Our schemes of work include links to a wealth of teaching resources, created and accumulated over the last 20 years. We’ve listed a few of them here to give a flavour of what is available.

# Maths to Infinity

Maths to Infinity: so called because each activity randomly generates an infinity of different questions, and one of the creators looks like Buzz Lightyear. Anyway, this is an incredibly easy to use interactive resource and is ideal for assessing fluency.

There are about 180 different activities included within the files listed here. This includes a number of AS/A Level activities too. On opening these files you must choose to ‘enable content’. Once you’ve done that it really should be self-explanatory. We hope!

# Stick on the Maths

A ‘Stick on the Maths’ activity comprises a 3 by 3 grid with nine questions, statements or scenarios. Alongside this there are nine cards that can be placed on to the grid to provide a solution or fact that matches the question (statement or scenario).

We have found that students really engage with these activities when they are both provided on paper for them to move the cards around, while also displayed on screen at the front of the classroom. ‘Enabling content’ will allow you to view the activity ‘full screen’, and move the cards by clicking and dragging the border of the box.

You can also choose to hide the ‘solution’ cards for an alternative way of using the resource. Most of the activities can be used without the cards by challenging students to produce their own set of solutions. These can be could be shared with a partner, or written on post-it notes and placed on the projected image (hence, ‘Stick on the Maths’).

And yes, we know … they are still named and listed by NC Level. This is a job we haven’t quite found time for yet, but at some point we will rename everything. In the meantime, this is no reason not to use them! Once you’ve heard the reasoning that these problem-solving activities generate we are sure you will agree!

ALG2: Coordinates in the first quadrant

CALC1: Mental methods

CALC2: Multiplication facts

CALC3: Written methods

CALC4: Multiplying a decimal

CALC5: Solving problems

CALC6: Checking results

HD1: Discrete data.doc

HD2: Grouping data

HD3: Venn and Carroll diagrams

HD4: Frequency diagrams and line graphs

HD5: Mode and range

NNS1: Number patterns

NNS2: Number relationships

NNS3: Place value

NNS4: Proportions of a whole

NNS5: Ordering decimals

NNS6: Simple ratio

SSM1: Properties of shapes

SSM2: Making models and drawing shapes

SSM3: Simple transformations

SSM4: Choosing units and instruments

SSM5: Interpreting measurements

SSM6: Area and perimeter

ALG2: Coordinates in four quadrants

CALC1: Known facts, place value and order of operations

CALC2: Use of a calculator

CALC3: Multiplying and dividing

CALC4: Negative numbers

CALC5: Ratio and proportion

CALC6: Checking solutions

HD1: Collecting data

HD2: Probability

HD3: The probability scale

HD4: Averages

HD5: Experiments

HD6: Graphs and diagrams

HD7: Line graphs

NNS1: Place value

NNS2: Decimals and negative numbers

NNS3: Number patterns and relationships

NNS4: Equivalence between fractions

NNS5: Simplifying fractions

NNS6: Ratio

SSM1: Properties of shapes

SSM2: Angles

SSM3: Transforming shapes

SSM4: Measuring and drawing angles

SSM5: Interpreting scales

SSM6: Units

SSM7: Area and perimeter

ALG2: Constructing And Solving Linear Equations

ALG3: Linear Sequences

ALG4: Graphs Of Linear Functions

ALG5: Real life Graphs

CALC1: Percentage Increases And Decreases

CALC2: Ratio And Proportion

CALC2: Ratio And Proportion

CALC2: Fractions

HD1: Designing A Survey

HD2: Selecting And Constructing Graphs And Charts

HD3: Finding Outcomes

HD4: Using Mutually Exclusive Outcomes

HD5: Communicating Results

NNS1: Comparing Proportions

SSM1: Classifying Quadrilaterals

SSM2: Geometrical Problems

SSM3: Alternate And Corresponding Angles

SSM4: Generating shapes and paths on a computer

SSM5: 2D Representations Of 3D Shapes

SSM6: Enlargement (positive Integer Scale Factor)

SSM7: Transformations

SSM8: Standard Constructions

SSM9: Area And Volume

SSM10: Circumference And Area Of A Circle

ALG1: Manipulating Linear Expressions

ALG2: Simultaneous Linear Equations

ALG3: Inequalities In One Variable

ALG4: Formulae

ALG5: Quadratic Sequences

ALG6: Graphs Of Quadratic And Linear Functions

CALC1: Proportional Change And Multiplicative Methods

CALC2: Multiplying And Dividing By Numbers Between 0 And 1

CALC3: The Four Operations With Fractions

CALC4: Approximating Calculations

CALC5: Using A Calculator

HD1: Identifying Bias

HD2: Frequency Polygons And Scatter Diagrams

HD3: Working With Grouped Data

HD4: Comparing Distributions

HD5: Relative Frequency

HD6: Statistical Enquiry

SSM1: Pythagoras’ Theorem

SSM2: Right Prisms

SSM3: Enlargement (fractional Scale Factor)

SSM4: Locus

SSM5: Inaccuracy Of Measurements

SSM6: Compound Measures

ALG2: Algebraic Manipulation

ALG3: Formulae I

ALG4: Formulae II

ALG5: Inequalities

ALG6: Algebraic Graphs

ALG7: Transformation Of Graphs

CALC1: Repeated Proportional Change

CALC2: Complex Calculations

HD1: Statistics

HD2: Comparing Distributions

HD3: Probability

HD4: Tree Diagrams

NNS1: Recurring Decimals And Fractions

SSM1: Congruence And Similarity

SSM2: Trigonometry

SSM3: Dimensions

# Miscellaneous

All the schemes of work link to resources which can best be described as miscellaneous. They’re not part of a package – just lots of stuff we have found useful over time. Here’s a selection to give you a flavour.

- A selection of times table jigsaws ready to print and cut. There’s a surprising mixture here, including a Roman numeral version, and even a Mayan number system version. That’ll test their reasoning!
- The Heinz matrix. ‘What?’ I hear you ask. Well, just follow the instructions and all will become clear – we think. This intriguing number puzzle can be used to set challenges including with fractions and decimals.

- Maximise / minimise is a set of number games that encourage students to consider the structure of standard written methods of calculation.

- Inequality is a resource for engaging students in how to compare integers, fractions and decimals
- Algebra Rules is a matching activity focusing on the basic rules and conventions of introductory algebra.
- The schemes of work suggest a possible standard approach to teaching students how to solve equations and Balancing Act II is the second of three related activities.

- Matching graphs provides students with functions and graphs to match together. But there’s nothing random about the selection: the number 2 appears as often as possible in as many different places as possible – all to make sure that students are thinking deeply about gradients and intercepts. A simplified version of this activity is available too.
- Screenshot challenge is a series of puzzles asking students to find equations of lines to create each diagram shown. Since it was written, desmos has become another really useful tool to support this.

- Everything for an introductory lesson on formal geometric proof
- We found it difficult to find the right resources we needed for linking plans and elevations with isometric drawings. So we made this and never looked back.
- I like a bit of alliteration and I also like Pythagoras’ theorem. The consequence is Triple Triplicate – a collection of three ways to generate Pythagorean triples which happily links this lovely concept with some practice at substituting into formulae. The third method really is for A Level students, but it was too good to miss out, and you never know who will be intrigued enough to explore further.

- Never ones to shy away from creating something interesting for teaching those awkward concepts, Bounding About is a lesson for introducing the idea of error intervals and calculating with bounds. It’s all true – honest. And you’ll need this PowerPoint too.
- On the subject of bounds, Ben Nevis is an interesting example of how limits of accuracy impact the things around us. It’s also a mountain.
- How to introduce iteration? A question I have literally been asked at least three times. Well, it was even being used to work out square roots of numbers in the days of the Babylonian Empire. So here is the way that has become my tried and trusted method.

Yes, within ‘miscellaneous’ it has now become necessary to list ‘random’. Every now and again you will come across ideas and resources that don’t really link in to any stage in particular. For example, we used to have a languages day in my school, and here are a couple of the consequences:

- The Koch Snowflake is a selection of problems and activities linked to Sweden
- And Mandelbrot Mathematics is a selection of problems and activities linked to Poland