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Year 9 Term 6

Pythagoras’ Theorem in 3D

Students learn how to calculate unknown lengths in cuboids and other solids by applying Pythagoras' Theorem in ...

Constructing Angle Bisectors

Students learn how to construct angle bisectors using a pair of compasses and a straight edge.  The lesson cover...

Constructing Loci and Regions

Students learn how to construct the locus of a region by considering loci about a point and line.  Learning is e...

Constructing Loci and Equidistant Paths

Students learn how to construct equidistant paths and identify specific points using angle bisectors and constru...

Angles in a Quadrilateral

Students extend their understanding of angles in a triangles to calculate missing angles in a quadrilateral.  As...

Angles in Parallel Lines

This lesson is intended to guide the class through discovering alternate, corresponding and interior angles in p...

Problems with Angles in Parallel Lines

Students learn how to apply the interior, alternate and corresponding angle properties in parallel lines.  As th...

Angles about a Point

The main concept throughout the lesson is the sum of angles on a straight line being equal to 180° and those abo...

Angles in a Triangle

Students begin by investigating the sum of the angles in different types of triangles.  As learning progresses t...

Bearings and Scale Drawings

Students learn how to draw and measure bearings and how to use the angle properties of parallel lines to calcula...

Drawing and Measuring Angles

Drawing and Measuring Angles: Students learn how to measure and construct different types of angles using a rule...

Constructing Regular Polygons

Students learn how to construct regular polygons to investigate the relationship between interior and exterior a...

Interior and Exterior Angles

Students use the properties of regular polygons to calculate interior and exterior angles. As learning progresse...

Pythagoras’ Theorem – Finding the Hypotenuse

Students learn how to derive and apply Pythagoras' Theorem to find the hypotenuse of right-angled triangles.  A...

Pythagoras’ Theorem – Shorter Sides

Students learn how to calculate a shorter side of a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  As learni...

Introducing Pythagoras’ Theorem

Students discover Pythagoras’ Theorem through construction of Pythagorean triples.  As learning progresses stude...

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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 […]