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Ben Cooper

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It’s Time to Take Risks with your Lessons

Learning should be dangerous, daring and educationally adventurous, and as a teacher you should be making mistakes to learn from along the way, says Ben Cooper...

Resources by Ben Cooper

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How to Solve Simultaneous Equations Graphically PowerPoint for KS3/4 Maths – with Questions and Answers

This KS3 or GCSE PowerPoint activity has a couple of simple slides showing what we mean by solving simultaneous equations, and...

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Multiplying and Dividing Fractions PowerPoint for KS3 Maths

A simple PowerPoint for multiplying and dividing fractions, shows how simplifying can be done before the multiplying. It has a multiple-choice starter...

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Fractions of Amounts Worksheet for KS3 Maths

A worksheet with starter of dividing and multiplication practice. The main activity involves finding fractions of amounts, and the extension is...

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Ratio Worksheet for KS3 Maths

This KS3 maths worksheet can be used for homework or classwork. The objective is to be able to simplify ratios and...

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Simple Construction Worksheet for Drawing and Measuring Line Segments in KS3 Maths

This simple sheet allows students to practise compass constructions. They will:Construct perpendicular bisectors of these line segments Construct angle bisectors for these angles Construct...

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Angles on a Straight Line Worksheet for KS3 Maths

This KS3 maths worksheet looks at angles on a straight line. The objective is to be able to find missing angles on...

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Angles of Parallel Lines PowerPoint for KS3 Maths

This PowerPoint shows alternate, corresponding and interior angles, followed by some questions to practise. It’s ideal for KS3 and GCSE students. KS3 Maths...

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Introductory Trigonometry Lesson PowerPoint for KS3 Maths

This trigonometry lesson introduces sin, cos and tan, with a little quiz and questions at the the end. KS3 Maths Curriculum Area Geometry...

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How to Solve Quadratic Simultaneous Equations PowerPoint for KS4 Maths

This is a walk-through of how to solve simultaneous equations where one is linear and the other is quadratic. There is also...

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Applying Pythagoras and Circle Theorems for KS4 Maths

This is a tricky trapezium circle question, a Geometry A question about finding the area of a circle which has a...

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Simultaneous Equations Worksheet for KS4 Maths

The objective of these KS4 maths algebra worksheets is to be able to solve simultaneous equations. It’s a simple simultaneous equations worksheet,...

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Solve Simultaneous Equations Graphically with the Cover-Up Method – PowerPoint for KS3 Maths

This PowerPoint shows the graphical methods for solving simultaneous equations using the cover-up method. Ben Cooper is a maths teacher in Birmingham....

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KS3 Maths Worksheet for Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple (HCF and LCM)

This KS3 maths worksheet is ideal for homework or classwork, and focuses on Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple. The objective...

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HCF and LCM Matching Cards for KS3 Maths

This is a PowerPoint file with cards where students have to match a card with two numbers to a card with...

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Prime Factor Decomposition – An HCF and LCM PowerPoint for KS3 Maths

A KS3 PowerPoint showing prime factor decomposition and how to use this to find HCF and LCM. Ben Cooper is an Assistant...

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KS3 Maths Factors and HCF Worksheet

A simple factor worksheet for Key Stage 3. The starter is three sets of division questions of various difficulties, and there’s an...

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KS3 Maths Multiple Choice Starter Activity for Highest Common Factor

A KS3 PowerPoint with 10 multiple-choice questions on highest common factors. Ben Cooper is an Assistant SENDCO and resource creator. Find more...

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KS3 Maths Multiple Choice Starter Activity for Lowest Common Multiple

10 multiple-choice questions on lowest common multiples for KS3 maths. Ben Cooper is an Assistant SENDCO and resource creator. Find more of...