The complete resource of Data, Numeracy and ICT Instant Maths Ideas contains all eight subject topics together with appropriate resource materials. The ideas are aimed at teachers of Key Stage Three but could also be appropriate for use with other age groups. Each topic contains a number of questions or activities designed as…

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The complete resource of Space and Shape Instant Maths Ideas contains all 16 subject topics together with appropriate resource materials. The ideas are aimed at teachers of Key Stage Three but could also be appropriate for use with other age groups. Each topic contains a number of questions or activities designed as inspiration…

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This resource contains 13 instant maths ideas designed to provide the opportunity for students to explore the notation of time and the decimalisation of time, work with bus and train timetables, discover what speed an aircraft flies when it travels at ‘mach 2.5’, what crafts’ speed is measured in knots, calculate…

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This resource contains eight instant maths ideas designed to provide the opportunity for students to explore conversion graphs, compare imperial and metric units, estimate everyday measurements and explore the nature of different dimensions. The student resource sheet requires students to convert between different units of length,…

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This resource contains eight instant maths ideas, designed to provide students with the opportunity to investigate which polyominoes tessellate, which triangles tessellate, which quadrilaterals tessellate, design their own shape that tessellates and find tessellating patterns in art and nature. Student resource sheets require…

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This resource contains 20 instant maths ideas designed to provide students with the opportunity to: • explore reflections of two dimensional shapes • investigate what happens when coordinates are transformed • decide whether the human face is symmetrical • design patterns exhibiting rotational symmetry •…

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This resource contains two instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter activities, extension work or as probing questions to assess understanding. The activities provide students with the opportunity to consider what is meant by the term congruence, what properties two triangles must share in order for the triangles to be congruent…

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This resource contains four instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter activities, extension work or as probing questions to assess understanding. The activities provide students with the opportunity to photograph and consider the plans of unusual objects, create plans and elevation drawings of solids made from interlocking cubes,…

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This resource contains 18 instant maths ideas providing students with the opportunity to: • explore the volume of cubes and cuboids • consider what constitutes doubling in size • explore the open box problem • work out the minimum surface area required for a solid with a fixed volume • explore how…

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This resource consists of 19 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, requiring students to: • name different solids • explore the cross sections of different solids leading to a definition of a prism • investigate polyhedral •…

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This resource consists of 12 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, providing students with the opportunity to explore loci and constructions using physical activities, by solving problems such as the goat and the shed problem, drawing an ellipse,…

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This resource consists of 23 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, asking students to: • investigate the area of tilted squares • explore whether Pythagoras’ theorem works for all triangles • find a proof for Pythagoras’…

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This resource consists of 15 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, requiring students to plot graphs of the trigonometric functions and explain their properties, explore Snell’s Law, convert gradients into angles, calculate the height of objects…

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This resource consists of 11 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, requiring students to: • explain the use of bearings in practical activities • use bearings to crack a code • calculate the connection between the bearing of a…

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This resource consists of 22 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, requiring students to: • know the names of different kinds of angles • demonstrate the use of angles using physical activities • explore the angles associated with…

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These 15 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, require students to perform a practical experiment in order to estimate a value for pi, describe a circle over the phone, find a connection between the length of the radius of a circle and the area of…

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These 20 instant maths ideas, ideal for use as starter questions, extension question or probing questions to assess understanding, require students to explore the perimeters of rectangles which have the same area, convert between different units, investigate Pick’s theorem, explore the four colour theorem, investigate the area…

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This resource contains 21 instant maths ideas designed to explore the properties of polygons. Practical activities include creating polygons by folding newspaper, exploring the number of triangles that can be drawn on a triangular dotted grid and creating, naming and classifying quadrilaterals. Students are asked to explore links…

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This resource contains seven instant maths ideas for students to use LOGO to explore the properties of regular shapes, polygons and circles. Students write repeating procedures to explore the nature of tessellation when creating wallpaper designs and using problem solving skills to produce a simple animation. The student resource…

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This resource contains ten instant maths ideas using spreadsheets to solve mathematical problems. Mathematical topics explored include: • solving equations to complete a think of a number puzzle • completion of magic squares • exploring different sequences • the ‘Rich Aunt’ problem • an…

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This resource contains 23 instant maths ideas exploring number problems such as how many ways the digits one to nine can be combined to make 100 and how many ways 100 can be made out of four nines. Target numbers, mental squares, arithmagons, bingo and other number puzzles all provide students an opportunity to gain a better feel…

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This resource contains seventeen instant maths ideas beginning by exploring probability scales and simple probability. Students are asked to invent a fair game, to conduct an experiment using two dice and to discuss a number of statements relating to probability. Further suggestions include experimenting with three dice, Buffon’s…

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Combinations consists of seven instant maths ideas including a consideration of the number of arrangements of dots used when writing in Braille, an investigation of Pascal’s triangle, investigating the number of routes through New York, exploring the number of ways six letters can incorrectly be placed in six envelopes. Other…

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These nine instant maths ideas explore a variety of statistical calculations. The first task asks students to discuss a spider diagram depicting descriptive statistics. Other tasks explore misconceptions when calculating different averages and consider which average is the most appropriate to use in different situations. Student…

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This resource contains four instant maths ideas exploring how to represent data graphically. In the first task students record how long they watch TV, group the results and draw two separate graphs to compare boys and girls. The second task requires students to consider what type of diagram is suitable to represent what kind…

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This resource contains nine instant maths ideas exploring what makes a good questionnaire, tasks requiring students to make their own questionnaire, experiments for students to perform in order to collect data, and tasks looking at the subtleties of sampling and grouping data. Student resource sheets ask students to compare two…

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This resource from Colin Foster contains nine instant maths ideas containing an activity to assess whether students can use the less than and greater than signs appropriately, an activity using a number line on which to represent inequalities, a number of true or false activities and an exploration of quadratic inequalities.

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This Instant Maths Ideas resource contains three files: Co-ordinates and Straight-line Graphs contains ten instant maths ideas including drawing pictures using coordinates, finding equations of straight lines, exploring the gradient of parallel lines, investigating the gradients of perpendicular lines, open-ended tasks, playing…

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Quadratic Equations contains three instant maths ideas covering expanding two brackets, factorising expressions and completing the square and using the formula to solve equations. Students are required to explore the importance of the discriminant. The resource sheet contains number puzzles which require the formation and solution…

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This instant maths ideas resource contains ten suggestions for activities covering collecting terms, simplifying expressions, expanding brackets, factorising, balancing equations and rearranging formulas. The resource sheets include students’ material to accompany the alphabet code activity, a page of pictures of scales…

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This resource contains seventeen instant maths ideas requiring students to construct sequences from a variety of situations such as drawing stick animals, from formulae, and drawing patterns leading to linear, quadratic and cubic sequences. Other tasks include finding the number of dots in a rectangle, finding links between the number…

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This resource contains three instant maths ideas requiring students to solve a quadratic equation, discuss what is meant by a degree of accuracy and explore discontinuous curves. The resource materials include an explanation of Cardano’s method of solving a cubic of the form x3 +mx =n and using the formula to solve quadratic…

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