Proportion and Compound Measures: New Secondary Maths Curriculum Collection 10

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:

solve problems involving direct and inverse proportion, including graphical and algebraic representations 

Breakfast shift – Inverse proportion lesson

A set of resources which introduces the idea of proportion by challenging pupils to attempt different challenges in groups to discover proportion for themselves. Also comes with a detailed lesson plan.


Direct proportion: Murder-mystery game

This resource allows pupils to apply what they have learned about algebraic direct proportion to a problem-solving murder-mystery activity.


Direct and proportion differentiated questions

A worksheet of differentiated questions on algebraic direct and inverse proportion, including solutions.


Ratio and proportion travel activity

A set of resources which encourages pupils to link direct proportion to graphs in the context of exchange rates.

use compound units such as speed, unit pricing and density to solve problems

Speed, distance and time Tarsia puzzle

A Tarsia puzzle to challenge what pupils have learned based on speed/distance/time compound measures which comes with solutions.


Rates and unit price

A set of resources looking at unit prices in different contexts. Includes videos, worksheets and a lesson plan.


Speed, distance and time graphs

A worksheet and presentation linking speed/distance/time to real-life graphs allowing pupils to apply what they have learned to a practical situation.


Cross-curricular density of fruit activity

A cross-curricular set of resources based on calculating density of different fruits. Some very challenging questions to test what pupils have learned.

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