Students learn how to calculate speed, density and pressure as compound measures. They apply this knowledge to plot and interpret distance and speed versus time graphs. This topic takes place in Term 4 of Year 10 for Foundation tier and Term 1 Year 10 for Higher. Compound measures follows on from Units of Measure.
know and apply formulae to calculate:
use standard units of measure and related concepts (length, area, volume/capacity, mass, time, money, etc.)
My experience as a Head of Mathematics going through the deep dive OFSTED inspection.
How to use ratios and proportional reasoning as a model for finding the original amount after a percentage change.
To find the area of compound shapes students need to understand what the word compound means.