Year 10 Term 4

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Year 10 Term 4

Metric Units of Area and Volume

Students learn how to convert between metric units of area and volume using diagrams and proportional reasoning....

Surface Area of Square Based Pyramids

Students learn how to use net drawings and apply Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate the total surface area of squ...

Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorising

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve quadratics in the form ax2 + bx + c = 0 through factorisa...

Recurrence Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to generate terms of a sequence using a recurrence formula.  As le...

Nth Term Quadratic

To find the nth term of a quadratic sequence students are taught to break down the formula into into quadratic, ...

Nth Term Linear

Students learn how to create formula, called the nth term, to algebraically describe a numerical and picture ari...

Geometric Sequences

Throughout this mathematics lesson students learn how to derive the nth term for geometric sequences in the form...

Generating a Sequence

Students learn how to generate sequences using the nth term formula.  As learning progresses they progress from ...

Distance Vs Time Graphs

Students learn how to plot and interpret distance vs. time graphs by examining the rate at which distance change...

Speed Vs Time Graphs

Students learn how to plot and interpret speed vs. time graphs.  By considering the direction of the graph stude...

Speed as a Compound Measure

Students learn how to calculate speed as a compound measure of distance and time.  As learning progresses studen...

Pressure

Students learn how to calculate the pressure of an object at rest as a compound measure of force and area.  As l...

Density

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

Trial and Improvement

At the start of the lesson students set up an equation involving the area of rectangle which is solved using a m...

Equations with Function Machines

The start of the lesson reviews understanding basic algebraic notation using always and sometimes true statement...

Equations with Fractions

At the start of the lesson students recap solving equations where the unknown appears on one side of the equals ...

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Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson.  I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making.  When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback.  […]

Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]

Plotting and Interpreting Conversion Graphs

Plotting and interpreting conversion graphs requires linking together several mathematical techniques.  Recent U.K. examiner reports indicate there are several common misconceptions when plotting and interpreting conversion graphs.  These include: drawing non-linear scales on the x or y axis, using the incorrect units when converting between imperial and metric measurements, taking inaccurate readings from either axis not […]