Archive for the ‘20 minutes’ Category

Workshop number questions

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Download a one side worksheet with some workshop questions on number. Some symbolic questions (equivalent fractions, multiplication) and some word problems (VAT increase).

The main phase of the lesson was about probability. Packs of playing cards, coin tossing, and a discussion about smoking cessation, the National Health, and individual behaviour versus averages. Good stuff, and I’ll [...]

More workshop questions

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Download a pdf file with 20 questions about number topics.

This will get people back into the groove after the holiday. I allow about 30 minutes for this kind of worksheet. I have back up activities for the more confident students.

More quick number questions

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Download a pdf file with 40 (more) quick fire number questions.

Focus on equivalent fractions, rounding, and some questions embedding the four functions including with whole numbers and one or two decimal number questions in familiar contexts. No answers as yet but I might write a set out.

Quick fire number questions

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Download a one side pdf worksheet with 30 quick fire non calculator number questions and numerical answers.

Questions include the four functions with whole numbers and decimal numbers, a few fractions questions including adding related ‘family’ fractions, percentages and fraction conversion, some ratio and rounding and a few problem questions. Designed as a sort of ‘speed [...]

Revision PowerPoint

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

The symbol palette in Microsoft PowerPoint has always included the quarter fractions. Now you get the thirds and the eighths. Handy for quick revision PowerPoint presentations.

You can download a PowerPoint file with 20 slides with quick revision questions for level 1 Maths students. Covers money calculation questions, area and perimeter questions, unit conversion questions, questions [...]


Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Download a one side handout with some estimation and BODMAS examples used for homework.

This one side homework was produced by copying and pasting from other worksheets I have written over the last few years. Definitely a 20 minute task. We use estimation questions as a way for students to show understanding of the sequence of [...]

Why (teachers) should blog

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

A spin on Godin’s (the bald one) first few sentences: Running a class blog for students gets the teacher searching for really good Web links that fit that particular lesson’s content and that help students understand it. As Dave C (the chemist blogger) has worked out, you can use those links next year and in [...]

Foreign currency

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Download one side on foreign currency conversion. It explains converting from Sterling to foreign currency and back again, and has a few questions of each kind. The worksheet assumes that students will use calculators.

I was searching for Web pages with simple explanations of the topics in the Number unit of an access maths module so [...]

48 Numeracy Questions

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Download a PDF with 48 Numeracy Level 1 questions broken down into 4 ‘days’ worth of homework.

Classifying Moodle courses

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Just a way of looking at Moodle courses that Alan Staley described during a Moodle User Group meeting some time ago.

Graph questions for revision

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Download a PDF file containing a four page worksheet with graph plotting questions.

Metric Units starter

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Download a metric units quiz. One side of A4 with a question where students match a measurement of an object (weight of new born baby, height of typical door) with the corresponding value (3Kg, 2 metres). Then the students have to find objects in the room that are various sizes. Finally some questions involving simple [...]

Algebra: simplifying expressions

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Algebra The BasicsView more presentations from keithpeter.

Click on Full Screen View on the player above (bottom right of the player, icon looks like a projector screen) to use on your interactive whiteboard.

Just one side of A4 on simplifying expressions, including collecting terms, multiplying terms, cancelling down algebraic fractions, and multiplying out brackets. Needs directed [...]

10 numeracy questions

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Just 10 questions a bit like the Level 1 numeracy test with answers.

Questions on areas and circles

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Download a single sided worksheet with 14 mixed area and circle questions with numerical answers.

Nothing amazing, just some practice questions for Level 2 Access Maths students. Covers areas of rectangles, triangles and composite shapes, together with circumference of a circle, and area of a circle. The worksheet also has a couple of those problems like [...]

Number questions: four functions

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Download PDF file containing a one side worksheet with 28 questions covering the four functions, writing numbers from words and rounding. Numerical answers on the sheet.

The graphic above (taken on my little Fuji compact digital camera in macro mode) shows my check answer for the long multiplication. I had to actually calculate the answer as [...]

Arrange the digits

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Download a jqz file with 8 questions about rearranging digits to make the largest and smallest numbers. You can also save a Web page with the questions about rearranging digits and use that with students.

As usual, I have set the HotPotatoes options to remove all the buttons (the quizzes open in new windows in Moodle), [...]

Numeracy: Quiz on rounding

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Download a JQZ quiz file with 10 questions on rounding whole numbers of various sizes. You can also download a Web page with the quiz ready for use.

Part of the 20 minutes project, written on the way in on the train.

Number: place value quiz

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Hot Potatoes quiz on place value in whole numbers up to the tens of millions

Numeracy: words to figures

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Download a HotPotatoes quiz JQZ file for writing numbers in figures and back again. You can also save a copy of the Web page export of the words to figures and back again quiz.

An example of 20 minutes a day e-learning but actually took 35 minutes because of the need to help a colleague switch [...]

Example frequency distribution

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Download a two page PDF file [ 10 Mb file ] with scans of the histogram and cumulative curve drawn from a frequency distribution of adult male weights (made up data!). The frequency distribution has a moderate skew and shows the way the mean, median and mode spread out under those circumstances. The frequencies and [...]

Tree diagram build

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Just a tree diagram that builds, based on a with replacement problem