Year 10 Term 4

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Year 10 Term 4

Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorising

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve quadratics in the form ax2 + bx + c = 0 through factorisa...

Recurrence Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to generate terms of a sequence using a recurrence formula.  As le...

Nth Term Quadratic

To find the nth term of a quadratic sequence students are taught to break down the formula into into quadratic, ...

Nth Term Linear

Students learn how to create formula, called the nth term, to algebraically describe a numerical and picture ari...

Geometric Sequences

Throughout this mathematics lesson students learn how to derive the nth term for geometric sequences in the form...
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Generating a Sequence

Students learn how to generate sequences using the nth term formula.  As learning progresses they progress from ...

Distance Vs Time Graphs

Students learn how to plot and interpret distance vs. time graphs by examining the rate at which distance change...

Speed Vs Time Graphs

Students learn how to plot and interpret speed vs. time graphs.  By considering the direction of the graph stude...

Speed as a Compound Measure

Students learn how to calculate speed as a compound measure of distance and time.  As learning progresses studen...

Pressure

Students learn how to calculate the pressure of an object at rest as a compound measure of force and area.  As l...

Density

Students learn how to calculate the density of 3D solids as a compound measure of volume and mass.  As learning ...

Trial and Improvement

At the start of the lesson students set up an equation involving the area of rectangle which is solved using a m...

Equations with Function Machines

The start of the lesson reviews understanding basic algebraic notation using always and sometimes true statement...

Equations with Fractions

At the start of the lesson students recap solving equations where the unknown appears on one side of the equals ...

Equations with the Unknown on Both Sides

At the start of the lesson students review solving a two step linear equation using the balance method.  The dev...

Solving Equations

The start of the lesson introduces the need to generate and solve an equation through a sense of wonder and magi...

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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 […]