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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!

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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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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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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Complete lesson on multiplying decimals. The lesson includes differentiated questions, including some application of knowledge questions. I have also included an exit pass activity for you to assess how well your pupils understood the lesson (though you may wish to do self assessment with it to save time).
There are two main versions - the "cover" version includes extra explanation and complete working out of the main examples. The regular version omits this so that you can do the working with your pupils on the board, allowing more questioning and AfL opportunities in class etc.
I have uploaded both versions in both Powerpoint and Powerpoint 97-03 formats.

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A differentiated worksheet for decimal division using bus stop method. Pupils can choose which section (out of 3) to attempt based on their own confidence. This sheet includes questions on both dividing decimals by whole numbers and dividing by decimals.
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 themselves, with a worded question at the end. In the green section there are a few standard questions, followed with some worded questions to follow.
Answers included.

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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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Relay activity I made for my year 11 set 3. 16 exam style questions, including a lot of problem solving elements that are designed to be attempted in groups.
Answers included!

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Engaging code breaker activity in which pupils work out the decimal multiplication questions for each letter and decode the hidden joke. Answers sheet included.
The joke should read "What is a butterfly's favourite subject? Mothematics!"

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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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Engaging decimal division 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 195.

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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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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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Just play the slideshow as pupils enter and it will continue on a loop. Two squares of a 4 x 4 grid will be revealed on each slide, showing a question. Pupils have to draw the grid and complete it with the correct answers in each square.
These resources engage pupils as they need to pay careful attention to see which answer goes where, and so they are settled, ready for the lesson ahead - this activity is ideal for low ability pupils as it gives them an activity they can access right at the start of the lesson.

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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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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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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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Two lesson starters, easily editable to consolidate decimal multiplication.
Just play the slideshow as pupils enter and it will continue on a loop. Two squares of a 4 x 4 grid will be revealed on each slide, showing a question. Pupils have to draw the grid and complete it with the correct answers in each square.
These resources engage pupils as they need to pay careful attention to see which answer goes where, and so they are settled, ready for the lesson ahead - this activity is ideal for low ability pupils as it gives them an activity they can access right at the start of the lesson.

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Engaging bingo activity based on decimal division.
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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Treasure Hunt activity designed for pupils to practice decimal division.
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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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 dividing decimal numbers.
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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A lesson plan for SMART technology I made on the area of a circle for my bottom set year 10 class. Because it is a weak group I have broken it down into only using radii before extending to having to work them out from the diameter instead.
There are a couple of harder questions at the end for class discussion.

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Engaging bingo activity based on decimal multiplication.
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.

By prof689

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- $2.59

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 multiplying decimal numbers.
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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Three engaging cross number worksheets to help pupils practice addition and subtraction skills. Pupils will really enjoy this activity as it can add some interest to a relatively dry topic.
Answers included!

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