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Mathswizards products have been developed for busy teachers who require well produced material. I worked as a specialist mathematics teacher for over 30 years and I also developed my own Mathswizard clubs for primary aged pupils. The products are mainly Power Points but not exclusively. They are usually games, puzzles and quizzes or activities built around a theme. The Taster products showcase an activity from the full length resource. I have had my work included in the KS4 Maths Boardworks.

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Mathswizards products have been developed for busy teachers who require well produced material. I worked as a specialist mathematics teacher for over 30 years and I also developed my own Mathswizard clubs for primary aged pupils. The products are mainly Power Points but not exclusively. They are usually games, puzzles and quizzes or activities built around a theme. The Taster products showcase an activity from the full length resource. I have had my work included in the KS4 Maths Boardworks.
Functional Skills Maths Level 1 : Cinema (Edexcel)
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Functional Skills Maths Level 1 : Cinema (Edexcel)

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This animated and interesting Power Point is based on The Cinema. Students have to decide which film 7 different groups of Cinema-goers are going to watch. Time in 24hr clock has to be converted to am/pm. The cost of tickets and also the length of the films, and adverts have to be considered. The second part of the lesson involves allocating seats with constraints and the cost of refurbishing the seating. A learner should be able to: A learner should be able to: • understand and use whole numbers in practical contexts • add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers using a range of strategies • add and subtract decimals up to two decimal places • solve problems requiring calculation, with common measures, including money and time. • convert units of measure in the same system • work out areas in practical situations • extract and interpret information from tables, diagrams, charts
Mean, median, mode, range PowerPoint
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Mean, median, mode, range PowerPoint

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This animated resource is ideal for recapping. There are 2 activities and 2 questions. The first activity consists of 20 slides showing a magician performing a trick. The students have to predict which trick he will do. Then data is collected. The other activity shows a conveyor belt with ten items and students have to remember as many as possible in 30 seconds. This is an interactive, engaging resource. There are 2 extended questions, one based on Zener cards and telepathy. The other on a matching game. The last part involves estimating the mean. Revised 15th June 2017 so that data can be entered via the keyboard.
Functional Skills Maths Level 1 PowerPoint Bundle 1
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Functional Skills Maths Level 1 PowerPoint Bundle 1

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Five Power Points: At the Gym, At the Health Centre, At the Cinema, At the Fair and Skateboarding. These resources have specifically been designed targeting Level 1(Edexcel) maths with meaningful life situations for the age group.
Days of Christmas Maths: Taster
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Days of Christmas Maths: Taster

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Here are the first 2 puzzles from the Full version of the 12 Days of Christmas Maths. Each is a stand alone activity but they could equally form part of a lesson. The first slide has 14 multiplications to complete and match up. The second has snowballs falling from the sky with square numbers, factors of 35 and multiples of 3 which have to be identified.
Functional Skills Maths Level 1: At the Fair (Edexcel)
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Functional Skills Maths Level 1: At the Fair (Edexcel)

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Topical lesson, using Power Point, as the round of Autumn Fairs begins. Goose Fair, Hull Fair and others are topics of interest for young people. How much do the rides earn the owners? NEW Top Ten Roller Coaster rides added. Converting mph to km/h and ordering. A set of colourful slides with the following maths included: • understand and use whole numbers and understand in practical contexts • add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers using a range of strategies • use simple formulae expressed in words for one- or two-step operations • solve problems requiring calculation, with common measures, including money, time, , • extract and interpret information from tables, • find mean and range
Ancient Greece Maths Power Point Quiz
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Ancient Greece Maths Power Point Quiz

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To enhance any history lesson about Ancient Greece, download this attractive and interesting set of maths problems which depict scenes from Ancient Greek culture. The maths is suitable for yrs 5/6 or yr 4 (with support). The scenes cover: Timeline, Olympics, Chronos God of Time, Trojan Horse, and Building a Temple. The maths covers: ordering time, placing numbers 1-10 into Olympic rings to total 12 in each ring, using 3 timers of 2,3 and 6 mins to make all the times to 20 mins, halve and quarter dimensions, and finally make plans of a temple using 34 pillars. The quiz format allows teams to choose team names and enter scores onto the score slide.
Multiplication Brew
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Multiplication Brew

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There are 10 animated slides which have frogs, lizards, bats or spiders going into the cauldron. Students have to calculate the total number of legs on each slide. From this one Power point you can make many more tests. Just delete or add spell ingredients and save your new file. The emphasis is on 2, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
Formulae substitution PowerPoint
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Formulae substitution PowerPoint

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This resource looks at formulae used in everyday life. The scenarios include: casino for calculating the value of chips, stopping distances using a link to RosPa website, height of frogs' jumps, BMI calculations, spirals using Pythagoras, Penpals comparing temperatures. There is enough material for a whole lesson and several extension activities. This is an interesting and engaging resource with animations.
Diwali Maths PowerPoint(Yr 5/6/7)
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Diwali Maths PowerPoint(Yr 5/6/7)

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This colourful and animated resource combines the celebration of Diwali with 4 Maths activities based on ratio and proportion. It is aimed at year 5/6 or revision for year 7. Watch the video to see the whole pp. The first activity involves Rangoli Patterns revealing 16 ratios to be simplified. The following problems, Fireworks, Lights and Sweets involve problem solving skills. In Sweets a recipe is given for 9 and the ingredients increased for 18, 45, 81 and 108. In lights there are 114 lights and you have to identify how many of each type in the ratio of 1:2:3. Finally the Fireworks problem introduces money, working out how many fireworks are purchased for £24.80. There are 3 types costing different amounts.
Blockbusters KS2 PowerPoint
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Blockbusters KS2 PowerPoint

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3 New games based on the TV show and board game. There are General Knowledge, Historical and Science Boards. What A is a book of Maps called? What G in roman times fought in an arena? What G gives weight to objects? Included is a template with instructions for setting up your own board. Each of the colourful pictures gives a clue about the type of question beneath. Give us a T Bob. This resource developed for KS2 to increase the recall of facts in a fun way.
Simple Probability PowerPoint
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Simple Probability PowerPoint

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Two games, ‘Spin the bottle’ and ‘Scissors, Paper, Stone.’ address the following learning objectives in this PowerPoint. This resource recaps some of the terminology of simple probability and prepares the way for more complex concepts. Useful for year 6/7. List all possible outcomes of an event and find probabilities. Calculate simple probabilities. Understand the use of the word ‘random’ and ‘equally likely’ In addition try a FREE copy of 'Risky Business' - a lighthearted look at Causes of Death based on real statistics. A starter to remind or introduce the concept of likelihood with sound and animations.
Maths PowerPoints and Games
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Maths PowerPoints and Games

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Multiplication, Multiples, Division and Decimal, Fraction and Percentage Equivalence. Five Resources for the price of 0ne!
Mean, median. mode and range PowerPoint
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Mean, median. mode and range PowerPoint

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Sid the Astronomer is watching the skies. He sees a Galaxy, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn. Pupils have to predict what he will see. The images are from Hubble. Pupils can then see how many they predict correctly and the class data can be used to find mean, median, mode and range. Useful for revision.
Halloween Maths PowerPoint (Tally)
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Halloween Maths PowerPoint (Tally)

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Use these animations to review tally charts, frequency charts and finding the mode. The first animation shows a witch putting spiders, frogs, snails and bats into the cauldron. The second animation shows 3 characters going trick and treating to collect candy corn. The third animation shows a spooky evening with skeletons, ghosts, witches and bats appearing. Each animation is accompanied with sound. There is a data collection sheet to download to use with the animations. The power point is not automated so that the teacher can have control of the speed of the animations.
Ancient Egypt Board Game
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Ancient Egypt Board Game

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Suitable for year 4. This activity consists of constructing a large pyramid which acts as the board. Children work in groups of 4. They have to make up questions related to Ancient Egypt. These are written onto cards and used in the game. Once the board and cards are completed the game can be played. The resource includes a list of equipment needed. How to make the pyramid and question cards and the Rules of the game… There is also a set of cards already completed with questions.
Seaside Maths PowerPoint Quiz
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Seaside Maths PowerPoint Quiz

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Fun end of term nostalgic quiz highlighting maths used on a traditional seaside holiday. (year 4) There are 5 rounds of problems for teams of children to solve. Buying ice creams, building sandcastles, donkey rides, sea shell patterns and finding sea creatures. The topics covered include money, rectangular pattern, tallying, time, combinations. Updated to allow score entry via keyboard. Ideal for end of year.
History/Maths Quiz Taster
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History/Maths Quiz Taster

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This bundle includes a question and answer slide from the Viking, Egyptian and Roman quizzes to give a flavour of the full versions.