Year 11 Term 2

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Year 11 Term 2

Estimating the Area Under a Curve

Students learn about estimating the area under a curve using the trapezium rule.  As learning progresses they in...

Instantaneous Rates of Change

Students learn how to calculate and interpret instantaneous rates of change in different contexts.  By drawing a...

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...

Problems with Simultaneous Equations

To introduce the idea of equivalent equations the starter involves calculating the common factor between multipl...

Solving Simultaneous Equations

At the start of the lesson students review deriving and solving a simple equation from a geometrical puzzle.  Th...

Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically

The start of the lesson involves recognising the properties of linear functions both algebraically and graphical...

Algebraic Fractions Products & Quotients

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to multiply and divide with algebraic fractions.  As learning prog...

Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions

The key idea with adding and subtracting algebraic fractions is to create common denominators.  As learning prog...

Working with Functions

Students learn how to use the correct notation to calculate outputs and inputs for complex functions.  As learni...

Translating Functions

Students learn how to perform and describe graphical transformations in the form f(x+a) for horizontal translati...

Stretching Functions

Students learn how to transform a graph through a horizontal stretch in the form f(ax) or vertical stretch in th...

Solving Equations Through Iteration

Students learn how to use numerical methods to solve equations through iteration.  As learning progresses they a...

Inverse Functions

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to find the inverse of a function using function machines.  As lea...

Composite Functions

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to find the output of composite functions using the correct notati...

Equations with Algebraic Fractions

Students learn how to solve equations with algebraic fractions by finding common denominators and using the bala...

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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 […]

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 […]