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Constructions

Angles of Elevation and Depression

Students learn how to construct and use scale drawings to measure angles of elevation and depression and unknown...

Bisecting an Angle

Students learn how to construct an angle bisector using a pair of compasses and ruler.  As learning progresses t...

Constructing Triangles using Compasses and Protractors

Students learn how about constructing triangles using compasses and protractors using SSS, SAS and ASA.  As lear...

Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths

Students learn how to construct a perpendicular bisector and equidistant path using a pair of compasses and rule...

Revising Constructing Loci

Students revise how to construct the locus of a line and about a point to solve various geometry problems.  As l...

Scale Drawings of Bearings

Using their knowledge of triangles students learn how to construct scale drawings of bearings.  As learning prog...

Constructing Angle Bisectors

Students learn how to construct angle bisectors using a pair of compasses and a straight edge.  The lesson cover...

Constructions – Angle, Side, Angle

Constructions - Angle, Side, Angle:  Students learn how to construct triangles and polygons using a protractor a...

Constructions – Side, Angle, Side

Constructions - Side, Angle, Side: Students learn how to construct triangles and other polygons using a ruler an...

Constructions – Side, Side, Side

Constructions - Side, Side, Side:  Students learn how to construct triangles and other polygons using a pair of ...

Constructing Loci and Regions

Students learn how to construct the locus of a region by considering loci about a point and line.  Learning is e...

Constructing Loci and Equidistant Paths

Students learn how to construct equidistant paths and identify specific points using angle bisectors and constru...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]

How Write 3 Part Ratios

When learning how to write 3-part ratios students need to understand how ratios can be made equivalent. The start of the lesson reminds students by asking which of six ratios is the odd one out.  This is presented to the class as they come into the lesson.    Writing Equivalent Ratios  A few students immediately go […]