Handling Data

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Handling Data

Averages using the Median and Mode

Students learn about averages using the median and mode.  As learning progresses they use the averages to compar...

Calculating a Probability from Sample Space Diagrams

Students learn how to create a sample space diagram to find the probability of two or more events. As learning p...

Calculating Probabilities from Two-Way Tables

Students learn how to calculate a probability from a two-way table.  As learning progresses students learn how t...

Comparing Stem and Leaf Diagrams

Students learn about comparing stem and leaf diagrams using the median average and range.  As students progress ...

Comparing the Probability of Events

Students learn about comparing the probability of events using fractions on a probability scale.At the start...

Construct and Interpret Pie Charts

Students learn how to construct a pie chart from a frequency table.  As learning progresses they compare sets of...

Draw and Interpret Line Graphs

Using real life data students learn how to draw and interpret line graphs. As learning progresses students learn...

Drawing Stem and Leaf Diagrams

Students learn about drawing stem and leaf diagrams using a key.  More able students are challenged to plot back...

Estimate Probabilities from Experimental Data

Students learn how to estimate probabilities from experimental data to check for bias.  As learning progresses t...

Frequency Trees

Students learn how to create frequency trees from two-way tables and written descriptions.  As learning progress...

How to Calculate the Mean Average

Students learn how to calculate the mean average from data in a list.  Later in the lesson they compare data set...

Introducing Probability with Fractions

Students learn how to write probabilities to describe the likelihood of an event.  As learning progresses studen...

Mean Average and Range

Students learn how to find the mean average and range.  Building on calculating the mean students compare sets o...

Permutations of Two Events

Students learn how to list all the permutations of two events to calculate to calculate their probabilities.  As...

Plotting and Interpreting Continuous Bar Charts

Students learn how to illustrate and interpret a set of continuous data using bar charts.  Population pyramids a...

Predicting Outcomes using Probability

Students learn how to predict outcomes using probability.  As learning progresses students understand the effect...

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Literacy in Mathematics – Creating Problem Solvers

Last year my school had a OFSTED trial inspection. Whilst the maths team recieved favourable feedback the inspectors noted a need for a focus on whole school literacy. Because of this I was asked to demonstrate how we develop student's literacy in mathematics. Literacy in Mathematics By developing student's literacy in mathematics we aim to […]

Angles in Polygons

There are two key learning points when solving problems with angles in polygons.  The first is to understand why all the exterior angles of a polygon have a sum of 360°.  The second is to understand the interior and exterior angles appear on the same straight line. Students can be told these two facts and […]

Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]