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I am a firm believer that 75% of behaviour issues in a classroom can be controlled through the resources given to students. I have worked with a lot of low ability classes where constructive work is essential. The scheme of work can be tough for pupils to access and I have had to really think about prior knowledge and breaking work down into manageable pieces. My aim is to make worksheets that cater for all, enable students to keep busy and progress from section to section.

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I am a firm believer that 75% of behaviour issues in a classroom can be controlled through the resources given to students. I have worked with a lot of low ability classes where constructive work is essential. The scheme of work can be tough for pupils to access and I have had to really think about prior knowledge and breaking work down into manageable pieces. My aim is to make worksheets that cater for all, enable students to keep busy and progress from section to section.
Drawing and Interpreting line graphs

Drawing and Interpreting line graphs

A student friendly resource for drawing and interpreting line graphs which progresses. There are 6 available typical questions to plot and interpret. There is enough here for a lesson. This is suitable for KS3 and KS4.
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Sorting data into frequency tables, drawing bar charts and finding averages

Sorting data into frequency tables, drawing bar charts and finding averages

10 questions to keep your students busy. Students are to sort data into frequency tables, then draw a bar chart from the table. They are then to use the bar chart to find the mode and the range. These worksheets progress from ungrouped data to grouped data. The tables use tally charts to keep track of sorting. Excellent resource to use with any class.
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Compound Area

Compound Area

Here are two very structured worksheets on compound area. The first worksheet is for only rectangles. The first section focuses on finding the area of plain rectangles. The second section puts two rectangles together and students are to fill in the missing lengths. The third section, students are to split up the rectangles themselves. The second worksheet is for rectangles and triangles with the same structure as the first worksheet. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 This resource will help any ability student. Attached is the answers. Please leave feedback :)
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Interpreting line graphs

Interpreting line graphs

Interpreting line graphs can be a tricky skill for students when the scale isn't straight forward. I have firstly focused the lesson on reading scales and working out divisions (what it's increasing by). The second half is to apply this skill to interpret and access the sorts of questions they will come across. Both worksheets are student friendly and are aimed at KS3 and KS4 The flipchart contains a starter, explanations and worksheet answers. Please see my other lesson on plotting and interpreting line graphs.
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Plotting and solving quadratic graphs (3 lessons)

Plotting and solving quadratic graphs (3 lessons)

Friendly and constructive worksheets Lesson 1 - Starter plotting co-ordinates. Main - Plotting quadratics GIVEN x and y values from a table, this gets students use to just recognising the shapes of quadratics. ActivInspire flipchart included with explanations and answers. Lesson 2 - Plotting quadratics where students need to find the y values given the x values from a table. ActivInspire flipchart included with explanations and answers. Lesson 3 - Plotting quadratics by finding x values from a table and solving given y values. I focused on x^2 equations to help students access quadratics. These lessons will set you up nicely for quadratics in the form x^2 + bx + c
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Ratio lesson observation

Ratio lesson observation

This lesson is suitable for lower and upper ability students. The work is differentiated and I have taught this to a mixed ability class. I have put bar model into the questions (its a fantastic method of teaching ratio). Suitable for both KS3 and KS4 The lesson focus's on the following skills and the worksheet is structured this way: First section - Sharing out amounts - boxes are used for visual representation (bar model) Section section - Given the ratio and the quantity, students are to find the other quantity (bar model) Third section - Students are to find the totals given the ratio and a quantity (bar model) Fourth section - This is a mixture of questions and students are to construct bar models There is assessment opportunities to measure the progress at the start and at the end of the lesson. The starter Is basic division which I find works very well to settle students down quickly at the start of a lesson. A lesson plan is attached explaining how I have gone about it.
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Measuring bearings lesson

Measuring bearings lesson

Excellent worksheet for measuring bearings. Included is a PowerPoint and activInspire flipchart. Suitable for KS4. Contains a starter, explanations and all answers are included.
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Similarity and Congruency (Enlargement)

Similarity and Congruency (Enlargement)

Everything you need for a lesson observation is here. This is a very constructive lesson that you will not be disappointed with. This is an active inspire flipchart with worksheets. Starter - Basic Scale Factor for enlargement of squares, rectangles and triangles with answers provided. Discussion 1 - The starter links for discussing what similarity is from the shapes they enlarged. Students are shown two shapes and are asked if they are similar and why. This being that the lengths have been multiplied by the same number (SF) meaning they are similar. Identifying similarity, congruency and none is discussed here. Activity 1 - Pair activity identifying similarity, congruency and none + answers Discussion 2 - Identifying Scale factor from two shapes given they are similar. Working out SF and finding missing lengths. Challenging similar triangle shapes included for discussion. Activity 2 - Differentiated worksheet task covering all of the above. - Calculating SF - Finding missing lengths using SF - Finding missing lengths for complex triangle similar shapes Answers included Plenary - Provides a link to the real world or to test them against the GCSE question at the start to demonstrate good progress
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Scatter graphs

Scatter graphs

A constructive worksheet that clearly demonstrates positive (Q1), negative (Q2) and no correlation (Q3). The questions also include interpreting after plotting. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 Starter - plotting co-ordinates flipchart - consists of worksheet solutions
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Reading scales and interpreting distance time graphs (Upper ability)

Reading scales and interpreting distance time graphs (Upper ability)

Section A - Worksheet 1 is all about reading scales found on typical graphs where the scale isn't increasing by 1. Here we have 14 questions with structure to help your students get this part right. Section B - Here are 6 questions for interpreting from a distance time graph. Before students start the question, they have to work out what each division is worth for both Distance and Time for the question (what it's increasing by each time). This is structure to help them access the common distance time graph questions found on exams. For each question are a set of good quality questions. Powerpoint with starter and all answers to both worksheets. Very suitable for higher ability classes.
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Dividing fractions lesson observation

Dividing fractions lesson observation

Here is a very constructive differentiated student resource that contains visual representations for how we divide fractions. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 Starter - Prior knowledge for multiplying fractions and converting mixed fractions to top heavy Assessment opportunities to measure the progress at the start of the lesson to the end. ActivInspire slides demonstrating the visual representations, explanations and answers (fractional parts can be visually moved to show one fitting into another) Paired activity - they get the chance to work on questions that contain dividing fractions with pictures. It offers a great opportunity for coming up with their own rule, they come so close working in pairs but sharing with the class, they figure it out which is what you and your observer wants, not you telling them the rule. Differentiated worksheet task - Suitable for all learners. Contains mixed fractions division and written questions higher ability as well as basic questions for weaker students. The Plenary is used to measure the progress from the start of the lesson - mini white board. This activity is also done at the start to show your observer what the students have learnt from the lesson. A descriptive lesson plan explaining everything you need to do. I have used this several times and hasn't disappointed me.
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Plotting linear equations

Plotting linear equations

Differentiated worksheet First page - Plotting equations (positive), i.e y = 3x + 2 Second page - Plotting equations (negatives), i.e y = -2x + 1 Third page - Plotting equations (fractions), i.e. y = -1/2x + 3 I have also attached some past GCSE questions
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Fractions to Percentages Lesson Observation

Fractions to Percentages Lesson Observation

Everything you need for a lesson observation lesson is here. You won't be disappointed. Lesson plan Starter and extension Assessment card sort activity (differentiated) Further assessment Worksheet activity Plenary All this is attached including the ppt. I taught this to a mixed ability class and every student achieved for my set learning outcomes. This resource is aimed at all KS3 and KS4 students.
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Direct proportion lesson GCSE including graphs

Direct proportion lesson GCSE including graphs

Teaching direct proportion can be confusing for students. I have carefully thought about the introduction to this and have broken it down into manageable chunks. The lesson leads up to the complex questions (i.e. x is directly proportional to y). The new GCSE (1-9) requires students to draw the proportions on graphs and use them. I have added 6 questions on this. Answers and solutions are available for all work set. Includes detailed step by step explanations, my students really benefited from this. PowerPoint presentation and ActivInspire flipchart available.
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Gradient lesson friendly worksheets

Gradient lesson friendly worksheets

Constructive lesson that is student friendly. Starter - This is asking the students to write down what whole numbered co-ordinates are passing through an equation of a line. Prior knowledge to help. Section A - Simple with no axes and just focuses on positive gradient to build students confidence Section B - progresses with axes but still focuses on positive gradient Section C - This section focuses on negative gradient with axes Section D - This is a mixture for positive and negative gradient with axes Section E - This section is about finding gradient when the scales change, students need to think more about what they are doing. ActivInspire flipchart consisting of examples, explanations and answers to all worksheet questions. Suitable for KS3 and KS4
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Simultaneous equations graphically

Simultaneous equations graphically

A very student friendly resource solving simultaneous equations graphically (8 questions). I made this because I was struggling to find any resource that just allow the students to practice the skill without having to get them to draw a graph or having the issue with the equations not crossing. I taught this by setting x = 0 and finding the y value. The equations are nice to work with when set to zero. This resource will save you a lot of time and effort.
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