Sequences

Sequences

Activities where sequences are generated and next, 10th, 100th and nth terms are found. Animations of stick and square sequences are provided as too are some explanations about how to find the nth term. ActivInspire file (includes all files except Powerpoint)Teacher...

Functions

Functions

Lesson where you are given four inputs and two operations (multiply and add or subtract) to create an output. You are then asked to find the corresponding two operations for a given set of input-outputs. Two options usually possible but one may not be onbvious because...

SS6 Representing 3D Shapes

SS6 Representing 3D Shapes

Super activity from the original Standards Unit Improving Learning in Mathematics but now supplied with ActivInspire and PowerPoint files, the original Teacher Notes in pdf form together with additional pdf linked to the super MathsPad software that replaces the...

SS3 Dissecting A Square

SS3 Dissecting A Square

Super activity from the original Standards Unit Improving Learning in Mathematics but now supplied with ActivInspire and PowerPoint files, an interactive Excel file (used to generate the tables and show partial information) plus the original Teacher Notes in pdf form...

Squares and Other Powers

Squares and Other Powers

Recognise/use different representations of squares and square roots, cubes and cube roots and calculate these; understand and use zero and positive integer powers of 10. Know that 100 = 1 by convention (for consistency). The Excel file can be used interactively to...

Factors and Prime Factors

Factors and Prime Factors

Recognise/use multiples, factors (divisors), highest common factor, lowest common multiple and primes; prime factor decomposition. ActivInspire (includesTeacher Notes)PowerPointTeacher Notes (pdf)

The Book of Cross Numbers

The Book of Cross Numbers

A free book of 66 cross numbers (here) originally created with X-figure PC program (now available as an app from here). Most of the answers are cross-referenced to other answers in the cross number puzzle, this means that it requires logical thinking and perseverance....

Printable Paper

Printable Paper

Updated July 2020. Sites that offer isometric, square, circular geoboard paper (ie grid/dotty/spotty) include the brilliant nRich site and the excellent Illuminations site. Click for an excel file here for Square Grid blanks of Dots between 3 and 25 dots across here...

Factors of 24 Image

Factors of 24 Image

What do you and pupils see when you look at this image without the prompts? This image is about Factors of 24 and can lead on to an exploration of factors (which is directly linked to fractions with 24 as a denominator). Teacher notes with answers...

Four 4s

Four 4s

A classic problem from the 19th century that can used as an introduction to priority of operations (BIDMAS) and factorials. There are different ways on finding solutions, and it depends on what you allow to be used. Can also be used to help show the difference between...

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