Year11 Term 5

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Year11 Term 5

Revising Completing the Square

Revision lesson for solving quadratic equations and identities  by completing the square.Learning progresses fro...

Revising Expanding Cubic Expressions

Students revise how to expand a cubic expression from three binomials.  As learning progresses they link cubic e...

Revising Forming and Solving Quadratic Equations

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation using the formula.  After sufficient practice solving a range ...

Revising Function Notation and Composite Functions

Students revise how to substitute known values and expressions into basic and composite functions.  As learning ...

Revising Histograms with Unequal Class Widths

Students revise plotting and interpreting histograms with unequal class widths.  As learning progresses students...

Revising Negative and Fractional Indices

Students revise how to apply the rules of index notation evaluate expressions involving fractional and negative ...

Revising Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorisation

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation in the form ax2 + bx + c = 0 by factorisation.  As learning pr...

Revising the Cosine Rule

Students revise how to use the Cosine Rule to calculate unknown lengths and angles in non-right-angled triangles...

Revising the Sine Rule

Students revise how to apply the Sine Rule to calculate an unknown angle and length in non-right-angled triangle...

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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 […]