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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.
R^Infinity - personalised mixed starters
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R^Infinity - personalised mixed starters

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An update on my previous regular recall template. This has hundreds of starter-appropriate questions and allows you to create a mixed starter that is personalised to your class. All answers are included too. There is a full explanation and how to use guide on my website: https://www.missbanks.co.uk/r-infinity It is by no means finished yet but I will keep uploading newer versions when I add to this so check back from time to time!
Goal free problems - GCSE
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Goal free problems - GCSE

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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!
Write, Replicate, Review - REVISE
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Write, Replicate, Review - REVISE

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Simple but effective way to recap a lot of basic skills with your class before an assessment, PPE or exam. Write - you complete an example at the board. Talk through how to do it and students watch and WRITE down everything you do. Replicate - students are given a similar example to complete themselves. They must REPLICATE what they have just been shown. Review - You then REVIEW the question together. Either answer it at the board with them or project and talk through the answers to keep up the pace of the lesson. Revision - Students add to their REVISION list on the final page any topics they they feel they struggle with. I can cover around 12 key topics in a 60 minute lesson this way but beware - it only covers the basic skills and should be supplemented with lessons on problem solving, exam technique and exam style questions. I’ve split into the main topic headings so it is easier to find the questions you require. Yellow = Foundation only Green = Crossover topics Blue = Higher only There is a pdf version in case you don’t have smart and for ease of printing students booklets.
Going for gold! - GCSE problem solving papers
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Going for gold! - GCSE problem solving papers

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These papers test skills that appear on both foundation and higher tier papers. Each paper has three versions to choose from: Bronze, Silver and Gold. They are the same questions, but the amount of scaffolding is adjusted in each. There are worked solutions to accompany every paper. The Platinum paper is an extension to further challenge your students. Full preview available at http://www.missbanks.co.uk/copy-of-going-for-gold
GCSE revision checklists
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GCSE revision checklists

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Here is a "mind map" of all of the gcse topics students need to know for the GCSE maths exam. There is a foundation and higher version. (For an editable version visit my website! https://www.missbanks.co.uk/revision-checklists)
Curriculum Planning and Data Tracking
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Curriculum Planning and Data Tracking

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Welcome to the my five-year curriculum plans for years 7 to 11 mathematics. I have written the overview and curriculum plans for years 7 - 11, however (as we are only rolling this out at my school to years 7 to 9 in the next academic year) diagnostics and assessments are currently available for Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 only. If you have any suggestions for improvements or encounter any problems please do get in touch using my twitter handle @MissBanksMaths
Which of these could be the odd one out and why?
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Which of these could be the odd one out and why?

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Great little activity for starters. Good for differentiation/mixed ability sets. I've tried to make sure that there is a reason every one could be the odd one out on each slide so that students can give more than one answer and/or more than one reason as well. Differentiated by outcome so allows students of different abilities to perceive the problem in their own way. I will update the resource with more variations over time so keep checking back and re-downloading.
Erica's errors - GCSE
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Erica's errors - GCSE

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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.”
Solving all linear equations
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Solving all linear equations

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Solving linear equations including: > Negative solutions > Fractional solutions > Negative fractional solutions > Brackets > Variables on both sides > "Unconventional" order e.g. 54 = 4 - 8x Has extension on forming and solving linear equations Starter activity on substitution Plenary "spot the mistake" Full solutions provided
Car Hunting Conundrum
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Car Hunting Conundrum

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Function maths lesson involving percentage increase/decrease. Originally created by me, improved by moggy89/Miss Morgan, then improved again by me!
Silent debates (yes - in maths!)
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Silent debates (yes - in maths!)

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Simple but effective idea! Really gets students used to showing every step of working out clearly and gets them practicing problem solving / multi step problems in an engaging way (students really get into this!!!) Instructions: Look at the question you have been given - you have to answer it! Take it in turns to write one step of the working out before passing back to your partner The person who gets the final answer loses!!! If your partner makes a mistake, you can go back and correct it on your move! (or add further working out) Rules: No speaking! No unsimplifying (basically no cheating and going “back a step”)
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
Harry potter probability
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Harry potter probability

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Teaching probability based around harry potter. My students found this a lot of fun, though I guess it depends on your class! The question that goes with the very last slide is 'Why isn't the probability of picking the snitch 1/4?'
Peter Crouch's height in pound coins or Peter Kay's weight in pennies?
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Peter Crouch's height in pound coins or Peter Kay's weight in pennies?

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Investigation lesson which involves students converting between units of measurement. They will need to convert feet and inches into inches, inches into cm, cm into mm. Also stone and pounds into pounds, pounds into kg, kg into g. Note: For the height of a pound coin, students should measure the pound on the A3 worksheets. Calculators are recommended.
Palindromic numbers
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Palindromic numbers

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Students investigate what palindromic words and numbers are. How many are there up to 500? What happens when we double a palindromic number? Does this always work? What about when I take a number, reverse the digits and add them together? Does this always work? What year was the last palindromic year? When is the next one? What date will next be a palindrome?