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Tim Silvester’s Maths Resources

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I have written a range of free and premium resources to assess and develop student understanding and to help students to prepare for examinations. My homework resources cover a broad range of the curriculum and they are carefully written and presented to be both professional and effective in aiding student progress. All assignments have answer papers provided and monitoring documents are available to record and analyse student performance.

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I have written a range of free and premium resources to assess and develop student understanding and to help students to prepare for examinations. My homework resources cover a broad range of the curriculum and they are carefully written and presented to be both professional and effective in aiding student progress. All assignments have answer papers provided and monitoring documents are available to record and analyse student performance.
Direct and Indirect Proportion Practice Worksheet
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Direct and Indirect Proportion Practice Worksheet

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Worksheet comprising 4 sections to build understanding of direct and indirect (or inverse) proportion. Plenty of practice available to keep students occupied and to challenge students to ensure they are able to tackle problems successfully. This worksheet would work well with the 'Steps for Success' document that I have made available for free where a stepped approach for dealing with the topic is detailed.
Maths Department Handbook proforma
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Maths Department Handbook proforma

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This is a comprehensive Maths Department Handbook proforma containing 66 pages that can be easily adapted for the needs of any secondary Maths department. It has been reviewed as part of my school's external inspection process and was cited as exemplary. I hope you find it useful. Obviously many sections, such as assessment, homework, behavioural policy, available resources, are specific to my school, and would need some amendment. Other sections, such as G&T policies, Calculation policy, Literacy policy, Use of ICT and Calculators, use of learning support etc should provide a good foundation for departments to personalise. It includes descriptors for the new GCSE specification 9 -1 grades.
Bearings
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Bearings

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This is a series of 6 pages that can be printed as an A3 folded booklet for teaching students how to work out bearings. The first page provides a starter which revisits key angle facts based on parallel lines and a transversal, and based on angles on a straight line, at a point and in a triangle. The second page presents the key learning objectives and a section in which notes can be written. This is followed by a simple Task 1 of using bearings diagrams to work out the bearings of one point from another point using angle calculations, rather than scale drawing. Task 2 then requires students to draw diagrams first based on the information provided, and then to work out the required bearing. The lesson sits comfortable in an hour lesson with time for a plenary.
Key Stage 3 Maths practice bundle
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Key Stage 3 Maths practice bundle

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This bundle contains worksheets that have been organised as part of our scheme of learning by term, with assessment points after Compilation 1, 2, 4 and 5. It provides good comprehensive coverage of the Maths curriculum with plenty of write on practice for students.
Foundation GCSE resit bundle
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Foundation GCSE resit bundle

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This bundle of resources is ideal for anyone seeking to resit GCSE Mathematics at Foundation level and who needs realistic practice questions and mark schemes to support their independent work. The core skills papers focus on key mathematical processes that need to be learned (no using and applying), the 22 Maths homework papers provide short but stretching question and answer sections, and the 12 Number and Algebra, 12 Geometry, and 12 Statistics papers are specifically aimed at general use and application within a wide range of GCSE contexts. There are a number of additional practice papers focused on common and useful topic areas, such as fractions, equations, averages etc. A help booklet is provided to give users a starting point when researching problem areas and tackling areas of weakness.
Mathematics Ages 11 to 14 worksheets
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Mathematics Ages 11 to 14 worksheets

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This bundle comprises the summary worksheets that we use to formatively assess our students aged 11 to 14 on the content of our Scheme of Learning for years 7 to 8. I have included a baseline assessment which has been written in a bespoke fashion in the style of the old SAT papers, aimed at 10 to 11 year olds.
20 GCSE Mathematics topic based assignments (80 pages of differentiated practice!)
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20 GCSE Mathematics topic based assignments (80 pages of differentiated practice!)

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This is a collection of 20 topic-based assignments covering a broad range of Number, Algebra, Statistics and Geometry themes. Each paper comprises 4 pages with problems of increasing complexity based on the new specification. Each paper is write-on, accompanied by a mark scheme, and comprises a total of 60 marks with suggested grade boundaries.
Common entrance Maths preparation
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Common entrance Maths preparation

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A fantastic range of resources with full curriculum coverage to provide practice and support for students preparing for common entrance examinations
Maths: 12 Foundation Geometry and Algebra assignments
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Maths: 12 Foundation Geometry and Algebra assignments

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This is a series of 12 Foundation homework or revision assignments. They are designed to be used in conjunction with my excel, 'Monitoring' document which allows for all results from the Statistics, Pure and Geometry series to be recorded. These foundation papers are aimed at low to middle ability students. The set can alternatively be purchased to include both Foundation and Higher (for middle to high ability students) versions. They are designed for the new GCSE specification in the UK, and would suit any students within the same age range in other countries. This first series focuses on Geometry and Algebra and are calculator papers. They are easy to mark and provide excellent feedback (the monitoring document allows for results in key topic areas to be analysed, as well as progression as students improve their knowledge and understanding. These assignments have led to sustained improvement of Mathematics results in the College in which the author teaches with students excelling at every ability range.
Function Machines and Inverse Functions
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Function Machines and Inverse Functions

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This worksheet comprises 3 sections over 3 pages with an answer sheet on the fourth page. It can be printed to a single A3 folded booklet. Section A provides 20 function machines with up to 3 operations to be converted into equations. An example is provided first. Section B provides 12 equations with up to 3 steps to be converted into function machines. An example is provided first. Section C provides 18 functions to be converted into function machines so that inverse function machines can be drawn, and finally the inverse function can be written. The sections contain plenty of practice and will provide at least 2 to 3 lessons of independent study. Each section is intended to develop student understanding towards the ability to write inverse functions. The relationship between a function and its inverse can then be discussed.
Maths core skills and extended skills homework or revision resource
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Maths core skills and extended skills homework or revision resource

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These worksheets are designed as general practice for the basic Grade 4 (core skills) and more advanced Grade 6 (extended skills) ability ranges. There is no 'Use and Application', and they are designed purely to get students to practise the broad range of methods and knowledge required to 'do' Mathematics. They are ordered in respect of Number, Algebra, Statistics and Geometry. The 8 pages are designed to be printed onto A3 folded sheets so that students have a write on resource with minimal printing required. The Mathematics 'Help Booklet' that I offer for free, and the 'Steps for Success' document, provide guidance to students to help with the completion of these papers. The back page of the 'Help Booklet' directly references each question of Core Skills into the booklet; for example, question 1b on the Algebra page is referenced to pages 21 and 26 respectively of the Help Booklet where structured models are available to show the process of factorising linear and quadratic expressions.
Perimeter, Area and Volume homework or revision resource
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Perimeter, Area and Volume homework or revision resource

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This resource is accompanied by an answer document. It is aimed at students who have been taught perimeter, area and volume. The questions include work on circles and the need to apply Pythagoras correctly within context. A grading system based on the new GCSE specification is suggested, but this resource would be equally useful in the US. The paper can be printed onto a single A3 folded sheet and there are a total of 60 marks. It can be used as a homework or a revision resource, or to assess general understanding at the end of the topic with plenty of extension and differentiated content available.
Probability homework or revision resource
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Probability homework or revision resource

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This resource is accompanied by an answer document. It is aimed at students who have been taught probability and relative frequency. The questions include a wide range of contexts (with Venn diagrams, pie charts and various other diagrams requiring correct interpretation to derive relative frequency) and challenge students to calculate simple probabilities, and probabilities for dependent and independent events. A grading system based on the new GCSE specification is suggested, but this resource would be equally useful in the US. The paper can be printed onto a single A3 folded sheet and there are a total of 60 marks. It can be used as a homework or a revision resource, or to assess general understanding at the end of the topic with plenty of extension and differentiated content available.
Mechanics A Level Booklet
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Mechanics A Level Booklet

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This booklet provides teaching and learning support for Mechanics A Level, explaining prior GCSE knowledge that is useful and the key learning required at A level to understand how to problem solve effectively. Suitable for any A level examination board.
Proportionate Change including successive change and reverse proportion
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Proportionate Change including successive change and reverse proportion

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Three pages of questions including; Page 1: Increase and Decrease an amount by a proportion; Page 2: Successive proportionate change given an original amount; Page 3: Reverse Proportion Questions; Page 4 “Cheese Method script” which provides prompts for students to structure their working consistently. You will want to adapt this, or not print this page, according to your teaching pedagogy! I have also included videos that provide guidance for students (and which also explain what I mean by Cheese Method!