Year 9 Term 1

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Year 9 Term 1

Addition and Subtraction with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers.  As learning progresses...

Rotational Symmetry

Students learn how to use tracing paper and visual method to identify the order of rotational symmetry for 2D sh...

Properties of Quadrilaterals

Students learn how to recognise and describe quadrilateral shapes by their distinct geometrical properties.  As ...

Short Multiplication

The start of the lesson reviews using the times table grid to calculate the products of two integers.   The deve...

Short Division

The start of the lesson reviews calculating the products of single digit integers.   The development phase build...

Prime Numbers

To define what makes a prime number students begin the lesson by calculating factors of several integers.  Prime...

Place Value

The start of the lesson reviews writing numbers as words by completing a cross number puzzle.   The development ...

Multiples of a Number

The lesson begins by recapping short multiplication using times tables up to 12 x 12.  In the main part of the l...

Factors of an Integer

The start of the lesson involves organising integers within a Venn diagram according to their number properties....

BODMAS and the Order of Operations

The start of the lesson challenges the class to create the numbers one to ten inclusive using a combination of k...

Parts of a Circle

Students learn how to identify and measure the different parts of a circle while using the correct mathematical ...

Reflective Symmetry

Students learn how to perform and describe reflections of 2D shapes using a mirror line.  As learning progresses...

Enlarging Shapes to a Scale Factor

The start of the lesson is used to review similarity within triangles.  The development phase goes onto extend t...

Translating Shapes

Students learn how to translate shapes using left, right, up and down.  As learning progresses they describe tra...

Rotating Shapes

Students learn how to rotate shapes using a centre and direction of turn.  As learning progresses the position o...

Properties of 2D Shapes

Students learn how to recognise and describe a two dimensional shape using the correct vocabulary and geometrica...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]

Solving 3D Problems using Trigonometry

When teaching solving 3D problems using trigonometry we begin the lesson with a recap of Pythagoras’ Theorem and the three trigonometric ratios.  We do this by matching the ratio and equations to the respective right-angled triangle.   Students are encouraged to work in pairs and to show the diagrams as part of the working out on […]

Rounding to a significant figure

When I teach rounding to a significant figure, I ask the class to discuss in pairs or small groups a definition for the word significant.  It is a word that all the students have heard before but not all are able to define. After 2 or 3 minutes of conversation I ask the students to […]