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...

Pythagoras’ Theorem in 3D

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

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...

Problems with Simultaneous Equations

To introduce the idea of equivalent equations the starter involves calculating the common factor between multipl...

Solving Simultaneous Equations

At the start of the lesson students review deriving and solving a simple equation from a geometrical puzzle.  Th...

Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically

The start of the lesson involves recognising the properties of linear functions both algebraically and graphical...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms

To introduce teaching reciprocals of numbers and terms I begin the lesson explaining that everything has an opposite.  The opposite of shutting a door is to open it.  The opposite of saying hello is to say goodbye.  Numbers have opposites too we call them reciprocals. Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms To start the lesson […]

Surface Area of Cylinders

When I teach how to find the surface area of cylinders I like to add a constant level of challenge and enjoyment to the lesson.  Rather than repetitively calculating the surface area of a cylinder I introduce more complex cylindrical shapes. How to find the Surface Area of Cylinders To find the surface area of […]

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Inspiring students to enjoy maths and feel the success that comes with attempting a difficult challenge is why I teach.  The feeling of success is addictive.  The more students experience it the more they want it and the further out of their comfort zone they are willing to go to get more of it.  Teaching […]