I wrote a selection of PPoint slides for a range of topics last year. The slides each contain questions and often video links to news topics. They’re intended as 5 minute fillers – breaks from a main lesson task.

5 min fillers factors and multiples

I wrote a selection of PPoint slides for a range of topics last year. The slides each contain questions and often video links to news topics. They’re intended as 5 minute fillers – breaks from a main lesson task.

5 min fillers factors and multiples

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via TheMathKid

Welcome back! This week’s starter activities are below.

Powerpoint: starters 31 may

**Lesson 1: **Finding the equation of a parabola

@JvRemoortere There's 3 tasks from Don Steward: donsteward.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/which-… & donsteward.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/quadra… & donsteward.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/quadra… #mathstlp

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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) May 31, 2015

**Lesson 2: **Averages using frequency tables

@Mahoney_Maths I like this Sage and Scribe idea tes.co.uk/teaching-resou… #mathsTLP

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Stacy Brookes (@Stacy_Maths) May 31, 2015

@Mahoney_Maths You might find some other stuff on my blog post: missbrookesmaths.co.uk/#!Averages-and… #mathschat #mathsTLP

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Stacy Brookes (@Stacy_Maths) May 31, 2015

.@Mahoney_Maths
here are a few:
goo.gl/xHL1Q0
goo.gl/HCTHF
goo.gl/zqHgTK
drive.google.com/file/d/0BxI8yS…
#mathsTLP

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Chris K (@AxesOfSymmetry) May 31, 2015

@Mahoney_Maths @mathsjem could easily adapt this map.mathshell.org/download.php?f… #mathsTLP

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Craig Jeavons (@Craigos87) May 31, 2015

@Mahoney_Maths @mathsjem a few ideas here: danpearcymaths.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/lot…

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Dan Pearcy (@DanielPearcy) May 31, 2015

@Mahoney_Maths tes.co.uk/teaching-resou… like this amazon reviews sheet #mathstlp

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Joe Fraser (@rainment400) May 31, 2015

@Mahoney_Maths You may find my averages worksheets useful. missbsresources.com/index.php/math… …#mathsTLP http://t.co/XrCFSlUINv

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Danielle Bartram (@MissBsResources) May 31, 2015

**Lesson 3: **Last Lesson Before GCSE Exams

@tessmaths I start with this activity mathsbox.org.uk/tw/Big%20mista… from @mathsbox1 then go through exam tips. drive.google.com/file/d/0B9L2lY… #mathsTLP

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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) May 31, 2015

@mathsjem @mathsbox1
I like going through these misconceptions too
#mathsTLP @m4thsdotcom
m4ths.com/gcse-cd.html http://t.co/giQHNYhGxK

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Tess Maths (@tessmaths) May 31, 2015

@mathsjem they've got great C/D borderline page & stretch
m4ths.com/gcse-cd.html
& Giant help sheets
#mathsTLP http://t.co/HCTnVCHS6T

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Tess Maths (@tessmaths) May 31, 2015

**Lesson 4: **Loci

@matherty Loci - Try Nrich? nrich.maths.org/2161 #mathsTLP

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(@KandMMathsHub) May 31, 2015

@matherty mrbartonmaths.com/blog/tag/loci-… has some links #mathsTLP

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Maryse (@AllThingsMaths) May 31, 2015

@matherty this fun tes.co.uk/teaching-resou…

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Boommaths (@BoomMaths) May 31, 2015

@matherty I have some lovely Loci resources here: resourceaholic.com/p/resource-lib… #mathsTLP

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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) May 31, 2015

@matherty @mathsjem always like this work for loci
cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepre… #mathsTLP http://t.co/rqaUfHTKms

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Tess Maths (@tessmaths) May 31, 2015

**Lesson 5: **Mechanics Questions

@CrossleysMaths I was given this link with two good Mechanics resources, nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/colle… w/sheets at end of M's in Action #mathstlp

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Miss B Lilley (@MissBLilley) May 31, 2015

@CrossleysMaths Quirky M1 revision? Get them to analyse this: youtube.com/watch?v=eGC8Fu… #mathsTLP

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AMathsTeacherWrites (@jeff2869) May 31, 2015

@MissBLilley @CrossleysMaths here's a tool for experimenting with SUVAT
nextlevelmaths.com/interactive/su…

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Will Feavyour (@NextLevelMaths) May 31, 2015

**Lesson 5: **Graph Transformations

@smurph79 #mathsTLP Try Desmos - desmos.com/calculator/c2k…

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(@KandMMathsHub) May 31, 2015

@smurph79 If you have access to ICT then transformation of graphs by investigation #mathsTLP

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Maryse (@AllThingsMaths) May 31, 2015

@AllThingsMaths @smurph79 I have a simple @geogebra sheet hosted on my website ifem.co.uk/geogebra/graph… #mathsTLP

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Dr Bennison (@DrBennison) May 31, 2015

@smurph79 Transformations - Could try these tinyurl.com/nzyxkze #mathsTLP

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(@KandMMathsHub) May 31, 2015

@mathsjem @KandMMathsHub I don't know if these are useful for revising the initial graphs...?
#mathsTLP http://t.co/doTd4ICmfU

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Learning Maths (@LearningMaths) May 31, 2015

@mathsjem Does this work? ncetm.org.uk/files/18395690…

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Learning Maths (@LearningMaths) May 31, 2015

**Lesson 6: **Surds

@smurph79 Love this for surds: dropbox.com/s/sh0kaj0wm1u6… #mathsTLP

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Hannah (@missradders) May 31, 2015

@smurph79 Loads of surds stuff here: resourceaholic.com/2014/05/surds.… #mathsTLP

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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) May 31, 2015

via VoroniPotato

First off, here is my solution to Old Exam Question #3

(Click for enlargements)

Did you use a different method? I’m not convinced I’d be awarded full marks, which in itself prompts interesting questions about marking examinations perhaps… perhaps not.

Anyway, this is from an O Level paper written in 1957: