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Differentiated and fun lessons are my style. If you want different levels of challenge for your students and to make maths more enjoyable, you have come to the right place.

Differentiated and fun lessons are my style. If you want different levels of challenge for your students and to make maths more enjoyable, you have come to the right place.
Multiply/divide by powers of 10
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Multiply/divide by powers of 10

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Differentiated lesson looking at multiplying and dividing by powers of 10. There are sections that students can do on their mini whiteboards and then a differentiated worksheet that students complete. The green section is multiplying by 10, 100, 1000, orange is dividing by 10, 100, 1000 and then the red section is multiply/divide by 0.1, 0.01, 0.001. There is also a 'singing plenary' for the end of the lesson. Here, students answer the question on their mini whiteboards and if they get it correct, part of grease will play.
Angles on a straight line, at a point and in a triangle
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Angles on a straight line, at a point and in a triangle

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This differentiated lesson looks at angles on a straight line, angles at a point and angles in a triangle. The worksheet is split into essential, excel and challenge. The challenge section looks at students combining angle facts that they have learnt. Answers are provided and there is a singing plenary to finish with. In this, students are to write the correct answer on their mini whiteboard and then it will play part of glee for the students.
Circle theorems revision lesson
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Circle theorems revision lesson

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There is a starter activity recapping some of the basic angle rules with two challenge questions (answers also provided). Then students go onto the main part of the lesson and revise the circle theorems by filling in the circle theorems help sheet (answers also provided). Students then complete the worksheet looking at all the different cycle theorems. There is a singing plenary for the last part of the lesson. A singing plenary is students get to pick the correct answer, if it is correct, it will play part of family guy for them.
Area of compound area and area of circles
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Area of compound area and area of circles

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Differentiated lesson looking at compound area and area of circles. The lesson goes through how to find compound area and leads onto area of circles. From here there is a differentiated worksheet that students can complete looking at these elements. There is also a challenge section which looks at more complex area.
Expanding double brackets easier
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Expanding double brackets easier

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This resource is aimed at lower ability students or students seeing expanding double brackets for the first time. There are essential and excel stickers that can be made to give to the students. The main activity is a match up activity that works really well if printed on different coloured card (essential-green, excel-orange, challenge- red and the answers in blue). Students can then match up the answers and the observer or the teacher can easily see who is on which level. The blue answers have a one mark answer (not simplified) and a two mark answer (simplified) to again differentiate between the students. The answers are also attached. The plenary is a singing plenary (frozen), the students use their mini whiteboards to give answers, if the answers are correct, then part of frozen will play to them.
Rounding to nearest 1dp, 2 dp and 1sf
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Rounding to nearest 1dp, 2 dp and 1sf

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This lesson is aimed at lower ability students or students that have not done rounding before. There is a complete lesson, with a main activity. The best way to do the main activity, is to cut the 'post if notes' and either stick them in groups (essential questions together, excel questions together etc) around the room, or put them in piles around the room. Students then get an answer grid that they fill in when they pick up a question and answer it. Students need to check what question number they are answering and which level of challenge to make sure they answer in the correct box. There is a tip sheet that can be printed and again put around the room for students wanting to complete to 1sf. Answers are provided and students can write a strength and target following on from that. There is a singing plenary to finish with. This is where students are asked a question, they are to answer it on their mini whiteboards, if they get the answer correct, part of family guy will play.
Solving inequalities
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Solving inequalities

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Differentiated whole lesson on solving inequalities. There is a lesson that goes through how to solve inequalties with questions to complete on mini whiteboards. Then there is a match up that is differentiated in difficulty. If you print them on different coloured paper shows clear differentiation. I usually go for green for essential, orange for excel and red for challenge. Blue are the answers. And then a 'singing' plenary to finish with. Students to answer the question on their mini whiteboards and then music plays.
New GCSE starter activity differentiated 3 and 4
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New GCSE starter activity differentiated 3 and 4

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This resource is made for students doing the new GCSE foundation spec. There are three levels of challenge with each level of challenge having a worded question to complete also. The answers are provided too. A really good revision tool to help students practice different skills and learn where each section will be around in their exams.
Multiply algebraic terms
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Multiply algebraic terms

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Differentiated intro lesson to multiplying algebraic terms. There are questions to complete on mini whiteboards, three levels of challenge for students to complete. There is also a 'singing plenary'. This is where students complete the question on their mini whiteboards and part of mamma mia plays if the students get the correct answer.
Two way tables including making your own
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Two way tables including making your own

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Differentiated lesson on two way tables and calculating probabilities of certain events but also including making a two way table. There are GCSE questions for students to complete as well as questions to complete on mini whiteboards. There is also a plenary activity looking at the three levels of challenge within the lesson. I usually get students to do this in silence to get them to check their learning in the lesson. This can then be peer assessed or self assessed as the answers are on the next slide.
Simplify indices
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Simplify indices

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Differentiated lesson looking at the basics of indices (green, simplify powers, orange with brackets, red numbers in front of the x) and then there are also GCSE questions for students to complete. The GCSE questions can be printed as a booklet or questions and then give the answers. At the end of the lesson there is a 'singing plenary' which is high school musical. Students are to use mini whiteboards to answer which they think is correct. If they get it right, a song will play.
Mean, median, mode and range
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Mean, median, mode and range

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This activity is aimed at lower ability students or younger years. There is a lesson with differentiated activities for students to complete. There is also a differentiated dominoes set that can be printed out and then students can play. These are categorised into green, orange and red, red being the hardest. There is also a singing plenary at the end of students to complete on their mini whiteboards. If the students get the answer correct, then it will play part of family guy for them.
Volume of a cylinder
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Volume of a cylinder

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Differentiated lesson looking at finding the volume of cylinders from first finding the area of a circle. Leads onto finding the volume of a cone to push students onto the next level.
Trig and Pythagoras
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Trig and Pythagoras

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I have found that students struggle to know the difference between pythagoras and trig. So this lesson is designed to help students know the difference. There are four levels of challenge. Green- just pythagoras, orange- trig, red- pythagoras and trig and purple- combining the two. Students really find this lesson helpful to knowing when to use which.
Solving equations differentiated (higher level)
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Solving equations differentiated (higher level)

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This resource is good for a range of different ability of students. The lesson goes through how to complete a variety of solving equations and then there is a differentiated slide for the students to complete. Green questions are the easiest, orange are the middle, red are the challenge and the purple are the super challenge. The answers are also available. There is a singing plenary activity also. The singing plenary is done by students on their whiteboards and then if they get the correct answer, then it plays part of glee for them.
Histograms
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Histograms

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Differentiated histograms lesson. Essential questions where students are to find the frequency density, excel questions where students find the frequency density and draw the histogram. Challenge questions where the students have to work backwards to find missing frequencies. The students have handouts that they can use to stick in their books instead of drawing it out themselves. There is a plenary question that is an exam question. There are also success criteria for the lesson so that students understand where they need to get in the journey of the lesson.
Factorising expressions
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Factorising expressions

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Aimed at lower ability students or students seeing factorising for the first time. There is a lesson for the students and then a 'post it note' activity for students to complete. This can be done in a variety of different ways, but I but the post it notes in essential, excel and challenge piles and then students can come and collect the questions as they need them. They fill in the answer grid with the level of challenge and question number. Answers are also provided. There is a singing plenary to finish with and this is where students answer the questions on their mini whiteboards and when they get it right, it plays part of Glee for them.
BIG activities
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BIG activities

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This resource is a bank of BIG (brain in gear) activities to start the lessons. I have attached an excel spreadsheet detailing all the different types of questions that each slide has. Each slide has the answers and 4 questions. The final question is a challenge question which is meant to push the students.
Angles on straight line and triangle very low ability
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Angles on straight line and triangle very low ability

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Differentiated lesson for a low ability class looking at angles on a straight line and in a triangle. The smart board goes through how to answer the questions and gives some for students to complete on their mini whiteboards. Differentiated worksheet for students to complete with answers. The plenary activity is a 'singing' plenary, where students are presented with a question to complete on their mini whiteboards and then it will play part of glee if students get it correct.