Year 11 Term 1

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Year 11 Term 1

Adding and Subtracting in Standard form

Students learn how to use non-calculator methods to solve addition and subtraction problems involving standard f...

Form and Solve Quadratic Equations

Students learn how to form and solve quadratic equations from geometry problems.  Problems include finding the a...

Frequency Trees

Students learn how to create frequency trees from two-way tables and written descriptions.  As learning progress...

Solving Quadratic Identities

Students learn how to solve quadratic identities by completing the square and equating terms. As learning progre...

Vector Problems with Ratio

Students learn how to solve problems with vectors when ratio notation is used to define a magnitude.As learn...

Geometrical Proof with Vectors

Students learn how to use vector notation to prove geometrical facts about 2D shapes.  Throughout the lesson stu...

Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorising

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

Solving Quadratics by Factorising

Students learn to solve quadratic equations by factorising quadratic equations when the coefficient of x2 is one...

Sketching Quadratic Graphs

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to sketch quadratics by identifying the y intercept, roots and tur...

Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Equations

In the development phase the teacher is provided with several examples to demonstrate solving equations using th...

Quadratic and Linear Simultaneous Equations

To solve a quadratic and linear equation simultaneously students first review the elimination method for two lin...

Completing the Square

The method of Completing the Square is introduced through recognising a need to solve a quadratic when it can no...

Geometrical Proof

Students learn how to construct a mathematical proof of various geometrical properties.  As learning progresses ...

Algebraic Proof

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to construct a mathematical proof using algebraic notation and com...

Simplifying Surds

Students learn about what a surd is and how it can be simplified using square factors.  To consolidate and exten...

Writing Numbers in Standard Index Form

Using place value students learn how to convert ordinary numbers to standard index form.  As learning progresses...

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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 […]