Here is a mixture of arithmetic questions to ponder with solutions (or here as a pdf in case the Equation editor in Word messes things up). They are all non-calc although that’s not immediately obvious when you look at them. I used this today with second set Year 9 and they seemed to appreciate that they achieved more than they originally thought they would when I put them all up at once.

Here is an example:

Having been inspired by some ideas from Resourceaholic and also from Robert Wilne @NCETMsecondary here, I thought I’d create these True or False cards for use with Year 7. We have covered fraction of an amount, equivalent fractions, adding fractions, and top heavy / mixed numbers so far, but you could easily adapt these if you want to include, for example, multiplying and dividing fractions. I designed the false ones first which really got me thinking about misconceptions that I think could be occurring. The true ones were relatively straightforward after that. Enjoy!

Here they are as a Word doc: Fractions True False cards And if the formatting looks a bit weird, as a pdf doc: Fractions True False cards

51.454752
-0.160261

## Ideas for better maths teaching