Year 11 Term 1

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Year 11 Term 1

Calculations With Standard Index Form

To calculate with numbers written in standard form students are taught how to apply the rules of indices to a ba...

Rules of Indices

Using the multiplication and division rules students learn how to evaluate expressions in index notation.  As le...

Prime Factor Decomposition

Students learn how to break down a number using its prime factors and write the result using index notation.  As...

Writing Formulae

Students learn how to write mathematical formulae using written descriptions.  As learning progresses students b...

Substitution into Formulae

Students learn how to substitute known values into formulae using the order of operations and algebraic notation...

Rearranging Formulae by Factorising

Students learn how to change the subject of a formula by factorising and the balance method.  A treasure hunt ac...

Rearranging Formulae

Rearranging formulae is a key topic at GCSE.  Students learn how to use the balance method and order of operatio...

Kinematics Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to apply and manipulate various kinematics formulae to solve and m...

Quantitative and Qualitative Types of Data

Students learn how to categorise, calculate with and represent different types of data.  As learning progresses ...

Two-way Tables

Students learn how to design and interpret two-way tables.  As learning progresses they use two-way tables to so...

Stratified Sampling

Students learn the difference between different types of sampling methods and how to calculate a stratfied sampl...

Designing Questionnaires

Students learn how to design a questionnaire with non-biased or leading questions, suitable option boxes and tim...

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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 […]