New Maths Curriculum Collection 2: Integers, Powers and Roots

Each fortnight, I will put together a selection of resources designed to help cover the objectives of the new 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:

use integer powers and associated real roots (square, cube and higher), recognise powers of 2, 3, 4, 5 and distinguish between exact representations of roots and their decimal approximations 


Squares and square-root bingo

A delightful activity that gives learners lots of opportunities to try out their skills.

Square and cube numbers, plus roots

A clear presentation that gives learners practice calculating the square, cube and roots of numbers.

Find the quote: Squares, cubes and roots

A way for pupils to practice squaring, cubing and square rooting numbers.

Squares, cubes and roots worksheet

A bumper set of activities for pupils to work through, looking at the errors listed.

interpret and compare numbers in standard form A x 101≤A<10, where n is a positive or negative integer or zero 


Introduction to standard form

An introduction to standard form. Deals with large and small numbers.

Standard form to ordinary number

A lesson about reversing standard form.

Standard form lesson

A well-designed lesson involving converting between standard form and ordinary.

Planet standard form activity

An activity getting pupils to convert between standard and ordinary form that focuses on the diameter of planets.


appreciate the infinite nature of the sets of integers, real and rational numbers


Classifying real numbers: Complete lesson package

Classifying the different types of numbers, lesson plan, worksheet and video.


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