Ratio and Proportion

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Ratio and Proportion

Calculating Speed, Distance and Time

Using ratio notation students learn how to calculate the speed when given distance and time.  As learning progre...

Direct Proportion and Exchange Rates

Using equivalent ratios and the unitary method students learn how to calculate amounts that are in direct propor...

Ratio and Equivalent Proportions

Students learn how to use ratio and equivalent proportions to write a ratio as a fraction and percentage.  Using...

Scale Drawings

Students learn how to draw diagrams to a scale using ratio notation.  As learning progresses they learn how to c...

Sharing in a Given Ratio

Students learn how to divide a quantity into two or more parts when given a ratio.  As learning progresses stude...

Writing Ratios in their Simplest Form

Key stage 3 lesson where students learn about writing ratios in their simplest form using the highest common fac...

Simplifying Ratios

The start of the lesson is used to review matching simple proportions with their corresponding diagrams.  The de...

Sharing to a Ratio

The start of the lesson is used to review sharing a sum of money equally between three people.   The development...

Proportional Reasoning

The start of the lesson is used to review simplifying and calculating equivalent ratios.   The development phase...

Modelling Inverse Proportion

Students learn how to model inverse proportion problems using the constant of variation, k.  As learning progres...

Direct Linear Proportion

Students learn how to model variables in direct linear proportion using the constant of proportionality, K.  As ...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]