Maths Garden  Problem Solving Activity for KS3 (Great for End of Term)

Maths Garden Problem Solving Activity for KS3 (Great for End of Term)

This resource combines all of the following skills...... Multiplication division Area, perimeter Factors, multiples and primes measuring angles and negative numbers with temperature all in the same task. Developed for Y7-9 , Could be used with low ability KS4. Great as end of term activity (easy to use just print off sheets!) Involves a bit of coloring which kids love at the end of term. Great introduction to group work as well at the start of the year to test basic skills.
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Mandala's Maths End of Term Activity

Mandala's Maths End of Term Activity

Lesson on creating/colouring in MANDALAS. A little bit of religion and art thrown in there - makes a great cross curricular activity. Two tasks for easy differentiation and worksheets attached. Great End of term activity (mandala are used for meditation so calms pupils!)
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Data Handling Project - End of term activity

Data Handling Project - End of term activity

This is a complete data handling project . The powerpoint goes through each graph or calculation bit by bit. Then asks the pupils to apply to the set of data, At each task there is a challenge. Tasks include Grouping data Pie Chart Stem and Leaf Cumulative Frequency Mean from grouped table Frequency Polygon Worksheets have been made for lower ability that they just have to fill in (all numbered according to task) Can be used from KS3 - KS4 Using as a final project (estimated to last 4/5 lesson with presentation. Great end of term activity that still involves a lot of maths, all in one power-point.
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Algebra Higher Revision (Flipchart, examples, practice, answers with accompanying Student Booklet)

Algebra Higher Revision (Flipchart, examples, practice, answers with accompanying Student Booklet)

Masterclass flipchart created for Maths non-calculator GCSE, based around all Algebra skills needed. Due to the increase in algebra on this these new specification tests the flipcharts focuses on algebra. All topics covered have examples and answers. (Make you planning easier!!) There is also a PP attached which is the student booklet which works alongside the flipchart and teaching. The booklet also gives students space to copy down examples, practice and make their own notes. Topics covered : Solving Linear Equations Expanding Factorising Simultaneous Equations Quadratics Simultaneous equations Solving Quadratic Equations by Factorising Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the square Algebraic Proof
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Standard Form - Adding and Subtracting (Problem Solving)

Standard Form - Adding and Subtracting (Problem Solving)

Aimed at higher GCSE, could work with High ability KS3 also. Worksheet created with : Number written in Standard form , Standard form additions and standard form subtractions. Students must find the equivalent groups and fill into the table. Problem Solving skills will be tested as 4 places in the table are missing (this also stops pupils from just guessing! ) and pupils will have to work backwards or create their own standard form addition/ subtraction. Added extension is for pupils to convert standard form answers into 'normal' numbers at the end. Answers provided.
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Standard From  (Writing , Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and dividing)

Standard From (Writing , Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and dividing)

Covers all Standard Form bases. Starts with population of england question to try and get pupils to see why standard form may be useful, also linking to indice work and negative powers of ten etc. Examples of numbers to standard form and vice versa with two levels of questions and answers. Adding and subtracting example, with questions and answers. Mix up task attached -Number written in Standard form , Standard form additions and standard form subtractions. Students must find the equivalent groups and fill into the table. Problem Solving skills will be tested as 4 places in the table are missing (this also stops pupils from just guessing! ) and pupils will have to work backwards or create their own standard form addition/ subtraction. Added extension is for pupils to convert standard form answers into 'normal' numbers at the end. Answers provided. Multiplying and dividing examples then differentiated questions. Ans Solar System Task ( I haven't attached this as it is not mine - However there are several free versions available on TES ). Finally there are some 'Applying' Questions were students have to use standard form to apply to real life problems.
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Prime Factor Decomposition -Including Highest Common Factors (HCF)  & Lowest Common Multiples (LCM)

Prime Factor Decomposition -Including Highest Common Factors (HCF) & Lowest Common Multiples (LCM)

Aimed at Higher GCSE Class, could be used at KS3 at a slower pace. Starter - List prime numbers and write definition Example of prime factor trees, 6 questions with answers. Example of HCF using prime factor trees and venn diagrams. 4 questions and extension with answers. Assessment question (applying to wordy question) and extension provided ( My schools marking policy, helpful to make assessment question to check pupils have understood then give them an extension to challenge them) Example of LCM using prime factor trees and Venn Diagrams 4 questions, extension and answers. Mixed HCF & LCM Worded questions (in line with the new GCSE 1-9 ) with answers.
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Substitution Lesson (KS3 & KS4) Includes Lock Activity

Substitution Lesson (KS3 & KS4) Includes Lock Activity

Substitution lesson for mid/high ability KS3 AND KS4. Starter assesses previous knowledge of substitution. With answers. Progress Ladder shown to pupils so they can see where they need to be by the end of the lesson ( nice to print off and give students at the end of the lesson and get them try and see how far up the ladder they can go ) Mini Assessment activity students use whiteboards to show answers to animated questions - to quickly assess any gaps in knowledge. Lock activity - Students Love this! Pupils work from the bottom of the sheet (like a ladder of progression) to find the value of different letters , once they have found all the letters they substitute them into the final 'lock code' I use a 4 digit Lock and have a prize in a briefcase or box - Kids seem to love it. Great for engagement! All the answers are supplied.
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Factorising Quadratics Practice (Progress Yourself)

Factorising Quadratics Practice (Progress Yourself)

I marked my classes books from the previous lesson and noticed that the levels of understanding how to factorise a quadratic was so varied! So I created this lesson. I marked their books and gave them an according target. They then worked on this and progressed themselves forward. This could easily work without having to had marked there books first based on some sort of previous assessment (whiteboards / mini test etc) progress ladder shown to pupils at the start of lesson so they can see where they should get too by the end of the lesson (these are nice to print out and give pupils at the end of the lesson to complete to show how far they have come in the lesson) 4 Stages ready to print off in small columns so students can stick them in and work opposite. Answers all available (I usually stick these at the front so students can check their own work). This really helped me let the students work at the correct level without stopping others from progressing. The students were very independent with progressing themselves and marking. I also printed off examples for each stage with are on the powerpoint, ans stuck these on the walls to help pupils with the next stages. Aimed at high ability KS3 & KS4
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Introduction to Trigonometry

Introduction to Trigonometry

Introduction to Trigonometry lessons ( I spent two lessons this, however could take longer or shorted depending on level of the class) Aimed at low ability KS4, Would work well as intro to trigonometry at KS3. Starter - Linked to Pythagoras knowledge. Labeling sides explanation and quick questions (works well on whiteboards) (At this stage my group needed more practice on labeling sides , I found a great Worksheet on TES , so I haven't attached it but its easy to find!) Introduction to the word SOHCAHTOA - what it all stands for etc - good for students to take notes here. 3 very clear examples on how too use trigonometry for finding a missing length shown clearly through animations. Then practice for students with answers. Finally a plenary - which is a applied trig question where they will need to drawn their own picture - great to stretch students. This worked really well with a bottom set year 11 group!!
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Introduction to Pythagorus ( Discovery + Skills based)

Introduction to Pythagorus ( Discovery + Skills based)

Introduction to Pythagorus Lesson aimed at low ability KS4 Class, Used for Observation and feedback was very positive. Would be great as introduction to KS3 classes too. Includes measuring task starter - to get students to discover the 'HYPOTENUSE' . Learning ladder to show pupils where they need to get too- all exam questions (and for pupils to try at the end of the lesson to see how far they have got!) Another discovery task where students measure triangles and square numbers and see if they can spot a connection between a squared, b squared and c squared. Some students need a bit of hint but most spot the connection. Introduction to the 'theorem' and a bit of history on Pythagoras to engage students. Examples on how to work out a questions, using 'boxes' and without boxes. Questions for pupils to try with answers. Back to the Learning ladder for pupils to now try questions they didn't know how to start early. Quick quiz at the end based on key facts about Pythagoras and his theorem. Pupils really enjoyed this lesson and loved the practical measuring tasks and it seemed to help them understand the next steps clearly !
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Ratio (4 lessons) - Writing & simplifying, dividing, writing a ratio as fractions  & problem solving

Ratio (4 lessons) - Writing & simplifying, dividing, writing a ratio as fractions & problem solving

4 Lessons From the Basics to Problem Solving with Ratio. 4 Lessons - Writing and Simplifying Ratio Writing a Ratio as fraction Dividing into a ratio Problem Solving and Working Backwards with ratio. All lesson have all the answers (no printing required for questions). All lessons contain exam questions based on the new specification for maths. All lessons contain starter, examples and practice , and problem solving plenary. Aimed at KS3 and Low ability KS4. Really easy covers 4/5 lessons easy and covers all bases on Ratio.
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Forming and Solving Equations (KS3, Low Ability KS4)

Forming and Solving Equations (KS3, Low Ability KS4)

Forming and Solving Equations PP aimed at KS3 middle ability, also used with low ability KS4. Mixed Starter with answers. Basic examples on forming expressions, then questions for pupils to try with answers. Harder examples - with angles and perimeter etc. Worksheet on PP with increasing levels of difficulty - With answers. Really easy lesson to get and go !
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Substitution Lock Acitivity

Substitution Lock Acitivity

Pupils work from the bottom of the sheet (like a ladder of progression) to find the value of different letters , once they have found all the letters they substitute them into the final 'lock code' I use a 4 digit Lock and have a prize in a briefcase or box - Kids seem to love it. Great for engagement! All the answers are supplied.
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Maths Mixed Higher Revision Treasure Hunt ( Great for Revision or End of term!)

Maths Mixed Higher Revision Treasure Hunt ( Great for Revision or End of term!)

Treasure hunt on A3 paper - most topics on higher GCSE Covered ( including those added to the new spec 2016/2017 exam) Pupils work out answers and cross off that answer from the grid. Easy checking as only one answer should be left at the end. Individual answers to the questions also provided. Kids love these - and can last the whole lesson even more, always seem to determined to find the answer! Useful for end of term activities and cover work and can be easily checked!
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Maths Treasure Hunt bundle (Great Revision starters!)

Maths Treasure Hunt bundle (Great Revision starters!)

Treasure hunts- most topics on foundation GCSE Covered ( including those added to the new spec 2016/2017 exam) Pupils work out answers and cross off that answer from the grid. Easy checking as only one answer should be left at the end. Individual answers to the questions also provided. Kids love these - and can last the whole lesson even more, always seem to determined to find the answer! Useful for end of term activities and cover work and can be easily checked!
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Maths Mixed Revision Treasure Hunt ( Foundation) (Great as Revision or End of term)

Maths Mixed Revision Treasure Hunt ( Foundation) (Great as Revision or End of term)

Treasure hunt on A3 paper - most topics on foundation GCSE Covered ( including those added to the new spec 2016/2017 exam) Pupils work out answers and cross off that answer from the grid. Easy checking as only one answer should be left at the end. Individual answers to the questions also provided. Kids love these - and can last the whole lesson even more, always seem to determined to find the answer! Useful for end of term activities and cover work and can be easily checked!
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End of Term Quiz

End of Term Quiz

Great end of term quiz - easy and simple with Movie round, Mash up (merged faces) , General Knowledge and Music Round. Will easily last a whole lesson (1 hour)
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Maths Intervention (Complete set of resources!)  (Foundation , GCSE 9-1) Great for summer Homework!

Maths Intervention (Complete set of resources!) (Foundation , GCSE 9-1) Great for summer Homework!

This bundle was created for Lower ability Year 10 students to complete an Intervention day on the following topics : Area and Circumference of a Circle ( and apply to questions) , Mean from a frequency table , Fractions ( all operations) and Solving Equations ( 1 step , 2 step and expanding brackets). This is a complete Intervention resource and you will not have to plan anything extra to add to these resources. (Easy summer planning!! ) This Bundle contains: 1) Pre - Test - This is for students to complete straight away before intervention, then re-try at the end of intervention to show progress. 2) PowerPoint pretension (teachers) - containing animated examples, practice questions and answers. 3) PowerPoint presentation (students) - To be printed for students to follow the teacher powerpoint, spaces for students to fill in notes etc. 4) PowerPoint presentation (Answers) - Answer booklet to be printed and for students to use to mark and correct answers. Great to set pre-test for summer homework and then use resources to fill in any gaps in knowledge. Would also work for a series of intervention sessions with a topic a week and 2 lessons for pre-test and end test. Worked really well with the lower end students and all felt they had achieved something as they could now do more than when they started.
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End of Term  Quiz

End of Term Quiz

Great end of term quiz with answers. Includes movie , logo, famous person , music, general knowledge rounds. very easy end of term activity
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KS3 / KS4 Mixed Treasure Hunt ( Foundation aimed at Grade 3 or below )( Revision or End of term)

KS3 / KS4 Mixed Treasure Hunt ( Foundation aimed at Grade 3 or below )( Revision or End of term)

Amended from 'Foundation' Treasure Hunt to make it accessible to Lower ability students and KS3. Questions aimed at Grade 3 or below. Treasure hunt on A3 paper - most topics on foundation GCSE Covered ( including those added to the new spec 2016/2017 exam) Pupils work out answers and cross off that answer from the grid. Easy checking as only one answer should be left at the end. Individual answers to the questions also provided. Kids love these - and can last the whole lesson even more, always seem to determined to find the answer! Useful for end of term activities and cover work and can be easily checked!
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