Hooks, Lines & Thinkers - Maths

An innovative, entertaining and highly effective workshop designed to help students on the 3/4 borderline to improve their performance in Key Stage 4 Maths.

This workshop is highly interactive, great fun, and shows students how to use different learning tools to help them remember facts and skills when preparing for the Maths GCSE.

Hooks, Lines & Thinkers - Maths

To help improve performance in Key Stage 4


Hooks, Lines & Thinkers - Maths is specifically for 3/4 borderline students in Years 10 and 11.

It is a two hour workshop and can be run for classroom sized groups or in seminar-style for up to 100 students. It is suitable from the start of the academic year to up to a week before major examinations.


Increases self-confidence and raises aspirations.
Offers simple but effective techniques to help with common problem areas: times tables, angles, positive and negative numbers, percentages, decimals and
fractions among others.
Fantastic learning experience - full of humour, interaction and multi-sensory learning opportunities.
An effective way to show students how to make maths fun.


This two hour workshop is bursting at the seams with tools and techniques to support C/D borderline students
to raise their aspirations and achievement levels. It uses a variety of memory tools and simple techniques to look at:
2 new methods of simplifying multiplication without the need for calculators
Triangles and Angles – including calculating external & internal angles
The relationship between percentages, decimals and fractions and how to convert from one to the other
Using positive and negative numbers
How to ensure you have read the question fully - and understood it!
How to break questions down and show your calculations
Simplifying expressions


To help students revise for GCSE Maths exams and to empower them with innovative, memorable, creative and
effective learning tools.
To raise aspiration and achievement levels of 3/4 borderline students.


Students will be amazed at their ability to remember core processes and skills and be inspired to improve their performance in maths.
Students will be empowered with a range of simple and effective tools and techniques for learning.
Students will leave with raised aspirations, self-confidence and will be equipped to raise their achievement levels.

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"The course was brilliant with the pupils taking a lot from the day. There has been a real buzz in the school too. I am confident this will mean a more positive attitude towards their revision."
Builth Wells High School
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