Key Stage 3

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Key Stage 3

3D Shapes and Prisms

Students learn about 3D shapes and prisms using their cross section, faces, vertices and number of edges.  More ...

Adding Fractions using a Fraction Wall

Students learn how to add fractions with different denominators using equivalent fraction diagrams.  As learning...

Addition with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with decimal numbers using place value and the column method.  Number pyr...

Addition with Negative Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with negative numbers  Later in the lesson they are challenged to work wi...

Alternate and Interior Angles in Parallel Lines

Students learn how to recognise and calculate alternate and interior angles in parallel lines.  As learning prog...

Alternative Number Systems

Students investigate alternative number systems including the Roman and Egyptian systems.  Less able students cr...

Angles of Elevation and Depression

Students learn how to construct and use scale drawings to measure angles of elevation and depression and unknown...

Area of Composite Shapes

Students learn how to find the area of composite shapes.  Learning progresses from counting the squares inside t...

Area of Triangles and Composite Shapes

Progressing on from finding the area of a triangle students calculate the area of composite shapes made up of tr...

Averages using the Median and Mode

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

Bisecting an Angle

Students learn how to construct an angle bisector using a pair of compasses and ruler.  As learning progresses t...

Calculating a Percentage Change

Students learn about calculating a percentage change using a decimal multiplier.  Learning progresses from findi...

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 a Simple Interest in Financial Mathematics

Students learn about calculating a simple interest in financial mathematics. Learning progresses from calculatin...

Calculating Fractions of an Amount

Students learn about calculating fractions of an amount using both diagrams and written methods.The start of...

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...

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Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]

Solving 3D Problems using Trigonometry

When teaching solving 3D problems using trigonometry we begin the lesson with a recap of Pythagoras’ Theorem and the three trigonometric ratios.  We do this by matching the ratio and equations to the respective right-angled triangle.   Students are encouraged to work in pairs and to show the diagrams as part of the working out on […]

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 […]