DrFrostMaths is such a goto website and an excellent example of a website which is easy to navigate, perhaps try the Question Explorer. A brilliant feature (well one of the many brilliant features) of Dr Frost Maths is the extensive collection of key skills for UK KS2 to KS5 (ages 8-18), practice as many examples as you want, and perhaps watch a video on this key skill.
Note this latest work – diagrams for Key Skills are now done using Desmos.
From Mark Willis, try his Video site, a comprehensive set of Maths questions ordered according to topic and level with video solutions from KS3 to A-Level FM with interactive GeoGebra apps. Also available are IGCSE quizlets.
Where do we put things so we can find them again?! I have been organising posts and pages in an attempt to make things easier to find – an ongoing mission, still in its early days! Just a few examples of recent organisation:
Older, but still with many useful examples – see these Exemplification Examples which were written by the National Strategies for the then Secondary Framework for Teaching Mathematics. The examples illustrate what students should be able to do within a particular strand of objectives by the end of each year. Examples are in the four categories number, algebra, statistics and geometry and include examples for Year 7, 8 and 9. There are many excellent examples here still relevant for KS3.
Thinking about November exams – in the Summer, 1st Class Maths created excellent resources based on the Advance information, watch for foundation papers for Edexcel/AQA.
Whether or not students are taking November examinations, Short questions can make ideal starters – see this Revision post for many suggestions including collections of 1 mark questions, recently updated with Wayne Chadburn’s great monthly calendars which provide regular, varied practice – a little bit of maths each day. Calendars for the 2022-23 academic year (so far up to December) are available here. Note the three versions including crossover questions (these appear on both Foundation and Higher papers so great practice for the more challenging Foundation questions), Foundation, Foundation plus and Higher; answers are provided.
Show that…. A reminder of this post with resources to encourage students to show their working.
My post on Transition includes the excellent free Transition resources from Sparx Maths, also available free from Sparx Maths is a free formative baseline assessment for Year 7 with a supporting Question level analysis resource (QLA) providing student, class and year group performance on individual questions. The QLA also provides a topic-level analysis of students’ performance in the topics they will need to be fluent in to access the Key Stage 3 curriculum.
Not only have Sparx Maths provided the test and accompanying documents but fluency quizzes with answers provided.
On the subject of Circle Theorems, see also Tim Devereux’s GeoGebra applets. You can access each theorem from the menu on the left which includes a useful summary of all the theorems. From the menu, we can see that proofs are also available.
This page – which is currently easily accessible from the menu on the right-hand side has links to the advance information from the exam boards and some resources to support revision for these exams. I will keep the page updated as new resources are added.
This series of GCSE pages is currently undergoing a major update to include many more resources. Number, Ratio, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics, all include a list of sites where it is easy to search by topic, and all include the old but still useful exemplification examples for Years 7, 8 and 9. On the subject of Years 7, 8 and 9, see the KS3 page which includes the excellent guidance from NCETM.
Number and Algebra currently have the most resources and links to popular posts on these areas.
GCSE and A Level Science includes much mathematical content, it strikes me that is important for Mathematics Departments to be aware of the mathematical requirements for these qualifications and where appropriate use resources which will support Science as well as Mathematics; see Mathematics for Science
From Transum Mathematics, Back to School includes many activities to start the year.
In case you want somethimg for your walls, some Posters.
Edexcel’s transition to A Level Maths videos and worked examples are a very comprehensive set of free resources designed to help the transition from GCSE to A level Maths. The content focus is on the overlap between GCSE Maths and the first year of the A Level Maths course making the resources useful not only for initial transition but also for the first year of the course.
From Sparx Maths, have a look at their Transition Booklets, one for Year 6 to 7 and one for GCSE to A Level; these booklets are free whether you have Sparx Maths or not. The Year 6 to 7 booklet with over 130 questions is based on the Year 6 DFE/NCETM ‘ready to progress’ guidance from June 2020. The GCSE to A Level booklet uses over 120 questions taken from 11 key topics on Sparx Maths. Answers can be obtained by completing a form with your school details.
You could also look at Step Up to A Level Maths from The Centre of Innovation in Mathematics Teaching which helpfully lists skills you should be confident with and provides resources to support your study of these skills.
These Transition Takeaways from Mohammed Ladak have been specifically chosen to help with A Level Maths preparation.
The many useful resources from OCR have already been mentioned; also available from OCR are transition guides. See for example this Equations Transition Guide which is very clear on the differences in the demand and approach at the different key stages. Each transition guide includes the relevant checkpoint tasks, in the Equations transition guide these activities focus on solving equations in one variable including those that require some rearrangement.
For the transition from KS2 to KS3 see MEI’s transition resources including an excellent series of webinars. The webinars explore curriculum and pedagogical continuity across the KS2 to 3 transition and look at the Primary Maths Guidance Document. The guidance for Year 6 is a valuable document for looking at the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 and includes example assessment questions for each of the ready-to-progress criteria.
NCETM has produced an extensive library of resources offering support with the Primary Guidance documents. This includes 79 PowerPoints, these focus on the ready-to-progress criteria in the DfE maths guidance for KS1 and KS2. These can usefully be viewed by topic or by year.
NCETM’s Checkpoints are diagnostic activities designed to help teachers assess the understanding students have on leaving primary school. You can see three examples of Checkpoints activities and teachers of Year 7 can download the first Checkpoints activities using their school or organisation name and email address. There will be further Checkpoint activities published, enough for three Checkpoints a week across the school year.