Key Stage 3

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Key Stage 3

Writing Expressions using Keywords

Students learn about writing expressions using keywords.  More able students are challenged to write expressions...

Writing Fractions as Percentages

Students learn how to convert between fractions and percentages using the place value table, factors of 100 equi...

Writing Numbers using Words and Digits

Students learn about writing numbers using words and digits through the place value.  Less able students have ac...

Writing Ratios in their Simplest Form

Key stage 3 lesson where students learn about writing ratios in their simplest form using the highest common fac...

Writing small numbers in Standard Form

Students learn how to convert between ordinary and standard form for numbers less than 1.  More able students ar...

Venn Diagrams

Venn diagrams are introduced as a means to organise sets of data into a sample space diagram.  As learning progr...
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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 […]

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 […]