GCSE Maths Foundation

GCSE Maths Foundation

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.
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Model UCAS application Personal Statement

Model UCAS application Personal Statement

Ideal for sixth form students: this model personal statement (with accompanying commentary) is a sure-fire method of helping with an application to go to University. Could be used as part of a careers, citizenship or PSHE lesson or as a teaching tool in another subject.
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KS3 and KS4 Triangular Numbers Revision Sheet

KS3 and KS4 Triangular Numbers Revision Sheet

This is a great revision source for KS3 and KS4 pupils on triangular numbers. The resource includes a definition and explanation, patterns which can be found in the sequence, how to find the nth term of the sequence and worked examples of exam questions involving triangular numbers. Depending on the ability of the class, you may wish to differentiate; the opening part of the resource is suitable for less able learners whilst the later part of the resource should stretch more able students. Other topics linked with this resource include finding the nth term of quadratic sequences, generating sequences and properties of numbers.
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KS3 and KS4 Algebra Investigation

KS3 and KS4 Algebra Investigation

This is an interesting investigation which mainly covers the topics of rearranging formulae, expanding brackets and simplifying expressions. However, there are some links to ICT as the words input and output are introduced to students. The pupils are asked to think of a domino and using all the possible digits on the domino as input (if the numbers on the domino were 1 and 6: A=1 and B=6) into a given algorithm find an output. The pupils are then asked to find a formula which connects the input and output. This investigation is very logical and gets students to see patterns, but there is also a very logical, satisfying solution to the problem which is sequential and hopefully gets students to appreciate the rigor of mathematics.
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Sample Space Diagrams and Probability Whole Lesson

Sample Space Diagrams and Probability Whole Lesson

A Powerpoint which can be used as a whole lesson to teach pupils about sample space diagrams. Although intended for KS3 pupils, the content of the resource is also applicable for GCSE foundation students. The powerpoint is very interactive and allows students to get involved at every opportunity, with a strong link to literacy as students are prompted to learn the definition of key words.
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Standard Form Whole Lesson

Standard Form Whole Lesson

A whole lesson on standard form for more able KS3 maths groups and GCSE classes. Pupils are taught the definition of standard form, how to express numbers in standard form and how to evaluate standard form expressions. The laws of indices are also recapped. In this lesson there is a strong emphasis on mathematical notation and precision.
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Writing Equations and Formulae Full Lesson

Writing Equations and Formulae Full Lesson

A Powerpoint on writing equations and formulae for KS3 and GCSE Foundation Maths Students. The Powerpoint contains enough material for a whole lesson. As well as showing pupils how to write expressions and formulae, this Powerpoint also covers how to substitute numbers into formulae, with real-life worked examples provided. Plenty of questions are included for pupils to attempt with an extension of solving equations to test more able pupils.
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Constructing and Solving Linear Equations Whole Lesson

Constructing and Solving Linear Equations Whole Lesson

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.
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Set of GCSE Maths Foundation Whole Lessons

Set of GCSE Maths Foundation Whole Lessons

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.
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Interior and Exterior Angles in a Polygon Powerpoint Whole Lesson

Interior and Exterior Angles in a Polygon Powerpoint Whole Lesson

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.
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Powerpoint of Recognise and Draw nets of 3-D shapes Whole Lesson

Powerpoint of Recognise and Draw nets of 3-D shapes Whole Lesson

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.
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KS3 Triangular Numbers Investigation

KS3 Triangular Numbers Investigation

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
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KS4 Triangular Numbers Investigation

KS4 Triangular Numbers Investigation

This resource gets students to investigate how to find a formula for the triangular numbers through the investigating the number of football teams play each other in a round robin. This resource is suitable for GCSE students and more able KS3 students. Students are then guided through an investigation to see a step-by-step derivation for the algebraic nth term for the sequence of triangular numbers. This would be an excellent way of introducing how to find the nth term of quadratic sequences as pupils will be familiar with the triangular numbers sequence.
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Triangular Numbers Bundle

Triangular Numbers Bundle

A handy resource pack which includes 2 investigations on triangular numbers: 1 designed to introduce to pupils to the sequence (this resource links with properties of shape) and the other to help pupils understand the derivation of the formula for the nth term of the triangular numbers sequence (this resource links to finding the nth term of quadratic sequences, simplifying expressions and factorising). Also included is a revision sheet covering all the content of triangular numbers in the curriculum including the properties of the sequence, finding the nth term of it and worked examples of exam questions involving triangular numbers.
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KS3 Maths Revision Pack

KS3 Maths Revision Pack

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.
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KS3 Topic Revision Sheets Pack

KS3 Topic Revision Sheets Pack

A set of revision sheets (each including worked examples of exam questions) which can be used in lessons and for pupils to store for revision in the future. Topics covered are area and properties of 2-D shapes, Triangular Numbers, Area and Circumference of a Circle and simplifying and dividing ratios. The sheets are set out in the style of a textbook, but in a much more concise manner, not only reminding pupils of the key points of the topic, but also providing an explanation of the maths behind them. There are strong cross-curricular links with literacy, with pupils encouraged to learn mathematical terminology.
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GCSE Maths Starters Pack

GCSE Maths Starters Pack

This pack includes resources which are ideal to use at the start of lesson to get pupils engaged and motivated. In the pack is a simple addition starter which is great for group-working, a set of 8 thought-provoking probability starters (covering the topics of tree diagrams, sample space diagrams, probability scales, relative frequency and listing outcomes) to get students thinking in a different way and a set of questions which cover the essential skills pupils need at GCSE Maths: working with fractions, decimals and percentages, area and perimeter of 2-D shape and multiplication.
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KS4/KS5 maths convergence investigation

KS4/KS5 maths convergence investigation

This investigation (includes teacher notes and worksheets) is suited to very able KS4 groups and those in KS5 studying Maths. It covers the topics of convergence, subject of a formula and even can be expanded to iteration for more advanced learners. Pupils are given a starting value of a sequence, which they multiply by 3, add 10 to then and finally divide by 4 to generate the next term in the sequence. They then multiply this value by 3, add ten to it and divide by 4 to get the next term and so forth, generating the sequence in an iterative manner until the sequence converges. The goal of this investigation is to find a relationship between the initial starting value of the sequence and that which it converges to. This can be explained in a satisfying algebraic way using subject of the formula although pupils may offer other alternative explanations.
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KS3 and KS4  Compound Interest Bank Account interest investigation

KS3 and KS4 Compound Interest Bank Account interest investigation

This resource handily introduces compound interest to more able KS3 groups and GCSE in the form of adding interest to a bank account. Other topics covered include percentages and decimal multipliers. This resource is an investigation (with teacher notes and accompanying worksheets) which gets students to investigate whether how often interest is added to a bank account effects the total amount of interest. The problem is so: I invest £1,000 in a savings account at an interest rate of 3.1% p.a. for one year. What interval at which the interest is paid will get me the most money? The students can then be guided to calculating the total amount of interest when it is added, daily montly etc. before being guided to an overall formula to solve the problem.
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KS2/KS3/GCSE Square Numbers Investigation

KS2/KS3/GCSE Square Numbers Investigation

An investigation (including teacher notes and worksheets) into the origins of square numbers which guides students to generate the square numbers sequence and observe the patterns within it. This investigation would be suitable for a wide variety of age groups including KS2, KS3 and GCSE. In terms of differentiation, earlier stages of the investigation (looking at the patterns in the square numbers) may be more suitable for lower ability learners whereas the latter stages of the investigation (finding the nth term of a quadratic sequence) should stretch higher ability students. Topics covered in this resource are mental arithmetic, properties of numbers, nth term (quadratic) and sequences.
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GCSE Maths Foundation

GCSE Maths Foundation

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.
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Football Scores Investigation (GCSE Probability)

Football Scores Investigation (GCSE Probability)

This is an investigation (including teacher notes and worksheets) which is suitable for GCSE maths students, though higher ability KS3 students should be able to complete it. The problem students have to answer is 'Can you find a formula to find out the total possible number of half-time scores if you know the full-time score of a football match?' Probability is the main topic covered (listing outcomes, formula for total number of outcomes) as well as algebra topics such as expanding brackets, sequences, factorising and generalising formulae. Pupils can probably work on this independently with some teacher input in setting up the investigation and prompting pupils.
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