Foundation

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Foundation

Adding and Subtracting in Standard form

Students learn how to use non-calculator methods to solve addition and subtraction problems involving standard f...

Addition and Subtraction with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers.  As learning progresses...

Calculating a Repeated Percentage Change

Students learn how to calculate a repeated percentage change using decimal multipliers.  As learning progresses ...

Factorising Expressions with Powers

Students learn how to factorise expressions with powers by taking out the highest common factor.  As learning pr...

Frequency Trees

Students learn how to create frequency trees from two-way tables and written descriptions.  As learning progress...

Metric Units of Area and Volume

Students learn how to convert between metric units of area and volume using diagrams and proportional reasoning....

Proportion and Recipes

Students learn how to use proportion and ratio notation to adjust recipes for different amounts.  As learning pr...

Pythagoras’ Theorem in 3D

Students learn how to calculate unknown lengths in cuboids and other solids by applying Pythagoras' Theorem in ...

Surface Area of Square Based Pyramids

Students learn how to use net drawings and apply Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate the total surface area of squ...

Union and Intersection of Sets

Students learn how to calculate the union and intersection of sets using Venn diagrams.  As learning progresses ...

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...

Rotational Symmetry

Students learn how to use tracing paper and visual method to identify the order of rotational symmetry for 2D sh...

Properties of Quadrilaterals

Students learn how to recognise and describe quadrilateral shapes by their distinct geometrical properties.  As ...

Plotting Linear Inequalities

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

Inequalities with Two Variables

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

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]