Year 10 Term 2

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Year 10 Term 2

Calculating a Repeated Percentage Change

Students learn how to calculate a repeated percentage change using decimal multipliers.  As learning progresses ...

Solving Inequations

The start of the lesson is used to review deriving inequalities from number lines.  The development phase builds...

Inequalities

Students learn how to represent inequalities on a number using the correct notation.  As learning progresses stu...

Plotting Linear Inequalities

Students learn how to plot and calculate linear inequalities on a Cartesian axes.  As learning progresses they a...

Quadratic Inequalities

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve quadratic inequalities by identifying the roots to sketch...

Inequalities with Two Variables

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve multiple inequalities and represent common solutions on a...

Constructing Angle Bisectors

Students learn how to construct angle bisectors using a pair of compasses and a straight edge.  The lesson cover...

Constructions – Angle, Side, Angle

Constructions - Angle, Side, Angle:  Students learn how to construct triangles and polygons using a protractor a...

Constructions – Side, Angle, Side

Constructions - Side, Angle, Side: Students learn how to construct triangles and other polygons using a ruler an...

Constructions – Side, Side, Side

Constructions - Side, Side, Side:  Students learn how to construct triangles and other polygons using a pair of ...

Constructing Loci and Regions

Students learn how to construct the locus of a region by considering loci about a point and line.  Learning is e...

Constructing Loci and Equidistant Paths

Students learn how to construct equidistant paths and identify specific points using angle bisectors and constru...

Reverse Percentages

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

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...

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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 […]