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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.
Secondary numeracy resource - 174 activities, will last you forever!

Secondary numeracy resource - 174 activities, will last you forever!

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
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Top ten tests - Target 5

Top ten tests - Target 5

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.
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GCSE revision resources

GCSE revision resources

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!
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Distance time graphs

Distance time graphs

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 >
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Pick 'n' Mix papers - Higher 7+

Pick 'n' Mix papers - Higher 7+

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.
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Converting into and out of standard form

Converting into and out of standard form

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
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Converting fractions for decimals - recurring and terminating

Converting fractions for decimals - recurring and terminating

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
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3D Pythagoras

3D Pythagoras

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
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Interpreting pie charts

Interpreting pie charts

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
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Pick 'n' Mix papers - Crossover

Pick 'n' Mix papers - Crossover

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.
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Interpreting real life straight line graphs

Interpreting real life straight line graphs

Complete lesson on interpreting real life straight line graphs. These are of the type "A mobile phone tariff costs £50 then £20 per month" and the like. Includes: > Starter on describing what is happening in the bath by reading the graph > Example to follow through, with handout for students > 4 questions of increasing difficulty interpreting real life straight line graphs > Full Solutions > Plenary activity - what are the tariffs of these three companies? - which company would you use if...
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Volume and surface area of cones

Volume and surface area of cones

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
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Adding and subtracting standard form

Adding and subtracting standard form

Complete lesson on adding and subtracting standard form Includes: > Starter on adding and subtracting decimals > Examples and questions on changing the power of a number written in standard form > Examples on adding and subtracting standard form > 2 skill check questions > Differentiated questions on adding and subtracting standard form > Plenary video showing sizes of planets relative to earth > Answers provided
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Erica's errors - GCSE

Erica's errors - GCSE

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.”
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Top ten tests - Target 5

Top ten tests - Target 5

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.
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Expanding single brackets

Expanding single brackets

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
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Volume and surface area of spheres

Volume and surface area of spheres

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.
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