This section includes ideas for resources. The idea is that you can adapt these resources to teach any topic you like. They could just be a new way to present something you already do! If you would like an editable version please get in touch. Likewise if you use an idea and make one for a different topic area please share it and I will upload it!
Brexit Data and Graphs: With so much data being published I have put a sample of them together in one PowerPoint. What better way than getting pupil to look at data and draw conclusions... Can they leave their personal opinions to one-side and analyse the data effectively?
Help Sheets: Laminate structured help sheets to guide pupils through topic areas which they need to practice or may be new to.
Interleaving Practice: Creating questions or problems which combine two or more topics increase mathematical fluency and creates links in the students learning. Use this random topic generator to test your question writing skills and create interesting puzzles for students to enjoy! Send me a copy of your question and I'll upload them on this site. Eventually creating a bank of questions for everyone to enjoy and share!
Longest Line: Turn any worksheet in to a competition where students will work against each other whilst peer assessing. This idea is very flexabke and if you don make a worksheet for other topics please get in touch and I'll add them here
Multiple Choice Questions: A multiple choice question linked to every objective (I think?!) on the GCSE syllabus. Use them to assess what pupils need teaching, what misconceptions need addressing or what students already know
No questions, just answers! Taking away the questions open up a new thought process to students. These kind of tasks make it easy to differentiate by outcome.
I used this particular sheet with a Year 10 class after looking at volume of shapes. Obviously they started to work out the volume of these shapes, but then moved on to surface area, Pythagoras' Theorem, 3D Trig, how much wire would be needed to make these shapes... - I really was surprised where they took such a simple sheet!!
Pairs!: Test students knowledge with a game of pairs. Match questions with answers to win. If you adapt these for a different topic let me know and I will add them here
Good to use for the new GCSE exact trig values
I have used this with AS student in core 1 but it would also work with Higher GCSE students. Matching quadratics and cubics equations to their graphs.
Problem Solving Map: Use this map to help students solve problems when reviewing topics. I print it out on A3 and laminate it so students can write over it. The theory behind it is mentioned in my blog here.
Progress Steps: Life after levels - Present questions or activities to a class which clearly shows the progression involved. If each "step" is a different grade you can always highlight this as well. An excellent way to highlight how students can progress over time to a none specialist observer! I've also attached a version for algebraic fractions that I have used. before. Differentiate by letting students start on different steps. It works well if it is used as a starter, then teach as normal, revisit for a plenary. This will show they have either moved up a step or corrected any previous wrong answers.
Shadow Shapes: Can you work out the 3-D shape from the shadows?
Thought maps: Simple flow diagrams to help clarify the thought process behind how to answer questions. If you make any for other topics I can share them here to make a great collection!
Pythagoras, SohCahToa, Sine rule, Cosine rule.... Use this simple flow chart to help decide!