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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Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a 'deep dive' by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English […]

How to Solve Quadratics by Factorising

The method of how to solve quadratics by factorising is now part of the foundational knowledge students aiming for higher exam grades are expected to have.   Here is an example of such a question. Solve x2 + 7x – 18 = 0 In my experience of teaching and marking exam papers students often struggle with […]

How Write 3 Part Ratios

When learning how to write 3-part ratios students need to understand how ratios can be made equivalent. The start of the lesson reminds students by asking which of six ratios is the odd one out.  This is presented to the class as they come into the lesson.    Writing Equivalent Ratios  A few students immediately go […]