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Using Parabolas to Solve Quadratic Equations

Students learn how to find the solutions to a quadratic equation using graphs.  Learning progresses from solving...

Working with Functions

Students learn how to use the correct notation to calculate outputs and inputs for complex functions.  As learni...

Translating Functions

Students learn how to perform and describe graphical transformations in the form f(x+a) for horizontal translati...

Stretching Functions

Students learn how to transform a graph through a horizontal stretch in the form f(ax) or vertical stretch in th...

Solving Equations Through Iteration

Students learn how to use numerical methods to solve equations through iteration.  As learning progresses they a...

Inverse Functions

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to find the inverse of a function using function machines.  As lea...

Differentiation

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to use differentiation to find the gradient function of non-linear...

Composite Functions

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to find the output of composite functions using the correct notati...

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 […]