Students learn how to find the perimeter and area of rectangles, triangles and other compound shapes. They later apply this knowledge to find the volume of cuboids and prisms. This topic takes place in Year 7 Term 3 and is prerequiste knowledge for Area of 2D and 3D shapes.
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.
I teach mutually exclusive outcomes directly after students have encountered Venn diagrams. This is the fifth Year 8 Probability lesson.