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Number
Interactive Lessons

Multiples of a Number

The lesson begins by recapping short multiplication using times tables up to 12 x 12.  In the main part of the l...
Number
Interactive Lessons

Factors of an Integer

The start of the lesson involves organising integers within a Venn diagram according to their number properties....
Number
Interactive Lessons

BODMAS and the Order of Operations

The start of the lesson challenges the class to create the numbers one to ten inclusive using a combination of k...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

Term to Term Sequences

Students learn how to describe and continue linear and non-linear sequences using a term to term rule.  As learn...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

Tables of Functions

Students are introduced to linear functions in the form y = mx + c by breaking them down using function machines...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

Recurrence Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to generate terms of a sequence using a recurrence formula.  As le...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

To find the nth term of a quadratic sequence students are taught to break down the formula into into quadratic, ...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

Nth Term Linear

Students learn how to create formula, called the nth term, to algebraically describe a numerical and picture ari...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

Geometric Sequences

Throughout this mathematics lesson students learn how to derive the nth term for geometric sequences in the form...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

Generating a Sequence

Students learn how to generate sequences using the nth term formula.  As learning progresses they progress from ...
Algebra
Free Resources

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate pairs in all four coordinates.  As learning progresses students c...
Algebra
Interactive Lessons

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate in the first quadrant.As learning progresses students consider th...
Free Resources

Nets of Solids

Nets of Solids: Students learn how to visualise a solid 3D shape from its net and how different nets can create ...
Shape
Interactive Lessons

Parts of a Circle

Students learn how to identify and measure the different parts of a circle while using the correct mathematical ...
Shape
Interactive Lessons

Reflective Symmetry

Students learn how to perform and describe reflections of 2D shapes using a mirror line.  As learning progresses...
Shape
Interactive Lessons

Isometric Drawings

Students learn how to draw three-dimensional shapes using isometric paper.  As learning progresses they are chal...

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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 […]