TES Maths Newsletter 49: Fractions, decimals and percentages activities for the new curriculum plus the top 10 maths resources

Check out the resources and links in the newsletter below. They all link to the very best TES Maths resources, which are completely free once you register on the website.

In this TES maths newsletter, we have gradient cards, a transformation jigsaw and a collection of fraction, decimal and percentage resources aligned to the new curriculum.

Maths resources

Star resource

Star resourceNC 2014: Fractions, decimals and percentages
Resources mapped to the objectives of the new maths curriculum, chosen by the TES maths panel.

Number and algebra

Prime factorisation trail
Perfect for consolidating prime factor form, use this well-presented resource as a treasure hunt or a card sort.

Gradient Game of Thrones
A set of differentiated Top Trumps cards based on the topic of gradients and themed on the popular TV series.

Shape and space

A collection of jigsaws that allow pupils to practise key skills in rotation, reflection and translation in a practical, engaging activity.

3D trigonometry
This lesson presentation gives a clear demonstration of 3D trigonometry, including a starter and plenary in context.

Data and statistics

Tree diagrams
Well-chosen questions on tree diagrams with three scaffolded levels of support available to students, which encourages independent learning.

Trade statistics quiz
A motivating revision tool that promotes positive student interaction, covering key statistical concepts in GCSE maths and statistics.


Core 3 revision
An ideal revision resource with past exam questions and solutions arranged into relevant topic areas.

Functions multiple choice
Multiple choice and diagnostic questions on all aspects of functions to help identify and resolve any misconceptions students may have.

TES magazine and community

Resource of the week
Students use rotations to catch the thief in this week’s TES maths pick.

Do bricklayers really need GCSE maths?
We should not force students to achieve that elusive C grade when functional skills based on their career goals are far more useful.

Nicky Morgan tells pupils: study Stem subjects to keep your options open
Too many young people are making subject choices at the age of 15 that are ‘holding them back for the rest of their lives’, the education secretary said this month.

Keeping up to date
Teachers discuss how to keep up with marking and whether they feel it’s beneficial for students.

A tricky IGCSE question
Join our maths users in deciding the correct explanation of this problem.

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