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Algebra
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The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the equation of straight line graphs.  The development phas...
Algebra
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The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the gradient of linear functions.  The development phase te...
Algebra
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The start of the lesson reviews calculating the mid-point for line segments with different gradients.  The devel...
Algebra
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Plotting Straight Lines from Two Points

Students begin to plot equations in the form ax + by = c by substituting in x= 0 along the yaxis and y= 0 along ...
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Geometrical Proof with Vectors

Students learn how to use vector notation to prove geometrical facts about 2D shapes.  Throughout the lesson stu...
Shape
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Students learn how to perform vector addition and subtraction using column notation.  As learning progresses stu...
Algebra
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In this mathematics lesson students learn how to solve quadratics in the form ax2 + bx + c = 0 through factorisa...
Algebra
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Students learn to solve quadratic equations by factorising quadratic equations when the coefficient of x2 is one...
Algebra
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In this mathematics lesson students learn how to sketch quadratics by identifying the y intercept, roots and tur...
Algebra
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Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Equations

In the development phase the teacher is provided with several examples to demonstrate solving equations using th...
Algebra
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To solve a quadratic and linear equation simultaneously students first review the elimination method for two lin...
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Completing the Square

The method of Completing the Square is introduced through recognising a need to solve a quadratic when it can no...
Number
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Short Multiplication

The start of the lesson reviews using the times table grid to calculate the products of two integers.   The deve...
Number
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Short Division

The start of the lesson reviews calculating the products of single digit integers.   The development phase build...
Number
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Prime Numbers

To define what makes a prime number students begin the lesson by calculating factors of several integers.  Prime...
Number
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Place Value

The start of the lesson reviews writing numbers as words by completing a cross number puzzle.   The development ...

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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 […]