I am a deputy curriculum leader at a secondary school in Yorkshire.
I have an honours degree in Mathematics with employment experience, completed my PGDE and a Masters degree in Education all from the University of Sheffield.

I am a deputy curriculum leader at a secondary school in Yorkshire.
I have an honours degree in Mathematics with employment experience, completed my PGDE and a Masters degree in Education all from the University of Sheffield.

Complete lesson on distance time graphs.
Includes:
> Starter on worded speed distance time questions. Solutions provided.
> Whole class activity: A distance time graph example at the board with questions.
> Skills check: 5 questions on one graph for every student to do then answers discussed/projected onto the board (answers provided)
> Graph match up activity. 9 graphs with matching descriptions. These have been numbered/lettered so that students don't need to cut them out if you would like to get them through this activity quicker than cutting and sticking.
> Extension task: Describe what this graphs is showing (a race between two people)
> Full solutions provided
> Examples on finding speed from a distance time graph
> Find the speed at the different points of this graph
> Extension: What is happening to the speed in this graph?
> Full solutions provided
>

Complete lesson on interpreting pie charts
Includes:
Complete lesson on drawing pie charts without a calculator.
It teaches students to write each frequency as a fraction of the total and find that fraction of 360 in order to find the angle required.
Includes:
> AfL starter - what do you already know about pie charts
> Matching pie charts with flags activity. Printable sheet and full solutions included.
> Key point slide - does one pie chart show more ___ than ___ or a higher proportion?
> 2 slides of questions to go through at the board
> Worksheet for students to complete with extension task and full solutions

Complete lesson on converting into and out of standard form
Including:
> A "hook" starter - what do you think this photo is? Including link to webpage that zooms in and out from the galaxy to the atom of a leaf
> Introduction - what is standard form? What does it look like? What "rules
" must it follow?
> 2 examples on converting large numbers into standard form
> Quick question test - full solutions provided
> 2 examples on converting small numbers into standard form
> Quick question test - full solutions provided
> Activity - convert the following numbers into and out of standard from (real life applications)
> Extension: Describe the benefits of using standard form
> Full solutions to activity provided
> Plenary - which of these numbers is not written in standard form

Full preview available at https://www.missbanks.co.uk/pick-n-mix-papers
These are short GCSE papers aimed at grades 4 and 5.
Each paper covers 6 out of 30 preselected grade 4 and 5 skills at random.
Across the 10 papers, each skill is tested twice.
There is also the same distribution of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Statistics and Probability as there is in the GCSE foundation exams.
These are ideal leading up to the exam period once students have learnt all the skills and need to recap alot of skills in a short period of time.
The papers are designed to be short enough to be completed and marked by students within a lesson or as part of a weekly homework.
The front cover also provides space to encourage students to reflect on what they need to revise and key things they need to remember before their exams.
There are worked solutions to accompany every paper (with mark breakdown).
There is also a sheet included of which skills appear on which papers.

We are starting to see more and more questions at GCSE asking students to spot and correct the mistake made.
Clumsy Clive and Erica’s errors problems by @andylutwyche for are a perfect way to tackle this and I have edited and collated them togther.
“Erica has made some silly mistakes on her homework. Your students’ task is to find the errors, correct them and explain what Erica has done incorrectly. This should generate discussion in class.”

Goal free problems are GCSE questions without the question! Just the information.
This allows students to create and answer their own questions which is the highest ranking skill in Bloom’s taxonomy and means the task is instantly differentiated by students’ outcomes.
Enjoy!

This is a resource containing 174 different activities suitable for numeracy lessons during registration period.
The powerpoint describes the activities and have been sorted into year groups and half terms for your convenience.
Some of the activities have accompanying printouts as well
A better preview and description can be found on my website by following the link below:
http://www.missbanks.co.uk/#!numeracy-time-resource/x1601

Complete lesson on multiplying and dividing standard form.
Including:
> Starter on ordering the size of the planets. Real world hook. On the second slide, you can click and drag the planets to place them in the correct order on the right hand side.
> Example of multiplying and dividing standard form.
> 2 question skill check
> 15 quick questions, including use of negative indices and a worded problem
> Full solutions
> Engaging card loop with real life measurements used
> Full solutions

Full preview available at https://www.missbanks.co.uk/pick-n-mix-papers
These are short GCSE papers aimed at grades 1, 2 and 3.
Each paper covers 6 out of 30 preselected grade 1, 2 and 3 skills at random.
Across the 10 papers, each skill is tested twice.
There is also the same distribution of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Statistics and Probability as there is in the GCSE foundation exams.
These are ideal leading up to the exam period once students have learnt all the skills and need to recap alot of skills in a short period of time.
The papers are designed to be short enough to be completed and marked by students within a lesson or as part of a weekly homework.
The front cover also provides space to encourage students to reflect on what they need to revise and key things they need to remember before their exams.
There are worked solutions to accompany every paper (with mark breakdown).
There is also a sheet included of which skills appear on which papers.

Full preview available at https://www.missbanks.co.uk/pick-n-mix-papers
These are short GCSE papers aimed at grades 7+.
Each paper covers 6 out of 30 preselected grade 7-9 skills at random.
Across the 10 papers, each skill is tested twice.
There is also the same distribution of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Statistics and Probability as there is in the GCSE exams.
These are ideal leading up to the exam period once students have learnt all the skills and need to recap alot of skills in a short period of time.
The papers are designed to be short enough to be completed and marked by students within a lesson or as part of a weekly homework.
The front cover also provides space to encourage students to reflect on what they need to revise and key things they need to remember before their exams.
There are worked solutions to accompany every paper (with mark breakdown).
There is also a sheet included of which skills appear on which papers.

Complete lesson on combining transformations.
Includes:
> Starter - run the powerpoint and it will animate all 4 transformations at once! Discuss with students which transformation each one is showing and congruence.
> 2 full examples on combination of transformations. Students have a worksheet to follow along with. Just click through the slides and each step of working will appear on the board. When it comes to the rotation, you can grab and rotate the tracing paper to show students how to do this. Also goes through identifying the overall transformation as a stretch activity.
> I added in a worksheet I found on TES on combined transformations as the main activity of the lesson.
> Mini review question on combined transformations. I get the students to complete it then I collect them in and give them feedback for them to stick into their books.

Here is my fantastic value bundle deal on transformations!
Each resource is a complete lesson with presentation, starter activity, worksheets, extensions and plenaries.

Complete lesson on finding the volume and surface area of a sphere.
I did this with a high ability class so included worded questions and more challenging questions - rather than just a full worksheet where students were just changing the value of r and typing into their calculator.
Includes:
> Starter on finding area and circumference of circles including working backwards from area/circumference to find diameter extension. Complete solutions.
> 2 simple examples finding volume and surface area of a sphere. Carefully going through how it should be entered in a calculator.
> Worksheet with functional differentiated questions
> Extension task
> Full solutions provided
> Real life spheres - is anything really a sphere? We are really estimating.

Complete lesson on converting difficult fractions into decimals. Includes whether they terminate or recur.
Includes > Starter - convince me that...
> Examples and differentiated questions on completing the bus stop method for division.
> Examples on converting fractions to decimals
> Task with two extension questions with full solutions
> What is terminating and recurring?
> Sort activity
> Reasoning plenary

Complete lesson on 3D Pythagoras
Includes:
> How many right angled triangles can you spot in this cuboid?
(Really good investigation starter that helps the students visualise the triangles and is afl for your next task)
Full solution provided including on the diagram.
> Examples to work through - starting with 2D Pythagoras on a 3D shape and progressing.
> 2 options for worksheet.
Option 1 - Starts with 2 questions on 2D Pythagoras on a 3D shape
- Then 2 3D Pythagoras questions finding the hypotenuse
- Then a 3D Pythagoras question finding a shorter side
- Then a "find the height" of the pyramid question
- Then find the side length of the cube given the diagonal question
Option 2 - Same questions as option 1 but the triangles are drawn for the students. Firstly with measurements and then without.
> Further extension - design your own question with model answer and mark scheme for both a cuboid and a pyramid. Template sheet provided for students to work on.
> Full solutions (same for both sheets)
> Plenary - showing the 3D Pythagoras formula and where it comes from

Complete lesson on using information on a probability tree diagram to calculate probabilities.
Aimed at a foundation class who need to be able to read a tree diagram but not complete it.
Includes:
> Skills check starter (systematic listing, multiplying fractions and decimals, and
probability)
> Examples on calculating with tree diagrams
> Worksheet with extension
> Full set of solutions
> Plenary on independent events (you may want to change the names used to
those in your class)

Complete lesson on all of the basic angle facts.
Ideal for a higher ability class as a one lesson recap on the basic facts.
Covers angles on a straight line, angles around a point, angles in a triangle, angles in an isosceles triangle, angles in a quadrilateral and vertically opposite angles.
Includes:
> Starter asking students to write down as many angle facts as they can. Share ideas as a class. Great AFL tool for upcoming topic.
> 6 Quick questions. Find the solutions and tell me how you knew.
> Solutions and correctly worded reasoning.
> Differentiated worksheet. Angle problems using the basic rules. Spot the mistake. Algebra and angles. Extension task included. Full solutions provided.
> Difficult but basic past exam question that many students got wrong.
>

Full preview available at https://www.missbanks.co.uk/top-ten-tests
These papers test skills that appear on foundation tier papers, aimed at students working at/towards grade 5.
Each set of these papers test 10 skills at GCSE level.
Each set has 4 versions to choose from with increasing levels of difficulty:
4 Green > 4 Yellow > 4 Red > 2 Blue
For example,
A green paper simultaneous equations question has the same coefficient of y.
A blue paper simultaneous equations question is worded with a contextual answer.
This allows you to build up students confidence and improve their skills at a pace appropriate for your class.
There are worked solutions to accompany every paper.
There is also a spreadsheet included for you to record your overall class scores and also question by question scores.