Puzzles, questions, uses of maths in the real world .
All of the resources offered here are the original works of the author , as published by Beagle Bytes. Free maths resources are available at www.mathsmutt.co.uk .

Puzzles, questions, uses of maths in the real world .
All of the resources offered here are the original works of the author , as published by Beagle Bytes. Free maths resources are available at www.mathsmutt.co.uk .

This resource samples twenty local authority positions ( advertised on Thursday 6th July 2017) and uses the data over ten activities to investigate: -
• Salary perceptions
• Calculating Income Tax, National Insurance and Net Pay
• Statistical Analysis
• How money raised from taxation is spent.
• Social Justice issues.
The intention would be to use this resource alongside class teaching - either as a standalone project or as a revision aide for financial education . Solutions for the calculations are provided.
Target Age Group : Secondary 2 onwards.
Size : 1.9 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The Real World Maths series examines the use of mathematics in everyday life.

This fully photocopiable pdf can be used as a quick revision activity, in class or as a homework, and is freely available here and on the "Tests" page of www.mathsmutt.co.uk.
Topics covered include Standard Deviation, Simultaneous Equations, Arcs and Sectors, Volume, Pythagoras in a Circle, Surds and Trigonometry.
Please note - the worked solutions are not provided here.

One free Christmas crossword and wordsearch from the " Pooch Puzzles " series.
Solutions provided.
Contents : 1 tree shaped crossword , 1 word search puzzle, 2 answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 0.74 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.

This resource contains one printable , christmas tree shaped, equivalent ratio crossword puzzle.
To complete the puzzle, pupils must find the value of a for the given ratio of 1 : 2 .
E.g. the clue a: 18 has answer 9.
Ideal as a starter , lesson filler or homework, this activity helps pupils practise their multiplication, division and ratio manipulations skills.
More are available Pooch Puzzles : Equivalent Ratio Crosswords Set1
Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Contents : 10 crossword puzzles, 10 answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from Primary 7 (Y7) onwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Scotland : BGE MNU 3-08a
Size : 0.8 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.

This puzzle is intended to be used as an introduction to vectors as a depth and challenge extension to plotting coordinates, but can also be used for revision purposes or as an end of term activity.
There are three worksheets.
The first contains 60 coordinates to plot and form a picture.
The second introduces points written in vector component form, to plot and form a picture.
The third requires vectors to be drawn.
The solution , which is the same picture in each case, is provided.
The sheets can also be used as a starting point for asking “what if” questions, prompting discussion about vectors.

The Drill Questions series is intended to provide material for the practice of common mathematical skills.This secured eBook contains twenty five worksheets for revision of the following skills:
* Sketching a quadratic function given its general equation, factorised form or completed square form.
* Writing quadratics in general quadratic form, factorised form and completed square form.
* Using the shape, roots, y -intercept, turning point and axis of symmetry to find its equation.
* Finding the equation of a quadratic from a sketch.
Solutions are provided.
All of the quadratics in this pack are unitary, making them ideal for GCSE Mathematics ,
SQA National 5 Mathematics Rel 1.2 (Applying algebraic skills to graphs of quadratic relationships.)
SQA National 5 Mathematics E&F 1.2 (Applying algebraic skills to manipulate expressions.)
and revision for SQA Higher Maths R&C 1.1 ( Applying algebraic skills to solve equations.)

This resource contains thirty printable worksheets to help reinforce equivalent and simplifying fractions.
There are fifteen equivalent fractions worksheets and fifteen simplifying fractions worksheets.
The questions are differentiated by difficulty.
Solutions are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Use as a source for starter, revision, extension or remedial questions at Primary or Secondary level.
Contents :30 worksheets, 30 answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 0.6 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The *Drill Questions*secure eBook series is intended to provide material for the practice of common mathematical skills.

This secured eBook contains 200 worksheets with 1000 differentiated questions for classifying and measuring angles.
Use as a source for starter, revision, extension or remedial questions at Primary or Secondary level.
Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Contents :200 worksheets, 200 answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 2.67 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The *Drill Questions*secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.
The Drill Questions series is intended to provide material for the practice of common mathematical skills.

This pack contains two resources - the first has 54 worksheets aimed primarily for revision , the second contains an assessment with worked solutions.
Topics covered:
Perimeter
Rectangles
Rectangles - fractions
Rectangles - decimals
Right angled triangles
Right angled triangles (fractions)
Trapezoids
Trapezoids - fractions
L - shapes
L – shapes - fractions
Mixed shapes
Mixed shapes - fractions
Circumference of Circle : Given Diameter
Circumference of Circle : Given Radius
Circumference of Circle : Mixed
**Area **
Rectangles
Right angled Triangles
Equilateral triangles
Isosceles triangles
Scalene triangles
L - shapes
Parallelograms
Trapezoids
Mixed shapes
Mixed shapes - fractions
Area of Circle : Given Radius
Area of Circle : Given Diameter
Area of Circle : Mixed
Perimeter and Area : Mixed Shapes
Perimeter and Area : Mixed Shapes (Fractions)
Circles : Circumference and Area (Mixed)
**Volume **
Volume : Counting Cubes
Volume : Rectangular Prisms
Volume : Rectangular Prisms – Fractions
Cylinders
Cylinders - fractions
Cones
Cones - fractions
Spheres
Spheres - fractions
Triangular prisms
Triangular prisms - fractions
Surface Area
Rectangular Prisms
Cylinders
Cones
Spheres
Triangular prisms
Mixed Shapes (Fractions)
Volume and Surface Area: Mixed Shapes
Volume and Surface Area: Mixed Shapes - fractions
Problem solving Questions
Assessment
A short volume assessment.
It can also be used as a source for starter, revision, extension or remedial questions at Primary or Secondary level.
Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Scotland : covers BGE E&O’s MNU 3-11a , MTH 3-11b , MTH 4-11b, MTH 4 -11c.

This eBook contains 495 questions which use clock faces to work out time intervals. Useful for practising clock reading skills.
Use as a source for starter, revision, extension or remedial questions at Primary or Secondary level.
Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Contents :165 worksheets, 495 questions, answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 18.4 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The *Drill Questions*secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.
The Drill Questions series is intended to provide material for the practice of common mathematical skills.

This resource contains thirty printable worksheets to help reinforce the skill of calculating the mean, mode, median and range.
There are five worksheets on each of the individual skills, plus a further ten requiring the pupil to calculate all four items for a given data set.
The questions are differentiated by difficulty.
Solutions are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Use as a source for starter, revision, extension or remedial questions at Primary or Secondary level.
Contents :30 worksheets, 30 answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Scotland : BGE MTH 4-20b
Size : 0.46 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The *Drill Questions*secure eBook series is intended to provide material for the practice of common mathematical skills.

This resource contains ten printable , shaped, equivalent ratio crossword puzzles.
To complete the puzzle, pupils must find the value of a for a given ratio.
E.g. If the given ratio is 1 : 2 , then the clue a: 18 has answer 9.
The ratios 1:2 , 1:5 , 5:6 , 7:8 ,8 : 9 and 50:1 are used.
Ideal as a starter , lesson filler or homework, this activity helps pupils practise their multiplication, division and ratio manipulations skills.
Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Contents : 10 crossword puzzles, 10 answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from Primary 7 (Y7) onwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Scotland : BGE MNU 3-08a
Size : 1.29 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.

This resource is a little bit of fun aimed at improving numeracy across learning whilst also practising reading, writing and playing music.
The idea is simple – questions are completed, then the answers are converted to musical notes that can be written down and played.
See answers, hear answers, score your score !
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 7 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 1.47 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The Mongrel Melodies secure eBook series is intended as a means to make a song and dance about maths.

The purpose of this resource is to practice some basic statistical skills whilst exploring the real-world maths question “Is the Leave result truly the will of the people? “
There are over 160 statistical charts and tables which may be used for the revision of:
• Basic arithmetic.
• Calculating percentages.
• Mean, Median, Mode and Range
• Reading and creating 5 figure summaries and boxplots.
• Reading and creating bar charts and dot plots.
• Reading tables.
• Making comparisons and drawing conclusions.
• Calculating probabilities.
How the resource is used is purely up to the teacher. It could be used solely for revision, or as a source of discussion for cross curricular activities. The data could be displayed or printed for individual revision; delivered via overhead projector to promote whole class or group critical thinking, discussion and communication; set out on work stations around the classroom for working as collaborative groups or pairs; referred to as part of a cross curricular investigation; set as a project to help enhance creativity or as a match up game.
A suggested approach is given.
Useful for GCSE Maths, BGE Information Handling and Statistics revision for National 3,4 and 5.
Size : 15 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.

The Real World Maths series examines the use of mathematics in everyday life.
This project looks at the maths used in the planning and preparation for the purchase of a summer house. The six tasks require the creation of scale drawings , interpretation of planning and building warrant criteria and the calculation of the minimum cost of the ground preparation.
It is written with National 4 Lifeskills maths in mind, but is equally useful for any other scheme.
Key subskills:
• Calculating a quantity based on a related measurement.
• Constructing a scale drawing with a given scale
• Investigating a situation involving area
• Using a scale factor on the dimensions of a shape
• Determining the best deal, given two pieces of information
SQA Outcomes covered:
Lifeskills Mathematics: Geometry and Measures (National 4)
Lifeskills Mathematics: Managing Finance and Statistics (National 4)
Measures
G&M 1.1 : Interpreting a situation involving measurement and identifying an appropriate strategy
G&M 1.2: Using appropriate mathematical processes and/or calculations to determine a solution
G&M 1.3: Explaining a solution in relation to the context
Geometry
G&M 2.1 : Interpreting a situation involving geometry and identifying an appropriate strategy
G&M 2.2 :Using appropriate mathematical processes and/or calculations to determine a solution
G&M 2.3 : Explaining a solution in relation to the context
Finance
F&S 1.1 : Interpreting a situation involving finance and identifying an appropriate strategy.
F&S 1.2 :Using appropriate mathematical processes and/or calculations to determine a solution.
F&S 1.3 :Explaining a solution in relation to the context.

This book contains ten printable speaker shaped musical instruments word searches.
Ideal as a starter or lesson filler, this activity combines cognitive development with musical knowledge. Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Contents : 10 speaker shaped word search puzzles, 10 answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 1.22 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.

This secured eBook contains 500 questions for practising the skill of factorising quadratics. There are a total of twenty five worksheets , each containing a set of twenty questions .Answers are also provided.
It is also useful as a bank of additional questions for finding roots of quadratics.
Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Contents :25 worksheets, 500 questions, answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 11 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 1.3MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The *Drill Questions*secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.

This eBook contains contains 400 questions for totalling British coins.
Useful for identifying the coins as part of a project about the UK, or just as a different way to improve currency skills.
Use as a source for starter, revision, extension or remedial questions at Primary or Secondary level.
Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.
Contents :71 worksheets, 400 questions, answer sheets.
Pupil Age Range: Aged from 9 upwards
Assessment: Teacher , pupil self or peer assessment.
Size : 1.7 MB Approx
Format : secured PdF EBook.
The *Drill Questions*secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities.
The Drill Questions series is intended to provide material for the practice of common mathematical skills.