Siobhan Lawrence, Content Writer for Secondary Maths, discusses her go-to maths resources from the site. Browse through her list at the top of the page and click the images to link through to the resources on the Twinkl website. For a fuller explanation on the thought process behind them scroll further down this page.
Escape the Room: Arithmetic Exit Tickets
These Escape the Room Challenge Cards are a brilliant way to keep students focused right up until they leave the classroom and provide such a great assessment for learning tool for teachers. They are also fantastic for encouraging students to reflect on their learning over a lesson or series of lessons. What’s even better is that there is such a variation of topics to choose from!
Maths Desk Prompts: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
The Maths Desk Prompts are so useful for those students who need that extra bit of guidance. They can be used to scaffold learning, gradually progressing students towards independent learning and allowing them to achieve in their maths.
KS3 Mastery Activity Mats
Mastery is such a key focus in so many schools and classrooms across the country and these activity sheets provide a perfect go-to resource for showing that key progression and deeper mathematical understanding. These are great to set up independently, in pairs or as groups to encourage those all-important mathematical reasoning conversations.
Inverse & Order of Operations Unit of Work
A comprehensive unit of work which covers all the elements of applying the correct order of operations to calculations as well as using the inverse to find missing numbers. It provides a great reinforcement from KS2 to ensure a thorough understanding from students. Each lesson provides a real variety of resources to choose from allowing you to adapt each lesson to best suit the needs of your class. A homework grid, revision booklet and assessment are also included so it’s a great time-saver in terms of planning and preparation.
GCSE Maths: Topic Checklists (Self-Assessment) Resource Pack
Whenever we pass Christmas, it feels like there is a real step up in GCSE preparation. These self-assessment checklists provide a great lesson, or homework, for students to reflect on their learning and identify those key topics which really need to be worked on. From there, you can then help support students create revision plans in addition to adapting planning, if needed, to cover those more ‘problematic’ topics for students to ensure their confidence, understanding and consolidation.
GCSE Foundation Algebra Spot the Mistake PowerPoint
Need help with developing students’ reasoning skills? The Spot the Mistake PowerPoints are a particular favourite and a brilliant way for students to do just that. Encouraged to think about why answers are incorrect, the PowerPoints help to draw out common misconceptions and promote a good opportunity to have those mathematical conversations with teachers and peers, allowing for a deeper mathematical understanding.
GCSE Maths Formulae Reward Bookmarks
The GCSE Maths Formulae bookmarks are just brilliant – why not give them to your students to use in their revision books? They’re even available for both Foundation and Higher students and provide a great way for students to revise and review the formulae which they need to remember for their GCSE.
GCSE Maths Formulae Display Bunting
Colourful, as well as being a really useful revision tool, this GCSE Formulae Display Bunting will look great in any classroom and so useful to refer to during teaching as well.