Pythagoras - Longer and Shorter Sides (including CATCHPHRASE STYLE ACTIVITIES)

Pythagoras - Longer and Shorter Sides (including CATCHPHRASE STYLE ACTIVITIES)

This resource is perfect for a series of 3 lessons on Pythagoras' Theorem. Slides 4 -7. Two examples that the teacher can use to demonstrate finding the longest side. Then a slide of 8 questions for pupils to practice. Two further examples of finding the diagonal of a rectangle and 3 questions (extension) asking pupils which rectangle has the longest diagonal. Slides 9 - 10. Two examples that the teacher can use to demonstrate finding the shorter side. Then a CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY with 12 questions. It is animated so that pupils can give answers and a picture is revealed behind. Answer: Bunjee Jumper Slides 12 - 13. Two examples that the teacher can use to demonstrate finding the longer and shorter sides. Then a CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY with 12 questions. It is animated so that pupils can give answers and a picture is revealed behind. Answer: Head in the Sand I have used these resources with all levels of Foundation pupils and they find it very engaging.
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Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) - Finding side lengths TWO CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES (each with 12 questions)

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

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.
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Solving Simultaneous Equations -  3 GREAT CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES

Solving Simultaneous Equations - 3 GREAT CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES

This is a perfect resrouce for 3 lessons on solving simultaneous equations. It is aimed at foundation GCSE students (grade 5), although it would also be a good introduction to easier simultaneous equations for higher tier students. It comprises the following: Slides 2 and 3 - Two examples of solving basic simultaneous equations (e.g. 4x + y = 26, x + y = 8 AND 3x - y = 2, 2x + y = 13). These are animated to step through the process with students. Slide 5 - Catchphrase activity (see image) with 16 questions of a similar style to slide 2 and 3. Students provide answers and reveal part of a picture. Answer: Falling of Deaf Ears Slides 7 and 8 - Two examples of solving harder simultaneous equations (e.g. 4x + 2y = 22, x + y = 7 AND 3x - 2y = 13, 2x + y = 11). These are animated to step through the process with students. Slide 10 - Catchphrase activity (see image) with 16 questions of a similar style to slide 7 and 8. Students provide answers and reveal part of a picture. Answer: Count on Us Slide 13 - A further cathprhase activity with a mixture of different styles. Answer: Apple Pie. All answers to the catchphrase activity are provided in the notes section of Powerpoint slides.
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Expanding Triple Brackets (including Problem Solving GCSE questions)

Expanding Triple Brackets (including Problem Solving GCSE questions)

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

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

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.
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Pythagoras Trigonometry - TWO STEP PROBLEM SOLVING

Pythagoras Trigonometry - TWO STEP PROBLEM SOLVING

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.
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Trigonometry - deriving exact values for cos, sin and tan 30/45/60 & problem solving questions

Trigonometry - deriving exact values for cos, sin and tan 30/45/60 & problem solving questions

Perfect resource for showing pupils how to derive exact values for sin, cos and tan 30/45/60 using right angled triangles. Fully animated to step through the process for each (using the formula triangles SOH, CAH, TOA). In addition, there are some extension problem solving questions that require pupils to find side lengths in sin 30 and cos 60 triangles. These are the easier versions of this style of problem that do not include surds. There are 2 questions to model to pupils and 4 practice questions. Practice questions have answers included.
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Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction (GCSE stlyle questions)

Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction (GCSE stlyle questions)

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.
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Forming and Solving Equations when given SIDE LENGTHS and AREA of TWO SHAPES in ALGEBRA

Forming and Solving Equations when given SIDE LENGTHS and AREA of TWO SHAPES in ALGEBRA

This resource is perfect for teaching problem solving style algebra questions (e.g. suited to the new style 1-9 GCSE questions). It is split into two sections, both involve forming equations with 'x' on both sides and solving. Section 1: Students are given two side lengths in algebra (e.g. opposite sides of a rectangle) that are equal. Students then need to form and solve an equation to find the value of 'x'. Section 2: Students are given a rectangle and a triangle. Students need to use the algebraic side lengths to find the area (e.g. side lengths of 2x + 4 and 3 would create an area of 6x + 12) and then need to form and solve an equations to find the value of 'x'. Extension: Students to substitute their values to find the area. This is also a ueful check to see whether they have the correct answer. Answers included in the notes section of the slide.
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Error Intervals & Bounds (new Foundation GCSE 9-1 content!)

Error Intervals & Bounds (new Foundation GCSE 9-1 content!)

Perfect resource for teaching Foundation pupils error intervals and bounds. This is new GCSE content and has been seen on June 2017 Edexcel and AQA examination papers (4 marks on offer). The resource is split into two sections. Section 1 - Pupils state the error intervals. 5 model questions (with animated answers) and a further 20 questions, including a CATCHPHRASE activity. Answer: Half Baked. Section 2 - Pupils solve problems using error intervals (e.g. minimum & maximum perimeter). 4 questions that the teacher can use to model and a further 8 questions on a worksheet to practice.
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Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) - Finding side lengths TWO CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITIES (each with 12 questions)

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

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.
pncullen1984
Forming and Solving Equations - Worded Questions "I think of a number"

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

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.
pncullen1984
Probability - Sample Space Diagrams (same as new style 1-9 GCSE AQA questions)

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

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.
pncullen1984
FUNCTION MACHINES (Writing and Solving Equations) - GCSE Foundation / Higher Level questions

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

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

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

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.
pncullen1984
Forming and Solving Equations when GIVEN THE PERIMETER or when shapes have EQUAL SIDES

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

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

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

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.
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Completing Bank Statements - GCSE Maths Questions

Completing Bank Statements - GCSE Maths Questions

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.
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Mean, Median, Mode and Range (with negatives!) - questions and CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY

Mean, Median, Mode and Range (with negatives!) - questions and CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY

Ideal resource for teaching pupils how to find the mean, median, mode and range from a set of numbers. The later questions include negative numbers which will stretch the more able pupils. Includes the following: Definition of mean, median, mode and range Two practice questions (with animated answers) that the teacher can model with the pupils. Five practice questions A catchphrase activity with 16 questions. Each question requires pupils to find two of either mode, median, mode or range. Questions towards the end are more challenging (include negative numbers).
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Algebra GCSE maths revision - Foundation

Algebra GCSE maths revision - Foundation

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.
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Angle / Pependicular Bisectors and Loci - GCSE Maths Revision

Angle / Pependicular Bisectors and Loci - GCSE Maths Revision

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.
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Finding the mean (WITH NEGATIVES) & CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY

Finding the mean (WITH NEGATIVES) & CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY

Perfect resource for a lower ability group (or Years 7-8). Pupils are asked to find the mean from a list of numbers. All the questions do not require calculators and help build pupils mental addition / subtraction skills. The presentation can be split into three sections. Section 1: No negatives - example for the teacher to demonstrate and then eight practice questions. Section 2: With negatives - examples for the teacher to demonstrate and then eight practice questions. Section 3: A catchphrase plenary with mixed questions on finding the mean (with/without negatives). Answer to the catchphrase is 'First Aid'.
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Finding the median (including decimals & harder examples) and CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY

Finding the median (including decimals & harder examples) and CATCHPHRASE ACTIVITY

Perfect resource for teaching pupils how to find the median from a set of numbers. It contains three examples that the teacher can use to model with pupils. Example 1 is straight forward. Example 2 has a decimal answer. Example 3 requires pupils to find the middle of two numbers that are not next to each other e.g. 4 and 8. There is then a slide with 10 questions (mixture of above) for pupils to practice. Finally, there is a catchphrase activity - 9 further questions that give pupils the chance to reveal part of a picture. Fully animated. Answer is 'Hole in One'. Great as a plenery or starter activity.
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Transformations - GCSE Maths Revision

Transformations - GCSE Maths Revision

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 all four 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.
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