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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.
Worksheet to practise Simple and Compound interest, and reverse proportion
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Worksheet to practise Simple and Compound interest, and reverse proportion

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Practice questions covering a range of problems mainly involving compound growth. There are three questions at the beginning specifying 'simple' interest to remind students that there is a difference between simple growth and compound growth, but the bulk of the worksheet asks students to practice compounding interest over a specified number of time periods, and to apply reasoning to reverse the compounded growth in order to find the original amount.
Prime Factor Decomposition
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Prime Factor Decomposition

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A series of worksheets to provide practice for prime factor decomposition, writing values as products of prime factors, using decomposition to understand properties of square numbers and cube numbers, decompose algebraic terms, and apply decomposition to the process of finding HCF and LCM. This can be used in conjunction with my 'Steps for Success' document and the section on 'Factors and Multiples' in that document.
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.
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.
Maths Key Stage 3 Assessment or Practice Paper 1
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Maths Key Stage 3 Assessment or Practice Paper 1

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This paper provides a range of practice questions covering negative numbers and algebraic expressions, angles and line segments, properties of 2D shapes, location and spread of data, and factors multiples and primes. The paper provides an opportunity to assess understanding of the topics covered in my Mathematics ages 11 to 14 worksheets Compilation 1.
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
PE Theory test for Years 7 and 8
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PE Theory test for Years 7 and 8

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This paper comprises 50 marks with 20 multiple choice questions based on anatomy and physiology, fitness, healthy eating, and sport facts and tactics, and longer questions covering a broad range of general understanding about Physical Education. It produces a good spread of results from highest to lowest ability students, therefore allowing you to normalise the data if used to assess a year group or class group. There is no mark scheme.
Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages homework or revision resource
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Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages 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 to understand how to find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and how to work with ratios. Students are required to use their understanding of equivalence within a range of different contexts, including basic equivalence questions, measures, frequency density, and basic trigonometry. There are a total of 60 marks available over 4 pages of increasing complexity, with a suggested grading scheme based on the new GCSE specification. This resource forms part of a large collection of topic-based papers designed to assess and challenge student understanding.
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.
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.
Quadratics homework or revision resource
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Quadratics 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 to solve problems involving quadratics, both algebraically and graphically. The questions included require students to be able to plot graphs, factorise, complete the square, use the quadratic formula, understand the meaning of solve f(x) = 0, solve simultaneous equations where one equation is quadratic, solve equations involving quotients which lead to a quadratic, and so on. 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.
Maths Key Stage 3 Assessment or Practice Paper 3
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Maths Key Stage 3 Assessment or Practice Paper 3

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This paper provides a range of practice questions covering decimals and the four operations, collecting terms and solving equations, angle calculations and measure. The paper provides an opportunity to assess understanding of the topics covered in my Mathematics ages 11 to 14 worksheets Compilation 4.
Easter GCSE Maths revision
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Easter GCSE Maths revision

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Hundreds of GCSE Maths problems for students to practise based on past paper questions and the new GCSE Specifications. Answers are provided with full workings where appropriate. These papers will help students of all ability levels further understanding and knowledge.
Maths GCSE revision and practice
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Maths GCSE revision and practice

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These write-on resources are accompanied by full solutions and provide a wealth of Mathematics practice questions. The pack also includes a Maths Help Booklet for students to research specific topic areas and my excel document providing access to Maths video tutorials covering the whole GCSE syllabus.
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.