Year 10 Term 1

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Year 10 Term 1

Density

Students learn how to calculate the density of 3D solids as a compound measure of volume and mass.  As learning ...

Interpreting Scatter Graphs

Students learn how to use the line of best fit to estimate missing data values.  To extend on this in the develo...

Plotting Scatter Graphs

Students learn how to plot scatter graphs to identify whether any correlation exists between to measurments.  As...

Correlation and Causation

Students use and plot scatter graphs to understand how correlation may not imply mean causation.  As learning pr...

Simplifying Ratios

The start of the lesson is used to review matching simple proportions with their corresponding diagrams.  The de...

Sharing to a Ratio

The start of the lesson is used to review sharing a sum of money equally between three people.   The development...

Proportional Reasoning

The start of the lesson is used to review simplifying and calculating equivalent ratios.   The development phase...

Modelling Inverse Proportion

Students learn how to model inverse proportion problems using the constant of variation, k.  As learning progres...

Direct Linear Proportion

Students learn how to model variables in direct linear proportion using the constant of proportionality, K.  As ...

Sample Space Diagrams

Students learn how to organise all the permutations of multiple events using tables and sample space diagrams.  ...

Probability Trees

Students are introduced to probability trees as a means to systematically calculate probabilities when two or mo...

Probability Experiment

Students carry out a probability experiment to explore the relationship between theoretical and experimental pro...
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Mutually Exclusive Events

The start of the lesson is used to review the probability scale and theoretical probability.  Students extend on...

Probability and Expectation

The start of the lesson is used to review generating data sets from theoretical probabilities.  The development ...

Conditional Probability

The start of the lesson is used to review calculating the probability of two independent events using a tree dia...

Reverse Percentages

Using equivalent ratios students learn how to work a percentage change in reverse to calculate the original 100%...

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Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

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 […]

Solving 3D Problems using Trigonometry

When teaching solving 3D problems using trigonometry we begin the lesson with a recap of Pythagoras’ Theorem and the three trigonometric ratios.  We do this by matching the ratio and equations to the respective right-angled triangle.   Students are encouraged to work in pairs and to show the diagrams as part of the working out on […]

Rounding to a significant figure

When I teach rounding to a significant figure, I ask the class to discuss in pairs or small groups a definition for the word significant.  It is a word that all the students have heard before but not all are able to define. After 2 or 3 minutes of conversation I ask the students to […]