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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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Reading Scales Bingo Activity

Reading Scales Bingo Activity

Engaging bingo activity based on reading scales. 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. Checklist slide also included so that you can check the winning pupils board for mistakes! For replayability, the slide questions can be rearranged so they come up in a different order, but be aware that the checklist will need to be edited if this is done.
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Reading Scales Blockbusters Game

Reading Scales Blockbusters Game

Fun and engaging class game based on the old TV show Blockbusters, with questions on how to read values from a scale. Split the class into two teams, blue and white. The blue team must try to create a connected blue line from left to right, the white team must try to do the same from top to bottom. Click on the letters to link to the questions, if the answering team gets it right then click “Game board” to get back to the start, and click on the appropriate colour for that team to turn the tile blue or white.
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Reading Scales Complete Lesson

Reading Scales Complete Lesson

NOTE - For some reason the preview for the powerpoint lesson plan seems to show the formatting weirdly (some textboxes look too small etc.), however when I download it and open the file it looks just as it should. Complete lesson on teaching pupils to take readings from scales (including decimals), with both Powerpoint and SMART Notebook versions. Fully differentiated worksheet included, with a slide of extra challenging questions to display on the board and stretch the upper end of the class. Blockbusters game included as an alternative activity. I have broken down the process of reading the scales quite a lot, you may wish to delete that part from the example slides and set it out yourself if you have your own preferred way of teaching it. I would also recommend checking to see if the starter questions need adjusting for your class, though I have tried to keep them quite generalised.
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Negative Number Operations Blockbusters Collection

Negative Number Operations Blockbusters Collection

A collection of three Blockbusters games I made to practice negative number operations with my middle ability year 9 intervention group. One focuses on addition and subtraction, another on multiplication and division, while the last has a mix of all four with some BIDMAS questions thrown in for good measure that can really catch them out if they aren't concentrating! Editable to change the numbers and answers if you want to use it with lower or higher ability pupils.
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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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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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Decimal Multiplication Silhouette

Decimal Multiplication Silhouette

Engaging decimal multiplication activity sheet that is ideal as either consolidation for numeracy skills or as cover work. Pupils must answer the questions and shade out the answers in the grid above. When they have finished they should reveal the number 612.
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Decimal Division Complete Lesson

Decimal Division Complete Lesson

SMART Notebook (and Powerpoint for non SMART users) for dividing decimals. Starter questions practice division, followed by some examples, a quick checkpoint and a differentiated question slide for dividing decimals by whole numbers and then dividing by decimals. For added variety, I have included my Codebreaker and Silhouette activities.
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Decimal Multiplication Connect 4

Decimal Multiplication Connect 4

Connect four game for pupils to do in pairs or groups of four (with two teams of two pupils). In my experience the activity works best when the board is laminated and pupils can use whiteboard markers. Pupils take it in turns to try and answer a question, and are peer assessed by the other team. If they get it correct they can put their initials over the space, and the goal is to get four squares in a row. The pupils could also used coloured post-its or counters. Answers are included.
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Decimal Division Connect 4 Game

Decimal Division Connect 4 Game

Connect four game for pupils to do in pairs or groups of four (with two teams of two pupils). In my experience the activity works best when the board is laminated and pupils can use whiteboard markers. Pupils take it in turns to try and answer a question, and are peer assessed by the other team. If they get it correct they can put their initials over the space, and the goal is to get four squares in a row. The pupils could also used coloured post-its or counters. Answers are included.
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Decimal Subtraction Silhouette Activity

Decimal Subtraction Silhouette Activity

Engaging activity sheet based on decimal subtraction that is ideal as either consolidation for numeracy skills or as cover work. Pupils must answer the questions and shade out the answers in the grid above. When they have finished they should reveal the number 182
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Written Multiplication Activity Bundle!

Written Multiplication Activity Bundle!

A complete collection of my written multiplication resources for KS2 and KS3. This collection includes: - A complete lesson plan - A differentiated worksheet - Various consolidation activities and starters, including Treasure Hunts, Connect 4, Blockbusters, Bingo and more!
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Multiplication Codebreaker Activity

Multiplication Codebreaker Activity

Engaging code breaker activity in which pupils answer the multiplication questions and decode the hidden joke. The joke should read "How do you make seven an even number? Take the s out!"
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