Searching for questions – part 2

Searching for questions – part 1

This post is the second in a series of posts looking at sites where you can easily find resources by topic. For just the links in this series of posts, see this page which provides a useful list of such sites.


Nrich has extensive resources including problems, interactives and games. Full teachers’ notes are provided. The Resources for Teachers page has several useful links; note the curriculum mapping documents which suggest resources relating to the National Curriculum. There is a search by topic facility to find all the resources for a particular topic.

Nrich resources

Nrich Secondary

CIMT– The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, from the University of Plymouth, an astonishing resource has free curriculum materials for all school-age students. For example, if we look at the Year 7 Course Material page as well as all the book chapters with their numerous worked examples and exercises there are also teachers’ resources including notes, slides, revision tests, activities and mental tests on each topic. The activities are varied and include investigative work.

CIMT Mental Test

CIMT Mental Test – Logic

M4THScomFrom Steve Blades, see for age 14-18. This site has an extensive library of resources. A great feature of these resources is very efficient use of space so cutting copying costs. Keep scrolling down the page – there are a lot of resources!

Exercises & solutions on David Smith's 'The Maths Teacher'

Exercises & solutions on David Smith’s ‘The Maths Teacher’

David Smith’s The Maths Teacher site has a great collection of videos for both GCSE (age 14-16) and A Level (16-18). Transcripts are available for each lesson, also exercises with worked solutions. Many of the GCSE videos would also be useful for younger students. There are also videos and written solutions to some Legacy A Level papers.

Teachit Maths KS3 Percentages code breaker

Teachit Maths KS3 Percentages code breaker

Teachit Maths though a subscription site offers its entire collection of activities as pdfs free. I have found many high quality resources here for all ages. Look at this activity on quadratic functions for example – this should really help understanding.

From Transum, well known for its Maths Starter of the Day, note the complete index of starters including the topic of the starter. The Transum site is easy to navigate, there is a clear Topic Index for Teachers also, for students a Maths Map with numerous activities to support their learning. The example shown here is one of the Algebra Activities found on this page. See this post for further examlples of some excellent resources including Venn Diagrams and Systematic Listing Strategies.


Transum – Algebra

 Transum Maths Map

The list of sites easily searchable for resources by topic can be found on this page.

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