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Tim Silvester's Maths Resources

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.
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.
Foundation GCSE resit bundle
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Foundation GCSE resit bundle

16 Resources
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 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.
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.
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.
Indices worksheet
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Indices worksheet

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Questions based on simplifying powers and roots with answers. This worksheet provides some summaric practice of the topic.
Mathematics learning objectives for self assessment and teacher assessments
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Mathematics learning objectives for self assessment and teacher assessments

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This excel document summarises the key learning objectives for Mathematics from ages 11 to 16; the objectives are carefully organised and allow for students to self-assess and teachers to record their progress in a simple, visual way. Each topic area can be printed as a single sheet to share objectives with students, evaluate prior knowledge, and evaluate progress at the end of a taught topic.
GCSE Religious Studies self-assessment rubrics for writing extended responses
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GCSE Religious Studies self-assessment rubrics for writing extended responses

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These rubrics allow students to review and evaluate their own work. The 'RS Checklist for Success' is more appropriate for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 learners who are middle to lower ability, and need to learn to scaffold their own work and check for completeness, SPAG, and general presentation. We use the rubric as a support for those students who are prone to making the same basic literacy errors, and who need to develop their basic written responses. The 'RS GCSE Checklist for Success provides two tables; one for Edexcel GCSE Part c) style responses (usually requiring two points that are clearly expressed and sufficiently developed, and where a source of authority is referred to); and one for Part d) style responses which require greater depth of argument with points FOR, points AGAINST and a general balanced conclusion. While developed for RS Edexcel Specification B, the tables can easily be edited and adapted to suit any essay writing needs, to encourage self-assessment and ensure students have a framework that will support progress and success.
Maths Key Stage 3 Assessment or Practice Paper 4
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Maths Key Stage 3 Assessment or Practice Paper 4

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This paper provides a range of practice questions covering coordinate geometry and equations of lines, perimeter, area and volume, circles, equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages, fractions and the four operations, averages and range, and real life graphs and use of formulae. The paper provides an opportunity to assess understanding of the topics covered in my Mathematics ages 11 to 14 worksheets Compilation 5.
Purchase all of my paid Maths resources to April 2017
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Purchase all of my paid Maths resources to April 2017

20 Resources
This bundle contains all of my paid resources to April 2017, including 3 separate series of homework assignments including nearly 500 pages of differentiated Maths practice for students of all ability levels, and a wealth of other resources.
Key Stage 3 Maths practice bundle
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Key Stage 3 Maths practice bundle

10 Resources
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.
Inequalities homework or revision resource
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Inequalities 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 inequality notation, represent inequalities on a number line, express inequalities graphically and interpret shaded regions using inequalities, form inequalities from wordy problems, and deal with quadratic inequalities. 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.
Fractions and the Four Operations homework or revision resource
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Fractions and the Four Operations 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 add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, and to deal with mixed numbers and improper fractions. The questions include applications within geometry (with perimeter, area and volume) and some surd form, where students will be stretched to apply their basic understanding to wider concepts. 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.
Transformations homework or revision resource
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Transformations 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 Transformations including translations, reflections, rotations and enlargements. The problems include work on basic column vectors, fractional and negative scale factors, combinations of transformations, an understanding of congruent and similar shapes, and construction of rotations involving other angles. 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.
Easter GCSE Mathematics Bumper Revision Pack
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Easter GCSE Mathematics Bumper Revision Pack

8 Resources
A huge variety of write on papers to practise the whole GCSE course at both Foundation and Higher tiers of entry; answers provided and these papers provide all of the practice students need to further their independent study!
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.
Common entrance Maths preparation
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Common entrance Maths preparation

8 Resources
A fantastic range of resources with full curriculum coverage to provide practice and support for students preparing for common entrance examinations
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!)

20 Resources
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.
Maths SAT preparation bundle
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Maths SAT preparation bundle

6 Resources
A variety of preparatory resources for Maths SAT papers aimed particularly at Year 6 students (aged 10 to 11). These resources cover a wide range of the Curriculum and are well presented and easily marked. The 22 Homework assignments each comprise pages that span the KS2/KS3 transition; page 1 of each assignment is equivalent of old level 2 content, page 2 to level 3, page 3 to level 4 and so on; hence pages 1 to 4 as an A3 folded booklet (with 22 original assignments available) provide copious amounts of SAT practice! The additional paper has been written to emulate SAT style problems, and spans a wide range of ability levels with excellent practice available; this has been composed of highly original and stretching problems to assess student progress.