Students how to calculate the mode, median, mean and range from a set of data in a list and stem and leaf diagram. As learning progresses they use these measures of location to compare two or more distributions.
This unit takes place in Term 2 of Year 7 and is followed by representing and interpreting statistical diagrams.
To introduce teaching reciprocals of numbers and terms I begin the lesson explaining that everything has an opposite. The opposite of shutting a door is to open it. The opposite of saying hello is to say goodbye. Numbers have opposites too we call them reciprocals. Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms To start the lesson […]
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 […]
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 […]