TES Maths October 2016 Newsletter

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With a month’s worth of teaching under your belt, it’s time to make sure that your pupils have really grasped everything they’ve learnt so far. These stimulating resources are ideal for cementing understanding in the areas of proportion, quadrilaterals, graphs and much more.

Ensure your learners are on the right track with these hand-picked lesson ideas, created and shared by the generous and talented members of the TES Maths community.

Craig Barton, TES Maths adviser


  • Proportion codebreaker
    Get practising a range of GCSE-level questions on direct and indirect proportion, including those that require them to generate formulae, with this humorous activity.
  • Simultaneous equations coded message
    Consolidate work on simultaneous equations using these differentiated worksheets, requiring pupils to crack the code by matching equations with solutions.

Shapes and angles

  • Properties of quadrilaterals
    Secure pupils’ understanding of the properties of quadrilaterals, as well as the methods used to find missing angles, with this well-structured lesson and activities.
  • Parallel line maze
    Using their knowledge of key angle facts, challenge learners to plot the path from one side of the maze to the other. Answers provided.


  • Cubic graph practice
    Help GCSE and A-level students get to grips with the properties of cubic graphs by setting this unique matching task.
  • Finding the equation of a line
    Also relevant to the new GCSE specification, pupils must calculate the equation of a line between two given points in order to decode the hidden message.


  • KS3 and 4 homework booklets
    Revise a wide range of topics every week with this collection of workbooks for Years 7 to 11, including a table to help pupils to assess their learning.
  • Differentiated homework pack
    With over 600 different activity sheets, these booklets not only cover all aspects of the new GCSE specification, but also encourage learners to record their own targets and progress.

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