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Year 8 Term 1

Alternate and Interior Angles in Parallel Lines

Students learn how to recognise and calculate alternate and interior angles in parallel lines.  As learning prog...

Corresponding Angles in Parallel Lines

Year 8 mathematics lesson where students learn how to recognise and calculate corresponding angles in parallel l...

Exterior Angles of Polygons

Progressing on from finding angles in parallel lines students in Year 8 learn how to calculate the exterior angl...

Indices with Negative Powers

Students learn how to write indices with negative powers as fractions.  This lesson builds on using the multipli...

Interior Angles of Polygons

Students learn how to calculate interior angles of polygons.  Learning progresses from finding an interior angle...

Large Numbers in Standard Form

Students learn how to convert between large numbers written in ordinary and standard form.  As learning progress...

Making Approximations using Rounding

Students learn how make approximations by rounding numbers to one significant figure.  As learning progresses mo...

Multiplying and Dividing Numbers by 0.1 and 0.01

Students learn how to use the place value table and written methods to multiply and divide numbers by 0.1 and 0....

Problem Solving with Angles of Polygons

Students learn how to apply the interior and exterior angle properties of polygons to solve a variety of problem...

Rounding Numbers to a Significant Figure

Students are introduced to rounding numbers to a significant figure.  Learning progresses from rounding whole nu...

Simplifying numbers written in index form

Students learn how to use the multiplication and division rules to simplify numbers written in index form.  As l...

Writing small numbers in Standard Form

Students learn how to convert between ordinary and standard form for numbers less than 1.  More able students ar...

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Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

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 […]