Ratio Starters:Aunty Dotty: A real life situation requiring the division an amount of money according to a given ratio. Hole in One: If six girls can plant 90 trees in a day. How many trees can ten girls plant in a day? The unitary method. Missing Square Puzzle: The missing square puzzle is an optical illusion used to help students reason about geometrical figures. What are they?: A starter about sums, products, differences, ratios, square and prime numbers.
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Curriculum for Ratio:Year 5Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates more... Year 6Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts more... Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found more... Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples. more... Years 7 to 9Pupils should be taught to use scale factors, scale diagrams and maps more... Pupils should be taught to draw and measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting scale drawings more... Pupils should be taught to use ratio notation, including reduction to simplest form more... Pupils should be taught to divide a given quantity into two parts in a given part:part or part:whole ratio; express the division of a quantity into two parts as a ratio more... Pupils should be taught to understand that a multiplicative relationship between two quantities can be expressed as a ratio or a fraction more... Pupils should be taught to relate the language of ratios and the associated calculations to the arithmetic of fractions and to linear functions more... Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving direct and inverse proportion, including graphical and algebraic representations more... Years 10 and 11Pupils should be taught to compare lengths, areas and volumes using ratio notation and/or scale factors; make links to similarity (including trigonometric ratios) more... Pupils should be taught to understand that X is inversely proportional to Y is equivalent to X is proportional to 1/Y ; {construct and} interpret equations that describe direct and inverse proportion more... Pupils should be taught to interpret the gradient of a straight line graph as a rate of change; recognise and interpret graphs that illustrate direct and inverse proportion more... Pupils should be taught to identify and work with fractions in ratio problems more... Pupils should be taught to apply the concepts of congruence and similarity, including the relationships between lengths, {areas and volumes} in similar figures more... Feedback:Comment recorded on the 6 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Natalie, London: "I am thankful for providing such wonderful starters. They are of immence help and the students enjoy them very much. These starters have saved my time and have made my lessons enjoyable." Comment recorded on the 19 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Nikki Jordan, Braunton School, Devon: "Excellent. Thank you very much for a fabulous set of starters. I use the 'weekenders' if the daily ones are not quite what I want. Brilliant and much appreciated." Comment recorded on the 14 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger Kisby, Herts and Essex High School: "Just a quick note to say that we use a lot of your starters. It is lovely to have so many different ideas to start a lesson with. Thank you very much and keep up the good work." Comment recorded on the 2 April 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs Wilshaw, Dunsten Collage,Essex: "This website was brilliant. My class and I really enjoy doing the activites." Comment recorded on the 17 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Amy Thay, Coventry: "Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I have so much material to use in class and inspire me to try something a little different more often. I am going to show my maths department your website and encourage them to use it too. How lovely that you have compiled such a great resource to help teachers and pupils. Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs Johnstone, 7Je: "I think this is a brilliant website as all the students enjoy doing the puzzles and it is a brilliant way to start a lesson." Comment recorded on the 26 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Julie Reakes, The English College, Dubai: "It's great to have a starter that's timed and focuses the attention of everyone fully. I told them in advance I would do 10 then record their percentages." Comment recorded on the 21 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Trainor And His P7 Class(All Girls), Mercy Primary School, Belfast: "My Primary 7 class in Mercy Primary school, Belfast, look forward to your mental maths starters every morning. The variety of material is interesting and exciting and always engages the teacher and pupils. Keep them coming please." Comment recorded on the 8 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Smith, West Sussex, UK: "I am an NQT and have only just discovered this website. I nearly wet my pants with joy. 
Notes:A ratio is a relationship between two numbers of the same kind. In layman's terms a ratio represents, simply, for every amount of one thing, how much there is of another thing. Ratio Teacher Resources:Dividing in a Ratio: A slide presentation showing how to divide a quantity in a given ratio Ratio Activities:Direct and Inverse Proportion: A selfmarking exercise in solving direct and inverse variation problems. Map Scales: Test your understanding of map scales expressed as ratios with this self marking quiz. Pattern Clues: An interactive activity challenging you to reproduce a pattern of coloured squares according to given clues. Ratio: A self marking exercise on using ratio notation, reducing a ratio to its simplest form and dividing a given quantity into a number of parts in proportion to a given ratio. Ratio Clues: Arrange the ratio clues in the clouds in a logical order to work out the values of the twelve letters. Scale Drawings: Measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting scale drawings. Similar Shapes: Questions about the scale factors of lengths, areas and volumes of similar shapes. Unitary Method: Ten questions which can be solved using the unitary method. Finally there is Topic Test, a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world. Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an evergrowing collection of ExamStyle Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Ratio. Ratio Videos:Direct and Inverse Proportion: Examples showing how to solve direct and inverse proportion questions in the form of a song! Ratios And Rates: A lively explanation from Math Antics Ratio External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Ratio are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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