In this section, you will find resources that will support your teaching of our A-level Maths specification, including resources for AS.

Use the menu links on the left-hand side to find resources for a particular topic.

A frictional story

3

Task set on a rough inclined plane.20/07/2017

Ab-surd!

22

An activity on rationalising denominators.18/07/2017

Acceleration due to gravity

1

Strobe image showing a ball falling allowing students to see acceleration due to gravity.20/07/2017

Addition formulae

4

Worksheets for practising the addition formulae.18/07/2017

Additional integrals

5

Rich task looking at combinations of definite integrals.19/07/2017

Alternative form

Worksheets for expressions in the form R sin(x+a) and R cos(x+a).18/07/2017

Antiderivative worksheet

3

Simple worksheet for thinking about antiderivatives.19/07/2017

Antiderivatives and indefinite integrals

Examples and exercises.19/07/2017

AP proof sorter

3

This is a self-checking tool to learn and understand the proof of the formula for the sum of an arithmetic series. Flash required.18/07/2017

Applying small angle approximations

1

Video explaining how to use small angle approximations.18/07/2017

Areas of triangles

3

Fluency practice for finding the area of triangles using sine.18/07/2017

Arithmetic series

2

Scaffolded worksheet and extension questions for arithmetic series.18/07/2017

Arithmetic series exam questions

1

A useful bank of exam questions from the legacy specification.18/07/2017

Average speed

1

Problems involving average speed.20/07/2017

Binomial and hypothesis testing

Worksheet with binomial questions including hypothesis testing.20/07/2017

Binomial distribution

Notes and worksheets for working with binomial graphs.20/07/2017

Binomial distribution

Notes and exercises for binomial distribution20/07/2017

Binomial distribution

Slides about when and how to use the binomial distribution.20/07/2017

Binomial Expansion Lock Game

Binomial expansion worksheet where answers to questions are used to obtain a 3-digit code. 18/07/2017

Binomial expansion worksheets

1

Notes, examples and a summary activity for binomial expansions where n is negative or a non-integer.18/07/2017

Binomial expansion worksheets

1

A set of worksheets to introduce binomial expansion and develop fluency.18/07/2017

Binomial puzzle

A card-based puzzle for binomial distribution.20/07/2017

Breaking Strain

2

Contextual activity for resolving forces.18/07/2017

Calculating arcs and areas of sectors of circles

Lesson plan and resources for working with sectors in radians.18/07/2017

Calculus in kinematics exercise

Calculus in kinematics worksheet with answers.20/07/2017

Calculus kinematics

A selection of exam style questions and solutions.20/07/2017

Can we approximate the area under this sine curve?

Review question using numerical methods to estimate the area under a sine graph.19/07/2017

Can you find... (cubic edition)

1

Rich task for exploring cubic graphs.18/07/2017

Can you find... (trigonometry edition)

Rich task looking at transformations of trigonometric curves.18/07/2017

Can you find… chain rule edition

1

A rich task finding functions to meet certain criteria.19/07/2017

Can you find... trigonometry edition

2

Activity for combined transformations of sine graphs18/07/2017

Cartesian components of vectors

1

Notes and exercises on writing vectors in Cartesian component form19/07/2017

Cartesian components of vectors 2

Notes and exercises on writing vectors in Cartesian component form.19/07/2017

Cartesian components of vectors powerpoint

Slides giving an introduction of i and j components in vectors. 19/07/2017

Census or sample?

1

An activity looking at types of sampling and sample size.19/07/2017

Chain rule resources

1

Notes, examples and exercises for the chain rule.19/07/2017

Change of sign video

Video showing what a root is and how to show that a root lies in a given interval by using the change of sign method.19/07/2017

Change one thing

Rich task exploring arithmetic sequences.18/07/2017

Circle Geometry

Rich tasks for teaching the equation of a circle.18/07/2017

Circle worksheets

Circle geometry notes and worksheets including a summary exercise.18/07/2017

Circles exam questions

1

A collection of legacy specification exam questions on circle geometry, with answers.18/07/2017

Classifying equations of parallel and perpendicular lines

1

Activities and discussion prompts for parallel and perpendicular lines.18/07/2017

Coastal erosion: estimating area

Students approximate the area of a piece of land with an irregular coastline, and the area lost to coastal erosion over time.19/07/2017

Comparing averages and spread

Worksheet in which students alter the original data set and analyse what happens to the averages and spreads. 19/07/2017

Compose!

1

Rich task looking at composite functions.18/07/2017

Composite and inverse functions

Worksheets on composite and inverse functions.18/07/2017

Conditional probability puzzler

Scaffolded tree diagram activity.20/07/2017

Constant acceleration equations

1

Notes, examples and exercises.20/07/2017

Coordinate Geometry Group Cards

1

Tasks for solving linear graph problems.18/07/2017

Correlation and regression

Notes and activities for correlation and regression.19/07/2017

Correlation coefficient

1

Lesson plans and activities for correlation coefficient.19/07/2017

Cricketing MMM

This is a Powerpoint that covers all the different situations in which calculating measures of location might be required.19/07/2017

Currency

A geometric progression activity involving logs.18/07/2017

Curve Match

Rich task for thinking about curve sketches.18/07/2017

Data types and sampling methods

A gap fill on data collection and sampling19/07/2017

Defining vectors

Activity for developing fluency in vector addition.19/07/2017

Definite integration worksheets

1

Examples, worksheets and activities on definite integration.19/07/2017

Definite integration worksheets

Examples, worksheets and activities on definite integration.19/07/2017

Differential equations

Worksheet on solving first order differential equations.19/07/2017

Differential equations

1

Examples of forming and solving differential equations.19/07/2017

Differential Equations

Worksheets for differential equations involving exponential growth.18/07/2017

Differential equations legacy exam questions

Legacy exam questions on forming and solving differential equations.19/07/2017

Differentiating logarithmic and exponential functions

Notes on differentiating e and ln from first principles.18/07/2017

Differentiating trig functions

Worksheets for trig differentiation (includes chain, product and quotient rule).19/07/2017

Differentiation dominoes - simple polynomials

Matching activity for differentiating simple polynomials.19/07/2017

Differentiation from first principles

4

A group activity investigating gradients of curves.19/07/2017

Differentiation of e and ln

1

Worksheets for e and ln differentiation (includes chain rule).19/07/2017

Differentiation revision

Mixed worksheet on differentiation.19/07/2017

Differentiation worksheets

1

Worksheets to practice basic differentiation.19/07/2017

Disciminating

3

Rich task for exploring the discriminant.18/07/2017

Discussing distance

Rich task looking at two different motion graphs.20/07/2017

Domain and range dominoes

1

Rich task featuring a card match for domain and range.18/07/2017

Equation or identity?

1

Trigonometric proof activity in which students classify identities and equations.18/07/2017

Equations

Examples and exercises on quadratic simultaneous equations.18/07/2017

Estimating gradients

Task involving the gradient of y = sinx.19/07/2017

Estimating the coefficient of friction

Practical activity looking at friction.20/07/2017

Evaluating Statements about Radicals

Always, sometimes, never activity.18/07/2017

Ever wondered why?

2

Codebreaker activity for numerical negative and fractional indices from JustMaths. In this codebreaker resource, each row is arranged in a group of three: an answer, a letter and a question. First do the question under 'Start' and write down the corresponding letter. Find the answer and do the same again - continue until you reach 'finish'17/07/2017

Exact Value Trigonometry

A worksheet requiring students to use their understanding of exact values.18/07/2017

Exercise on differential equations in mechanics

1

Worksheet with solutions.19/07/2017

Exploring equations in parametric form

Rich tasks looking at the gradient and intercepts of curves given in parametric form.18/07/2017

Exponential and logarithmic regression

1

Worksheet and video on regression using logs.19/07/2017

Exponential and natural logarithmic functions

Worksheets for plotting and transforming e and ln graphs.18/07/2017

Exponential and natural logarithmic functions

Worksheets for plotting and transforming e and ln graphs.18/07/2017

Exponential functions and their graphs

3

Practice questions for graphing and applying y = a^x and y = e^x.18/07/2017

Exponential growth and decay

2

An introduction to exponential growth and decay from the perspective of calculus applications to the physical world. Includes links to video examples and an exploration of population growth.19/07/2017

Exponential growth and decay

1

Examples and questions for applied exponential functions.19/07/2017

Exponential growth and decay: differential equations

Textbook chapter with explanations, examples and questions.18/07/2017

Exponentially increasing like rabbits

1

An exponential growth problem that can be solved using natural logs.19/07/2017

Factor theorem and algebraic division worksheets

Fluency exercise for algebraic division.18/07/2017

Factor Theorem Teaching Resources

Rich tasks for the factor theorem.18/07/2017

Factorising quadratics

Fluency exercise for factorising quadratics.18/07/2017

False positive

Probability tree activity.20/07/2017

First order differential equations

Worked examples for differential equations.19/07/2017

First steps into differentiation

2

An IT task investigating gradient.19/07/2017

Floppy Hair

Graph matching task looking at maximum points.19/07/2017

Force as a vector

Notes and exercises.20/07/2017

Force as a vector

Notes and examples.19/07/2017

Forces acting at an angle: Resolving Forces

Worked examples and exercises for resolving forces.18/07/2017

Forces at a point

Worksheets for drawing diagrams and forces in equilibrium.20/07/2017

Forming differential equations

Short worksheet on forming differential equations.19/07/2017

Four Functions

1

Rich task considering domain, range and inverse. For each of these functions, can you draw their graph? Can you find the inverse function? Their domain and range?18/07/2017

Friction

Examples and worksheet for the coefficient of friction.20/07/2017

Friction exam revision

PowerPoint with examples.20/07/2017

Frightening function

1

Rich task to start thinking about partial fractions.18/07/2017

Functions stack

1

Rich task looking at symmetry and asymptotes in graphs.18/07/2017

Further calculus in kinematics exercise

1

Exercise and examples for calculus in kinematics, displacement/velocity/acceleration varying with time, in 2D and 3D.20/07/2017

Further projectiles materials

1

Worksheet and notes.20/07/2017

Geometric sequences and exponetial growth and decay

Lesson ideas and activities for modelling with sequences18/07/2017

Geometric series

Scaffolded worksheet, activities and extension questions for geometric series.18/07/2017

Geometric series exam questions

A useful bank of exam questions from the legacy specification.18/07/2017

Going round in circles

Rich task for discovering the reciprocal Pythagorean identities.18/07/2017

Gradient match

1

A rich task matching graphs of functions to their gradients.19/07/2017

Gradients of gradients

Task looking at graphs of second derivatives.19/07/2017

Graph transforms

1

Activities for developing fluency in graph transformations.18/07/2017

Graphical iteration (staircase and cobweb)

8 Questions with graphs to iterate and find estimates for solutions.19/07/2017

Graphing exponential functions

Straightforward fluency practice for graphing y = a^x18/07/2017

Graphing exponential functions

Notes and practice problems for drawing exponential graphs.18/07/2017

Graphs of exponential functions

1

Lesson and worksheets for graphing y = a^x.18/07/2017

Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions

Activity in which students plot the inverse trigonometric graphs and consider their features.18/07/2017

Guessing correlations game

1

Online game looking at correlation coefficients.19/07/2017

Haircut Costs

A box plot comparison activity.19/07/2017

Have a sine

Rich extension activity exploring trigonometric ratios and identities.18/07/2017

Heave Ho!

Activity looking at the motion of a heaving line.18/07/2017

Hexagon puzzle

1

Activity to introduce vectors19/07/2017

Histograms

Slides and questions for histograms.19/07/2017

Hit the spot

2

Rich task involving magnitude, direction and Cartesian component form.19/07/2017

How Far Did the Earth Move?

Task using logs to model magnitude and energy.19/07/2017

Hypothesis testing

1

Notes and example including testing for the sample mean.20/07/2017

Hypothesis testing

Notes and examples on how to conduct hypothesis tests.20/07/2017

Hypothesis testing for the binomial distribution

Video explaining how to conduct binomial hypothesis tests.20/07/2017

Hypothesis testing topic mat

Template to complete the stages of hypothesis testing.20/07/2017

Hypothesis testing using the binomial distribution

Geogebra tool for binomial hypothesis tests.20/07/2017

Hypothesis testing worksheets

Worksheets including binomial testing.20/07/2017

I can see u!

Task to develop fluency in writing expressions in terms of u in order to use the chain rule.19/07/2017

Identifying distributions

Classification activity to identify the appropriate statistical model (also includes Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Continuous Uniform Distribution so will need to be adapted).20/07/2017

Identifying distributions

Classification activity to identify the appropriate statistical model (also includes Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Continuous Uniform Distribution so will need to be adapted).20/07/2017

Identifying outliers

Task involving constructing a box plot and considering outliers.19/07/2017

Implicit circles

Task looking at various approaches for finding the gradient of a circle.19/07/2017

Implicit differentiation

1

Structured worksheets on implicit differentiation.19/07/2017

Inclined plane model

Interactive geogebra file of an object on an inclined plane.20/07/2017

Increasing and decreasing functions

Worksheets looking at increasing and decreasing functions.19/07/2017

Increasing, decreasing and not monotonic sequences

Video explaining the different types of sequence.18/07/2017

Indefinite integration

Examples, worksheets and activities on indefinite integration.19/07/2017

Indefinite integration

Examples, worksheets and activities on indefinite integration.19/07/2017

Independence, dependence, mutually exclusive or not?

Worksheet using set notation to look at independence and related concepts.20/07/2017

Independent, dependent and mutually exclusive events

Video summarising what we mean by dependent, independent and mutually exclusive events and related probability formulae.20/07/2017

Indices activities

2

Five rich tasks for exploring indices both numerically and algebraically.17/07/2017

Indices matching

1

Worksheet for practising index laws and algebraic fractional and negative indices17/07/2017

Inequalities

Examples and exercises for linear, quadratic and graphical inequalities.18/07/2017

Inequalities for some occasions

Rich task on quadratic inequalities.18/07/2017

Inequalities worksheets

A set of exercises on linear and quadratic inequalities.18/07/2017

Inequality Exam Questions

1

Legacy A level exam questions on linear and quadratic inequalities, with answers.18/07/2017

Inequations: Regions

Fluency practice for graphical inequalities.18/07/2017

Integral chasing

Rich task for developing fluency in definite integration.19/07/2017

Integral sorting

Card match activity for integration by substitution.19/07/2017

Integrating algebraic fractions

Notes and exercises for integrating with partial fractions19/07/2017

Integration

Slides and worksheet for area under curve.19/07/2017

Integration

Slides introducing integration.19/07/2017

Integration by parts

Integration by parts questions.19/07/2017

Integration by substitution

Integration questions that require substitution.19/07/2017

International System of Units (SI)

Website defining the SI base units and providing information about their historical context.20/07/2017

Interpreting frequency graph, cumulative frequency graphs and box and whisker plots

Lesson plan and card sort.19/07/2017

Interpreting frequency graph, cumulative frequency graphs and box and whisker plots

Lesson plan and card sort.19/07/2017

Interpreting the regression line constants, explanatory and response variables

Video on interpreting regression lines.19/07/2017

Introducing e

Lesson plans and activities for introducing the concept of e.18/07/2017

Introduction to algebra

1

Fluency exercise for simplifying algebra.18/07/2017

Introduction to series

Straightforward worksheet on sigma notation, to develop fluency.18/07/2017

Introduction to vectors

1

Notes, examples and worksheets on component vectors.19/07/2017

Inverse, composite, domain and range of functions

Gap fill activity designed for pairs or groups 18/07/2017

Is the gradient function increasing or decreasing on this curve?

Task looking at where functions are increasing and decreasing .19/07/2017

Is the Serpentine Lake really 40m acres?

Approximation task linked to introducing calculus.18/07/2017

Is the Serpentine Lake really 40m?

Rich task looking at approximating areas.19/07/2017

Iteration

2

Video on how to solve an equation using iteration.19/07/2017

Kangaroo lovers

A activity to explore the sum to infinity of convergent geometric progressions.18/07/2017

Kinematics workbook

Comprehensive workbook containing a wide range of questions on topics in kinematics.20/07/2017

Linear equations and Mr Venn

1

Rich task for classifying equations of straight lines.18/07/2017

Linear Functions

Rich tasks for linear graphs.18/07/2017

Linking the properties and forms of quadratic functions

Card sort for quadratic functions.18/07/2017

Logarithm dominoes - simplifying logs

Matching activity involving log laws.19/07/2017

Logarithm lattice

1

Rich task sorting log expressions by size18/07/2017

Logarithm worksheets

1

Log law worksheets to develop fluency.19/07/2017

Logarithmic equations maze activity

Fun worksheets for solving equations using logs and ln.19/07/2017

Magnitude and angle of the resultant force

Overview video.20/07/2017

Make it equal

1

In each situation, students are given two of the forces and the fact the particle is in equilibrium, and have to find the third force.20/07/2017

Make it stop!

Rich task involving applying forces to particles.20/07/2017

Make it stop!

Rich task involving applying forces to particles.20/07/2017

Making predictions and reliability of predicted values

Video on using regression lines.19/07/2017

Making statistics vital

When is a reading from a Binomial distribution significant? It all depends on the level of the test. Here is a chance to test student understanding of the issue, with the help of Excel.20/07/2017

Manipulating Surds

Card sort, dominoes and exercises for simplifying surds.18/07/2017

Matching differential equations to descriptions

Card match activity in which students match descriptions to equations.19/07/2017

Mathematical Modelling

Teacher package of articles and lesson ideas.18/07/2017

Maxmimums and minimums in alternative form

Worksheet looking at graphs of R sin(x+a) and R cos(x+a) to determine maximums and minimums18/07/2017

Mechanics 1 PowerPoints

A set of PowerPoints including one on vectors for mechanics which includes magnitude/direction form.19/07/2017

Mechanics 1 Videos

A set of videos including vectors.19/07/2017

Mechanics PowerPoint

1

PowerPoint and workbook for mechanics topics.20/07/2017

Modulus always, sometimes, never

2

Activity in which students classify statements about modulus graphs and transformations.18/07/2017

Modulus function worksheets

1

Worksheets for Modulus equations, inequalities, graphs and transformations.18/07/2017

Moments

2

Moments puzzle challenge.20/07/2017

Moments revision sheet and problems

1

A set of problems on moments.20/07/2017

Moments worksheets

1

Worksheets and examples for moments.20/07/2017

Money matters

1

Contextual worksheet to practise calculating terms and sums from an arithmetic series.18/07/2017

Muddled trig

1

A matching activity involve trigonometric graphs.18/07/2017

Nested Surds

2

A rich task to explore surds.18/07/2017

Newton, Leibniz, and Usain Bolt

2

An introductory video about some of the concepts underlying calculus.19/07/2017

Newton's first law conceptual worksheet

1

Questions on Newton's first law.20/07/2017

Newton's first law conceptual worksheet

1

Questions on Newton's first law.20/07/2017

Newton's first law of motion

1

Video explaining Newton's first law of motion.20/07/2017

Newton's laws of motion

1

A sheet for summarising and testing knowledge of Newton's laws of motion.20/07/2017

Newton's second law

1

Video explaining Newton's second law.20/07/2017

Newton's third law activities

1

Discussion points for making sense of Newton's third law.20/07/2017

Newton's third law of motion

1

Lesson ideas and practical activities for exploring Newton's third law.20/07/2017

Newton's third law of motion

1

Examples and exercises20/07/2017

Newton's third law of motion

1

Overview video.20/07/2017

Normal distribution matching activity

1

A card sort activity where students match questions to graphs and solutions.20/07/2017

Normal distribution question sheets

3

A set of contextual normal distribution questions with answers.20/07/2017

Numerical Methods

1

Numerical methods exam questions and slides.19/07/2017

Numerical Methods

1

Brief notes and examples for location of roots, iterative procedures, cobweb diagrams and staircase diagrams.19/07/2017

Numerical Methods

Fluency practice for the change of sign rule.19/07/2017

Numerical methods notes

Notes on numerical methods.19/07/2017

Numerical methods: finding roots

Interactive slides for finding roots.19/07/2017

One windy day

Problem involving the trajectory of a ball.20/07/2017

One windy day

Rich task about the trajectory of the ball.19/07/2017

One windy day

Mechanics problem involving vector geometry and parametric equations.18/07/2017

Optimisation

2

Activity on finding the optimal size of a baked bean can.19/07/2017

Optimisation worksheet

Contextual optimisation questions.19/07/2017

Order! Order!

Investigation into combined transformations.18/07/2017

Ordinary differential equations

Notes including Newton’s law of cooling.19/07/2017

Over the Moon

An exponential growth problem that can be solved using natural logs.19/07/2017

Parametric and cartesian equations target board

Activity with levels of increasing difficulty.18/07/2017

Parametric and implicit differentiation

Notes, examples and exercises for parametric and implicit differentiation.19/07/2017

Parametric Equations

Slides and exercises for teaching parametric equations.18/07/2017

Parametric functions lock game

Activity involving all aspects of working with parametric equations.18/07/2017

Parametric paths

Rich task exploring parametric functions.18/07/2017

Parametric points

A matching activity looking at stationary and critical points on parametric curves.19/07/2017

Partial fraction codebreakers

Activities to practise partial fraction decomposition.19/07/2017

Partial fractions

1

Slides and questions.18/07/2017

Partial fractions

Notes and exercises on partial fractions.18/07/2017

Partial Fractions Card Sort

Card sort to determine which method to use.18/07/2017

Parts, substitution, recognition

A set of integration worksheets.19/07/2017

Physical quantities and S1 units

1

A level physics presentation introducing quantities and units.20/07/2017

Picture the process I

Sketch graphs for real life situations18/07/2017

Picture the process II

Sketch graphs for real life situations.18/07/2017

Position vectors

Video about position vectors.19/07/2017

PowerPoints on moments

1

Key points summarised in two PowerPoints.20/07/2017

Probability

Worksheet and matching activity.20/07/2017

Product and quotient rule resources

1

Notes, examples and exercises for the chain rule.19/07/2017

Projectile simulator activity sheet

Activity, with simulation, to explore a variety of questions regarding projectiles.20/07/2017

Proof and reasoning

1

Proof notes and examples.18/07/2017

Proof of the addition formula

Scaffolded worksheet allowing an accessible proof of the addition and double angle formulae.18/07/2017