Algebra

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Algebra

Multiplying out algebraic brackets

Students learn how to expand a pair of brackets with the constant and unknown on the outside.  As learning progr...

Plotting Graphs on a Grid

Students learn how to complete a table of results and plot a straight line graph on a grid in the form y = mx + ...

Plotting Sequences on a Grid

Students learn about plotting sequences on a grid.  A handout is provided to help students progress from finding...

Revising Algebraic Proof

Students revise how to prove a mathematical statement using the correct notation and algebraic reasoning.  Later...

Revising Area Under a Curve

Students revise how to estimate the distance travelled in a speed-time graph by finding the area under a curve. ...

Revising Completing the Square

Revision lesson for solving quadratic equations and identities  by completing the square.Learning progresses fro...

Revising Equations with the Unknown on Both Sides

Revision lesson for setting up and solving equations with the unknown on both sides.Learning progresses from...

Revising Expanding Brackets

Students revise how to expand a single pair of brackets by a number and term.  Learning progresses onto simplify...

Revising Expanding Cubic Expressions

Students revise how to expand a cubic expression from three binomials.  As learning progresses they link cubic e...

Revising Expanding Quadratics

Students revise how to expand and simplify the product of two brackets.  As learning progresses they consider qu...

Revising Factorising Expressions

Students revise how to factorise algebraic expressions by taking out the highest common factor.  As learning pro...

Revising Factorising Quadratics

Students revise how to factorise a quadratic in the form x2 + bx + c.  As learning progresses they link quadrati...

Revising Forming and Solving Quadratic Equations

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation using the formula.  After sufficient practice solving a range ...

Revising Function Machines

Students revise how to use function machines to identify the order of operations.  Later, as learning progresses...

Revising Function Notation and Composite Functions

Students revise how to substitute known values and expressions into basic and composite functions.  As learning ...

Revising Gradients of Curves

Students revise how to estimate the gradient at a point along a curve.  As learning progresses they link this to...

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Area of Compound Shapes

https://youtu.be/qbl0d8ofRwc To find the area of compound shapes students need to understand what the word compound means.  Therefore, I ask students to discuss in pairs a definition for the word compound and to extend it to include the shapes below.  As a result of their learning in science students agree that a compound can be […]

Priorities for the Spring Term

At the start of the Spring Term these are three main priorities for me as the Head of Mathematics.

Mutually Exclusive Outcomes and Events

I teach mutually exclusive outcomes directly after students have encountered Venn diagrams. This is the fifth Year 8 Probability lesson.