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...
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Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

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

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 […]

Calculating Instantaneous Rates of Change

When calculating instantaneous rates of change students need to  visualise the properties of the gradient for a straight line graph.   I use the starter activity to see if they can match four graphs with their corresponding equations. The only clue is the direction and steepness of the red lines in relation to the blue line […]

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of showing a proportion of something.  Any fraction can be written as a decimal, and any decimal can be written as a percentage.  In this blog I discuss how to use the place value table and equivalent fractions to illustrate how fractions, decimals and percentages are connected. You can […]