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Year 11 Term 3

Arc Length of Sectors

Students learn how to calculate the arc length of a sector by considering it as a proportion of a complete circl...

Area of Sectors

Students learn how find calculate the area of sectors using both calculator and non-calculator methods.  As lear...

Manipulating Sectors Formulae

Students learn how to manipulate the various formulae associated to the area of a sector and arc length to find ...

Trigonometry – Angles in Right-Angled Triangles

Students learn how to apply Sin, Cos and Tan to find missing angles in right-angled triangles.  As learning prog...

Trigonometry Introduction

Students discover the three trigonometric ratios Sin, Cos and Tan through constructions.  As learning progresses...

Trigonometry – Lengths in Right-Angled Triangles

Students learn how to calculate unknown lengths in right-angled triangles using Sin, Cos and Tan.  As learning p...

Trigonometry – Problems with Right-Angled Triangles

Students learn how to calculate unknown lengths and angles in right-angled triangles using Sin, Cos and Tan.  As...

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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 […]