Looking for something for that last minute revision lesson? Yeah .. me too!

Having emailed out the bumper papers to parents, I put the mark-schemes on our VLE and then as a catch-all for the students that me and Seager teach, I ran around like a mad-woman during period 5 giving them printed copies too! And today we have the last Saturday school of the year taking place this morning and in addition to some of the topics on a very loooooong list of topics I’m thinking we do a bit of revision on surface area and volume, so I’m reusing something I put together recently but haven’t used with my year 11’s yet, Anyway, I thought I’d share (I’ve already put in the surface area and volume folder of the Super 60 on JMOnline):

The plan is to start with a quick “what’s a prism/ What’s not a prism” and then move onto my “wrong diddly wrong” worksheet where both questions have been answered incorrectly. There is a clear style of question on the new GCSEs that involve providing counterexamples when given an incorrect solution … you know the questions … “Jim has done the following working out. Jim is wrong … ” and we’ve been working on the premise that a good way to make inroads on these type of questions is by providing a correct answer. Once we’ve gone through the mistakes and I’ve modelled the correct solutions the students have a connect 4 worksheet to do in pairs (blown up on A3 … Sorry Seager! I know how you don’t like me spending the photocopying budget on A3!).

I love cleverly designed connect 4’s – students have to connect 4 in the answer grid! What I do with the answers is place them so that they will never be  able to connect four in a row without doing questions of differing difficulties. Otherwise the students, like water, will take the path of least resistance and only do the easy questions!

Below you can find the slides and also the worksheets .. may or may not be useful!