Algebra

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Algebra

Revising Plotting Straight Line Graphs

Students revise how to plot straight line graphs in the form y = mx + c.  Later, as learning progresses student ...

Revising Rearranging Formulae

Students revise how to change the subject of a formula using the balance method.  As learning progresses they us...

Revising Simplifying Expressions

Students revise how to simplify expressions by collecting like terms.  As learning progress they simplify algebr...

Revising Simultaneous Equations by Elimination

Students revise how to solve a pair of simultaneous equation by elimination.  Learning progresses from equations...

Revising Solving Complex Quadratics by Factorisation

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation in the form ax2 + bx + c = 0 by factorisation.  As learning pr...

Revising Solving Equations

Students revise how to use the balance method to solve equations where the unknown appears on one side of the eq...

Revising Solving Equations with Fractions

Revision lesson for solving linear equations involving fractions.  Questions range from solving 2-step equations...

Revising Solving Inequalities

Students revise how to solve a linear inequality and represent its solution using set notation and on a number l...

Revising Solving Quadratics by Factorisation

Students revise how to solve a quadratic equation in the form .x^2 + bc + c = 0 by factorisation.  As learning p...

Revising Substitution into Formulae

Students revise how to substitute known values into formulae using the order of operations.  Later, as learning ...

Revising the Equation of Straight Line Graphs

Students revise how to find the equation of a straight line, in the form y = mx + c, from a graph.  As learning ...

Setting up and Solving Equations

Students learn how to set up an equation using written descriptions and known geometrical facts.  Once the equat...

Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms

Students learn about simplifying expressions by collecting like terms.  As learning progresses they consider a m...

Solving an Equation with Function Machines

Students learn about solving an equation with function machines.  More able students can use the balance method ...

Solving Equations with Brackets

Students learn how to solve linear equations involving brackets and fractions using the balance method.The s...

Solving Equations with the Unknown on Both Sides

Mathematics lesson where students learn about solving equations with the unknown on both sides using the balance...

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Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

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 […]