# Maths Teaching

## July 11, 2008

Filed under: algebra,Brackets,factorising,quadratics — Maths Chick @ 3:22 pm
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Worksheets

Here is a worksheet (factorising-quadratics-puzzle) I made that encourages lower-ability pupils to factorise quadratic expressions when a = 1. Each bracket that appears in the answers can be found in the answer bank, which the pupils have to cross off when each one has been used. There are more brackets than they need, which are highlighted on the teacher’s version of the answer bank.

Games

The excellent website Flashy Maths has a nice interactive game involving factorising quadratic expressions. A nice interface, and you can also download this to play offline for a bigger and better version.

## February 18, 2008

### Solving Linear Equations

Online Activites

The website Flashy Maths has a really nice interactive game for solving linear equations. You can enter the level of difficulty you require. Really nice interface – great for lesson starter or plenary. You can also save this game as a flash application to run offline.

The guys at CIMT have a wonderful supply of maths resources in general and here is a nice online test for solving equations with brackets.

Class Games:

Solving Equations Jeopardy

Worksheets:

Solving equations level 1 – 40 very basic equations of the form ax = b or x/a = b. Solutions are all whole numbers.

Solving equations level 2 – 40 basic equations of the form a + x = b and a + bx = c

Solving equations with brackets – 24 questions of the form a(bx + c) = d and a(bx + d) = ex + f Solving equations with fractions. 15 questions. Solving equations with brackets.

Solving nasty fraction equations 8 questions on A* equations involving nasty fractions!

## January 23, 2008

### Brackets and Factorising

Filed under: algebra,Brackets — Maths Chick @ 5:03 pm
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Worksheets:

Brackets 3 levels worksheet – a worksheet on brackets organised into 3 levels of increasing difficulty. Expanding brackets 4. Two pairs of brackets leading to quadratic expressions.

Expanding 2 pairs of brackets – sheet for pupils to write their answers, formatted as a table.