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Year 8 Term 3

Calculating Speed, Distance and Time

Using ratio notation students learn how to calculate the speed when given distance and time.  As learning progre...

Direct Proportion and Exchange Rates

Using equivalent ratios and the unitary method students learn how to calculate amounts that are in direct propor...

Drawing Parabolas

To practice drawing parabolas students learn how to create a table of results for a quadratic equation. They use...

Horizontal and Vertical Straight Line Graphs

Students learn how to plot and find the equation of horizontal and vertical straight line graphs.  As learning p...

Interpreting Straight Line Graphs

Students learn about interpreting straight line graphs by finding the gradient and intercept values.  As learnin...

Inverse Proportion

Students learn how to use ratio notation and multiplicative reasoning to calculate values that are inversely pro...

Plotting Graphs on a Grid

Students learn how to complete a table of results and plot a straight line graph on a grid in the form y = mx + ...

Ratio and Equivalent Proportions

Students learn how to use ratio and equivalent proportions to write a ratio as a fraction and percentage.  Using...

Scale Drawings

Students learn how to draw diagrams to a scale using ratio notation.  As learning progresses they learn how to c...

Sharing in a Given Ratio

Students learn how to divide a quantity into two or more parts when given a ratio.  As learning progresses stude...

Using Graphs to Solve Linear Equations

Students learn about using graphs to solve linear equations. Learning progresses from solving equations where th...

Using Parabolas to Solve Quadratic Equations

Students learn how to find the solutions to a quadratic equation using graphs.  Learning progresses from solving...

Using Real Life Graphs

Students learn how to model situations or procedures using real life graphs.  Learning progresses from drawing t...

Writing Ratios in their Simplest Form

Key stage 3 lesson where students learn about writing ratios in their simplest form using the highest common fac...

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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 […]