Year 10 Term 2

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Year 10 Term 2

Percentages of an Amount Calculator Methods

How to calculate a percentage of an amount using a calculator.

Writing Percentages

Students learn how to write one number as a percentage of another using written and calculator methods.

Converting between fractions decimals and percentages

Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages using equivalent fractions

Compound Percentage Increases

Students learn how to calculate a compound percentage increase using a multiplier.

Compound Percentage Decrease

Students learn how to calculate a compound percentage decrease using a multiplier.

Volume of Similar Shapes and Volume Scale Factor

Students learn how to calculate the volume scale factor from similar solids to calculate a capacity. As learning...

Calculating lengths in similar shapes

Students learn how to identify and calculate missing lengths in similar shapes using the length scale factor. As...

Similar Shapes Calculations

Students learn about the relationship between the length, area and volume scale factors of similar shapes.  As l...

Similar Areas

Students learn how to calculate areas of similar shapes using the area scale factor.  As learning progresses stu...


Students learn how to recognise and prove congruency using various angle properties and geometrical facts.  As l...

Rounding to a Significant Figure

Students learn how to round a number to a significant figure using number lines and place value.  As learning pr...

Limits of Accuracy

Students learn how to calculate the limits of accuracy of rounded numbers.  As learning progresses they are chal...

Estimating Solutions by Rounding

Students learn how to estimate solutions by rounding numbers to a significant figure.  As learning progresses st...

Calculations with Limits of Accuracy

Students learn how to find the limits of accuracy in calculations using the upper and lower bounds of different ...

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Surface Area of Cylinders

When I teach how to find the surface area of cylinders I like to add a constant level of challenge and enjoyment to the lesson.  Rather than repetitively calculating the surface area of a cylinder I introduce more complex cylindrical shapes. How to find the Surface Area of Cylinders To find the surface area of […]

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Inspiring students to enjoy maths and feel the success that comes with attempting a difficult challenge is why I teach.  The feeling of success is addictive.  The more students experience it the more they want it and the further out of their comfort zone they are willing to go to get more of it.  Teaching […]

Equation of Straight Line Graphs

To find the equation of straight line graphs students need to calculate the gradient using two pairs of coordinates and the intercept which is the y value of where it crosses the vertical axis.  Examiner’s reports of past exam questions show students are more able to find the intercept of a straight line than they […]