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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.
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.
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
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.
KS3 Data Handling Project
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KS3 Data Handling Project

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This is a 6 week 'homework&' project I have created for my set 1 Y9 class. I have saved the ppt as a pdf to give to each of them as a guide to their h/w over the 6 week period. The idea is that this guidance allows them to create their own data handling project including as many aspects of the topics we have covered in class as possible. For more information on how I intend to use this and the feedback once I have had all projects submitted check out my blog: http://mrcollinsmaths.blogspot.co.uk
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!
GCSE Mathematics Data Handling Revision/Key Points
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GCSE Mathematics Data Handling Revision/Key Points

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I have recently created this presentation to run through with my Y11s in preparation for their GCSE Mathematics exams. The topics covered are: Stem & Leaf Diagrams, Scatter Graphs, Frequency Polygons, Questionnaires, Estimate of the mean from a grouped frequency table, Cumulative Frequency Curves, Box Plots, Stratified Random Sampling, Probability Tree Diagrams, Histograms and Two Way Tables. I've highlighted key points for each topic that students need to remember. A3 sheets with questions now uploaded for students to use as you go through presentation!
Factorising Quadratics Lesson(s)
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Factorising Quadratics Lesson(s)

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This a complete set of lessons on factorising quadratic expressions. Starter includes expanding single and double brackets, all answers included Then, a nice 'Products and Sums' task where students, on mini whiteboards, find which numbers have a product of ... and a sum of... . LOs, before examples for you to cover with your class on each permutation of signs in the brackets once factorised - a very scaffolded approach to suit lower ability students. All answers included for questions posed to students. Other starter activity is to find pairs of expressions that match before continuing with the series of lessons. Finally, a 'My favourite No' (see my blog mrcollinsmaths.blogspot.co.uk) plenary task to review students learning.
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).
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.
Mr Collins' Mathematical Stories - 'The Pythagosaurus Rex'
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Mr Collins' Mathematical Stories - 'The Pythagosaurus Rex'

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This is the first of a series of 'stories' I have written for my students. This story involves some dinosaurs ('trinosaurs') in the shapes of common triangles. The 'trinosaurs' love to work out each others' perimeters and areas but have trouble working out their areas when they don't know their heights - cue 'The Pythagosaurus Rex' - who helps the other 'trinosaurs' work out their missing lengths (heights) using Pythagoras' Theorem. The story includes explaining how to find the perimeter and area of triangles (no trig involved), then explaining Pythagoras' theorem and some questions to attempt (answers at the back of the book). All pictures hand drawn by me! I show the story to my students at the start of teaching Pythagoras and get them to read it aloud in class - can be quite fun as it's a change from 'the norm'.
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
Y10 Consolidation Homeworks
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Y10 Consolidation Homeworks

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This is a set of 6 homework sheets I use with Higher Tier GCSE students in Year 10. Each sheet has 10 questions on, which stay the same throughout the sheets - the numbers/wording of the questions change slightly. Topics covered: Rounding to Significant Figures, Standard Form, Substituting into Linear Equations to find values to plot, Area and Circumference of Circles, HCF/LCM and Product of Prime Numbers, Estimation, Multiplying 2-digit numbers, Solving Linear Equations. All answers included on a separate sheet for easy marking! I upload the homework sheets to our school's VLE for students to attempt/download themselves each week. Easy to set, easy to collect in, easy to mark and give feedback in class.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.