, solving equations with brackets on both sides. Test or homework for year 7/8.

#### revision questionnaire

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Questionnaire for pupils to complete to enable self reflection and promote class discussion of issues around revision.

#### year 8 algebra test

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A selection of algebra questions for a top end year 8 class.

#### Independent Learning Study Skills

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Specific helpsheets for pupils about how to learn effectively. Emphasis is on trying to explain WHY certain behaviours/ skills are effective.

#### Fixed v Floating exchange rates group task

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Instructs each group to argue for or against an exchange rate policy. Helpsheet included with notes on.

#### Fiscal Policy - taxation

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Presentation and worksheet about fiscal policy - taxation

#### Contributing to Class Discussion

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Scaffolding help sheet for making contributions in class. The question prompts are categorised into groups depending on whether the pupil is struggling, coping or feeling confident or over confident. It could be used purely for reference or as a working documnet/ record for teacher or pupils to make notes on, prepare for a forthcoming class discussion etc. There is also a reflection exercise.

#### Fiscal Policy Bundle

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A collection of questions, worksheets and an activity about Fiscal Policy. Suitable for GCSE and A Level Economics.

#### VAT worksheet Percentages - explanations, notes, worked examples and a few questions

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Percentages. VAT explained. Worked examples and a few questions. Useful for revision/ homework/ class notes.

#### Balance of payments current account - account sheet practice example

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Pupils calculate the balance of payments current account. first they categorize the different types of entries and then complete the calculation.

#### completing the square and graph of quadratic

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A couple of quesions scaffolded to help pupils see how quadratic graphs can be drawn using completing the square and factorising techniques. Pupils fill in the steps and sketch the graphs. Could be used as teaching notes, homework, starter, test, revision.

#### A Level Economics Exchange Rates Unit

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A bundle of questions, a notesheet and group discussion task covering fixed, floating and managed exchange rates and evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of each.

#### Learning At A Level Maths - study skills for success

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In order to get a pass at A’Level Maths you MUST put in at least one hour of independent work for every one hour of class time. Just attending class and doing the homework IS NOT ENOUGH except in very exceptional cases. So what could you be doing in those hours… -how, hints , why - for each suggestion. A four page handout outlining in detail what students need to be doing.

#### Handling Data Project - the fittest form

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Activity sheets for pupils and guidance notes for teacher which outlines how to plan a statistical enquiry. Pupils are invited to consider how they would ascertain which form is the 'fittest' using templates and discussion questions. The ideas could be taken further - data collection sheets are included if you choose to actully collect and go on to analyse the data as appropriate to your group. The resources could be used collaboratively with PE dept.

#### question sheet to accompany film viewing of 12 angry men for critical thinking

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Critical thinking skills lesson - watch 12 angry men and then ask pupils to complete these questions.

#### Macroeconomics Bundle 1

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A bundle of selected macroeconomics resources including fiscal policy, monetary policy, unemployment and inflation. Some worksheets, some activities and some notes.

#### A fill in the blanks Worksheet about the limitations of active fiscal policy

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A worksheet with blanks to fill and an accompanying list of words to use focusing on the limitations of fiscal policy.

#### templates for introductory lesson on fiscal policy

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templates to use for introducing the concept of budgetary position and national debt

#### Christmas Shopping Data Sets for Maths- handling data

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Two sets of data. 30 items in each data set. How much time is spent Christmas shopping by husbands and by wives. How much money is spent on gifts from husbands and from wives. Could be used across all classes in a variety of ways. E.g. ask students to produce a report for a retailer; Ask students to find the mean of each data set; ask students to put the data into stem and leaf diagrams, boxplots and interpret.

#### Two templates for form tutor to discuss career aspirations/ goals with a student

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Two interview sheets, each one can be printed out on a single A4 side. If desired you could copy them back to back or they can be used independently. Pupils can fill them out in advance in preparation for discussion with teacher about future choices.