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Year 8 Term 6

Calculating a Probability from Sample Space Diagrams

Students learn how to create a sample space diagram to find the probability of two or more events. As learning p...

Calculating Probabilities from Two-Way Tables

Students learn how to calculate a probability from a two-way table.  As learning progresses students learn how t...

Calculating the Hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle

Students learn about calculating the hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  Using Py...

Finding any length of a Right-Angled Triangle

Key stage 3 mathematics for using Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate any length of a right-angled triangle.   Lea...

Lengths in Right-Angled Triangles

Students learn how to use Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate missing lengths in right-angled triangles.    As lea...

Probabilities That Add Up to One

Students learn how mutually exclusive and exhaustive events are represented in a Venn diagram and probabilities ...
Interactive Lessons

Pythagoras’ Theorem – Solving Complex Problems

Students learn how to use Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate unknown lengths in a range of problems involving rig...

Understanding Set Notation

Students learn how to find the union and intersection of elements using basic set notation.  As learning progres...

Venn Diagrams

Venn diagrams are introduced as a means to organise sets of data into a sample space diagram.  As learning progr...
Interactive Lessons

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Solving Inequalities using a Number Line

Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values.  Here's how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]

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 […]