CIMT Maths Resources and Answers
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
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 highlighting 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 solutions.
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 mark schemes.
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 with answers.
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.
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Project Outline (Years 7 to 9)
Year 7 Scheme of Work
Year 8 Scheme of Work
Year 9 Scheme of Work
GCSE Scheme of Work
GCSE Entry Level Overview
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2. Place Value
4. Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
6. Multiplication of Decimals
7. Number Patterns and Sequences
8. Division of Decimals
9. Areas and Perimeters
11. Data Collection and Presentation
12. Arithmetic Revision
13. Searching for Patterns
14. Time and Timetables
15. Negative Numbers
16. Linear Equations
17. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
18. Quantitative Data
19. Scale Drawing
21. Probability of One Event
Year 7 Diagnostic Tests
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4. Rounding and Estimating
5. Data Analysis
6. Nets and Surface Area
7. Ratio and Proportion
8. Algebra (Brackets)
9. Fractions and Percentages
10. Probability of Two Events
11. Angles, Bearing and Maps
12. Algebra - Formulae
13. Money and Time
14. Straight Line Graphs
16. Circles and Cylinders
17. Units of Measurement
18. Speed, Distance and Time
20. Questionnaires and Analysis
Year 8 Diagnostic Tests
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2. Basic Operations
3. Indices and Standard Form
4. Fractions and Percentages
5. Linear Graphs and Equations
8. Statistical Diagrams
9. Area, Perimeter, Volume
11. Algebraic Manipulation
12. Construction and Loci
13. Graphs, Equations and Inequalities
14. Estimation and Approximation
16. Cumulative Frequency
17. Quadratic Functions
Year 9 Diagnostic Tests
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Please 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.
3. Angle Geometry
6. Number System
8. Data Handling
9. Data Analysis
11. Fractions and Percentages
12. Number Patterns
14. Loci and Transformations
17. Using Graphs
18. 3D Geometry
20. GCSE Statistics
GCSE Exam Papers
GCSE Miscellaneous Exercises
GCSE Unit Tests
GCSE Facts to Remember
GCSE Statistics Exam Papers
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This 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 following:
Scheme of Work - this is a detailed scheme showing which topics should be covered and in what order.
Practice Book - these books provide plenty of exercises and worked examples based on the content of the Units in the Scheme of Work.
Case Studies - 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.
Overhead Slides - these copy masters can be used as OH slides or as worksheets copied for individual use, with teacher guidance.
Mental Tests - these tests are designed to support all the major topics covered where mental competence and agility are helpful.
Intermediate 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.
Entry Level Final Test