# Picturing Mathematics starters

The starters are free of cost and intended to be displayed for GCSE students to work on at the start of the lesson. Included within the answer files are teachers' notes which indicate which mathematical topics the starter connects to, and additional questions which could be asked.

Please use the links below to find a suitable starter document:

## Mathematical Reasoning

All the starters need some mathematical reasoning. The ones in this section emphasise proof and associated reasoning.

## Number

Factors, multiples, primes

Powers, roots, standard form

Fractions, decimals, percentages

Proportional reasoning

Working with a calculator

Non-calculator methods

Rounding and estimating

## Algebra

Graphs - Straight line graphs

Graphs - Quadratic graphs

Graphs - General graphs

Graphs - Transforming graphs

Equations - Linear equations

Equations - Quadratic equations

Equations - Simultaneous equations

Algebraic expressions and formulae - Factorising, multiplying out and simplifying

Algebraic expressions and formulae - Forumulae

Inequalities

## Geometry and Measures

Scale drawing

Measurements

Speed and other compound measures

Area and volume

Circumference and area of a circle

Trigonometry and Pythagoras's theorem

Symmetry, congruence, similarity

Transformations

Vectors

Properties of shapes - Angles in shapes

Properties of shaped - 3D shapes

## Statistics and Probability

Probability

Statistical diagrams

Statistical measures

Scatter diagrams

Statistical problem solving

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