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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...

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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 […]

How Write 3 Part Ratios

When learning how to write 3-part ratios students need to understand how ratios can be made equivalent. The start of the lesson reminds students by asking which of six ratios is the odd one out.  This is presented to the class as they come into the lesson.    Writing Equivalent Ratios  A few students immediately go […]