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The Resources within this shop are all designed for the teaching of Mathematics for those in the age range 7 - 18 years old. Most resources consist of a PowerPoint lesson followed by a worksheet for the students. With over twenty six years of experience, the powerpoint/worksheets within the shop have been used successfully by myself and colleagues over that time. As a head of department for over 15 years, the department has yearly been judged as adding substantial value to students grades.

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The Resources within this shop are all designed for the teaching of Mathematics for those in the age range 7 - 18 years old. Most resources consist of a PowerPoint lesson followed by a worksheet for the students. With over twenty six years of experience, the powerpoint/worksheets within the shop have been used successfully by myself and colleagues over that time. As a head of department for over 15 years, the department has yearly been judged as adding substantial value to students grades.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Lessons covering Right angled trigonometry Pythagoras' Theorem the Sine rule and Cosine rule. Plus questions.
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GCSE revision lessons 2

GCSE revision lessons 2

This bundle continues with the revision lessons for year 11 students at Higher and/or foundation level. This initial bundle contains roughly 14 hours of revision lessons on Standard Form Percentages of a quantity Properties of a velocity time graph (area under a graph & gradient of a tangent to the curve) Factorising and removing brackets for up to three brackets. Pie charts & Scatter diagrams Inverse & direct proportion Circle problems Simultaneous equations Dividing into a ratio and others...
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End of Term Games

End of Term Games

This activities are aimed at key stage 3 students but could be used as revision for students who are revising for their GCSE examination. Each round consists of four questions. Print the slides 8 to 13 on A4 paper and place one printed slide per table. Students are put into pairs (either by choice or teacher selection) and are given a copy of slide 14 and a few sheets of pieces of A4 paper. The pairs are designated a starting table and the timer (slide 2) is started. The students are then given 5 minutes to answer the four questions on that table. Once the five minutes is up the students move clockwise to the next table and start the next set of four questions and the timer of slide 3 is started. This continues until all students have completed the six tables worth of questions. The answering of the questions takes no more than 30 minutes. Students then remain at their final table, swap their answer sheet with the nearest table and the answers are produced. At this stage I go through the questions before revealing the answers. In this way the students have had a go at GCSE style foundation questions and have also seen a demonstration as to how they should have been answered. Finally, students add up their score and the highest score get a prize!
sjcooper
Transformations of graphs Introduction

Transformations of graphs Introduction

These two lessons and worksheets are lessons which cover the translations of graphs and the knowledge of stretching a graph by a given scale factor. The lesson is aimed at the students working out the translation which takes place by initially drawing certain graphs and then linking them the original graph drawn. This is then followed by a series of examples. The second lesson is similar in that the students are encouraged to draw a series of graphs before linking them to the original as a stretch. The lesson then continues with a series of worked examples. Both lessons have a worksheet with solutions.
sjcooper
Cubics: Expanding and factorising

Cubics: Expanding and factorising

With factorising and removing brackets of cubics being new to the GCSE specifications last year I have introduced these two lesson to my class teaching. Starting with removal of brackets students are able to extend from the two brackets situation to the three brackets. The following lesson looks at the more complicated factorising a cubic. Initially starting with the first factor given style of question before looking at factorising with no hint given. Worksheets are given for both lessons which could be used in class or as a piece of homework.
sjcooper
GCSE revision lessons

GCSE revision lessons

Here is a small group of revision lessons I have recently used for my year 11 students. These have been written with them in mind and cover the types of questions they were struggling with. Generally I tend to go through one or two at the board before they attempt the others. Revision lessons included are Probability tree diagrams Distance speed time Ingredient questions Flow diagrams and some general “wordy” questions that can be troubling for many students.
sjcooper
Properties of a velocity time graph revision

Properties of a velocity time graph revision

This revision lesson looks at revising with students the understanding that area under a curve represents distance travelled and the gradient of a tangent represents acceleration when looking at a velocity time graph. The revision lessons is a mixture of worked examples and questions for the students to attempt before reviewing at the board.
sjcooper
General GCSE Maths grade 1 to 3 revision

General GCSE Maths grade 1 to 3 revision

This revision lesson I put together based on material I found most year 11 foundation students were struggling with. The revision mainly focuses on the students ability to apply the four rules of number to some literacy based question. The second revision lesson I have added is on number machines as I found that students were fine with using the number machine one way but poor on reverse. Hence practice makes perfect!
sjcooper
Frequency Polygon & Cumulative Frequency Revision

Frequency Polygon & Cumulative Frequency Revision

This revision lesson reminds students how to draw both Frequency polygons and cumulative frequency curves. This is done through both worked examples and a few for them to have a go at before checking answers at the board. The lesson also reminds students how the median and Interquartile range are found from the cumulative frequency curve.
sjcooper
Decimal, Fraction & percentage conversions

Decimal, Fraction & percentage conversions

This revision lesson reminds students how we can convert decimals into either fractions or percentages. Fractions into decimals or percentages and percentages into decimals or fractions. These revision lessons work with the teacher going through a couple of examples, which I get the students to copy down into their books, so that they have something to refer back to later. Then the students answer a number of questions to ensure they understand the work. The I move to the next slide and do much the same. I find that this has really helped with the low ability students moving their learning form short term to long term.
sjcooper
GCSE Algebra: Drawing straight line graph revision

GCSE Algebra: Drawing straight line graph revision

This Revision lesson reminds students how we draw graph from an equation in the form y=mx+c. Firstly the member of staff goes through two worked examples before the students tackle one or two on their own before checking the solution at the board. The examples then get more complicated. This revision lesson is aimed at Foundation students.
sjcooper
GCSE Higher level Algebra Revision

GCSE Higher level Algebra Revision

This revision powerpoint looks at worked examples for the topics of Completing the square and solving quadratics inequalities. The second revision lesson looks at iterative formulae and quadratic sequences. The idea is that the member of staff works through 2 or 3 examples before the student attempts one question at a time. The review of the question then reinforces the students understanding of the topics.
sjcooper
Probability Tree revision lesson

Probability Tree revision lesson

This revision is pitched mainly at foundation students, however it is also ideal for higher level students. Through worked examples the students revise the fact of multiplying "branches" together in order to obtain an outcome for two event. Further examples look at when there are more than two possible outcomes which would imply we add the solutions together. Nicely broken up for a student who is probably struggling with the grade 5 work. There are also several questions for the students to attempt in-between the examples. Answers are provided.
sjcooper
Types of Solids

Types of Solids

There are approximately four lessons of work here which include the knowledge of Prisms, Pyramids and Spheres. I tend to get the students to copy the examples into their books. Then when they start the worksheet they have something to look back at for guidance.
sjcooper
GCSE Number revision Guide

GCSE Number revision Guide

This document is a revision booklet I put together for my students over the years. It contains worked examples and notes describing how certain problems are solved
sjcooper
Gradient of a line and y intercept

Gradient of a line and y intercept

This lesson is used in lower school to introduce students to the gradient of a straight line by calculation. The lesson then looks at the general equation of the line. Acknowledging that m stands for the gradient and c the y intercept. There is a worksheet attached to this lesson which can be used in class or as a piece of homework. Answers are included.
sjcooper
GCSE Shape & Space revision guide

GCSE Shape & Space revision guide

This document is a revision booklet I put together for my students over the years. It contains worked examples and notes describing how certain problems are solved.
sjcooper
Revision starters for GCSE topics.

Revision starters for GCSE topics.

Here I have created a group of starter questions for my foundation students to tackle at the beginning of the lesson. This powerpoint includes questions on fractions into decimals sequences the nth term solving simple equations dividing into a given ratio simplifying expressions factorising multiplying decimals
sjcooper
Perpendicular Lines

Perpendicular Lines

This lesson is used to introduce students to perpendicular lines. Finding the gradient of a perpendicular line and the equation of such lines. The lesson is followed with a worksheet which can be used in class or as a piece of homework. Answers are included.
sjcooper