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A collection of engaging resources tailored towards visual learners.

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A collection of engaging resources tailored towards visual learners.

Two worksheets introducing adding fractions visually. On the first worksheet students represent two fractions by colouring in the correct number of segments in two circles. They then must colour in the resulting circle by adding the segments together. This makes for a great introduction to adding fractions and explaining why we add the numerators but leave the denominators the same. Ideal for KS2 or low ability KS3 students. The second worksheet extends the idea to fractions with different denominators. Answers are provided.

Students have to write pictures of fractions as mixed numbers and improper fractions. Suitable for KS2, KS3 and low ability. Great for visual learners.

Each capital letter of the alphabet has been drawn on isometric paper. Students can use it to help them write their name or initials on isometric paper.

Worksheets and presentation that introduces Venn diagrams and extends to probability. Students have to sort numbers into Venn diagrams that are labeled ‘Factors of 12’, ‘Prime Numbers’, ‘Multiples of 3’ etc. Great for an introduction to the concept and to recap factors, multiples, primes and squares. The same idea then extends to probability where students must sort the numbers then give probabilities e.g. “What is the probability of choosing a number that is even but not prime.” Ideal for KS2, KS3 and low ability KS4 students.

Four sample space diagram questions where the students have to complete a table then answer probability questions based on the table. Ideal for teaching probability to KS3.

Pair up probability questions with their answers. Example 'What is the probability of getting &'heads&'; on a coin?' - 1/2

Short activity for naming the different parts of a circle

Students must look at the empty scatter graphs and decide whether they would show positive, negative or no correlation. Examples 'Height against Shoe Size&', &';Height against IQ', &'Football games won against Football games lost&';. As an extension students can make up graphs for each category.

Various worksheets on drawing pie charts that increase in difficulty.

One worksheet on finding the gradient and equations of lines when given two points. Another on giving the equations for lines when given a perpendicular line and a point. Both with answers.

A simple worksheet on calculating the gradient of straight lines

Similar to the 10 Ticks Race Track only the students substitute their score on the dice into an empty box and the expressions are more simple (suitable for Level 3 and 4).

A mini-assessment on standard form. Questions include converting to and from standard form and multiplying and dividing numbers in standard form.

Mathsbox is a good, cheap online resource containing all sorts of tests, worksheets, starters and quick cover work.
The ‘20 Questions Skills Checks’ are particularly useful for lesson starters or mid-topic assessments if you just want to quickly mark and give feedback on a set of mixed questions.
I have compiled all of the answers onto two Powerpoints so they can be accessed offline rather than on the Mathsbox website (much like the answer Powerpoint for Numeracy Ninja). Each Powerpoint contains hyperlinks to the answers to 252 Skills Checks.
Download some samples of the ‘20 Questions Skills Checks’ here http://www.mathsbox.org.uk/logresources/skills.php
Or subscribe to Mathsbox here http://www.mathsbox.org.uk/logresources/nsubs.php

A neat Powerpoint demonstrating equivalent fractions with worksheets to go with it. Students have to find equivalent fractions and determine missing numbers within fractions. Ideal for an introduction for KS2 or low ability KS3 learners.

Students must match the transformations to their description. Ideal resource to consolidate all four GCSE transformations.

A differentiated worksheet (Red, Amber and Green) where students must write expressions for missing sides of rectangles by factorising.
Answers are given.

This resource contains:
Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers Codebreaker
Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers Codebreaker
Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers Differentiated Worksheet
Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers Differentiated Worksheet

Differentiated worksheet (Red, Amber, Green) where students must multiply two surds together. In the Red section the answers do not simplify, in the Amber section the answers simplify to a whole number and in the Green section the students must multiply two surds with coefficients and simplify the answer. Answers are given.

A differentiated worksheet (Red, Amber and Green) where students must give expressions for the area and perimeter of rectangles. Students will need to be able to collect terms, multiply with algebra, expand single brackets and expand double brackets.
Answers are given.