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Fractions

Adding Fractions using a Fraction Wall

Students learn how to add fractions with different denominators using equivalent fraction diagrams.  As learning...

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 Fractions of an Amount

Students learn about calculating fractions of an amount using both diagrams and written methods.The start of...

Calculations with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students apply their learning with fractions and mixed numbers to solve a wide range of calculations with fracti...

Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators

Using a fraction wall and equivalent fractions students learn about comparing fractions with different denominat...

Dividing Mixed Numbers and Top-Heavy Fractions

Students learn about dividing mixed numbers and top-heavy fractions using visual and written methods.At the ...

Dividing with Fractions using Visual Methods

Year 8 maths lesson where students learn about dividing with fractions using visual methods. Learning progresses...

Introducing Mixed Numbers

Students are introduced to the equivalence between top heavy fractions and mixed numbers through the use of diag...

Introduction to Writing Equivalent Fractions

Students learn about writing equivalent fractions using both written and visual methods.  As learning progresses...

Multiplying Mixed Numbers and Top-Heavy Fractions

Students learn how to calculate the product of mixed numbers and top heavy fractions using cross-simplifying.  A...

Multiplying with Fractions

Year 8 maths lesson on multiplying with fractions.  Students learn how to calculate the product of two fractions...

Revising Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Students revise how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with different denominators.  Learning progr...

Revising Adding and Subtracting Fractions with the same Denominator

Students revise how to add and subtract with fractions and mixed numbers with the same denominator.  Later, as l...

Revising Equivalent Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students revise how to calculate equivalent fractions and  convert between top-heavy fraction and mixed numbers....

Revising Multiplication and Division of Fractions

Students revise how to multiply and divide with fractions and mixed numbers.  Learning progresses on to problem ...

Subtracting Fractions using a Fraction Wall

Students learn how to subtract fractions with using equivalent fraction diagrams.  As learning progresses more a...

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Area of Compound Shapes

https://youtu.be/qbl0d8ofRwc To find the area of compound shapes students need to understand what the word compound means.  Therefore, I ask students to discuss in pairs a definition for the word compound and to extend it to include the shapes below.  As a result of their learning in science students agree that a compound can be […]

Priorities for the Spring Term

At the start of the Spring Term these are three main priorities for me as the Head of Mathematics.

Mutually Exclusive Outcomes and Events

I teach mutually exclusive outcomes directly after students have encountered Venn diagrams. This is the fifth Year 8 Probability lesson.