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Teacher of Mathematics at a Secondary School in Surrey. Member of the TES Mathematics Panel. The resources I have created have all been used personally in my lessons and amended according to their success in my lessons. I hope others find them useful.

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Teacher of Mathematics at a Secondary School in Surrey. Member of the TES Mathematics Panel. The resources I have created have all been used personally in my lessons and amended according to their success in my lessons. I hope others find them useful.
Colour Me Mathematics Sheets (2)
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Colour Me Mathematics Sheets (2)

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This bundle includes: Equivalent Fractions, Fractions of Amounts & Percentages of Amounts. An engaging activity for students to consolidate their learning. Students answer the questions on the sheet and then, once they have the answer, colour in the corresponding section of the large grid to create a pattern. All details are fully explained in the resource itself, with lots of additional ideas as to how to get the best out of the resource, including: extension activities, challenge questions and suggested variations on the activity. All answers included
Highest Common Factor - scaffolded worksheet
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Highest Common Factor - scaffolded worksheet

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A worksheet (pdf) and editable ppt file on finding the Highest Common Factor (HCF) of 2 numbers. There are 7 questions in total across 3 pages. There are boxes for students to write in the factors of each number before selecting the highest common factor. Some factors are pre-populated for students to guide them along the way. Fewer factors are given as the questions progress. Best printed as a booklet so students can fold and stick in their exercise books. Aimed at lower-ability sets. Could be used as a homework/cover worksheet too.
GCSE Foundation maths: Mixed Questions
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GCSE Foundation maths: Mixed Questions

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This is a PowerPoint I created based on the resource uploaded by Manoj Mistry, which can be found here http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/GCSE-Revision-of-basic-skills-powerpoint-6173598/, I have changed the layout of questions to break them up and have added GCSE grades to each question. My Year 11 class have responded well to these slides!
Mathematical Pictionary Game
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Mathematical Pictionary Game

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I have created a Mathematics version of Pictionary. Encouraging mathematical language. To create the game cards I just printed off the slides (4 on a page) and then double sided them and laminated. They work great in class - especially for revision with Year 11s. For more info on the game see my blog post http://mrcollinsreflectivejournal.blogspot.com/2011/12/mathematical-pictionary.html I hope your classes enjoy.
Trigonometry (Sin, Cos & Tan)
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Trigonometry (Sin, Cos & Tan)

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A complete Unit of Work on Trigonometry (Sin, Cos and Tan). Covers finding missing lengths and angles of right-angled triangles. No Sine Rule or Cosine Rule included. Activities include: Measuring lengths of similar triangles to discuss/discover the ratios, identifying lengths of triangles (hypotenuse, opposite, adjacent), exact trigonometric identities (NEW to the 1-9 GCSE), rounding to 3 significant figures, choosing whether to use sin, cos or tan, choosing whether it's a trig question or Pythagoras and more. Lots of practice questions, all answers included and plenary type questions for each lesson/series of lessons. I have been using this with my Year 10 higher set 2 and has taken 6 lessons to complete - not rushing through it and taking the time to explain/cover misconceptions. Would be suitable for NEW 1-9 GCSE Foundation students too. See my blog post for more details.
Solving Inequalities and Representing the Solutions on a Number Line
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Solving Inequalities and Representing the Solutions on a Number Line

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A whole lesson on SMART notebook to teach students how to solve inequalities and represent the solution on a number line. Number lines worksheet also included with 10 number lines to a page for students to work on. Notebook file includes: Starter - putting the correct inequality sign between 2 numbers and writing an inequality for a solution given on a number line (this is mainly to test their prior knowledge)! Solving linear equations task, complete with answers to review this skill and link in with solving the inequalities. Examples for you to go through with your students before giving them questions to attempt. Blank number lines to get students to come to the board to answer questions, before revealing the answers (included).
Identifying Expressions, Equations, Identities and Formulae
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Identifying Expressions, Equations, Identities and Formulae

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A lesson (ppt) to go through the differences between expressions, equations, identities and formulae. Starter involves getting students to write their own definitions of an expression before discussing as a class which is the best definition. Main tasks include being given definitions for the equations, identities, and formulae. Simple equations to solve, '2 facts 1 lie' type activity for identifying identities, formulae to substitute into and work out the value of a variable. After these an activity that involves students stating whether something is an expression, equation, identity or formula, answers included. Then, a '2 facts 1 lie' and review of learning plenary at the end of the lesson.
Mega Substitution Grid
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Mega Substitution Grid

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This is an activity I use with my students after we have covered substitution into expressions. Students are given the MEGA substitution grid and a mini whiteboard/their exercise book and must substitute the values given in each column into the expressions in each row. The grid should be completely filled in. There are a few parts of the grid already filled in for the teacher to go through with the class - ensuring they are able to see how the values have been achieved. All answers included in the ppt. Grid displayed on the board throughout the activity so the teacher can refer to as students ask questions. The activity involves substituting integer values (positive, negative and zero) into simple expressions (including negatives), those with squared terms and brackets.
GCSE Trigonometry Revision Sheet
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GCSE Trigonometry Revision Sheet

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I created this GCSE Trigonometry Revision sheet for my Y11 students. I printed the pdf document on A3 paper and got students to complete the questions on the sheet, adding in their own notes/mnemonics to help them remember when to use each rule/formula. The students really enjoyed doing this activity in class as part of their revision for their examinations and then took their A3 sheets home to use as part of their ongoing revision. Once the sheet was filled in, and checked/marked we used them to answer questions from text books/past exam papers. One of my students' completed sheets is attached too.
Solving Algebraic Fractions
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Solving Algebraic Fractions

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This is a ppt of lessons for solving algebraic fractions. Starter involves solving linear equations that involve fractions (and brackets), answers included. Solving algebraic fractions by 'cross-multiplying' examples are then given for you to go through with your students before they attempt some questions, all answers included. Another quick starter on adding/subtracting fractions. Then, examples to solve algebraic fractions that deduce a quadratic equation to be solved. Use of a common denominator and then recapping of the methods to solve quadratic equations is necessary and can come out in the teacher's examples included. Questions then given for students to attempt, all answers given. Finally, a 'Finish Him' style plenary task for students to attempt after the teacher has started it off for them. All slides have 'tabs' to refer back to LOs and key words throughout the lesson - can be copied and pasted to any slide/ppt.
Circle Theorems Lesson - Dissection
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Circle Theorems Lesson - Dissection

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This is a lesson I teach on Circle Theorems. The main resource is the notebook file which contains details on the starter task (see below), all circle theorems explained and detailed for students to copy on A3 paper (this is how I usually get them to do it), then 10 multiple choice questions to answer using my ABCD Fans (see my free resources)[can also use mini whiteboards]. The starter task, separate wsheet for students, involves them picking out parts of the diagram shown to identify angle facts already known - angles in a triangle, quadrilateral etc. This is then on the notebook file which is interactive and layered, allowing you to pull out certain features to explain to students.
Constructions Comics
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Constructions Comics

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2 sets of engaging comics containing the constructions needed at KS3 and KS4. The first comic contains perpendicular line and angle constructions; the second contains the triangle constructions (SSS, SAS, ASA). Students follow the instructions on the comics to complete their constructions leaving you time to help those students that require a bit more support. There is a triangle constructions worksheet included, as well as an index in the teacher instructions to easily find the construction you are teaching. Read more and see examples here...http://goo.gl/vQKoQR
(Seasonal) Logic Problems
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(Seasonal) Logic Problems

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2 Logic Problem puzzles themed around Christmas and Easter. Word and Excel documents included so you can create your own Logic Problems as well as using the ones included here. All answers included too (in the Excel files)
Times Tables Busters
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Times Tables Busters

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An interactive PowerPoint for the IWB to help students recall of their times tables. Themed around the popular ‘Blockbusters’ TV programme format students (in teams) try and get times tables questions correct and create a row of answers from the left to the right of the grid. All slides are interactive with all controls explained the teacher instructions document. My students love the competitive nature of this game and learn their tables at the same time. All times tables 2-12 are included as well as separate games for square numbers, mixed times tables and a bonus ‘tricky’ game of the 12-19 times tables!
Plotting and Identifying Coordinates (Iron Man, Minion, Heart, Dragon & Bat Logo)
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Plotting and Identifying Coordinates (Iron Man, Minion, Heart, Dragon & Bat Logo)

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A set of 5 different pixelated images to create by joining coordinates. These resources are very popular on the TES and I decided to make my own for my students as I enjoy doing them just as much as they do. Included are: a heart, a ‘minion’ (from the ‘Despicable Me’ films), the ‘bat logo’, a Dragon (for St. George's Day) and ‘Iron Man’. All images include both a 1st quadrant only and all 4 quadrants set of coordinates so you can differentiate for your students’ abilities. All answers included
Mathematics Revision Cards/Activities Book
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Mathematics Revision Cards/Activities Book

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A 39 page resource of the revision cards/activities I have used with my classes when finishing topics or when revising for exams. Included in the resource are templates for you/your students to create your own revision cards. There are over 10 different revision cards to create/use. I have also provided examples/pictures of cards I have made, and some they have created too! All instructions to create each card are included in the resource. Read more and see examples here -> http://goo.gl/zjtTxU
Properties of Quadrilaterals Plenary
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Properties of Quadrilaterals Plenary

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This is a plenary activity I do when teaching Properties of Quadrilaterals. I use my ABCD Fans (see my free resources) for this, but mini whiteboards would work just as well. 10 questions to test students knowledge on the properties of quadrilaterals.
Mathematics Revision Cards/Activities Book
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Mathematics Revision Cards/Activities Book

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A 39 page resource of the revision cards/activities I have used with my classes when finishing topics or when revising for exams. Included in the resource are templates for you/your students to create your own revision cards. There are over 10 different revision cards to create/use. I have also provided examples/pictures of cards I have made, and some they have created too! All instructions to create each card are included in the resource. Read more and see examples here -> http://goo.gl/zjtTxU
Mathematical Plenary Sticks
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Mathematical Plenary Sticks

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A set of 100+ Plenary questions/tasks to use in your Mathematics lessons. Print, cut up and laminate each page of this resource before hole punching and binding the ‘sticks’ together for plenty of use in your lessons. Included in the resource, in addition to the 100+ questions/tasks are blank ‘sticks’ for you to create your own questions/tasks, plus suggestions as to how best use this resource with your students. Read more here...http://goo.gl/J2LYSe
Expanding Brackets and Simplifying Expressions
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Expanding Brackets and Simplifying Expressions

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A notebook (and converted PowerPoint) file on Expanding Brackets and Simplifying Expressions. This is a whole lesson's worth of content, possibly two lessons. Includes a starter to expand single brackets and collect together 'like terms' in simple expressions. Examples for you to go through with your class before giving students questions to attempt. There are then 4 different plenary activities to use with your class: a matching activity, a 'spot the mistake' activity, a 'noughts and crosses' activity and finally a 'Finish Him' question! I originally created this resource in SMART notebook but have converted it into a ppt for more to use/benefit from - I've added some animations to make it as usable.