Maths Pointless - V4.1

Maths Pointless - V4.1

Changelog: 2 new sections. Changed some answers to address more misconceptions. Completely redone version of maths pointless. The countdown is now much, much quicker (as requested). New questions will also be coming in an update over the following weeks. Play over numerous rounds and keep score on the board. All credit to Paul Collins.
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Rounding to decimal places

Rounding to decimal places

*/Note/* This powerpoint is designed as a spine to a lesson, not a complete one. It is deliberately designed to omit explanations (this is your job!) and exciting resources. It is designed to give you something to work from. ANSWERS FOR THE SEQUENCES QUESTIONS S (first letters of the numbers) TCW (The Clone Wars, Star Wars films in order of release) 8766 (Hours in a year)
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Collecting Like Terms

Collecting Like Terms

*/Note/* This powerpoint is designed as a spine to a lesson, not a complete one. It is deliberately designed to omit explanations (this is your job!) and exciting resources. It is designed to give you something to work from.
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Maths: Endangered Animals - Bar Graphs worksheet

Maths: Endangered Animals - Bar Graphs worksheet

Extremely scaffolded sheet for a low ability class on drawing bar charts. The worksheet starts off with a half-complete bar chart that students must finish from a table of data. Students must then draw a bar chart, given axis and a half-complete tally chart. Finally, they must complete a bar chart from scratch using a half-complete tally chart that they can complete.
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Rio 2016 Olympics Maths

Rio 2016 Olympics Maths

Massively based on @Dooranran 's stuff. Speed distance time Nets Areas of circles/volumes of spheres Symmetry Pie charts Equations of lines Proportion Reading graphs Misleading graphs.
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Time Travel - Compound interest

Time Travel - Compound interest

This is a lesson I did about compound interest. It has a clip from the movie Idiocracy on the powerpoint (please comment if this works!). In the movie Luke Wilson discusses a plan to put some money in a bank account, use a time machine, and become a billionaire due to the interest. My question to students was: how many years would you have to go back to earn £1million, assuming a fixed interest rate. As always, please comment if you found this useful or helpful.
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Shade in the fractions to order them

Shade in the fractions to order them

Pupils shade in visual representations of fractions to order. The shapes have guide lines to create fractions of different denominators next to them, so they can compare them. The sheet then moves on to asking students to order without the pictures. This is designed to follow on from the teachingimage.com visual equivalent fractions worksheets.
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Sequences - Collect a joke

Sequences - Collect a joke

A worksheet for simple sequences, both generating from a written rule, and finding the missing number. Students start at T. They then answer the question at the bottom of the letter, to find the answer at the top of their next letter. And so on. If they complete this it should spell out the punchline 'Tyrannosaurus Wrecks&'
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Comparing fractions and percentages

Comparing fractions and percentages

Scaffolded sheet that asks students to shade in 10x10 grids to see which is bigger, a given fraction or percentage. The last question deliberately gives students a fraction which does not fit nicely into a 10x10. This is useful for a discussion/plenary, and provides an opportunity for students to see an advantage of more formal methods. The IW resource introduces students to the idea of colouring in the grids. (This works best if pupils come up to the board and colour in themselves) The worksheet uses the free Quicksand font. Please download this if it does not display correctly.
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Pokemon Go lesson

Pokemon Go lesson

Starter about hatching eggs and a rich task involving student developing a plan to maximise XP and minimise time spent. Made by a colleague who is shy to upload stuff. I understand none of it. Much thanks to him.
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Funny pie charts

Funny pie charts

A few pie charts that represent funny ideas or jokes. The idea is that students get a feel for how pie charts work. I used it as a 6th grade starter to generate discussion. The 'how often charts don't make sense' pie chart is particularly good for this.
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Drawn Correctly? - Angles in a triangle

Drawn Correctly? - Angles in a triangle

Students are shown 8 triangles. They have to assess if the traingles shown are mathematically valid. Some of the triangles do not add up to 180 dregrees. Some triangles have clear acute angles lables as obtuse angles. As an extention, some pupils can give written reasons WHY some of the traingles are not correct. NOTE: These are not drawn to scale, and are not to assess students ability to measure angles with a protractor. They are as a test of student's knowledge about the internal angles of a triangle.
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Simple Sequences

Simple Sequences

Simple KS3 sequences worksheet. Find the next two terms in the sequence. Find the rule for the sequence. Create the sequence from the rule.
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Misleading graphs

Misleading graphs

A selection of misleading/confusing graphs culled from newspapers and online. Useful to talk about the difference between misleading and confusing.
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