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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Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson.  I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making.  When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback.  […]

Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]

Plotting and Interpreting Conversion Graphs

Plotting and interpreting conversion graphs requires linking together several mathematical techniques.  Recent U.K. examiner reports indicate there are several common misconceptions when plotting and interpreting conversion graphs.  These include: drawing non-linear scales on the x or y axis, using the incorrect units when converting between imperial and metric measurements, taking inaccurate readings from either axis not […]