Prepare a set of cards before the lesson; I usually make simple pairs, but sets of 3 can also work quite well. Give each pupil a card and ask them to find their partner(s). I deliberately choose very similar examples so that pupils have to think carefully about their answers rather than just looking for someone with "matching" numbers. |

One of my favourite activities using Mix and Match is to support expanding and factorising quadratics. I picked examples differing only in signs, such as (x + 3)(x + 2), (x + 3)(x - 2) etc. Once pupils had found their partner, I asked each pair to find their partner pair, then group up into a family of 8. We then used these quadratic "families" as examples in later lessons when dealing with the inevitable issues with signs when factorising. |

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