Make Them Independent
Strategy 2 - Revise for Success: Strategies for GCSE
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Make Them Independent provides an alternative way to get students revising and practising what they need for GCSE – in a format that can be used in a classroom or probably even better, in leading revision sessions at home.
You could choose to use them to reinforce and to improve fluency throughout the year – or in intensive revision sessions in the run up to examinations.
Each A4-size activity sheet provides questions, but comes with “wings” with answers and hints. There are 28 such sheets in the book – 14 on Number topics and 14 on Algebra topics.
Designed with busy teachers in mind, the activities are ready-to-go. Students simply fold back the answers and hints and get going – looking at the hints if they are stuck and the answers at the end. Colour will print well in black and white. The hints are the perfect way to trigger deeper revision – so in a self-marking activity, students can refresh their memory on a topic if they come unstuck on a question. Accordingly, we would encourage them to use these sheets with their books and textbooks and work out the right answer rather than simply test themselves against the answers.
These resources not only perfectly meet the needs of the modern mathematics teacher, but also those of the dedicated and supportive parent at home. Packed with visual appeal, these activities will be perfect for even the most reluctant pupils, because they will help focus revision and convince them that they can improve, and that effort will lead to reward.
Possible uses: class worksheet,homework or starter task, conclusion to revision session.
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The Revise for Success Series provides you with all you need to inspire students to revise in interesting, active and engaging ways. Used as lesson starters, homework tasks or as part of a structured revision session, each A4-size activity sheet will successfully challenge pupils learning on each of the main key strands of the new Mathematics GCSE curriculum focusing on the key skills of fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Executed skilfully, each activity can successfully engage, excite and energise students on a daily basis or in the run up to that all-important exam. Designed with busy teachers in mind, the activities are ready-to-go and come with all the answers included. These resources not only perfectly meet the needs of the modern mathematics teacher, but also those of the dedicated and supportive parent at home. Packed with visual appeal, these activities will enthuse even the most reluctant pupils, and convince them once and for all, that revision can be enjoyable, rewarding and fun.
James Rimmer is a mathematics teacher in the North West. His innovative approaches to mathematics revision have kept thousands of students fresh and excited, whilst at the same time being as easy for teachers to implement as they can possibly be.