# Year 8 Term 4

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# Year 8 Term 4

##### Algebra
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## Changing the Subject of a Formula

Students learn about changing the subject of a formula using the balance method.  As learning progresses they us...
##### Algebra
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## Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

Students learn how to find the sum and difference of two algebraic expressions by expanding brackets.  Learning ...
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##### Algebra
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## Factorising Expressions into a Pair of Brackets

Students learn how to factorise an algebraic expression into a pair of brackets using the highest common factor....
##### Shape
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## Finding the Area of a Circle

Students learn how a circle can be formed into a parallelogram and rectangle so the area is derived as A =πr2.  ...
##### Shape
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## Finding the Circumference of a Circle

Students learn about finding the circumference of a circle as a multiple of π and as a decimal correct to 3 sign...
##### Algebra
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## Multiplying out algebraic brackets

Students learn how to expand a pair of brackets with the constant and unknown on the outside.  As learning progr...
##### Shape
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## Problems with Circular Shapes

Students use the circumference and area of a circle to solve a variety of problems with circular shapes.  Throug...
##### Algebra
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## Solving Equations with the Unknown on Both Sides

Mathematics lesson where students learn about solving equations with the unknown on both sides using the balance...
##### Algebra
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## Substituting Numbers into Formulae

Students learn about substituting numbers into formulae using the order of operations.  As learning progresses s...
##### Shape
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## Total Surface Area of Cylinders

Students learn how to calculate the total surface area of cylinders using net drawings.  As learning progresses ...
##### Shape
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## Volume of a Cylinder

Students learn how to calculate the volume of a cylinder both in terms of pi and as a decimal to three significa...

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#### 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 […]