Year 10 Term 1

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Year 10 Term 1

Percentage Increases

Students learn how to increase an amount by a given percentage using multipliers.   Throughout the lesson proble...

Percentage Decreases

Using efficient calculator methods students are taught how to calculate a percentage decrease.  Throughout the l...

Writing Percentages

Students learn how to write one number as a percentage of another using written and calculator methods.

Converting between fractions decimals and percentages

Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages using equivalent fractions

Compound Percentage Increases

Students learn how to calculate a compound percentage increase using a multiplier.

Compound Percentage Decrease

Students learn how to calculate a compound percentage decrease using a multiplier.

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Solving Problems with Angles in Parallel Lines

Solving problems with angles in parallel lines is like solving a murder mystery.  One clue leads on to the next and the next until the murderer is found.  However, it doesn’t end there.  The detectives need to explain their reasoning in court using the relevant laws and procedures should the murderer plead not guilty.  If […]

Solving Two Step Equations using the Balance Method

An equation is when one expression, or term, is equal to another.  To solve an equation means to find the value of the variable (represented by a letter) that makes the two expressions equal.  There are two types of equations for secondary school mathematics, linear and none-linear.  In this blog I write about how I […]

How to Simplify Surds

When learning how to simplify surds students need to understand the difference between a rational and irrational number. Rational numbers include integers and terminating and repeating decimals. They can be written as a fraction with both the numerator and denominator as integers. An irrational number is a number which, in its decimal form does not […]