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Transformations

Enlarging Shapes on a Grid

Students learn how to enlarge shapes objects on a grid using a centre and scale factor. Learning progresses from...

How to perform rotations about a Centre

Students learn how to rotate an object on a grid using a centre, direction and amount of turn.  As learning prog...

Planes of Symmetry in 3D Shapes

Students learn how to identify the planes of symmetry in 3D shapes.  Learning progresses from sketching the plan...

Reflecting Shapes on a Grid

Students learn about reflecting shapes on a grid using horizontal, vertical and diagonal mirror lines.  As learn...

Reflective symmetry in 2D shapes

Students learn how to describe reflective symmetry in 2D shapes using mirror lines.  Learning progresses from fi...

Translating Shapes using Vectors

Students learn about translating shapes using vectors. As learning progresses they move from performing translat...

Vector Addition and Subtraction

Students learn how to perform vector addition and subtraction using column notation.  As learning progresses stu...

Calculating lengths in similar shapes

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

Congruence

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

Describing Transformations

Students learn how to fully describe single transformations at GCSE.  Throughout the lesson students encounter t...

Enlargements on a Grid

Students learn how to perform and describe enlargements using a centre and scale factor.  As learning progresses...

Enlarging Shapes to a Negative Scale Factor

Students learn how to perform enlargements to a negative scale factor.  As learning progresses they are challeng...

Reflections on a Grid

Students learn how to perform reflections on a grid using straight line graphs as the mirror line.  As learning ...

Rotations on a Grid

Students learn how to perform rotations on a grid using a centre, direction and amount of turn.  As learning pro...

Translations using Vector Notation

Students learn how to perform rotations on a grid using a centre, direction and amount of turn.  As learning pro...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]

How Write 3 Part Ratios

When learning how to write 3-part ratios students need to understand how ratios can be made equivalent. The start of the lesson reminds students by asking which of six ratios is the odd one out.  This is presented to the class as they come into the lesson.    Writing Equivalent Ratios  A few students immediately go […]