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Year 7 Term 1

3D Shapes and Prisms

Students learn about 3D shapes and prisms using their cross section, faces, vertices and number of edges.  More ...

Alternative Number Systems

Students investigate alternative number systems including the Roman and Egyptian systems.  Less able students cr...

Comparing the size of numbers

Students learn about comparing the size of numbers using the place value table.  They use greater and less than ...

Describing Quadrilaterals

Students learn about describing quadrilaterals using their special features.  More able students are challenged ...

Dividing a number by a power of ten

Students learn about dividing a number by a power of ten.  Most able students divide by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.01.  Les...

Multiplying a number by a power of ten

Students learn about multipling a number by a power of ten.  Most able students multiply by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.01. ...

Problem Solving with Number

Students practise problem solving with number using times tables, addition, subtraction and the order of operati...
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Problem Solving with Shape

Students practise problem solving with shape using reflective 24 hour times, properties of 2D shapes and investi...

Problem Solving with Time Tables

Students practise problem solving with time tables using multiplication grids, factors and understanding divisio...

Properties of Triangles

Students learn about the properties of triangles.  They explore the various unique triangles that can be made on...

Reading and writing numbers on a scale

Students learn about reading and writing numbers on a scale using place value.  Most able students are challenge...

Tessellation with Shapes

Students learn about tessellation with shapes.  More able students consider the angles of each shape.  Less able...

Using Scientific Calculators

Students practise using scientific calculators to solve problems involving brackets, powers and the order of ope...

Writing Numbers using Words and Digits

Students learn about writing numbers using words and digits through the place value.  Less able students have ac...

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Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson.  I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making.  When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback.  […]

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 […]