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.

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.

Student friendly worksheets
Section A - 14 questions to get your students reading scales before attempting distance time graphs
Section B - consists of 6 questions for interpreting distance time graphs.
Suitable for both KS3 and KS4

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.

Contains a starter, an activ inspire flipchart, explanations and worksheets with answers. This focuses on calculating the mean, mode and range from bar charts.

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

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.
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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.

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.

A constructive worksheet for calculating the surface area of a cylinder. This can be used as a handout that students do whilst your explaining the steps.
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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.

Contains a starter, active inspire flipchart, 3 x worksheets which are also differentiated by outcomes. Assessments at different points in the lesson and a plenary. I used this for both KS3 and KS4, very suitable for a lesson observation.

I was fed up of just telling my students to multiply across, add this column, add that column, divide this column by the total of that one and there is the mean... This is what I ended up making:
Starter - Students are asked to calculate the mean from a set of numbers (10 people who were asked how many pets they owned). Easy numbers to divide, straight forward. At this point, I like to demonstrate exactly what mean is
How many pets do these people have?
"Instead of saying this person has 2 pets, this person has 3 pets, this person has 1 pet etc... we just want one number, an average number called the mean which we just worked out"
Main - The starter links straight into the main where the data is sorted into a frequency table and it's demonstrated how we get the same answer working from this table. I really break up the process and go through the whole "add them up" highlighting each of the same numbers and showing that we multiply across, students clearly see where things come from (see my cover image).
On top of this, I have included 5 questions where students sort data into the frequency tables and find the mean (very structured and you can explain why they are multiplying across, adding and dividing). I have a section for just finding the mean from numbers in case some students need to work on finding mean from numbers. I also have a section for calculating mean from a plain frequency tables when your students really get the idea (so there is differentiation). I did this lesson with a weak year 8 class and they got a lot out of it. I highly recommend this, you won't be disappointed. One of my best resources.
Answers are all included. Attached is an activInspire flipchart and worksheets.

Here is a lesson I put together for a lesson observation and received lots of credit. There are two options of starters (I personally would pick the T-shirt starter). The lesson is differentiated to ensure all learners progress. The lesson is suitable for both KS3 and KS4.
Starter
Starter 2 optional
Main worksheet differentiated
Extra challenge questions
Flipchart with suitable examples, assess and show progression
Detailed lesson plan

Constructive lesson observation, friendly explanations, worksheets and lesson plan.
As the students work through the polygons finding the number of triangles, they will clearly be able to identify and spot the pattern for subtracting 2.
Starter - Prior knowledge and keywords (word search)
Main worksheet 1 - finding sides, triangles and angle sum
Main worksheet 2a - Puzzle for matching 'written polygons' with triangles and angle sum (Get your form to cut them out for the last 3 minutes)
Main worksheet 2b - Extension tasks - finding missing angles, finding regular interior angles, working backwards and expressions.
ppt/activinspire - constructive solid lesson with learning outcomes, explanations and answers
The lesson consists of 3 assessment opportunities (beginning, middle and end/plenary to measure progress from the start)

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.

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.

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

Venn diagrams is new on the 1 - 9 GCSE spec this year and I have thought about a good solid constructive lesson that will win students understanding with this.
Firstly, I have based each question around two visual events (i.e. even numbers and prime numbers). The idea here is that students say which numbers are which and then place them into the Venn diagram. Then they are asked to calculate one probability question from it, they will struggle with this but that's where you step in to make sense of them with the example ready at the board. See the cover image as an example, I have made up 8 questions, each with a different probability.
The lesson is an ActivInspire flipchart, explanations and answers. Students can work from a friendly worksheet. I have put in a suitable starter (listing multiple, factors, primes, cube numbers etc). I have also included in this lesson blank diagrams with the probabilities they need to be able to shade (answers included).

Starter - Prior knowledge
The first part of the lesson focus’s on the rule for a parallelogram and calculating its area.
The second part of the lesson includes algebra to find missing lengths.
The plenary is a typical GCSE question.
Please leave me your thoughts and comments as I can make improvements. I have used activ-inspire flipchart for the lesson but managed to screen shot all the slides onto powerpoint.
Enjoy.