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I have been a Maths teacher for five years and love to make colourful and innovative resources that have a range of activities to keep your classes motivated and loving Maths!

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I have been a Maths teacher for five years and love to make colourful and innovative resources that have a range of activities to keep your classes motivated and loving Maths!

Everyone knows that when it comes to teaching straight line graphs there is so much more preparation that needs to be done! But hopefully this helps some people out..
Here is a ready to go lesson on how to draw and name straight lines in the form of y=mx+c! I used this particular lesson with a middle set year 10 as more of a recap, but I have also used the same activities with KS3.
It has a full powerpoint with animated instructions on what to do, but also includes, 2 to a page worksheets, with axes already drawn on, for drawing and naming the lines. All you have to do is print!
If you like my lessons or think I could do more to make them better, please comment and rate =]!

Hi Lessons on how to find and prove shapes are similar, with their areas and volumes! And how to find missing lengths, areas and volumes.
I used these lessons with a middle ability year 10 class, but can be mixed about for any ability or age.
All lessons include:
5 a day starter,
differentiated questions WITH answers,
animated, simple examples,
plenary
Lesson 1:
Similar shapes.
Explains the definition of similar shapes and how to prove they are similar by finding all angles and sides are the same. Examples of how to find an use scale factor to prove this. Independent questions for students to work on with an exam style question for extension work.
I have also included some extra slides I did not get round to using on how to use ratio to find missing sides and name the shape game to finish off the lesson.
Lesson 2:
Finding area of similar shapes.
Clear, simple, animated examples on how to use linear scale factor to find area scale factor and therefore missing areas of similar shapes. Worksheet included for students to work on individually, as well as questions which can be displayed on the board.
Lesson 3:
Finding volume of similar shapes.
Extension from last lesson, using the linear scale factor to find the scale factor used for volume of similar shapes. Clear, simple, animated examples with worksheets for students to complete, as well as questions which can be displayed on the board.
Includes extension on working backwards to find the linear scale factors from area and volume scale factor, and extra extension activities which I did not get round to using myself.
Hope some of you find this helpful and it saves you some time and stress! If you like my resources or think there is something more I can do to make them better, please comment and rate!
Thank you =]]!

Whole lesson ready to use on the introduction into Standard form. Used with middle set year 9, but can be edited to your needs.
Includes learning objectives with tick sheet, differentiated questions with answers on changing numbers to standard form and vice versa.
Moves from an introduction to writing standard form to calculating with standard form. Set up as two lessons but can be combined if needed.

Everything you need to teach year 7 - 10 ratio lessons!
All lessons contain:
5 a day starter,
learning objectives with progress tick sheet,
Fully animated and clear examples,
Differentiated, colour-coordinated questions WITH answers,
Lesson 1:
Introduction into ratio & proportion!
How to write and simplify ratios including in terms of 1:
Lesson 2:
Direct proportion using the unitary method!
Simple, clear examples with fun paired work main activity, great for all abilities. I often use it as a class timed activity to see which student can get the most points, works amazingly work quiet, challenging work!
Lesson 3:
Direct and inverse proportion using unitary method!
Clear examples of both proportion with functional questions of mixed direct and inverse questions.
Lesson 4:
Dividing a given amount into a ratio!
Functional questions and examples of diving into ratios with self assessment progress slide to finish.
Lesson 5:
Direct proportion with constant k!
Introduction into the constant k and it’s terminology. Questions include equations and tables. Fun code breaker to end.
Lesson 6:
Introduction into inverse proportion with constant k. Including equation and table style questions, also with code breaker from tes.
Bonus Lesson!
I have added in a group work lesson which I have found from tes which is about dividing amounts into a ratio in a bank robbery!
These are all my favourite lessons from the ratio topic and I hope you enjoy them too! If you like them or think I could improve them in anyway, please rate or comment!
Thanks =]

Used with a middle set year 9 class, starting the new GCSE curriculum.
Starts with how to use prime factor trees to write a number as a product of its prime factors, then onto how to use that to find the HCF and LCM of two numbers.
Includes starter, learning objectives page, differentiated questions with answers and learning objective tick sheets!
Ready to use straight away or can be edited.

Everything you need to introduce circles to KS3, as well as challenging KS4 classes with arc length and area of sectors. These lessons are ready to go, so I hope it saves you some time and effort!
All lessons include a 5 a day starter, a progress tick sheet, differentiated questions WITH answers and a plenary.
Lesson 1 :
Circumference.
Whole lesson introducing parts of the circle and how to find the circumference of a circle. Challenges classes with finding perimeters or sectors as well as finding the diameter when given a circumference.
Lesson 2:
Area of circles.
Finding the area of a circle with functional extension questions and a printable differentiated worksheet to extend students.
Lesson 3:
Sectors of circles.
Extending how to find area of circles, by finding fractions of each circle. Shows examples of finding halves and quarters of circles to support understanding of how to find a fraction of the area of a full circle. Includes a functional pizza question to master the concept in real life situations!
Lesson 4:
Arc Length.
Using the same method used to find the area of sectors, to find arc length. Going through how we would find half and quarter of the circumference and questioning can be used to guide students in to how we would find a fifth of the circumference, eighth, etc and then onto more specific and difficult fractions of the circumference. Leads on from last lesson.
EXTRA!
I have added in an extra learning objective sheet that I made for a homework after the circle topic, to check understanding and progress. This worksheet can also be used in class.
The sheet includes a self assessment area for students.
I hope you like this bundle of circle lessons and resources and it saves you all some time and effort. If you do like it, or think I could do more, please rate and comment! Thank you!

Worksheet on reflection of shapes through lines on an axis. Exam style questions!
Three exercises involving drawing a specific horizontal or vertical line on an axis, then reflecting the shape, reflecting a shape through a diagonal line and finding and naming the line of reflection from a reflection.
Hope this helps some of you save some time and effort in a worksheet heavy topic!
Thanks =]

Used with a middle ability year 7 class to introduce how to use tables to find coordinates for straight line graphs.
Comes with axes and tables already put, 2 worksheets to a page.
Fully colour coordinated, differentiated questions.
Has learning objectives and progress tick sheets.
If you like my lessons or think there is more I could do to improve them, please rate and comment!
Thanks =]

Whole lesson used with a middle ability year 9, but can be edited for your needs.
Introduces how to multiply, divide and use brackets for numbers with indices. Also stretches students with simplifying indices with two operations (grade B/6).
Includes learning objectives with progress tick sheet, fully differentiated questions with answers and made with new GCSE curriculum in mind.
Please edit for your needs and review if you like my presentations!

Whole lesson used with a middle year 9 and 10 class but ready to edit for your needs.
Includes learning objectives with progress tick sheets, fully differentiated, colour coordinated questions with answers.
No need to print anything, lesson all ready to go!
Goes well after my lesson on index laws, which is also published.
Edit as you need and review if you like!

Complete lesson in adding and subtracting fractions.
Talks through finding the lowest common multiple of denominators and multiplying up for the numerators.
I used this lesson with a middle ability year 8 class, with the new format of life without levels!
Includes starter, learning objectives with tick sheets and fully differentiated questions with answers included.
Please edit for your needs!

Complete ready to use lesson sequence!
From introducing surds, calculating with surds, rationalising the denominator and expanding brackets with surds.
I have used this sequence with middle/top ability year 10 classes and split it up into up to six lessons, but can edit where necessary to make lessons longer or shorter.
Made with new GCSE curriculum in mind.
Includes:
5 a day starter,
learning objectives with tick sheets
fully differentiated questions with answers and
worked examples.
I love teaching Surds, so I hope you enjoy teaching these lessons and they save you some time!
If you love the lessons or you think there is something I could do to improve them, please rate or comment!
Thanks =

Full topic on solving equations that I used with a middle ability year 8 class, but first few lessons can be used as an introduction to algebra with year 7, and it also goes to solving equations with fractions and to set up and solve equations that can be given to any year.
All lessons include:
A starter,
lesson objectives with progress tick sheet,
so many colour coordinated, differentiated questions WITH answers.
Lesson 1:
Solving equations!
Introduction into one and two step equations to solve by the balancing method. Can be challenged further with solving simple equations with fractions and includes a peer assess worksheet.
Lesson 2:
Unknowns on both sides!
Step by step instructions on how to solve equations with unknowns on both sides. Again can be challenged with fractions in equations and a peer assessment sheet.
Lesson 3:
Solving equations with brackets!
Introduction into how to solve equations with brackets and challenges with brackets in equations with unknowns on both sides.
Lesson 4:
Expand and simplify when solving equations!
5 a day starter. Having two sets of brackets on one side and having to expand and simplify to solve as a two step equation.
Lesson 5:
Solving equations with fractions!
Add on to previous knowledge of everything we know on solving equations, but with advanced fractions, up to grade A work. Added tarsia which can be printed from PowerPoint.
Lesson 6:
Set up and solve!
Gone through algebraic terminology. Examples and questions of worded and shape questions where the equation must be set up before solved to find the unknown, then substituted back into the equation to find a missing side, angle etc.
Hope that this set of lessons comes in useful for you! If you like my lessons, or think there is something I could do to improve them, please rate or comment. Thank you! =]

Lessons on how to find and prove shapes are similar, with their areas and volumes! And how to find missing lengths, areas and volumes.
I used these lessons with a middle ability year 10 class, but can be mixed about for any ability or age.
All lessons include:
5 a day starter,
differentiated questions WITH answers,
animated, simple examples,
plenary
Lesson 1:
Similar shapes.
Explains the definition of similar shapes and how to prove they are similar by finding all angles and sides are the same. Examples of how to find an use scale factor to prove this. Independent questions for students to work on with an exam style question for extension work.
I have also included some extra slides I did not get round to using on how to use ratio to find missing sides and name the shape game to finish off the lesson.
Lesson 2:
Finding area of similar shapes.
Clear, simple, animated examples on how to use linear scale factor to find area scale factor and therefore missing areas of similar shapes. Worksheet included for students to work on individually, as well as questions which can be displayed on the board.
Lesson 3:
Finding volume of similar shapes.
Extension from last lesson, using the linear scale factor to find the scale factor used for volume of similar shapes. Clear, simple, animated examples with worksheets for students to complete, as well as questions which can be displayed on the board.
Includes extension on working backwards to find the linear scale factors from area and volume scale factor, and extra extension activities which I did not get round to using myself.
Hope some of you find this helpful and it saves you some time and stress! If you like my resources or think there is something more I can do to make them better, please comment and rate!
Thank you =]]!

When planning lessons with graphs, I find it so difficult to find differentiated questions with simple worksheets and answers included! So I have made this, and hopefully it will help some of you too!
I used this with my middle ability year 10, and it was the first time they had seen all of these graphs, apart from a quadratic.
All lessons include:
5 a day starter,
Learning objectives and progress tick slide,
Fully animated and simple examples,
Worksheets ready to print (so no time wasted drawing axes),
Answers for each graph!
Lesson 1:
Quadratic graphs!
Recaps how to generate coordinates from an equation, examples of plotting graphs, differentiated questions with exam style questions to extend.
Lesson 2:
Cubic & Reciprocal graphs!
Examples of how to generate and plot each graph. Worksheets WITH answers on each. Slides to print off as worksheets at the end of the presentation.
Lesson 3:
Exponential graphs!
Examples of how to generate coordinates and plot graph, includes worksheet at the end of the presentation, answers of course and exam style questions to extend!
Please feel free to edit these resources for your needs. If you like them, or think there is anything else I can do to improve them, rate or comment!
Thanks =]

Resource to go with Solving equations bundle.
A rally for two students, solving and peer assessing work on solving equations including unknowns on both sides and equations with fractions.
Hope you like this resource!
Thanks!

Whole Pythagoras bundle!
Lesson on introducing Pythagoras theorem and finding the hypotenuse:
Starter relating to skills needed in the lesson,
Fully animated and visual demonstrations,
Differentiated questions with scaffolding and answers,
Learning objectives and tick sheet,
Functional, real life questions and answers.
Lesson on rearranging Pythagoras theorem to find the shorter side of the triangle:
Recap starter,
Differentiated questions with scaffolding and answers,
Learning objectives and tick sheet,
Fun activity on finding the hypotenuse and shorter side to find a picture.
Lesson on how we use Pythagoras to find the diagonal in a 3D shape:
Fully animated and visual examples to work through as a class,
Differentiated questions with answers,
Learning objectives and tick sheet,
Exam style questions with answers.
Learning objective sheet on the different ways to use Pythagoras, with RAGG self assessment section. Can be used as a consolidation worksheet in lesson or as a homework.
Lessons ready to use for any class that is ready to try out Pythagoras, I have used the introduction lessons with a top set year 7 class, and have used the whole bundle with a middle ability class. Please feel free to edit for your needs.
If you like my lessons, or think I could do more to improve them, please rate and comment!
Thanks =]

This bundle of lessons and activities is everything you need to teach KS3 measures and area of polygons. I used these activities with a middle ability year 8 class, but it can be edited for your needs.
This includes:
A lesson on converting between metric units and between imperial and metric units, with fun activity on metric units and fully differentiated and colour coded questions on imperial and metric units.
A lesson on Perimeter and Area of rectangles, with extension work.
A lesson on finding the area of compound shapes by addition and subtraction, and finding the area of triangles.
A lesson on finding the area of parallelograms and trapeziums, with 4 self assessing card sorts, which students can choose from easy to hard questions on area of trapeziums.
A lesson on consolidation of area, group quiz to finish the topic.
Learning objective sheet with questions of each part of this topic with self assessment tick area which can be used as a homework or an activity in lesson.
All lessons include:
Fully differentiated questions with answers,
Learning objectives with progress tick sheet,
5 a day starter,
Fully visual explanations of where the formula for the area of each shape has come from!
This bundle is completely ready to go and use with a class, but feel free to edit for your needs. If you like or think I could do more to make these resources better, please rate and comment! =]

Made for middle ability year 9, used to consolidate and assess progress for the new GCSE Number unit.
Includes:
Review worksheet which could be used as homework or revision,
Questions on each area covered in the first number chapter of the new GCSE,
Self assessment RAGG area to fill in,
Assessment out of 30, with graded/levelled questions!
Please edit for your needs and review if you like!

Everything you need to teach basic number skills!
I used these lessons with a middle ability year 7 lesson at the start of the year to see how their basic skills were with decimals, negatives, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills.
All lessons contain:
5 a day starter,
learning objectives with progress tick sheet,
Fully animated and clear examples,
Differentiated, colour-coordinated questions WITH answers,
Lesson 1:
Place Value and ordering decimals.
Includes a starter on writing numbers in words, examples of what place value means, leading onto how we can use this to find the value of numbers/decimals and order them.
Lesson 2:
Multiplication and division of integers of 10.
Simple, clear examples with whiteboard activity to check progress, great for all abilities. Independent, varied colour coded differentiated questions as main activity.
Lesson 3:
Add and Subtract negative numbers.
Introduction with temperature, followed by clear examples and differentiated and functional questions about real life examples.
Lesson 4:
Multiplying and dividing negative numbers!
Separate examples of multiplication and division of negative numbers, with individual questions to complete for main task and challenging multiplication grid activity to end.
Lesson 5:
Mental addition and subtraction.
Exploring various methods of mental addition and subtraction so students can be introduced to, hopefully, some useful new methods!
Lesson 6:
Written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Numerous examples to go through as a class/students to go through with odd one out activities to self assess and mark work.
These are some of my favourite lessons to use to really find out what students’ number skills are like at the start of a year! Let me know if you enjoyed using them too, or if there is anything else you think!
Thanks =]