Algebra

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Algebra

Plotting Reciprocal Functions

Students learn about plotting reciprocal functions using a table of results and choosing suitable axes.  As lear...

Plotting Quadratic Functions

Students learn about plotting quadratic functions by completing a table of results and choosing a suitable scale...

Plotting Cubic Functions

Students learn how to plot cubic functions by completing a table of results and choosing appropriate axes.  As l...

Working with Functions

Students learn how to use the correct notation to calculate outputs and inputs for complex functions.  As learni...

Translating Functions

Students learn how to perform and describe graphical transformations in the form f(x+a) for horizontal translati...

Stretching Functions

Students learn how to transform a graph through a horizontal stretch in the form f(ax) or vertical stretch in th...

Solving Equations Through Iteration

Students learn how to use numerical methods to solve equations through iteration.  As learning progresses they a...

Inverse Functions

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to find the inverse of a function using function machines.  As lea...

Composite Functions

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to find the output of composite functions using the correct notati...

Equations with Algebraic Fractions

Students learn how to solve equations with algebraic fractions by finding common denominators and using the bala...

Simplifying Algebraic Fractions

When simplifying algebraic fractions students first need to be able to factorize and expand linear as well as qu...

Writing Formulae

Students learn how to write mathematical formulae using written descriptions.  As learning progresses students b...

Substitution into Formulae

Students learn how to substitute known values into formulae using the order of operations and algebraic notation...

Rearranging Formulae by Factorising

Students learn how to change the subject of a formula by factorising and the balance method.  A treasure hunt ac...

Rearranging Formulae

Rearranging formulae is a key topic at GCSE.  Students learn how to use the balance method and order of operatio...

Kinematics Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to apply and manipulate various kinematics formulae to solve and m...

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 […]