2D Shapes

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2D Shapes

Rotational Symmetry

Students learn how to use tracing paper and visual method to identify the order of rotational symmetry for 2D sh...

Properties of Quadrilaterals

Students learn how to recognise and describe quadrilateral shapes by their distinct geometrical properties.  As ...

Parts of a Circle

Students learn how to identify and measure the different parts of a circle while using the correct mathematical ...

Reflective Symmetry

Students learn how to perform and describe reflections of 2D shapes using a mirror line.  As learning progresses...

Enlarging Shapes to a Scale Factor

The start of the lesson is used to review similarity within triangles.  The development phase goes onto extend t...

Translating Shapes

Students learn how to translate shapes using left, right, up and down.  As learning progresses they describe tra...

Rotating Shapes

Students learn how to rotate shapes using a centre and direction of turn.  As learning progresses the position o...

Properties of 2D Shapes

Students learn how to recognise and describe a two dimensional shape using the correct vocabulary and geometrica...

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Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms

To introduce teaching reciprocals of numbers and terms I begin the lesson explaining that everything has an opposite.  The opposite of shutting a door is to open it.  The opposite of saying hello is to say goodbye.  Numbers have opposites too we call them reciprocals. Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms To start the lesson […]

Surface Area of Cylinders

When I teach how to find the surface area of cylinders I like to add a constant level of challenge and enjoyment to the lesson.  Rather than repetitively calculating the surface area of a cylinder I introduce more complex cylindrical shapes. How to find the Surface Area of Cylinders To find the surface area of […]

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Inspiring students to enjoy maths and feel the success that comes with attempting a difficult challenge is why I teach.  The feeling of success is addictive.  The more students experience it the more they want it and the further out of their comfort zone they are willing to go to get more of it.  Teaching […]