Introduction to Maths

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Introduction to Maths

Problem Solving with Number

Students practise problem solving with number using times tables, addition, subtraction and the order of operati...
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Problem Solving with Shape

Students practise problem solving with shape using reflective 24 hour times, properties of 2D shapes and investi...

Problem Solving with Time Tables

Students practise problem solving with time tables using multiplication grids, factors and understanding divisio...

Using Scientific Calculators

Students practise using scientific calculators to solve problems involving brackets, powers and the order of ope...

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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 […]