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.
Preparing students for a mathematics exam takes time, patience and careful planning. In this blog I will share my ideas for teaching students how to prepare for their final exams. These are strategies that have worked well for me and I have see work well for others. Creative writing to formulate ideas Students need space […]
To find the area of compound shapes students need to understand what the word compound means. Therefore, I ask students to discuss in pairs a definition for the word compound and to extend it to include the shapes below. As a result of their learning in science students agree that a compound can be defined […]
At the start of the Spring Term these are three main priorities for me as the Head of Mathematics.