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:

use ratio notation, including reduction to simplest form

Introduction to ratio

A colourful PowerPoint-based introduction to ratio notation and what it means.
Maths ratio worksheet

A worksheet on the basics of ratio, with some great star questions at the end.
Introduction to ratio jigsaw

Tarsia puzzles are always fantastic, and this one links worded statements to the correlating ratios (with some requiring simplifying).

divide a given quantity into two parts in a given part:part or part: whole ratio; express the division of a quantity into two parts as a ratio

Recipe problems (fractions, ratios and proportions)

Ratio always works well with recipes, and this is a worksheet that gets students to work out how much of each ingredient is required for different amounts.

Ratio robberies

An activity about a series of bank robberies with the stolen money split into different ratios.

Bob’s ratio homework

An idea that gets students to mark and correct a fictional piece of homework on ratio. Students always enjoy marking, and they will learn a lot from the misconceptions.

understand that a multiplicative relationship between two quantities can be expressed as a ratio or a fraction

Maths worksheets: Ratio and proportion

A set of four worksheets of increasing difficulty on ratio and proportion.

Introducing ratio and proportion

A great introductory PowerPoint presentation on ratio, linking to it from fractions of amounts.

Proportion and best-value lesson

A full lesson with interactive elements on proportion. Comes with a set of loop cards, a ‘thoughts and crosses’ game and plenty of questions built into the lesson.

relate the language of ratios and the associated calculations to the arithmetic of fractions and to linear functions

Ratio of amounts calculating

A full lesson on splitting amounts in a given ratio using fractions. Comes with worked examples, questions to practice and various activities (treasure hunt, mathbusters, functional plenary), with a starter activity, too.

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Ratio activities: Batman and Robin PowerPoint

An activity where students must split the baddies in the given ratio for Batman and Robin to fight.

Direct proportion worksheet

A simple but effective worksheet on direct proportion, and using linear functions to identify the relationship.

Fractions and ratios

A short PowerPoint presentation that identifies clearly the difference between fractions and ratios.

Baking Bad – Ratio and proportion

A lesson on proportion in terms of baking cakes, but with a twist. The lesson is based around the story Billy Black and uses the hit TV show Breaking Bad as a reference.

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