Custom Maths Revision Starters

Following, my post on Examinations – Mathematics Summer 2022 (which has further updates with the latest resources, and a new menu listing the resources), thinking about practising skills for GCSE, why not create some custom starters (or use at any time)? The image here shows the Algebra Skills for Edexcel’s advance information for Summer 2022 Foundation paper 1.

Edexcel advance information paper 1F

On Jonathan Hall’s Test Maker on MathsBot we could create a test to test many of these skills. Choose the skills you want from the menu, the number of questions, and the initial and final difficulty of the questions on a scale of 1 to 10, also note the Paired Solutions option to show one example with an answer then one to try. An Answer Key is provided for any test you create.

MathsBot – Test Maker

We could also use the many brilliant GCSE resources from MathsBot.


Transum Mathematics – Refreshing Revision

Alternatively, using Transum’s Refreshing Revision, we could create a custom resource to check some of these skills. The resource allows teachers to select the number of questions and the topics to include; scroll down the page and choose the topics you want from the Concept Selection, it is also possible to drag the panels so your questions are displayed in the desired order. A very nice feature is the fact that you can save a particular selection of topics as the URL for your selection will be generated. Every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

Transum has an extensive library of self-checking exercises, so we could easily provide examples on inequalities for example. On Transum, there are several ways to search for resources, for example, try:


Maths White Board – Maths Starters based on advance information

See on Maths White Board: Revision Board – generate a starter based on the Advance Information


Interactive Maths Generators – Dan Rodriguez-Clark

On Interactive Maths Generators from Dan Rodriguez-Clark (@InteractMaths), design your own sets of questions on more than 50 maths topics for your students to practice a variety of skills. There are many customisation options, generally as well as for individual topics. Full instructions are on Dan’s site.


See also: Mathematics Revision.

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