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Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

Students learn how to find the sum and difference of two algebraic expressions by expanding brackets.  Learning ...
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Expanding Cubic Expressions

Students learn how to write the product of three binomials by expanding a cubic expression. Learning progresses ...

Expressing One Number as a Percentage of Another

Students learn about expressing one number as a percentage of another number using both calculator and non-calcu...

Exterior Angles of Polygons

Progressing on from finding angles in parallel lines students in Year 8 learn how to calculate the exterior angl...

Factor Pairs of Numbers and Terms

Students learn how to find all the factor pairs of numbers and terms.  More able are taught to find the factors ...

Factorising Expressions into a Pair of Brackets

Students learn how to factorise an algebraic expression into a pair of brackets using the highest common factor....

Factorising Expressions with Powers

Students learn how to factorise expressions with powers by taking out the highest common factor.  As learning pr...

Finding any length of a Right-Angled Triangle

Key stage 3 mathematics for using Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate any length of a right-angled triangle.   Lea...

Finding Percentages without a Calculator

Students learn how to calculate a percentage of an amount  using either 10% or working with equivalent fractions...

Finding Prime Factors

Students learn about finding prime factors of a number.  This lesson builds on understanding what prime numbers ...

Finding Prime Numbers

Students learn about finding prime numbers using factor pairs and the Sieve of Eratosthenes.  Throughout the les...

Finding the Area of a Circle

Students learn how a circle can be formed into a parallelogram and rectangle so the area is derived as A =πr2.  ...

Finding the Area of a Rectangle

Students learn about finding the area of a rectangle.  They progress from counting the squares inside and multip...

Finding the Area of a Triangle

Students practice finding the area of a triangle.  As the lesson progresses students learn how to use the formul...

Finding the Circumference of a Circle

Students learn about finding the circumference of a circle as a multiple of π and as a decimal correct to 3 sign...

Finding the Highest Common Factor

Students learn about finding the highest common factor of numbers and terms.  More able student learn how to fin...

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Rounding to a significant figure

When I teach rounding to a significant figure, I ask the class to discuss in pairs or small groups a definition for the word significant.  It is a word that all the students have heard before but not all are able to define. After 2 or 3 minutes of conversation I ask the students to […]

Calculating Instantaneous Rates of Change

When calculating instantaneous rates of change students need to  visualise the properties of the gradient for a straight line graph.   I use the starter activity to see if they can match four graphs with their corresponding equations. The only clue is the direction and steepness of the red lines in relation to the blue line […]

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of showing a proportion of something.  Any fraction can be written as a decimal, and any decimal can be written as a percentage.  In this blog I discuss how to use the place value table and equivalent fractions to illustrate how fractions, decimals and percentages are connected. You can […]