Key Stage 3

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Key Stage 3

Factor Pairs of Numbers and Terms

Students learn how to find all the factor pairs of numbers and terms.  More able are taught to find the factors ...

Factorising Expressions into a Pair of Brackets

Students learn how to factorise an algebraic expression into a pair of brackets using the highest common factor....

Finding any length of a Right-Angled Triangle

Key stage 3 mathematics for using Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate any length of a right-angled triangle.   Lea...

Finding Percentages without a Calculator

Students learn how to calculate a percentage of an amount  using either 10% or working with equivalent fractions...

Finding Prime Factors

Students learn about finding prime factors of a number.  This lesson builds on understanding what prime numbers ...

Finding Prime Numbers

Students learn about finding prime numbers using factor pairs and the Sieve of Eratosthenes.  Throughout the les...

Finding the Area of a Circle

Students learn how a circle can be formed into a parallelogram and rectangle so the area is derived as A =πr2.  ...

Finding the Area of a Rectangle

Students learn about finding the area of a rectangle.  They progress from counting the squares inside and multip...

Finding the Area of a Triangle

Students practice finding the area of a triangle.  As the lesson progresses students learn how to use the formul...

Finding the Circumference of a Circle

Students learn about finding the circumference of a circle as a multiple of π and as a decimal correct to 3 sign...

Finding the Highest Common Factor

Students learn about finding the highest common factor of numbers and terms.  More able student learn how to fin...

Finding the nth Term of a Sequence

Students learn about finding the nth term of a sequence.  During the lesson they are taught how to break a seque...

Finding the Original Amount – Percentage Changes

Students learn how to calculate the original amount after a simple percentage change.  Learning progresses from ...

Fractions and Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to convert between fractions and decimal numbers using place value and equivalent fractions. ...

Horizontal and Vertical Straight Line Graphs

Students learn how to plot and find the equation of horizontal and vertical straight line graphs.  As learning p...

How to Calculate the Mean Average

Students learn how to calculate the mean average from data in a list.  Later in the lesson they compare data set...

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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 […]