Maths Starters, Quick Practice and Cover Work
The following resources are absolutely ideal. Each of the links here share two wonderful things in common: you can generate an infinite number of questions, and you get all the answers. Oh, and they are completely free!
Here are three ways you might use them:
1. In class on the Interactive White Board
Project up the set of questions at the start of a lesson to ensure a focussed, purposeful 5 minutes. Or use them as a replacement for a worksheet mid-lesson and save yourself some time and budget at the photocopier. The fact that many of the resources offer different difficulties of questions makes them perfect for this. And when you are ready, just click to reveal the answers!
2. As worksheets for use in class or homework
Some of the resources below are specifically designed to create worksheets, which is perfect. But even the ones which are not can be turned into worksheets using screen shots. These can be then used in class, or as homework, and the fact that you can generate an infinite number of questions means you have an alternative worksheet up your sleeve if a student requires some extra practice.
3. To create cover work
We have all been there. You need to quickly find some decent cover work for you or a colleague, and there just isn't any around. Well, by quickly creating either a worksheet or a screen shot of the questions means you have some instantly. Better still, you can also supply the answers so the cover teacher can give help, and the students can make their work at the end of the lesson. Missing lessons has never felt less stressful!
So, fire them up and give them a whirl. And a massive thank you
to all the wonderful people who use their skills to produce these.
There are two sections to this beauty. Differentiated Topics consists of Bronze, Silver and Gold questions on a whole host of topics that can be projected onto the board. Then there is the Worksheets section where you can... you guessed it, generate and print worksheets.
MathsBot - Differentiated Questions
Generates a set of differentiated questions on your chosen topic, which can be beautifully projected onto the board. Answers can be revealed individually by clicking on the tiles or by using the 'Show Answers' button.
MathsBot - Starter Generator
Choose the topic, choose the time limit, choose the number of questions, the difficulty, pretty much anything you want. Project these up and the board and you are laughing!
MathsBot - GCSE Revision Grid
This is amazing! Generates the more longer form, wordy GCSE Questions, which you an filter by topic or go for a random selection. You can ever choose your tier and whether you want calculator or non calculator questions. Ideal!
MathsBot - GCSE Practice Paper
At the risk of repeating myself, this too is amazing. Flipping brilliant, in fact. You can generate GCSE practice papers of any length you want, with questions from any given subject area, and the answers are included.
MathsBot - Worksheet Generator
If you ever want to generate a worksheet, on pretty much any topic, together with answers, then this is the place to go.
MathsBot - AfL Check Up
A handy tool to quickly check the understanding of pupils on a wide range of topics. Questions can be made easier or harder as needed and a time limit set for each question. Ideally used with mini whiteboards in the classroom.
Form Time Ideas
I love this. A wonderful selection of questions and fascinating facts on a whole host of subjects (not all maths!) that can be used in tutor time.