Algebra

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Algebra

Vector Addition and Subtraction

Students learn how to perform vector addition and subtraction using column notation.  As learning progresses stu...

Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorising

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

Solving Quadratics by Factorising

Students learn to solve quadratic equations by factorising quadratic equations when the coefficient of x2 is one...

Sketching Quadratic Graphs

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to sketch quadratics by identifying the y intercept, roots and tur...

Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Equations

In the development phase the teacher is provided with several examples to demonstrate solving equations using th...

Quadratic and Linear Simultaneous Equations

To solve a quadratic and linear equation simultaneously students first review the elimination method for two lin...

Completing the Square

The method of Completing the Square is introduced through recognising a need to solve a quadratic when it can no...

Term to Term Sequences

Students learn how to describe and continue linear and non-linear sequences using a term to term rule.  As learn...

Tables of Functions

Students are introduced to linear functions in the form y = mx + c by breaking them down using function machines...

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 ...

Coordinates in all Four Quadrants

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate pairs in all four coordinates.  As learning progresses students c...

Coordinates in the First Quadrant

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate in the first quadrant.As learning progresses students consider th...

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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 […]