Year 7 Term 4

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Year 7 Term 4

Adding Fractions using a Fraction Wall

Students learn how to add fractions with different denominators using equivalent fraction diagrams.  As learning...

Calculating Fractions of an Amount

Students learn about calculating fractions of an amount using both diagrams and written methods.The start of...

Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators

Using a fraction wall and equivalent fractions students learn about comparing fractions with different denominat...

Creating a Sequence using Formulae

Students learn how about creating a sequence using formulae.  Students progress from using function machines to ...

Describing Number Patterns

Students learn describing number patterns on a term to term basis.  More able students tackle Fibonacci and geom...

Describing Picture Sequences

Students learn how about describing picture sequences.  During the lesson students learn how to model a picture ...

Finding the nth Term of a Sequence

Students learn about finding the nth term of a sequence.  During the lesson they are taught how to break a seque...

Introducing Mixed Numbers

Students are introduced to the equivalence between top heavy fractions and mixed numbers through the use of diag...

Introduction to Writing Equivalent Fractions

Students learn about writing equivalent fractions using both written and visual methods.  As learning progresses...

Plotting Sequences on a Grid

Students learn about plotting sequences on a grid.  A handout is provided to help students progress from finding...

Subtracting Fractions using a Fraction Wall

Students learn how to subtract fractions with using equivalent fraction diagrams.  As learning progresses more a...

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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 […]