Drawing and Measuring: New Secondary Maths Curriculum Collection 12

Each fortnight, I will put together a selection of resources designed to help cover the objectives of the new 2014 maths curriculum for secondary schools (Key Stage 3). These are all freely available from the TES website.

You can find the full collection here

I hope you find them useful

Pupils should be taught to:

draw and measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting scale drawings 

Measuring and drawing angles activity
A PowerPoint presentation and worksheet looking at the different types of angle and also looking at teaching pupils how to measure angles using a protractor accurately.
Defuse the bomb – Calculating angles activity
Worksheets covering different angle facts including angles in polygons, angles in parallel lines and circle theorems but where pupils have the goal of completing the task in order to defuse the ‘bomb’.

Scale drawing resources
A complete set of resources including worksheets, lesson plans and assessments based on scale drawings.


derive and use the standard ruler and compass constructions (perpendicular bisector of a line segment, constructing a perpendicular to a given line from/at a given point, bisecting a given angle); recognise and use the perpendicular distance from a point to a line as the shortest distance to the line 

Construction and Loci map activity
An interactive activity combining all the different types of constructions pupils need to demonstrate into a ‘solve the mystery’ activity.

Constructions carousel resources
A carousel of different constructions questions for pupils to attempt, which vary in difficulty. Ideal for active lessons to get pupils up and moving.

Constructions ‘curiosity’ activities
A fully comprehensive PowerPoint presentation explaining how to carry out all of the different constructions. Excellent for initial teaching of the topic.

Constructions and Loci GCSE worksheets
A set of practice questions based on constructions and Loci, ideal for homework.

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