For a long time I have been a massive fan of the excellent CIMT
website. It is jam-packed full of some of the most innovative
resources around, for all ages and ability levels, and many of them
come with outstanding levels of teacher support. Well, I am pleased
to say that through my partnership with TES,
the complete set of amazing resources from the Mathematics Enhancement
Programme (MEP) are now available to download in handy topic areas.
There are truly exceptional resources that are available for the whole
of Key Stage 3 and 4. All resources are levelled, and the "Special"
level resources for GCSE are certainly suitable for A/S Level students
who need algebraic and geometric concepts reinforcing.
Each unit contains a bundle of brilliant resources, jam-packed full
of examples, notes and practice materials. The "Activities"
sections are particularly useful to prepare students for the demands
of the new GCSE by offering rich tasks and mini-projects, and the
"Teaching Notes" sections provide
fantastic historical backgrounds on the subjects being studied as
well as highflying key language and misconceptions.
As these resources are being hosted by TES, you will need to register
with them first before you can download. This is completely free and
takes about 1 minute.
The types of resources that comprise each topic area include the following:
Pupil Practice Book – textbook
style activities complete with notes, examples and answers which are
suitable for all ability levels.
Activities – ideas for rich tasks,
projects, puzzles and group work, which come complete with notes and
Lesson Plans – a brief overview
of the material that might be covered in the sequence of lessons,
differentiated by level.
Mental Tests – a series of differentiated
mental questions on the topic to quickly test and consolidate understanding.
Overhead slides – photocopiable
resources used in the teaching of the topic.
Revision Tests – a series of differentiated
end of unit tests to assess understanding complete with answers and
Teaching Notes – an overview of
the unit, including Historical Background and Introduction, Teaching
Points, Common Misconceptions, Key Language/Notation, Key Concepts
and Applications. NOTE: Teaching Notes also provides guidance as to
which parts of the topic are suitable for Standard, Academic, Express
and Special groups.
Levelled Extra Exercises – textbook and exam style questions
targeted at Standard/Academic and Express/Special groups, complete
Before you begin, I would strongly recommend downloading some of the
General information as this gives an
overview about how the course runs and the levels of difficulty.
Note: The MEP GCSE course sheets is divided up into four ability
levels: Standard, Academic,
Express and Special.
Broadly speaking, Standard is
equivalent to Foundation level, Academic
are students who would have been entered for the old Intermediate
tier and now would be borderline Foundation/Higher, Express
is equivalent to Higher, and Special
are Gifted and Talented mathematicians.
For a comprehensive breakdown of which particular parts of
each unit need to be covered for each of these ability levels,
please see the individual Teaching Notes files which have
been uploaded with each unit.
Fractions and Percentages
Loci and Transformations
Facts to Remember
Statistics Exam Papers
material was developed as part of the MEP Demonstration Project
to support the Welsh Exam Board's Certificate of Educational
Achievement in Mathematics. This certificate is now known
as the Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics. The Certificate
course is for candidates in Y10 and Y11 who are unlikely to
achieve a grade in GCSE Mathematics.
The bundle of resources for this Module is made up of the
- this is a detailed scheme showing which topics should be
covered and in what order.
- these books provide plenty of exercises and worked examples
based on the content of the Units in the Scheme of Work.
- these are substantial sections of work which cover much
of the content of the modules, but are optional. They have
been designed for students to gain both motivation and confidence
and can be used in conjunction with the more routine practice
found in the Practice Books.
- these copy masters can be used as OH slides or as worksheets
copied for individual use, with teacher guidance.
- these tests are designed to support all the major topics
covered where mental competence and agility are helpful.
and Aural Tests
- sample Intermediate and Aural Tests for each module, based
directly on the question framework used in the WJEC tests.
They come complete with mark schemes.
Level Final Test
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