Key Stage 3

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Key Stage 3

Describing Picture Sequences

Students learn how about describing picture sequences.  During the lesson students learn how to model a picture ...

Describing Quadrilaterals

Students learn about describing quadrilaterals using their special features.  More able students are challenged ...

Direct Proportion and Exchange Rates

Using equivalent ratios and the unitary method students learn how to calculate amounts that are in direct propor...

Dividing a number by a power of ten

Students learn about dividing a number by a power of ten.  Most able students divide by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.01.  Les...

Dividing Mixed Numbers and Top-Heavy Fractions

Students learn about dividing mixed numbers and top-heavy fractions using visual and written methods.At the ...

Dividing with Fractions using Visual Methods

Year 8 maths lesson where students learn about dividing with fractions using visual methods. Learning progresses...

Dividing with Negative Numbers

Students learn about dividing with negative numbers using written methods.  More able students work with negativ...

Division with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform division with decimal numbers using the box method.  Less able students use a time...

Draw and Interpret Line Graphs

Using real life data students learn how to draw and interpret line graphs. As learning progresses students learn...

Drawing Parabolas

To practice drawing parabolas students learn how to create a table of results for a quadratic equation. They use...

Drawing Stem and Leaf Diagrams

Students learn about drawing stem and leaf diagrams using a key.  More able students are challenged to plot back...

Enlarging Shapes on a Grid

Students learn how to enlarge shapes objects on a grid using a centre and scale factor. Learning progresses from...

Estimate Probabilities from Experimental Data

Students learn how to estimate probabilities from experimental data to check for bias.  As learning progresses t...
Interactive Lessons

Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

Students learn how to find the sum and difference of two algebraic expressions by expanding brackets.  Learning ...
Interactive Lessons

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...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Solving Inequalities using a Number Line

Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values.  Here's how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]

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 […]