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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...

Interpreting Straight Line Graphs

Students learn about interpreting straight line graphs by finding the gradient and intercept values.  As learnin...

Plotting Graphs on a Grid

Students learn how to complete a table of results and plot a straight line graph on a grid in the form y = mx + ...

Using Graphs to Solve Linear Equations

Students learn about using graphs to solve linear equations. Learning progresses from solving equations where th...

Using Real Life Graphs

Students learn how to model situations or procedures using real life graphs.  Learning progresses from drawing t...

Finding the Equation of Straight Line Graphs

The start of the lesson is used to review calculating the midpoints of line segments with different gradients.  ...

Plotting Straight Line Graphs

The lesson begins with reviewing substituting known values into various linear formulae.  In the development pha...

Gradient of Perpendicular Lines

The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the equation of straight line graphs.  The development phas...

Gradient of Parallel Lines

The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the gradient of linear functions.  The development phase te...

Gradient of Straight Line Graphs

The start of the lesson reviews calculating the mid-point for line segments with different gradients.  The devel...

Plotting Straight Lines from Two Points

Students begin to plot equations in the form ax + by = c by substituting in x= 0 along the yaxis and y= 0 along ...

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Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms

To introduce teaching reciprocals of numbers and terms I begin the lesson explaining that everything has an opposite.  The opposite of shutting a door is to open it.  The opposite of saying hello is to say goodbye.  Numbers have opposites too we call them reciprocals. Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms To start the lesson […]

Surface Area of Cylinders

When I teach how to find the surface area of cylinders I like to add a constant level of challenge and enjoyment to the lesson.  Rather than repetitively calculating the surface area of a cylinder I introduce more complex cylindrical shapes. How to find the Surface Area of Cylinders To find the surface area of […]

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Inspiring students to enjoy maths and feel the success that comes with attempting a difficult challenge is why I teach.  The feeling of success is addictive.  The more students experience it the more they want it and the further out of their comfort zone they are willing to go to get more of it.  Teaching […]