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Using Calculator Efficiently

The start of the lesson reviews basic calculator operation using the order of operations and place value to calc...

Calculations with Surds

By simplifying surds using square factors students learn how to evaluate and simplify expressions, such as, expa...

Simplifying Surds

Students learn about what a surd is and how it can be simplified using square factors.  To consolidate and exten...

Writing Numbers in Standard Index Form

Using place value students learn how to convert ordinary numbers to standard index form.  As learning progresses...

Square and Cube Numbers

Students are introduced to the concept of square and cube numbers through the use of diagrams of volumes and are...

Calculations With Standard Index Form

To calculate with numbers written in standard form students are taught how to apply the rules of indices to a ba...

Rules of Indices

Using the multiplication and division rules students learn how to evaluate expressions in index notation.  As le...

Rationalising Denominators

The start of the lesson reviews simplifying products and quotients involving surds since this is prerequisite kn...

Prime Factor Decomposition

Students learn how to break down a number using its prime factors and write the result using index notation.  As...

Indices with Negative Powers

Students learn how to calculate the reciprocal of a number and evaluate indices with negative powers.  As learni...

Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple

Using prime factors and Venn Diagrams students are able to calculate the highest common factor and lowest common...

Indices with Fractional Powers

Students use reciprocals to evaluate indices with fractional and decimal powers.  Using square and cube numbers ...

Adding Fractions with Different Denominators

To add and subtract fractions with different denominators students are taught to use equivalent fractions to fin...

Recurring Decimals

Students learn the difference between terminating and recurring decimals and how to convert a recurring decimal ...

Multiplying Fractions

Students learn how to multiply fractions using visual and numerical methods.  As learning progresses 'cross sim...

Mixed Numbers and Top Heavy Fractions

Students learn how to convert between mixed numbers and top heavy fractions using visual and numerical methods. ...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Area of Compound Shapes

https://youtu.be/qbl0d8ofRwc To find the area of compound shapes students need to understand what the word compound means.  Therefore, I ask students to discuss in pairs a definition for the word compound and to extend it to include the shapes below.  As a result of their learning in science students agree that a compound can be […]

Priorities for the Spring Term

At the start of the Spring Term these are three main priorities for me as the Head of Mathematics.

Mutually Exclusive Outcomes and Events

I teach mutually exclusive outcomes directly after students have encountered Venn diagrams. This is the fifth Year 8 Probability lesson.