I have made some challenge extension cards to be used in any maths lesson! The way I was going to use them was to cut them all out and laminate them, and then put them in an envelope for my challenge board! This is the first set and I am making a few more that will be available soon! Some of the challenges are quite short such as the countdown themed questions and others could take up a whole day if wanted, such as the chessboard problem and the four colour theorem card. There are some really interesting puzzles and challenges here that will cater for all age groups. I hope you enjoy them as they drove me mad creating them! (Loved it really)
There are 24 cards in total so these should keep you going for a while! They are really handy to have for when all of the extension or challenge work has been completed and you want to extend the task etc etc. I was thinking about making a class sheet to stick next to them when students can tick off which puzzle they have completed and perhaps offer a prize for the most completed by the end of the year! Let me know if you'd be interested in that!
Here is the finished product! Laminated and ready to go next half term! :-) Let me know how they go if you use them! Sorry if there are any mistakes I have double checked them but I am a bit stir crazy ha!
Lift off on vector collector! I have to be honest I am sick of looking at these graphics now, I think this may be the last one in the co-ordinate grid series of games! I am going to move onto something different for the next one so any suggestions will be welcome! I'm pretty happy with this one though I was't sure it was going to work! :-)
Again this game is for one or two players, the aim is to use vectors to move around the board collecting different points based on gold, silver or bronze nuggets. The player moves in the x-direction first and then in the y-direction.
As it stands there are unlimited moves at the moment. Simply to give the player enough chance to play and understand the use of vectors before the game ends. I may be making some changes to this in the future though. Maybe an arcade round with time or limited rounds.
Below you can see the players start at the origin.
The game can also be played in single player. As it stands the game is quite easy to play and not too much of a challenge on single player. Any suggestions are welcome though please message me via the website or on twitter @accessmaths
Now I can't take all the credit for this one as it was created after a lengthy discussion with Mel from www.justmaths.co.uk @Just_Maths so thanks to Mel also for helping me design this :-)
I've made this worksheet so that each line progresses in difficulty. There are very slight changes moving up in the questions showing the progression of this topic. I hope you like it! :-)
Students also have all the answers so there was no need for any hands up! If the answer was't there then it was wrong! (Apart from the one I got wrong that my two 'mistake hunters' found for me)
You can download the fractions worksheet here
Made another one of these worksheets for percentage decreases as well! Seeming as my class enjoyed the first one so much I thought I'd keep it going. The worksheet is exactly the same as the percentage increases one except they are all decreases. There are some extension question on there as well and the final extension in the mastered section should stretch those that reach it.
I hope you like this one! Hopefully I will get a few made over the half term!
You can download this percentage decrease worksheet here
You can also download the answer sheet here if you want it.
The latest game I've made is called Treasure Hunt! It follows the same graphics as Gold Lines except in this game players are using co-ordinates to find hidden gold in the famous battleships style of play.
I've done my best to also make this a two player game where players can sit side by side and hunt for the hidden gold. Here the player who uncovers the last part of the piece will score the points. Players can take it in turns searching around the board to find all the hidden gold.
Aaargh! Half year review and a formal observation both in one hit yesterday! I've been pretty stressed thinking about it, having people come in a judge you has been pretty detrimental to my sleep quality ha!
My mentor Mel @Just_Maths has just about kept me calm though and helped me through the past week! I've been very fortunate to take on such a lovely group for the past 5 weeks. I think it was quite a shock when the observer came in to see 31 year 7's all sitting in near silence working on one of the Just Maths Bread and Butter worksheets! Fab! Mumford and Sons on full wack on the sound system :-)
So yeah! Observation went great, Mel Rocks, and I am infact still alive! Just thought I'd share some of the resources I used incase anyone else has got this coming up :-)
Here are some match cards I used, I've made them so they can't be guessed as all the amounts are very similar, extra bit of challenge there and they can starts to spot the pattern between the percentage increase and the multiplier they need to use.
You can download the match cards here
Finished off with this worksheet which seemed to go down a storm with my year 7's! Had a few of them at the end saying "Yes! I've smashed it, what did you do?" and "I mastered it! YES!" which was awesome! :-) You can also dowload the answer sheet here.
OK! Been mega stressed the past week but managed to reign it all back in this weekend! Phew! Managed to make a few resources, one of them being these match cards, planning a consolidation lesson of area and perimeter of squares, rectangles, triangles and compound shapes. I've put together this set of match cards for my class to work on in pairs.
There are 9 main cards to match that are all fairly similar perimeters and areas, students will be able to cut them up themselves as all the answers are mixed up.
I'm thinking about creating an additional page of cards to add to the above set but for now I've added in an extension sheet. These extend students to start thinking about Pythagoras Theorem and using this additional skill to work out the missing length for the perimeter.
I've added in the stars so these can be given out to the students who fly through above questions. If anyone would like a copy without the stars I'll happily upload that on this link as an additional sheet you can just add in to the whole collection from the start.
You can download the area and perimeter match cards here
You can also find these on the Shape, Space and Measure resources page here.