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Year 8 Term 4

Changing the Subject of a Formula

Students learn about changing the subject of a formula using the balance method.  As learning progresses they us...

Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

Students learn how to find the sum and difference of two algebraic expressions by expanding brackets.  Learning ...
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Factorising Expressions into a Pair of Brackets

Students learn how to factorise an algebraic expression into a pair of brackets using the highest common factor....

Finding the Area of a Circle

Students learn how a circle can be formed into a parallelogram and rectangle so the area is derived as A =πr2.  ...

Finding the Circumference of a Circle

Students learn about finding the circumference of a circle as a multiple of π and as a decimal correct to 3 sign...

Multiplying out algebraic brackets

Students learn how to expand a pair of brackets with the constant and unknown on the outside.  As learning progr...

Problems with Circular Shapes

Students use the circumference and area of a circle to solve a variety of problems with circular shapes.  Throug...

Solving Equations with the Unknown on Both Sides

Mathematics lesson where students learn about solving equations with the unknown on both sides using the balance...

Substituting Numbers into Formulae

Students learn about substituting numbers into formulae using the order of operations.  As learning progresses s...

Total Surface Area of Cylinders

Students learn how to calculate the total surface area of cylinders using net drawings.  As learning progresses ...

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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 […]