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A shop which mainly offers secondary school mathematics materials such as worksheets, revision materials and investigations. Also on offer are English Language resources in particular advice on essay writing. Finally, the shop also offers materials geared towards career education such as giving students advice on how to compose CVs, university personal statements and covering letters with templates and model examples provided.

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A shop which mainly offers secondary school mathematics materials such as worksheets, revision materials and investigations. Also on offer are English Language resources in particular advice on essay writing. Finally, the shop also offers materials geared towards career education such as giving students advice on how to compose CVs, university personal statements and covering letters with templates and model examples provided.
Powerpoint of Recognise and Draw nets of 3-D shapes Whole Lesson
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Powerpoint of Recognise and Draw nets of 3-D shapes Whole Lesson

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A Powerpoint for KS3 and GCSE Foundation Students which helps them to recognise and draw nets of 3-D shapes (including Cubes, Cuboids and Triangular Based Prisms). There is sufficient material in the Powerpoint to cover a whole lesson. This could be used as the lesson before teaching students how to work out the surface area of 3-D shapes. In this resource, the pupils are taught how to recognise 3-D shapes before being scaffolded through how to draw them with worked examples of how to draw cuboids and cubes. There are questions for students to complete. The Powerpoint is quite interactive and there is also a strong cross-curricular link with Literacy.
Interior and Exterior Angles in a Polygon Powerpoint Whole Lesson
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Interior and Exterior Angles in a Polygon Powerpoint Whole Lesson

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This is a Powerpoint teaching students how to find the interior and exterior angles of a polygon. It is equally suitable for KS3 and GCSE Foundation Maths students. There is sufficient material in the Powerpoint for at least 1 lesson, possibly 2 depending on how fast your class covers the content. The powerpoint shows pupils how to work out the interior and exterior angles of a polygon, firstly by providing them with key terms to learn, then by allowing them to investigate the link between the sum of the interior angles in a shape and the number of sides it has, before linking that to the exterior angle of a polygon. Other topics covered by this Powerpoint include: properties of shape, angle laws, generalising and substitution.
KS3 Maths Revision Powerpoint
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KS3 Maths Revision Powerpoint

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An extensive powerpoint featuring a selection of exam questions (and answers) for the KS3 Maths syllabus. Ideal for a revision lesson or as a test/assessment activity.
Glossary of terms used in A Level English Language Child Acquisition
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Glossary of terms used in A Level English Language Child Acquisition

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This resource is a huge glossary of terms which are used in the Child Acquisition of Language unit of A Level English Language. It is an invaluable revision resource which can be kept for students for reference for study throughout the course and is essential exam preparation. It contains sections relating to theories of how children learn language, how they write and communicate with others. It is excellent in helping students get to grip with the technical terms and terminology used in the course and will help them to write more informed answers to exam questions.
KS3 Scatter Graphs and Correlation Powerpoint
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KS3 Scatter Graphs and Correlation Powerpoint

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A Powerpoint for KS3 Maths pupils covering a full lesson or lessons on scatter graphs and correlation. Types of correlation (positive and negative), drawing scattergraphs and plotting and interpreting lines of best fit are all included within this resource as well as questions and extension activities.
KS3 Maths Revision Pack
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KS3 Maths Revision Pack

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This is a great value, extremely useful resource to help students with KS3 Maths revision. It contains a glossary of all mathematical terms on the syllabus to help students become familiar with terminology and boost literacy skills, a test on the essential skills they will use in KS3 Maths as well as a handy formulae sheet for areas of 2-D shapes and properties of a circle. The pack also includes teaching/revision sheets for pupils on finding the area and circumference of a circle, ratios (simplifying and dividing an amount into given quantities), 2-D shapes (including Polygons), Triangular Numbers (which covers the properties and finding the nth term of the sequence with worked examples of exam questions). The pack concludes with an investigation teachers can use to show pupils the origin of the triangular numbers sequence.
Set of GCSE Maths Foundation Whole Lessons
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Set of GCSE Maths Foundation Whole Lessons

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A bundle which consists of 6 Powerpoints (on Constructing/Solving Linear Equations, Writing Equations and Formulae, Working out the Interior and Exterior Angles of a Polygon, Recognising and Drawing Nets of 3-D Shapes, Sample Space Diagrams and Standard Form). Each Powerpoint contains enough material for a whole lesson and has plenty of questions and worked examples.
GCSE Maths Foundation
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GCSE Maths Foundation

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This bundle is excellent in helping teachers to prepare students for their GCSE Maths Foundation exam. In the pack is 5 full lessons, revision materials on 2-D shapes and ratios, a glossary of all terms used on the course, a formula sheet to help pupils remember formulae and a short test on all the essential skills they need to master in the GCSE Maths Foundation course.
KS3/KS4 (Foundation) Glossary of Mathematical Terms
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KS3/KS4 (Foundation) Glossary of Mathematical Terms

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A handy glossary of terms (separated by each of the 4 strands of Mathematics: Number, Shape, Handling Data and Algebra) which will be very useful for pupils for revision purposes and act as a reminder for when they forget the meaning of key terminology. Suitable for both KS3 students or those studying foundation at KS4. Links excellently with Literacy and promotes the use of this within Mathematics.
KS3 Probability and Data Handling Starters
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KS3 Probability and Data Handling Starters

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An extremely useful set of KS3 starters on Probability and Handling Data. Topics covered include: basic probability, probability of an event, mean, median, mode and range, averages from a table and Pictograms. These are excellent to begin a lesson with or to check prior knowledge of a topic or as plenaries.
Area and Perimeter of 2-D Shapes Whole Lesson
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Area and Perimeter of 2-D Shapes Whole Lesson

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This excellent Powerpoint contains a whole lesson for pupils on finding the area and perimeter of 2-D shapes such as squares, rectangles and triangles. It also contains plenty of questions for pupils to attempt including standard, skill-based questions and extension questions which challenge the students to think laterally. Equally suitable for KS3 and GCSE Foundation Groups.
KS3 and GCSE Probability Starters
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KS3 and GCSE Probability Starters

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A selection of 8 starters on probability related to real life which are suitable for KS3 and GCSE students. The starters encourage students to think laterally, being similar to brainteasers. Topics covered include: experimental probability, listing outcomes, sample space diagrams, relative frequency, tree diagrams, probability scales and permutations/combinations. Each starter begins with a problem or statement which the children must decide is true or false through investigation, giving reasons why this is the case. This exercise would be perfect for encouraging discussions as students may present a wide variety of explanations.
KS3/GCSE Maths Investigations
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KS3/GCSE Maths Investigations

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A set of 6 investigations (complete with teacher notes and worksheets) where students are set a challenging problem and work to find the solution. Each investigation should take up a whole lesson. The first investigation focuses mainly on probability and gets pupils to find the total possible number of half-time scores if given the full-time score, eventually finding a formula connecting the two. The second connects geometry and algebra, getting pupils to generate a formula which links the total possible number of triangles with a given perimeter. The third investigation gets pupils to discover the origins of square numbers whilst the fourth gets students to calculate the optimum rate (using compound interest) at which interest should be added to money in order to achieve maximum interest. The bundle concludes with a pair of investigations on triangular numbers, the first helping pupils to appreciate the properties of the sequence and the second which gets pupils to discover the derivation for the nth term of the triangular number sequence.
GCSE Maths Foundation Essentials Pack
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GCSE Maths Foundation Essentials Pack

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This bundle is extremely useful as a revision aid for students taking GCSE foundation Maths exam. As well as being used to assist in revision in the build-up to the exam, it could also be used as a resource to regularly consult throughout the course. It contains a glossary of all key terms and vocabulary used throughout the course, a baseline test of all the key skills students need to have to pass the course and a model answer paper (non-calculator) with detailed explanations of the method used to get the answer.
KS3 Triangular Numbers Investigation
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KS3 Triangular Numbers Investigation

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This investigation is an effective way of introducing triangular numbers for those in KS3 and gets students to explore the sequence of triangular numbers through shapes and their properties. Pupils could build the triangular numbers using mutli-link cubes or something similar and gives students a visual representation of them. Others topics touched by this resource are
Constructing and Solving Linear Equations Whole Lesson
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Constructing and Solving Linear Equations Whole Lesson

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A comprehensive Powerpoint for a whole lesson on constructing and solving linear equations for KS3 and GCSE foundation groups. Depending on the ability of the class, there is enough material on the Powerpoint for a couple of lessons if pupils need to be taken through the content more gradually. In the Powerpoint, pupils are introduced to the meaning of key words such as co-efficient, linear and equation, shown how to solve equations using the balance method and also how to construct and solve a linear equation when given information. There are plenty of worked examples and questions for pupils to attempt.
How to answer different types of essay questions
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How to answer different types of essay questions

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This is a guide which covers the whole spectrum of essay questions, with in-depth advice on how to answer each type of question (as well as being accompanied by a handy bank of words for each question). Whilst serving as a useful pedagogical guide for teachers, this could also be distributed as a revision aid or tool for students to help them understand how to answer each essay question. Subject: English (although the advice contained in this guide is applicable to compiling an essay in any subject) Level: Secondary, Sixth Form, University
Covering letter template
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Covering letter template

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A useful template for creating covering letters, which could be used as part of general studies or careers education (PSHE/citizenship) and help pupils create their own covering letter, perhaps as part of practice or really applying for a job.
Paraphrasing in an essay
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Paraphrasing in an essay

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A very helpful resource which introduces students to the concept of paraphrasing in an essay. This simple and easy to understand resource is intended to act as a starter resource on paraphrasing which breaks down the steps used in order to paraphrase, explaining it fully. This guide may be useful for KS4 students, those at college or in the early years of university.
2-D Shapes Revision
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2-D Shapes Revision

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A useful revision aid on all the 2-D shapes whom children will encounter in the KS3/GCSE Mathematics curriculum, with notes on their properties and different types of shapes. Also includes a section on polygons for higher ability learners.