Students learn how to draw, measure and identify different types of angles. They use this knowledge to discover various angle properties such as angles on a straight line, about a point, in a triangle and on parallel lines. As learning progress they are challenged to construct polygons and solve problems involving their interior and exterior angles. Angle properties is studied in Term 6, Year 9 of the Foundation GCSE course and follows Properties of 2D shapes.
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 […]
Plotting and interpreting conversion graphs requires linking together several mathematical techniques. Recent U.K. examiner reports indicate there are several common misconceptions when plotting and interpreting conversion graphs. These include: drawing non-linear scales on the x or y axis, using the incorrect units when converting between imperial and metric measurements, taking inaccurate readings from either axis not […]
When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh. In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]