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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.

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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.
Distance time graphs
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Distance time graphs

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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 >
GCSE revision resources
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GCSE revision resources

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Here are all of my GCSE revision resources bundled together! You get my top ten tests (Target 5 and Higher 7+), Pick ‘n’ Mix papers (Crossover 4/5 Higher 7+), Going for gold problem solving papers (Target 5), Same surface problems (mixed) and GCSE revision checklists. Enjoy!
Interpreting pie charts
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Interpreting pie charts

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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
Pick 'n' Mix papers - Higher 7+
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Pick 'n' Mix papers - Higher 7+

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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.
Pick 'n' Mix papers - Crossover
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Pick 'n' Mix papers - Crossover

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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.
Probability tree diagrams
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Probability tree diagrams

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3 lessons on probability tree diagrams. Firstly where the information is already filled in which is useful for foundation. Probability tree diagrams with replacement from crossover. And probability tree diagrams without replacement for higher.
Basic angle facts revision/recap lesson
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Basic angle facts revision/recap lesson

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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. >
Bar charts ( dual and composite) and histograms with equal class widths
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Bar charts ( dual and composite) and histograms with equal class widths

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Complete lesson on dual and composite bar charts and histograms with equal class widths Including: > Spot the mistakes with these bar charts. > Full answers to spot the mistakes starter. > Important points to remember when drawing a bar chart. > Compare these two bar charts - what could be do to make this easier? > An example of these two bar charts drawn as a dual and as a composite bar chart. > Activity: Students to draw a dual and composite bar chart from table of information. > Scaffolding: Graphs included. Extension: Make comparative statements > Full solutions of the finished bar charts > Discrete data or continuous data sort - sentences to be dragged into the correct box. They will spin if correct or bounce back if incorrect. > Histogram with equal class widths example > Histogram activity - measure and record class' hand spans and draw a histogram.
Estimating the mean from grouped frequency tables
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Estimating the mean from grouped frequency tables

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Complete lesson including starter, why we would use grouped frequency tables, why we estimate and don't calculate the mean, example, 2 questions for AfL, worksheet and extension worksheet on working backwards (which has solutions). Lesson planned - Your welcome!
Volume and surface area of cones
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Volume and surface area of cones

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Complete lesson on finding the volume and surface area of cones Includes: > Finding volume of cylinders starter with extension of finding height and radius given volume. Solutions included. > Explanation of the volume of a cone using the volume of a cylinder > Examples (blank cone given so teacher can judge how many examples to complete and complexity of numbers to use for your class) > Differentiated worksheet including use of pythagoras to find the length, height or radius. Several extension tasks including reasoning question. > Full solutions provided > Design your own question based on a real life cone
Expanding single brackets
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Expanding single brackets

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Complete lesson on expanding single brackets: > Starter on simplifying terms > Shows 2 different ways of doing it (claw/grid) > Differentiated worksheet for students to complete > Extension task included > Plenary on common mistakes made
Converting fractions for decimals - recurring and terminating
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Converting fractions for decimals - recurring and terminating

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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
Volume and surface area of spheres
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Volume and surface area of spheres

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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.
Converting into and out of standard form
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Converting into and out of standard form

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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
3D Pythagoras
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3D Pythagoras

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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
Top ten tests - Target 5
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Top ten tests - Target 5

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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.