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Averages using the Median and Mode

Students learn about averages using the median and mode.  As learning progresses they use the averages to compar...

Comparing Stem and Leaf Diagrams

Students learn about comparing stem and leaf diagrams using the median average and range.  As students progress ...

Drawing Stem and Leaf Diagrams

Students learn about drawing stem and leaf diagrams using a key.  More able students are challenged to plot back...

How to Calculate the Mean Average

Students learn how to calculate the mean average from data in a list.  Later in the lesson they compare data set...

Mean Average and Range

Students learn how to find the mean average and range.  Building on calculating the mean students compare sets o...

Using the Range

The majority of the lesson is based around using the range to compare data sets in addition to an average.  Emph...

Stem & Leaf Diagrams

Students learn how to read data and calculate averages from a stem and leaf diagram.  As learning progresses stu...

Median and Mode Averages

Students learn how to calculate the median and mode averages from data presented as a list.  As learning progres...

Mean Average from Grouped Data

Students learn how to estimate the mean average from data in a grouped frequency table.  As learning progresses ...

Mean Average from a Frequency Table

Students learn how to calculate the mean average of discrete data from a frequency table.  As learning progresse...

Mean Average from Discrete Data

Students learn how to calculate the mean average of discrete data using calculator and non-calculator methods.  ...

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Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]

Solving 3D Problems using Trigonometry

When teaching solving 3D problems using trigonometry we begin the lesson with a recap of Pythagoras’ Theorem and the three trigonometric ratios.  We do this by matching the ratio and equations to the respective right-angled triangle.   Students are encouraged to work in pairs and to show the diagrams as part of the working out on […]

Rounding to a significant figure

When I teach rounding to a significant figure, I ask the class to discuss in pairs or small groups a definition for the word significant.  It is a word that all the students have heard before but not all are able to define. After 2 or 3 minutes of conversation I ask the students to […]