- Speed dating: Fill in an exam paper with model answers and include support questions and challenge questions for each page. Split the class in half and create a ‘u shape’ with the desks. The pupils who sit on the outside ‘teach’ the exam question to the inside of the circle…the inside moves on after two minutes. The pupils then swap over.
- Follow the format of popular tv shows like Jeopardy, The Chase or Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, there are templates of these on the internet.
Give pupils a coordinate grid with questions or key words or questions in each square. Pupils take it in turns to roll two dice (if they get a 6 and 3 this would mean that they have to answer square (6,3)) and add a post it note with the answer or definition on it, the winner is the pupil who gets 4 in a row first!
- Revision clocks, set 12 five minute questions that students answer on a clock face, a great idea to focus revision: ‘THE POWER HOUR!’ http://www.resourceaholic.com/2016/05/revisionclocks.html
- Enable tables: Set up tables for different topics or questions with activities, revision guides or iPads on them . Give pupils personalised ‘journeys’ through the lesson based on prior assessment. For example one pupil may work on table 1 then 4 then 3 if these were their weaknesses in a previous assessment.
Countdown calendars: A question a day on a calendar format for pupils to take home. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/countdown-calendars-to-the-gcse-maths-foundation-and-higher-exams-11554235
- Exam wrappers: http://www.ictwand.com/metacognition/wrappers.html
- QR code posters: Create posters for key topics with QR codes, pupils can then access relevant content/questions online at home! http://www.accessmaths.co.uk/blog/qr-code-revision-poster-foundation
- Access maths: This website is brilliant for ready made resources including ‘cross over topics’ and ‘problem solving pentagons’ http://www.accessmaths.co.uk/9-1-revision-resources.html
- Diagnostic questions: Really easily create quizzes and lessons from a bank of thousands of questions, including those linked to the exam boards: https://diagnosticquestions.com/
- Suffolk maths: Written by an AST, this website is full of practice questions and revision guides. http://www.suffolkmaths.co.uk/pages/SoW/1StudentKS3-4%20Revision.htm
- 30 – 4 – 10: An oldie but a goodie, a set of questions that pupils do for 30 minutes a day over 10 days. This is based on the old specifications so may need adapting.
- Cifucan: A really good of activities aimed at pupils aiming for a grade C on the old specification, still useful and relevant!
- Crack the code: Ask pupils to answer a set of questions each answer being a numerical value to which you have assigned a letter. Then give them a complicated expression to substitute their numbers into… the answer must give a 4 digit number that allows them to open a combination lock that you have used to lock a chocolate bar (or healthy alternative) into your pencil case/suitcase/cupboard!
- Give the answer: Give pupils an answer and ask them for the question. Alternatively give them the diagram (eg a shape/graph etc) and ask them to come up with the questions.
‘The five minute mock paper analysis’ – http://www.resourceaholic.com/2015/03/revision.html, this website is also full of lovely ideas!!
- Marking work: Give pupils an exam paper that you have completed badly and ask them to identify the mistakes. There are some ready-made ones here: http://www.mathsbox.org.uk/tw/Big%20mistake.pdf
- Corbett Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/ A go to website for teachers and pupils!