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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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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 […]

Calculating Instantaneous Rates of Change

When calculating instantaneous rates of change students need to  visualise the properties of the gradient for a straight line graph.   I use the starter activity to see if they can match four graphs with their corresponding equations. The only clue is the direction and steepness of the red lines in relation to the blue line […]

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of showing a proportion of something.  Any fraction can be written as a decimal, and any decimal can be written as a percentage.  In this blog I discuss how to use the place value table and equivalent fractions to illustrate how fractions, decimals and percentages are connected. You can […]