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Volume of Similar Shapes and Volume Scale Factor

Students learn how to calculate the volume scale factor from similar solids to calculate a capacity. As learning...

Calculating lengths in similar shapes

Students learn how to identify and calculate missing lengths in similar shapes using the length scale factor. As...

Similar Shapes Calculations

Students learn about the relationship between the length, area and volume scale factors of similar shapes.  As l...

Similar Areas

Students learn how to calculate areas of similar shapes using the area scale factor.  As learning progresses stu...

Congruence

Students learn how to recognise and prove congruency using various angle properties and geometrical facts.  As l...

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 […]