Year 9 Term 1

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Year 9 Term 1

Square and Cube Numbers

Students are introduced to the concept of square and cube numbers through the use of diagrams of volumes and are...

Adding Fractions with Different Denominators

To add and subtract fractions with different denominators students are taught to use equivalent fractions to fin...

Recurring Decimals

Students learn the difference between terminating and recurring decimals and how to convert a recurring decimal ...

Multiplying Fractions

Students learn how to multiply fractions using visual and numerical methods.  As learning progresses 'cross sim...

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to divide with fractions and mixed numbers using numerical and calculator methods.  As learni...

Long Division

Students learn how to perform long division using equivalent and simplified fractions.  As learning progresses t...

Long Multiplication

Students learn how to perform long multiplication using ‘The Chinese Method’.  To progress students begin to app...

Multiplying and Dividing by Tens

To multiply and divide by powers of ten students are taught to use the place value table and shift the digits to...

Using the Range

The majority of the lesson is based around using the range to compare data sets in addition to an average.  Emph...

Stem & Leaf Diagrams

Students learn how to read data and calculate averages from a stem and leaf diagram.  As learning progresses stu...

Mean Average from Grouped Data

Students learn how to estimate the mean average from data in a grouped frequency table.  As learning progresses ...

Mean Average from a Frequency Table

Students learn how to calculate the mean average of discrete data from a frequency table.  As learning progresse...

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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 […]