Middle School math lesson plans and activities

Resources and ideas for math, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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

Surface Area

Surface Area

Surface area of Cuboid, Triangular Prism and Cylinder. Excellent animation TOOL so students can visualise each face. The 3D Shape can be moved so students can visualise the dimensions. Each 3D Shape broken down so students can work out each face and understand the true meaning of surface area.

By Shamster

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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

Plans and Elevation

Plans and Elevation

Plan and Elevation Tools. Two great animations included. Have you lost those multi cubes or you just don't have them. Look no further these 2 animations will replace the need for those cubes. 2 Animated tools giving you control. TOOL 1 is used to demonstrate the Plan, Front and Side view of a 3D Shape, there are ready made various 3D shapes to choose from, very easy to control. TOOL 2 is used to question, animated so you can use both tools to move the 3D Shapes to show students how each view looks, each view is different colour. You can take colour off to make it more difficult. This tool even allows you to complete Front View, Side View and Plan View and then see how the 3D shape looks. 3 Slides of worksheets to assess the students fully comes with answers.

By Shamster

Shape and Space TOOL Bundle

Shape and Space TOOL Bundle

Get 3 Pounds credit use JNDD6P55 at TES.com/redeem while it lasts. This contains 4 resources, the resources are mainly some of best animated graphics you would have seen for these topics. The animations allow you to take control and ensure students understand. Example the Pythagoras tool has a 3D Pythagoras animation which shows where the right angle triangle is located using colour. These at the moment are at a special discounted price, they will not remain at this price for very long. 1. Pythagoras Great Animation TOOL to assist you teaching Pythagoras. 2. Plans and Elevation Animation TOOL to assist you teaching Plans and Elevation. 3. Surface Area Animation Tool to assist you teaching Surface Area. 4. Reading the Clock Digital and Analogue TOOL.

By Shamster

Pythagoras

Pythagoras

Need something extra to teach Pythagoras?Find it difficult to teach 3D Pythagoras?Need that extra Visual resource?Look no further! This resource contains:1. One animation explaining Pythagoras, shows how the squares are formed. Nice Linking resource. 2. Two demonstration tools, to demonstrate how to work out missing length, very visual and useful, allows students to discover/explore on their own. 3. One animation explaining distance between two points. 4. One animation explaining 3D Pythagoras. 5. One demonstration, very visual and useful to explain 3D Pythagoras. SIX Very powerful tools all under one resource to demonstrate and make students understand Pythagoras, the understanding is the key especially for the new curriculum.

By Shamster

Reading the Clock (Analogue and Digital)

Reading the Clock (Analogue and Digital)

This resource includes 2 excellent Animations. One is an analogue clock which you can use to set a time and the answers are revealed underneath in words. Second animation is a digital clock which you can choose to set at 12 hour or 24 hour clock and then ask questions using it, answers can be revealed underneath for each question. There is 4 assessment and questioning slides with answers, questions are differentiated. The aim is, if the time is 5.10pm student state 10 minutes past five in the afternoon or if the time is 20:40 then students states 20 minutes to eight in the evening.

By Shamster

Simultaneous Equations

Simultaneous Equations

Get 3 Pounds credit use JNDD6P55 at TES.com/redeem while it lasts.Written by an Outstanding practitioner from an Outstanding School.This resource contains:1) A 17 slide power point containing explanation, questions and in depth answers/solutions on:a) Solving Simultaneous Equations (Elimination Method).b) Solving Simultaneous Equations (Substitution Method).c) Solving Simultaneous Equations Linear and Quadratic (Substitution Method).2) 3 Exercises/questions on the below 3 points: The exercises are on the power point and on a word document for you to choose how to use them.a) Solving Simultaneous Equations (Elimination Method).b) Solving Simultaneous Equations (Substitution Method).c) Solving Simultaneous Equations Linear and Quadratic (Substitution Method).3) Full in depth answers to the above 3 exercises, this is fantastic tool for support and extension. The answers are on a word document, great for you and your students to check answers and use as a guide to support and differentiate.4) 3 Exam Questions with Mark Scheme.There is minimum 2 hours worth of lesson resources.Kindly review after purchasing. Thanks.

By Shamster

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Fractions of Amounts - Problem Solving

Fractions of Amounts - Problem Solving

Fractions of Amounts lesson - fully differentiated for all abilities- Examples on how to find fractions of amounts - Loads of worded AO3 problem solving questions that students need to read carefully - Good preparation for New GCSE

By Mza123

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

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Fractions (2 Lessons) - Equivalent/Simplifying/Comparing

Fractions (2 Lessons) - Equivalent/Simplifying/Comparing

2 Complete lessons looking at equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and comparing fractions - fully differentiated for all abilities.- Lots of engaging activities to reinforce key ideas. - Fun 'Who am I' activity students love to really to check understanding- Equivalent fractions bingo - Variation tasks to embed understanding

By Mza123

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Fractions (2 Lessons) - Equivalent/Comparing/Adding

Fractions (2 Lessons) - Equivalent/Comparing/Adding

2 Complete lessons looking at equivalent fractions, comparing fractions and adding fractions - Introduces fractions through discovery using diagrams - Lots of colourful and engaging activites with diagrams to support understanding of equivalent fractions- Excellent visual aids throughout especially when adding fractions Students will love this lesson and feel better about a difficult topic.

By Mza123

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Fractions - Mixed to Improper

Fractions - Mixed to Improper

Complete Converting between Mixed numbers and Improper Fractions lesson- Suitable for all abilities - Low ability supported with diagrams and detailed steps to allow all students to make progess.- Fun matching activity to engage students.- Lots of assessment to identify misconceptions and have class discussions.

By Mza123

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Fractions (2 Lessons) - Adding and Subtracting

Fractions (2 Lessons) - Adding and Subtracting

2 Complete Adding and Subtracting Fractions lessons - fully differentiated for all abilities. - Recaps Multiplying and Dividing fractions - Introduces adding and subtracting fractions through discovery using diagrams - Includes Mixed numbers to stretch and challenge most able - Problem solving question perfect for New Curriculum (Challenge)

By Mza123

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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

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Fractions (2 Lessons) - Multiplying and Dividing

Fractions (2 Lessons) - Multiplying and Dividing

2 Complete Multiplying and Dividing Fractions lessons - fully differentiated for all abilities. - Introduces dividing fractions through discovery using diagrams - Includes Mixed numbers to stretch and challenge most able - Problem solving question perfect for New Curriculum (Challenge)

By Mza123

Function Machine

Function Machine

Function Machine. Power Point Presentation contains:8 Slides - testing students division skills. Introducing and then testing their use of Function Machine. 2 Differentiated worksheets on Function Machine with Answers. The worksheets are available on PDF or Smart notebook depending what you want to use. There is a nice interactive slide to link function machines to solving equations. The worksheets are not scanned or images - they are original and of high quality.

By Shamster

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 julianne26

Algebra Worksheets: Collecting terms, expand and factorise, substitution.

Algebra Worksheets: Collecting terms, expand and factorise, substitution.

This pack is filled with worksheet activities covering combining like terms, expand and factorise expressions and substitution. All worksheets are differentiated to three levels, offering supported worksheets, as well as worksheets which challenge the most able students. Answer sheets are also included for all worksheets.Term Trees introduce students to like terms, the essential knowledge needed to successfully combine like terms. Combing Terms Pyramid then puts this knowledge into practice. Geometry in Algebra goes one step further, and applies combining terms knoeledge to geometry scenarios.The final combining like terms worksheet is a fun activity; a crossword. Students collect terms on a worksheet, and then put their answers in the crossword sheet. Each differentiated worksheet has the same questions, but to make things easier for some students, we have included some terms in spaces to give a clue. This is also great for self checking answers.The next two worksheets focus on expanding and factorising, and is a standard worksheet with questions on both expanding brackets and factorising terms with one set of brackets (linear equations). For the challenging questions, this includes simple quadratics with one bracket; ie x(x+2). The second of these worksheets is an unusual activity combining area of shapes as a form of setting up equations to then factorise.The final two worksheets looks at substitution. The first consists of a grid; the rows gives the value of x and y, and the columns give the expression to be substituted. The second is a collection of questions about substitution which includes an applied question to do with the temperature conversion equation and knowledge of commutative expressions.All the worksheets in this pack focus on the essential manipuation skills of algebra needed to work with algebra effectively.You may also like:Algebra Substitution BingoCombining Like Terms Follow Me CardsAlgebra Patterns and Sequences

By LittleStreams

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

Fraction -  Equivalent Fractions

Fraction - Equivalent Fractions

Get 3 Pounds credit use JNDD6P55 at TES.com/redeem while it lasts.Fraction - Equivalent FractionsThe Lesson has been written by an Outstanding Teacher/Leader from Outstanding School, specialist in Mathematical Mastery. 1 Power Point Presentation. Interactive Slides that are very visual, allowing for students to discover and make the connections.Lessons written for Mastery and Understanding. Great images to draw understanding of fractions, a topic that is hard to get through to students. The images and carefully thought through slides are badly needed for students to understand this topic. Questions to make students think and understand and assess before moving on. Assessment questions included to check on understanding. Challenge Questions included. Presentation on: Understanding equivalent fractions. (Contains 30 slides)I have put down how many slides each PowerPoint contains as the preview slides do not do the resources justice that it deserves. Kindly review the resource once you have purchased it. Thank you in advance.

By Shamster

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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

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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

Fraction - Fraction of an Amount

Fraction - Fraction of an Amount

Get 3 Pounds credit use JNDD6P55 at TES.com/redeem while it lasts.Fraction - Fraction of a QuantityThe Lesson has been written by an Outstanding Teacher/Leader from Outstanding School, specialist in Mathematical Mastery. 1 Power Point Presentation. Interactive Slides that are very visual, allowing for students to discover and make the connections.Lessons written for Mastery and Understanding. Great images to draw understanding of fractions, a topic that is hard to get through to students. The images and carefully thought through slides are badly needed for students to understand this topic. Questions to make students think and understand and assess before moving on. Assessment questions included to check on understanding. Challenge Questions included. Presentation on: Working out Fraction of an Amount. (Contains 32 slides)I have put down how many slides each PowerPoint contains as the preview slides do not do the resources justice that it deserves. Kindly review the resource once you have purchased it. Thank you in advance.

By Shamster

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

Quadratics (Factorising, Completing the Square and Formula)

Quadratics (Factorising, Completing the Square and Formula)

Get 3 Pounds credit use JNDD6P55 at TES.com/redeem while it lasts.Written by an Outstanding practitioner from an Outstanding School. This resource contains:1) A 23 slide power point containing explanation, questions and in depth answers/solutions on:a) Drawing quadratics. b) Factorising and solving quadratics. c) Completing the squared) Solving after completing the square.e) Solving using the quadratic formula. f) Sketching and using the Discriminant.2) 6 Exercises/questions on the below 6 points: The exercises are on the power point and on a word document for you to choose how to use them. a) Drawing quadratics. b) Factorising and solving quadratics. c) Completing the squared) Solving after completing the square.e) Solving using the quadratic formula. f) Sketching and using the Discriminant.3) Full in depth answers to the above 6 exercises, this is fantastic tool for support and extension. The Answers are on a word document,great for you and your students to check answers and use as a guide to support and differentiate. There is 3 hours worth of lesson resources. Kindly review after purchasing. Thanks.

By Shamster

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

Fraction - Adding and Subtracting Fraction

Fraction - Adding and Subtracting Fraction

Get 3 Pounds credit use JNDD6P55 at TES.com/redeem while it lasts.Fraction - Adding and Subtracting FractionThe Lesson has been written by an Outstanding Teacher/Leader from Outstanding School, specialist in Mathematical Mastery. 1 Power Point Presentation. Interactive Slides that are very visual, allowing for students to discover and make the connections.Lessons written for Mastery and Understanding. Great images to draw understanding of fractions, a topic that is hard to get through to students. The images and carefully thought through slides are badly needed for students to understand this topic. Questions to make students think and understand and assess before moving on. Assessment questions included to check on understanding. Challenge Questions included. Presentation on: Adding and Subtracting Fractions. (Contains 32 Slides)I have put down how many slides each PowerPoint contains as the preview slides do not do the resources justice that it deserves. Kindly review the resource once you have purchased it. Thank you in advance.

By Shamster