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New 9-1 GCSE Maths Grade 8/9 target - Algebra

New 9-1 GCSE Maths Grade 8/9 target - Algebra

What’s in this pack?This pack contains 48 exam style question cards covering the new curriculum for the top grades of the new gcse in algebra. The design of a card means you can use these in a variety of ways in your classroom; as a starter or a plenary, as extension work, as homework or as a revision tool. An answer key is included.The questions feature some challenging topics including rearranging fractional equations, expanding more than one brackets, manipulating and solving algebraic fractions with both addition and division, algebraic proofs that include some well known theories, as well as some rewriting of equation questions, factorising, completing the square and solving of quadratic equations and inequalities where the coefficient of x^2 is greater than one, as well as where the question is set up through scenarios, finding the nth term of quadratic sequences and working with the Fibonacci sequence, working with quadratic simultaneous equations, composite and inverse functions, and a variety of graph transformation questions. Topics are as follows:-Rearranging Equations-Binomials-Algebraic Fractions-Algebraic Proof -Quadratics Sequences-Quadratic Inequalities -Simultaneous Equations -Functions -Transformations

By LittleStreams

Introducing Multiplication KS1

Introducing Multiplication KS1

Flip- chart moves through stages of multiplication as repeated addition and then an array. Can be made more practical (fun) by having a collection of small pairs of socks and lots of real life examples of an array. Also children love the chocolate challenge!Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

3D Shape Properties

3D Shape Properties

Differentiated worksheets for children to complete. Each worksheet contains photographs of shapes that the children must construct then answer questions about their properties.

By juliannebritton

Coordinate Battleships Game (Differentiated)

Coordinate Battleships Game (Differentiated)

A self-contained game to be played in pairs.Use to revise reading coordinates on a grid. Best played once coordinates have already been introduced, as a consolidating activity.Differentiated versions of the game within this pack, including use of the first quadrant only, as well as all four quadrants. You will also find instructions on how to play the game within your pack. Suitable for Years 4 and 5 (on one quadrant) and Year 6 and KS3 (on all four quadrants).

By Miss-Becky

Angles KS2

Angles KS2

There are about 17 (practical and fun) lesson activities, tasks or worksheets to cover the following 2014 objectives: Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn. Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three-quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. This is one of the children's favourite activities to help understand angles. Ideas for children of all abilities to have fun learning about angles.***Thank you for downloading. Please look for the large files (Flip -chart and PDF) which contain all the resources without the Paws & Clause watermark. ***Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

Introducing Division KS1

Introducing Division KS1

Ideas, planning, teaching activities and differentiated worksheets for beginning division.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

Partitioning

Partitioning

Lesson plan, teaching resources and differentiated work for 3 lessons1) Partitioning numbers into tens and units (MA hundreds)2) Adding multiples of 10.3) Using partitioning strategy for addition.Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw

By jreadshaw

2017 KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

2017 KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

It's back for 2017 with a fresh new look! All 48 booster packs (over 190 pages of content!) have been updated with the Sample paper and 2016 Reasoning and Arithmetic questions. The new video tutorials on YouTube for these questions are only accessible via this resource: a MUST for all KS2 primary schools, children and parents preparing for SATs! This resource allows a student to choose a weak topic area of theirs (personalised learning) from a menu of 48 topics and instantly opens a printable PDF of past SATs questions specific to that topic. All 48 topic PDFs are housed on Genius Maths' Google drive account which can only be accessed via this single file. All questions contain a Youtube Button next to them, so if a student needs help, they simply HIT THE YOUTUBE button to zoom off to a mini Youtube tutorial specific to that question on our Youtube channel. The Youtube channel has over 180,000 hits and rising from those who used it during the last two year's SATs. Also included are the One-A-Day Mini Maths Vidamins for Y5 + and links to Thinking Outside the Box puzzle videos! This single PDF could easily be placed on a teacher's computer for whiteboard projection. It could be used in whole class lessons in an ICT suite or from the comfort of a student's own living room on their tablet.Schools placing this on their own website will be giving students the ability to access and revise for their SATs from home across multiple platforms - laptops, tablets and phones. Students could even revise on their phone on a car journey!The school promo posters are included to help you advertise the launch of the Organiser on your school corridors/walls.*updated 04/12/16 to include KS2 Launch assembly and parent information letter to send home.**updated 03/03/17 to include Answer Booklet PDF. Now you can quickly check answers to all questions in the PDF, in addition to viewing solution and answer via the YouTube video.***Technical support: You do not need a google account to use this resource, if you are asked to sign in this it is because google has detected that someone has previously logged into a google account on your machine- in this case please first clear out cookies from your web browser. Thanks**TRY BEFORE YOU BUY HERE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/try-before-you-buy-demo-2017-ks2-sats-ultimate-3-in-1-maths-organiser-11401380just copy and paste the link!

By ambowers2

Interactive Car Tallying Exercise

Interactive Car Tallying Exercise

The pupils have to tally red, blue, green and yellow cars as they fly past in the presentation. This has proved a popular resource at both schools I have taught, particularly with lower ability classes

By Smeths

KS4 Probability-Rescue the princess-adventure game

KS4 Probability-Rescue the princess-adventure game

Featured in the TES Newsletter. Adventure game in which students answer probability questions in order to rescue a princess. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. There are 5 sections, each with 2 topics. They have 4 attempts at each topic, if they get all 4 wrong, the game ends and they will have to start again. The 5 sections are: OR and AND questions, complementary events, combined events (inc. 'exactly' questions and 'at least' questions), conditional probability. Go to my profile page and check out my other games.

By kmbheck

Numeracy Curriculum 2014 Assessment of Objectives

Numeracy Curriculum 2014 Assessment of Objectives

Below are word documents with the new Curriculum 2014 objectives for each year group in the primary phase. I thought of using them by RAG rating children's understanding of the objectives featured. Use each year group objective sheet to suit the individual needs of groups of children in your class.

By helzbelz1973

Table Splat! (Times Tables Game)

Table Splat! (Times Tables Game)

A game that can be played in pairs, threes or independently. Please note that this game focuses on times tables facts from 2 to 10 to ensure children are confident in these tables before progressing to the 11s and 12s, which will need to be taught subsequently.Children need a 'Table Splat' mat and counters (different coloured counters for each child). Children take turns to turn over a card, revealing a times tables question. The child who is the first to place their counter on the correct answer (whilst shouting 'SPLAT!') can leave their counter on the board. The winner is the player with the most counters on the board once all of the times table cards have been used.Differentiate by choosing the multiplication cards relevant for that child, depending on which times table they are currently working on. *Update: 6s and 9s have been underlined, to avoid confusion.*Save money when bought as part of a bundle. Click the button on the right for more information.

By Miss-Becky

Amazing Code Breaking, Problem Solving Ofsted Maths Lesson!

Amazing Code Breaking, Problem Solving Ofsted Maths Lesson!

I created this code breaking maths lesson for an Ofsted observation. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and had so much fun (whilst still learning). The children are told that they have been selected by the local police to solve a crime. Unfortunately, all of the money from the school office has been stolen and an artist impression of the suspects has been provided. The children must crack the secret police codes to elimate the innocent suspects (cross them off) and reveal the final two suspects. Once this has been completed the last clue is placed on the IWB. Children get a reward for helping the police! I have differentiated the 4 ways questions (HIPPO - the highest, MOUSE - the second highest, HA - third highest, LA - lowest) but they could be adapted to any year group! I have also included the lesson plan and PowerPoint to help clarify the task. Enjoy!1st answer = MAN2nd answer = HAT3rd answer = BEARD4th answer = GLASSES5th answer = MOUSTACHE6th answer = GINER2 SUSPECTS LEFT = Kenny and EricTHIEF IS = KENNY*PLEASE NOTE I HAVE ADDED 2 ADDITIONAL DIFFERENTIATED SHEETS AND A POWERPOINT*

By jodieclayton

Adding multiples of ten to any two digit number Game

Adding multiples of ten to any two digit number Game

This game is suitable for children working at expected and greater depth in numeracy framework Block A2. It supports adding multiples of ten to any given number. Children can work independently in a group during mental oral starter. The game is engaging and allows children to demonstrate their mental maths skills application. Teachers can assess using AFL how children reason their answers during playing this game. The game is suitable for year 2 children and it supports mastery maths.

By rehanafazil

Averages-Haunted house-adventure game

Averages-Haunted house-adventure game

RECOMMENDED by the TES panel. Adventure game in which students answer averages questions in order to progress through a haunted house. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. There are 8 questions on mean, median, mode, mean and median from ungrouped and grouped frequency tables. Go to my profile page and check out my other games.

By kmbheck

Plotting coordinates using up to four quadrants!

Plotting coordinates using up to four quadrants!

I have created this for a year 5 top set maths group. It is differentiated 3 ways, yellow being the less able, green able and pink more able. This links in very heavily with shape as I am teaching this following 3 weeks on shape, space and measure, so it will continue to embed their knowledge of quadrilaterals, types of triangles, angles and parallel and perpendicular lines. Hope this is useful! Have included photos of what it should look like once points have been plotted, hopefully I haven't made any silly mistakes! :-)

By lauraexplorer

Angles in a Quadrilateral Lesson

Angles in a Quadrilateral Lesson

A series of lessons (2-3) on finding missing angles in a quadrilateral.There is a variety of tasks ranging from the basics of finding missing angles, linking angles and algebra and also introduction to circle theorems (Cyclic Quadrilaterals).All tasks are differentiated to 3 levels, with solutions and give the pupils the chance to consolidate and also challenge themselves.It is suitable for the 9-1 curriculum as it involves problem solving and reasoning tasks.

By IanBrennan

Transformation of graphs

Transformation of graphs

Recommended by TES Panel. An investigation which allows the learners to find the rules for transformations plus some example questions. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT.

By kmbheck

Sequence Ratio Worksheet - Differentiated

Sequence Ratio Worksheet - Differentiated

This is a nice activity to introduce the idea of ratio, by using sequences. Suitable for KS2.I found it useful to use pieces of card (e.g. 1 yellow for every 2 blue) to visually demonstrate beforehand (using volunteers - each holding the correct ratio) and show how to record this into a table on the whiteboard as you go, before using this resource as the main activity. I also allowed children to use counters at their table to aid them whilst completing the worksheet, as this was very beneficial to some learners.

By Miss-Becky

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team** *UPDATED JANUARY 2017* Added a crossword puzzle with answers.This resource pack will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. It includes:• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers. • A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:1. that electricity is a form of energy.2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.4. that we can represent components by symbols. 5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.7. how a switch works.8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.9. that current is measured in Amps. 10. that current is measured using an ammeter. 11. how to connect and use an ammeter.12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up. 14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used. 15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.17. that more cells in series equals more voltage. 18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

By sciencecorner

Cash for questions revision activity

Cash for questions revision activity

There are 4 sets of questions (Number, Algebra, Shape, Data) which are mainly A and A* (with some lower grade questions from topics which students struggle with, e.g. percentages, constructions). PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. Students work in pairs or small groups to answer the questions. When they finish a question they get it marked and if it is correct they are given cash to the value of the question. There are bank notes which you can put your school name and pictures of your teachers on. The team with the most money at the end could be given a prize.

By kmbheck

KS3 Circles-Rescue the princess-adventure game

KS3 Circles-Rescue the princess-adventure game

Adventure game in which students answer KS3 circle questions in order to rescue a princess. Teacher notes and answers are provided. There are 5 sections, each with 2 topics. They have 4 attempts at each topic, if they get all 4 wrong, the game ends and they will have to start again. The 5 sections are: parts of a circle, circumference, area, reverse questions: given circumference, find diameter and radius; given area, find radius and diameter. Go to my profile page to see the GCSE version including arc length and sector area and check out my other games.

By kmbheck

Pentomino puzzles activity

Pentomino puzzles activity

Investigation and problem solving activity in which students identify all the different pentominoes, then fit them into shapes (50 different shapes, inc. 4 rectangles, 4 squares, 17 animals, 13 pictures (inc. car, train, plane, rocket, boat), 12 other shapes (inc. cross, yin and yang, heart)).

By kmbheck

Maths investigation - Dice score

Maths investigation - Dice score

A Japanese theme game. The children play the game which leads on to - Investigating the frequency score of 2 dice. (What are the best numbers to choose to help you win the game next time?) Lessons include find the odd one out starter activities, success criteria and worksheets. There are also questions to encourage the children’s mathematical thinking. My class find it fun to make up a quick Sumo dance… where they bow to each other before and after each game.

By jreadshaw

Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

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Understanding the role of the equals sign

Understanding the role of the equals sign

I couldn't find any materials on this when I needed to teach my year 3 class what the equals sign REALLY meant. I have included the lesson plan I used, the 3 differentiated worksheets and a Powerpoint I made. Also have included a homework set of resource sheets (could alternatively be used in class as a reinforcement at a later date.) UPDATE: I have added a more challenging resource for year 3/4

By dave_orritt