Algebra

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Algebra

Writing Expressions using Diagrams

Students learn about writing expressions using diagrams.  As learning progresses they create their own shapes fr...

Writing Expressions using Keywords

Students learn about writing expressions using keywords.  More able students are challenged to write expressions...

Solving Inequations

The start of the lesson is used to review deriving inequalities from number lines.  The development phase builds...

Inequalities

Students learn how to represent inequalities on a number using the correct notation.  As learning progresses stu...

Plotting Linear Inequalities

Students learn how to plot and calculate linear inequalities on a Cartesian axes.  As learning progresses they a...

Quadratic Inequalities

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve quadratic inequalities by identifying the roots to sketch...

Inequalities with Two Variables

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve multiple inequalities and represent common solutions on a...

Problems with Simultaneous Equations

To introduce the idea of equivalent equations the starter involves calculating the common factor between multipl...

Solving Simultaneous Equations

At the start of the lesson students review deriving and solving a simple equation from a geometrical puzzle.  Th...

Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically

The start of the lesson involves recognising the properties of linear functions both algebraically and graphical...

Finding the Equation of Straight Line Graphs

The start of the lesson is used to review calculating the midpoints of line segments with different gradients.  ...

Plotting Straight Line Graphs

The lesson begins with reviewing substituting known values into various linear formulae.  In the development pha...

Gradient of Perpendicular Lines

The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the equation of straight line graphs.  The development phas...

Gradient of Parallel Lines

The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the gradient of linear functions.  The development phase te...

Gradient of Straight Line Graphs

The start of the lesson reviews calculating the mid-point for line segments with different gradients.  The devel...

Plotting Straight Lines from Two Points

Students begin to plot equations in the form ax + by = c by substituting in x= 0 along the yaxis and y= 0 along ...

Mr Mathematics Blog

How to Simplify Surds

When learning how to simplify surds students need to understand the difference between a rational and irrational number. Rational numbers include integers and terminating and repeating decimals. They can be written as a fraction with both the numerator and denominator as integers. An irrational number is a number which, in its decimal form does not […]

Sharing an Amount to a Given Ratio

There are three common methods for sharing an amount to a given ratio.  Depending on the age group and ability range I am teaching I would choose one approach over the other two. The three methods are: Using fractions Unitary method Using a table In this blog I will demonstrate each of the three methods […]

Plotting Scatter Graphs and Understanding Correlation

To introduce plotting scatter graphs and understanding correlation I ask students to think about the relationships between different variables and to describe how they might be related. Here's my starter activity which students discuss in pairs then present to me on mini-whiteboards. When the students have had time to discuss the matching pairs we talk […]