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Year 8 Term 5

Angles of Elevation and Depression

Students learn how to construct and use scale drawings to measure angles of elevation and depression and unknown...

Bisecting an Angle

Students learn how to construct an angle bisector using a pair of compasses and ruler.  As learning progresses t...

Calculating a Percentage Change

Students learn about calculating a percentage change using a decimal multiplier.  Learning progresses from findi...

Calculating a Simple Interest in Financial Mathematics

Students learn about calculating a simple interest in financial mathematics. Learning progresses from calculatin...

Constructing Triangles using Compasses and Protractors

Students learn how about constructing triangles using compasses and protractors using SSS, SAS and ASA.  As lear...

Expressing One Number as a Percentage of Another

Students learn about expressing one number as a percentage of another number using both calculator and non-calcu...

Finding Percentages without a Calculator

Students learn how to calculate a percentage of an amount  using either 10% or working with equivalent fractions...

Finding the Original Amount – Percentage Changes

Students learn how to calculate the original amount after a simple percentage change.  Learning progresses from ...

Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths

Students learn how to construct a perpendicular bisector and equidistant path using a pair of compasses and rule...

Scale Drawings of Bearings

Using their knowledge of triangles students learn how to construct scale drawings of bearings.  As learning prog...

Mr Mathematics Blog

How to Simplify Surds

When learning how to simplify surds students need to understand the difference between a rational and irrational number. Rational numbers include integers and terminating and repeating decimals. They can be written as a fraction with both the numerator and denominator as integers. An irrational number is a number which, in its decimal form does not […]

Sharing an Amount to a Given Ratio

There are three common methods for sharing an amount to a given ratio.  Depending on the age group and ability range I am teaching I would choose one approach over the other two. The three methods are: Using fractions Unitary method Using a table In this blog I will demonstrate each of the three methods […]

Plotting Scatter Graphs and Understanding Correlation

To introduce plotting scatter graphs and understanding correlation I ask students to think about the relationships between different variables and to describe how they might be related. Here's my starter activity which students discuss in pairs then present to me on mini-whiteboards. When the students have had time to discuss the matching pairs we talk […]