Algebra

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Algebra

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 ...

Revising Transforming Graphs

Students revise how to perform vertical and horizontal translations of graphical functions.  Later, as learning ...

Revising Trigonometric Graphs and Equations

Students revise how to sketch a Sine, Cosine and Tangent graph in the range 0° to 360°.  Later, as learning prog...

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...

Solving One Step Equations

Students learn how to solve a simple equation using the balance.  To do this they are taught how opposite functi...

Solving Quadratic Identities

Students learn how to solve quadratic identities by completing the square and equating terms. As learning progre...

Solving Two Step Equations

Using the balance method students are taught how to solve two-step equations involving multiplications and divis...

Substituting Numbers into Expressions

Students learn about substituting numbers into expressions.  Using the order of operations they are taught how t...

Substituting Numbers into Formulae

Students learn about substituting numbers into formulae using the order of operations.  As learning progresses s...

Using Graphs to Solve Linear Equations

Students learn about using graphs to solve linear equations. Learning progresses from solving equations where th...

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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.