Properties of Shapes

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Properties of Shapes

3D Shapes and Prisms

Students learn about 3D shapes and prisms using their cross section, faces, vertices and number of edges.  More ...

Describing Quadrilaterals

Students learn about describing quadrilaterals using their special features.  More able students are challenged ...

Properties of Triangles

Students learn about the properties of triangles.  They explore the various unique triangles that can be made on...

Revising Properties of Quadrilaterals

Students revise how to describe the unique properties of each quadrilateral.  As learning progresses they use th...

Tessellation with Shapes

Students learn about tessellation with shapes.  More able students consider the angles of each shape.  Less able...

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 […]