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A collection of engaging mathematics resources to help your students get the most out of your maths lessons. You will find a wide variety of resources from worksheets to whole class activities with more being added every week!

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A collection of engaging mathematics resources to help your students get the most out of your maths lessons. You will find a wide variety of resources from worksheets to whole class activities with more being added every week!
Equations Codebreaker Sheet Collection

Equations Codebreaker Sheet Collection

This is a set of 5 engaging Equations Codebreaker worksheets where pupils need to solve the equations (including some negative answers), and fill in the grids below with the correct letters to find the hidden messages/joke punchlines. The hidden messages should read as follows: 1) One Step Equations - "He stole the queens hat" 2) Two Step Equations - "Chocolate ice cream sandwiches" 3) Two Step Equations with Fractions - "It grew square roots" 4) Equations with Brackets - "The Thief was Prince Harry!" 5) Equations with unknowns on both sides - "Because it had so many problems" These resources are also available individually from my page.
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One to Two Step Linear Equations Quiz Quiz Trade

One to Two Step Linear Equations Quiz Quiz Trade

Linear equations whole class activity which covers one and two step linear equations. This activity is excellent for differentiation as it allows for pupils to choose their own level of question and progress to the next difficulty at their own speed. It also encourages pupils to work together independently to solve their difficulties instead of instantly relying on the teacher. I have used it many times with my classes and it has proved to be a highly engaging resource for pupils. Instructions: - Print off the card sets on red, amber and green card respectively and place each set of cards somewhere in the room (keeping the same colours together). - All pupils start on a red card (one step addition/subtraction). - Pupils attempt the question on their card writing their answer and their initials on the back. - Pupils fetch another card and repeat. - If pupils pick a card that has been completed, they check the answer. If they come to the same answer they add their initials to the back. If they disagree they find the original pupil and discuss the question together. - Pupils move up to the next level of difficulty when they feel they are ready.
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Density Mass Volume Bingo

Density Mass Volume Bingo

Fun, engaging and easy to use bingo activity to help pupils consolidate their use of the density mass and volume formulae. Recommended for about 10-15 minutes of lesson time after covering the topic in more detail. 30 questions and answers, pupils choose 9 answers at the start and put them in a 3x3 grid before running through the questions.
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Equations from a Straight Line Worksheet

Equations from a Straight Line Worksheet

Double sided worksheet with 24 straight line graphs for pupils to write down the equation of. ranging from positive gradients to negative, and then fractional gradients. EDIT: I recently did a lesson on this topic with some higher set year 11's, so have produced a second, harder sheet that includes axes with different scales, forcing pupils to use "change in y/change in x" to find gradient instead of just going one across and counting squares. The new sheet is only one sided, but is more suitable for higher attaining pupils. Answers now included.
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Place Value Codebreaker (Underlined Digit)

Place Value Codebreaker (Underlined Digit)

Engaging code breaker activity in which pupils write down the value of the underlined digits for each letter and decode the hidden joke. Answers sheet included. The joke should read "Where to maths teachers go on vacation? Times Square!"
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Differentiated Division Worksheet

Differentiated Division Worksheet

A differentiated worksheet for division using bus stop method. Pupils can choose which section (out of 3) to attempt based on their own confidence. In the red section the "bus stop" has been set out for the pupils for all except the last four questions. In the amber section pupils need to set it out for them, with a worded question at the end. In the green section the first few questions give decimal answers, followed with some worded questions leading up to some multi step problems.
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Rotations Worksheet

Rotations Worksheet

Worksheet with 12 rotation questions for pupils to complete. The first six have the centre of rotation drawn on the grid, the last six the pupils will have to find them themselves.
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Addition and Subtraction Activity Bundle!

Addition and Subtraction Activity Bundle!

A complete collection of my written addition and subtraction resources for KS2 and KS3. This collection includes: - Complete lesson plans for written methods of addition and subtraction - A differentiated worksheet for each topic - Various consolidation activities and starters, including Treasure Hunts, Connect 4, Crossnumbers, Bingos and more!
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Place Value Resource Bundle

Place Value Resource Bundle

Complete collection of my place value resources, including a lesson plan, worksheet, blockbusters game, bingo and much more!
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Place Value Blockbusters Game

Place Value Blockbusters Game

Fun and engaging blockbusters activity for the classroom based on the classic TV show. This particular activity is designed to help pupils consolidate their knowledge of place value. Split the class into two teams and assign each one to be either blue or white. Each team takes turns to choose a letter that will then reveal a question. If they get the question right make the tile their colour by clicking the blue or white boxes on each tile. The blue team win if they make a connected row across the screen, and the white team win if they make one going down. Because the blue team have another tile to complete, they should go first.
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Place Value Treasure Hunt Activities

Place Value Treasure Hunt Activities

Two Treasure Hunt activities designed for pupils to practice their understanding of place value. One requires pupils to convert words into figures, the other involves finding the value of an underlined digit. Pupils can complete the task individually or in pairs. The cards should be cut out and stuck around the wall of the classroom. Pupils go and stand near one of the cards (in a pair or individually) - possibly whiteboards should be given to them for working out - and they start with that card. When they answer the question on the card they go and find the card that has that answer on, making a note of the order of the cards (the card numbers are at the bottom of the cards). When they get round to the card they started at, pupils are done and come to you to check their work. The correct order is included in the documents so you can see quickly where any mistakes have been made. Blank answer sheets are also included for pupils to write down the card numbers.
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Decimal Division Codebreaker Sheet

Decimal Division Codebreaker Sheet

Engaging code breaker activity in which pupils work out the decimal division questions for each letter and decode the hidden joke. Answers sheet included. The joke should read "What do you call a sleeping bull? A bull-dozer!"
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Differentiated Written Addition Worksheet

Differentiated Written Addition Worksheet

Differentiated written addition worksheet designed for KS2 or low attaining KS3 pupils. The questions come in three levels - Red (plain addition building up to carrying), Amber (Carrying leading up to pupils setting up the columns themselves) and Green (Pupils set up the columns, includes some decimal addition). There is also an extra GCSE style problem solving functional maths question to challenge the higher attaining pupils.
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Division Activity Bundle

Division Activity Bundle

A complete collection of all my division resources, including but not limited to: - complete lesson powerpoint - differentiated worksheet - treasure hunt activity - connect 4 activity - silhouette activity sheet All for a massive discount!
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Decimal Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

Decimal Addition and Subtraction Worksheet

This worksheet is a combination of my decimal addition and decimal subtraction worksheets, aimed at teachers who prefer to teach these together. There are three sections, the red section assists pupils by setting out the problems for them at first before forcing them to do so themselves. In the yellow section the pupils must set out all the problems themselves, whereas the green section contains worded questions and some problem solving elements. Answers are included.
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Decimal Addition Codebreaker

Decimal Addition Codebreaker

Engaging code breaker activity in which pupils work out the decimal addition sums for each letter and decode the hidden joke. Answers sheet included. The joke should read "What do you call friends who love maths? Algebros!"
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Differentiated Decimal Multiplication Worksheet

Differentiated Decimal Multiplication Worksheet

Differentiated worksheet for pupils to practice decimal multiplication - preferably after having been taught using grid method. Pupils should choose the best place for them to start. In the red section the grids are laid out for pupils to complete, and then for the last few questions they must draw the grids themselves. The yellow section is straightforward practice, pupils multiply the decimals with no hints. The green section contains problem solving questions to challenge those who understand the technique.
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Division Codebreaker Worksheet

Division Codebreaker Worksheet

Engaging code breaker activity in which pupils answer the division questions and decode the hidden joke. Answers sheet included. The joke should read "Why wasn't the geometry teacher in class? Because she sprained her angle!"
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Addition and Subtraction Connect 4 Activities

Addition and Subtraction Connect 4 Activities

Fun and engaging Connect 4 game for practising addition and subtraction. Pupils pair up (or could be played with two pairs against each other) and take it in turns to answer a question, if they get the answer correct (and the other pupil(s) agrees) they write their initials over the square with a whiteboard marker. You could also use post-its or counters for this. First pupil (or pair) to get a line of 4 correct answers wins!
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Decimal Subtraction Codebreaker Sheet

Decimal Subtraction Codebreaker Sheet

Engaging code breaker activity in which pupils work out the decimal subtraction sums for each letter and decode the hidden joke. Answers sheet included. The joke should read "Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine!"
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Place Value Bingo Activity

Place Value Bingo Activity

Engaging bingo activity based on place value. There is a mix of questions focusing on turning words to figures and finding the value of an underlined digit. Bingo is always popular with pupils and I have regularly used them in my lessons - my students have often requested them, or that we do them again after the first go. Pupils can either draw a 3 x 3 grid in their book, or you can print off some of the blank grids at the start of the powerpoint. They then fill their grid with a selection of the bingo question answers. Can play for both a line and a full house to extend the game or keep pupils interested if their questions aren't coming up often. For replayability, the slide questions can be rearranged so they come up in a different order.
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