In this unit of work students are introduced to a range of angle properties including angles on a straight line, in a triangle and vertically opposite. Students are guided to discover each of the angle properties for themselves so they can link them together later on.
This unit takes place in Term 5 of Year 7 and is the prerequisite unit for angles in parallel lines and exterior angles in polygons which students cover in Year 8.
Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values. Here’s how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]
In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson. I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making. When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback. […]
Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]