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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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Comparing Datasets using the Mean and Range

In my experience, students, in general, find the concept of a mean straightforward to calculate and understand. However, the mean alone does not provide a complete picture of a set of data. To achieve this, a measure of spread is also required. The range is the simplest measure that can be used for this. Not […]

Solving Problems with Angles in Parallel Lines

Solving problems with angles in parallel lines is like solving a murder mystery.  One clue leads on to the next and the next until the murderer is found.  However, it doesn’t end there.  The detectives need to explain their reasoning in court using the relevant laws and procedures should the murderer plead not guilty.  If […]

Solving Two Step Equations using the Balance Method

An equation is when one expression, or term, is equal to another.  To solve an equation means to find the value of the variable (represented by a letter) that makes the two expressions equal.  There are two types of equations for secondary school mathematics, linear and none-linear.  In this blog I write about how I […]