Patterns and Sequences

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Patterns and Sequences

Creating a Sequence using Formulae

Students learn how about creating a sequence using formulae.  Students progress from using function machines to ...

Describing Number Patterns

Students learn describing number patterns on a term to term basis.  More able students tackle Fibonacci and geom...

Describing Picture Sequences

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

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...

Plotting Sequences on a Grid

Students learn about plotting sequences on a grid.  A handout is provided to help students progress from finding...

Revising Nth Term of Arithmetic Sequences

Students revise how to derive the nth term of an arithmetic sequence.  As learning progresses they use the nth t...

Term to Term Sequences

Students learn how to describe and continue linear and non-linear sequences using a term to term rule.  As learn...

Tables of Functions

Students are introduced to linear functions in the form y = mx + c by breaking them down using function machines...

Recurrence Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to generate terms of a sequence using a recurrence formula.  As le...

Nth Term Quadratic

To find the nth term of a quadratic sequence students are taught to break down the formula into into quadratic, ...

Nth Term Linear

Students learn how to create formula, called the nth term, to algebraically describe a numerical and picture ari...

Geometric Sequences

Throughout this mathematics lesson students learn how to derive the nth term for geometric sequences in the form...

Generating a Sequence

Students learn how to generate sequences using the nth term formula.  As learning progresses they progress from ...

Coordinates in all Four Quadrants

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate pairs in all four coordinates.  As learning progresses students c...

Coordinates in the First Quadrant

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate in the first quadrant.As learning progresses students consider th...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a 'deep dive' by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English […]

How to Solve Quadratics by Factorising

The method of how to solve quadratics by factorising is now part of the foundational knowledge students aiming for higher exam grades are expected to have.   Here is an example of such a question. Solve x2 + 7x – 18 = 0 In my experience of teaching and marking exam papers students often struggle with […]