Tips & Tricks
Our resources have been designed to be flexible, easy-to-use tools for your classroom,
here’s some tips and tricks to get the most out of them!
Remember – Nearly all the content on Go Teach Maths is fully editable and PowerPoint slides are the same size.
This means you could tailor a single Demonstration file with your own Lesson Objectives, add a Worksheet or Activity slide with answers, add a few Shootout! or Bingo slides,
and finally have a GCSE question exit-card to display.
Edit – Everything is editable so it’s easy to increase & decrease the difficulty or add your own content.
Mix ‘n’ Match – To mix topics, simply copy/paste slides between PowerPoints.
Delete! – Often there are a lot of slides, delete some to streamline and shape the presentation for your students.
You can scroll through PowerPoints with a mouse-wheel instead of by clicking. This also means you can easily scroll backwards to replay animations.
Check whether your projector/screen has a ‘freeze’ function. This can allow you to freeze the display while you check which slide to continue to, or switch to a different presentation or program.
PDF – Faster to download & print.
PPT – Slides to display before and during the work, and then answers.
Lost of worksheets have been designed so they can be cut into 2 pieces, either to differentiate or to stage student work.
Card Match – Easily used as answer-matching worksheets instead. Or simply slice off the answers!
Card Complete & Match – Often these have the same answers as the Card Match so can be given to higher-attaining students simultaneously.
Relay-Race – Easily used as a worksheet if you don’t want students trying not to run in your class!
Messenger & Treasure Trail – Could be used as easy-to-display AFL questions.
Bingos are versatile! You could only use a few as simple AFL questions, or use all the questions and make the activity competitive with teams & points-scoring.
With the included handouts, Noughts & Crosses could be played between pairs, with agreed-upon answers needed to claim a square.
Question slides (e.g. from Shootout, Blockbusters, Four Stars) can be cut and pasted into a Demonstration PPT, but make sure each slide has ‘Transitions’>’Advance Slide’>’On Mouse Click’ selected.
Shootout! – For a quicker game, you could mute your speakers or simply delete the music slides.
For games like Blockbusters, you can slow a game down by choosing questions for teams, or playing for total points over the whole board.
Small-size questions can be displayed instead of printed.
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