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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...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]