Hero image

Mr Cullen's Maths Shop

Average Rating4.63
(based on 25 reviews)

I am an experienced teacher dedicated to creating fantastic resources that engage pupils. My resources give teachers examples that they can model with pupils before giving pupils the chance to practice plenty of example questions. My pupils love answering questions using the catchphrase activity - I have found it really keeps them on task and engaged (especially if there is a small prize for whoever answers the catchphrase correct!)

33Uploads

22k+Views

1k+Downloads

I am an experienced teacher dedicated to creating fantastic resources that engage pupils. My resources give teachers examples that they can model with pupils before giving pupils the chance to practice plenty of example questions. My pupils love answering questions using the catchphrase activity - I have found it really keeps them on task and engaged (especially if there is a small prize for whoever answers the catchphrase correct!)
Expanding Triple Brackets (including Problem Solving GCSE questions)
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Expanding Triple Brackets (including Problem Solving GCSE questions)

(2)
Perfect resource for teaching pupils how to expand triple brackets - new grade 9-1 GCSE content. Starter: Expanding double brackets x2 questions. The resource includes 3 (fully animated) practice questions. I personally use grid method to avoid common mistakes made by pupils. There are then 9 practice questions with answers. DIFFERENTIATED to stretch the most able pupils. 3 questions require pupils to form expressions for the volume of a cuboid, triangular prism and cube. This is a CATCHPHRASE activity. Pupils answer questions to reveal a picture - 'Hole in One'.
Algebra GCSE maths revision - Foundation
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Algebra GCSE maths revision - Foundation

(2)
This resource is perfect if you want to revise algebra for foundation (grade 1 to grade 5) maths students. It starts with three slides that allow a teacher to go through expanding and simplifying brackets, factorising (quadratics and non quadratics), solving equations, solving inequalities (including stating which integers satisfy both ineqaulities) and solving simultaneous equations. It then has a catchphrase activity where there are 20 mixed questions. Pupils answer the questions to reveal a square. Behind the squares is a catchphrase - ANSWER is 'Keeping an Eye on Things'. Perfect to keep pupils motivated during revision lessons.
Transformations - GCSE Maths Revision
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Transformations - GCSE Maths Revision

(2)
This resource covers both performing and describing transformations. It is designed as a revision resource for foundation AQA students prior to their GCSE examination. It is in publisher and can be printed as a booklet onto A3 paper (folded) in order to turn it into an A4 booklet. There is four pages. Page 1 - teacher demonstrates the four transformations (see image). Page 2 - six practice questions that ask students to perform a variety of transformations / combined transformations. Page 3 - teacher demonstrates how to describe transformation. Page 4 - eight questions that ask students to describe single transformations. Pages 1 and 3 are included in the powerpoint presentation should the teacher wish to demonstrate on the board. Personally, I think it is best to use a visualiser. It covers transformations, reflections (including y=x), rotations and enlargements (positive and fractional). It therefore covers topics tested on AQA Foundation grade 1 to grade 5.
Forming and Solving Equations with ANGLES and ANGLES IN PARALLEL LINES (new 1-9 GCSE style)
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Forming and Solving Equations with ANGLES and ANGLES IN PARALLEL LINES (new 1-9 GCSE style)

(2)
Ideal set of resources for teaching pupils how to answer questions that require them to apply known angle facts and solve to fin the value of 'x'. Includes the following: Two examples (triangle and quadrailateral) where angles are given using algebra. Students need to form an equation equal to either 180 or 360. There is then a slide with 8 questions for practice. Two practice examples (straight line and around a point) where angles are given using algebra. Students need to form an equation equal to either 180 or 360. There is then a slide with 8 questions for practice. Two practice examples (Trapezium and Parallelogram) where two Co-Interior angles are given using algebra. Students need to form an equation equal to 180. There is then a slide with 8 questions (mixed triangle, quadrilateral, trapezium and parallelogram) for practice. Three practice examples (Alternate, Corresponding and Co-Interior) where pupils need to form equations and solve to find 'x'. There is a worksheet (attached) with six additional questions to practice. Easily enough for a few lessons on this topic. Thanks for looking.
Completing Bank Statements - GCSE Maths Questions
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Completing Bank Statements - GCSE Maths Questions

(2)
Ideal resource for teaching bank statements to GCSE pupils. This has been created to be similar to the new style GCSE questions that are now on the AQA practice papers (and on the June 2017 paper!) It includes the following: Two bank statements where the teacher can model how to complete the statement. Six practice questions (on the separate worksheet) where pupils need to work out the closing balances.
Forming and Solving Equations when GIVEN THE PERIMETER or when shapes have EQUAL SIDES
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Forming and Solving Equations when GIVEN THE PERIMETER or when shapes have EQUAL SIDES

(1)
Ideal resource for teaching pupils how to form and solve equations when you are given the perimeter and given side lengths in algebra OR when side lengths are given using algebra and are equal (e.g. opposite sides of a rectangle). Includes the following: Two practice questions where pupils are given shapes that have side lengths using algebra (e.g. 2x + 3, 3x - 4). Pupils need to form an expression for the perimeter and make it equal to the given perimeter. There is then a slide with 8 questions for pupils to practice. Two pratice questions where pupils are given a rectangle / isosceles triangle and use the fact that there are pairs of equal sides to form an equation and solve (e.g. 4x - 3 = 2x + 7). There is then a slide with 8 questions for pupils to practice. Finally there is a slide with 8 questions (different styles) for pupils to use as revision.
WORDED GCSE forming and solving equations - angles in triangles / ages
pncullen1984pncullen1984

WORDED GCSE forming and solving equations - angles in triangles / ages

(1)
Perfect resource for teaching pupils how to form and solve equations. All worded problems - angles in a triangle, ages of three different people etc. Very similar style to the question on Edexcel GCSE June 2017 (see example image). Helps pupils to form expressions and combine them to form and solve equations. Five example questions (with answers) and eight practice questions on Powerpoint / separate worksheet. Please also check out my resource of forming and solving - finding angles / perimeter.
Finding the Equation of a Tangent to a Circle - GCSE Higher Tier (new 1-9 GCSE style) resource
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Finding the Equation of a Tangent to a Circle - GCSE Higher Tier (new 1-9 GCSE style) resource

(1)
A resource that is ideal if you are teaching pupils how to find the tangent to a circle at a given co-ordinate. This now appears on the new higher tier 1-9 GCSE. Included is the following: Re-cap on finding the radius of a circle from its equation Re-cap on understanding that two lines are perpendicular when gradients multiply to -1 Two examples on powerpoint & word document (see attached) that allow the teacher to model how to find the equation of a tangent to a circle. It is scaffolded into three steps: Step 1: Find the gradient of the radius to a given point on the circumference, Step 2: Find the gradient of a tangent and Step 3: Finding the equation of a tangent. One page (7 different questions) requiring pupils to find the equation of tangents. Q6 and Q7 provide extension opportunities. Plenary question - AQA exam question.
Pythagoras Trigonometry - TWO STEP PROBLEM SOLVING
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Pythagoras Trigonometry - TWO STEP PROBLEM SOLVING

(1)
Perfect resource for higher ability pupils to practice both Pythagoras and Trigonometry problems. All questions require pupils to use a combination of both Pythagoras and Trigonometry in each question. There are two worked examples and 9 practice questions (all with answers!). Finding side lengths and finding angles included.
Probability - Sample Space Diagrams (same as new style 1-9 GCSE AQA questions)
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Probability - Sample Space Diagrams (same as new style 1-9 GCSE AQA questions)

(1)
This resource is perfect if you want a lesson on using sample space digrams to answer probability questions. It has been designed to reflect the NEW STYLE GCSE (AQA) questions on this topic - i.e. two spinners are spun and you have to add them / work out the difference, before answering a probability question. There are two slides with examples that the teacher can use to go through with pupils. There are 4 main questions and two extention questions on the powerpoint and worksheet (ready to be printed!). This has been tried and tested with a set 3 class (target grades 4 and 5) and has worked perfectly.
Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction (GCSE stlyle questions)
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction (GCSE stlyle questions)

(1)
Ideal resource for teaching pupils how to interpret menu prices (etc) and solve worded problems. Pupils develop their addition and subtraction skills. Resource Includes: Model example with three questions. Pupils need to add prices and work out how much change will be left over. Six practice questions (on the A4 worksheet) which allow pupils to practice these skills.
Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) - Finding side lengths TWO CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES (each with 12 questions)
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) - Finding side lengths TWO CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES (each with 12 questions)

(1)
This resource is perfect for three lessons on finding side lengths using trigonometry. Slide 1 - Introducing pupils to trigonometry (when do we use SOH CAH TOA) Slide 2 - Introducing pupils to labelling the sides of the triangle O, H and A. Slide 3 - 5 Three examples that the teacher can work through with pupils. Please note - I use the formula triangle method for teaching trigonometry. Step 1: Label the sides, Step 2: Cross off either O, H or A. Step 3- Write the formula triangle and use it to write a formula for finding the side, Step 4: Substitute values into the formula. Slide 6 - Twelve trig questions in the style of a CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY. Pupils love answering questions to reveal a catchphrase behind - fully animated. Answer: Lazy Bones Slide 7 -10. A repeat of slides 3-5. I have found that you need to do a lot of practice before students are familiar with the method. Slide 11 - A further catchphrase activity with twelve questions. Answer: Count on Us All slides can be adapted if you need to do more lessons / more practice.
Angle / Pependicular Bisectors and Loci - GCSE Maths Revision
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Angle / Pependicular Bisectors and Loci - GCSE Maths Revision

(1)
This resource is ideal as a revision lesson prior to students taking their GCSE maths - covering bisecting angles, perpendicular bisector of lines and applying these to answer loci questions. It is aimed at GCSE students doing the foundation paper (grades 1 to grade 5). There is a publisher document that can be printed onto A3 paper (as a booklet) so it can be folded and given to students to write on. Consists of 4 pages: Page 1 - teacher models how to bisect an angle, draw the perpendicular to a line and draw a region within a certain distance from a point (see image). Page 2- students practice bisecting angles and drawing the perpendicular to a line. Page 3 and Page 4 - six practice loci questions where pupils have to find the region within the triangle / rectangle that satisfies the criteria (e.g. within 4cm of point A , closer to line AB than AC , closer to point A than point B). There is a powerpoint resourse alondside that the teacher can use to model answers. Ideally, the teacher will use a visualiser to demonstrate on screen how to perform the bisecting using compass and ruler.
Factorising Double Brackets - Including Questions and Catchphrase activities
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Factorising Double Brackets - Including Questions and Catchphrase activities

(0)
This resource is for the teaching of factorising quadratics into double brackets. All quadratics are in the form x² + ax + b (a and b are either positive or negative). It has been used for a classroom observation graded outstanding. It has numerous slides that allow teachers to demonstrate how to factorise quadratics as well as 30 practice questions. It also has two catchphrase style activities (see image). These allow pupils to answer a further 16 questions and reveal a catchphrase. Answers: Pain in the Neck and CrossRoads.
Product of Prime Factors - TWO CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Product of Prime Factors - TWO CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES

(0)
Two catchphrase activities (see image), each with 16 questions, on finding the product of prime factors. Keeps pupils engaged in lessons as they answer questions in order to reveal a catchphrase picture. The slide is fully animated so when you click it, it reveals part of the picture behind. The first catchphrase is perfect for less able pupils. Second catchphrase better for more able pupils. Answer to Catchphrase 1: Ice Cube Answer to Catchphrase 2: Long John Silver
GCSE Revision and Catchphrase activities
pncullen1984pncullen1984

GCSE Revision and Catchphrase activities

10 Resources
This bundle includes my best 10 resources. Included is my Foundation Starter question powerpoint slides (including over 250 questions!) testing a wide variety of topics for pupils between Grade 1 to Grade 5 styled for the new 1-9 GCSE AQA exam. There are revision resources (tried and tested) on my June 2017 class covering the topics of Algebra, Bisectors and Loci, and Transformations. Finally, there are six specific topics that include powerpoint presentations and questions. Each contains at least one superb catchphrase activity - these allow pupils to answer questions and reveal parts of a picture. These really do keep pupils engaged through to the end of the lesson! Fantastic bundle saving you over 25% of the combined price. Thanks for looking! Mr Cullen
Sequences and Nth Term - Includes SEVEN different CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES to support learning
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Sequences and Nth Term - Includes SEVEN different CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES to support learning

(0)
This is a complete resource for anyone wanting to teach a series of lessons on sequences and nth term. It includes the following: Introduction to sequences (e.g. what are the next two terms) - CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY 1 Finding a term in a sequence (e.g. 7th term in 4, 7, 10, ...) - CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY 2 Creating a sequence from a linear nth term - Questions & CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY 3 Creating a sequence from a quadratic nth term - Questions & CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY 4 Finding numbers in TWO sequences (e.g. find the number between 20 and 30 in both .... and .....) -CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY 5 Deriving th nth term from a linear sequence - CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY 6 Plus a revision slide covering many of the topics above - CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY 7!
Forming and Solving Equations - Worded Questions "I think of a number"
pncullen1984pncullen1984

Forming and Solving Equations - Worded Questions "I think of a number"

(1)
Ideal resource for introducing pupils to forming and solving equations. All questions are of the style like the following. " I think of a number. I times it by 5, then subtract 3. My answer is 17. What was the number I was thinking of?" Form an equation and solve. It starts with asking pupils to create 'one-step' equations, then moves onto two-step equations. There is a two sided worksheet with plenty of questions on both one step and two step equations. I have also included an extension slide with three step equations and double sided eqautions. This resource is tried and tested on all levels of pupils / all years and has worked really well.
FUNCTION MACHINES (Writing and Solving Equations) - GCSE Foundation / Higher Level questions
pncullen1984pncullen1984

FUNCTION MACHINES (Writing and Solving Equations) - GCSE Foundation / Higher Level questions

(1)
Ideal resource for the new style of GCSE questions on function machines - especially deriving equations from function machines. Aimed at AQA specification, but suitable for other boards. It comprises of the following: Introduction to function machines (finding inputs / outputs and deriving equations) + questions Two function machines, same output - find the input. Forming and Solving eqautions + questions Two function machines, different outputs - find the input. Forming and Solving equations + questions All have answers.
GCSE Maths - Foundation AQA starter questions (over 250!) Grade 1 to Grade 5.
pncullen1984pncullen1984

GCSE Maths - Foundation AQA starter questions (over 250!) Grade 1 to Grade 5.

(0)
This resource is ideal for anyone teaching foundation GCSE maths (AQA). It covers topics from grades 1 to 5 and is specifically tailored to the new style of GCSE questions. The questions are deliberately similar to those that have been seen on the specimin and practice paper sets released by AQA to date. They cover a range of both calculator and non calculator topics. There are 32 slides with between 5 to 11 questions on each slide. Over 250 questions in total. These can be used for revision or as starter activities. They are tried and tested within my department with great success. They include new grade 5 topics now included in the foundation AQA GCSE (e.g. simultaneous equations, trigonometry, vector calculations, error intervals ...). The image is an example of just one of the slides.