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Metric Units of Area and Volume

Students learn how to convert between metric units of area and volume using diagrams and proportional reasoning....

Converting Between Imperial and Metric Units

Students learn how to convert between imperial and metric units using standard conversion factors.  As learning ...

Converting Between Imperial Units

Students learn how to convert between imperial measures of length, weight and capacity using standard conversion...

Converting Between Metric Units

Students learn how to convert between metric measures of length, weight and capacity using standard conversion f...

Conversion Graphs

Students learn how to convert between non-standard units including currencies and imperial lengths using graphic...

Time Conversions

Students learn how to convert between analogue and digital time using the 12 and 24 hour clock.  As learning pro...

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Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]

Solving 3D Problems using Trigonometry

When teaching solving 3D problems using trigonometry we begin the lesson with a recap of Pythagoras’ Theorem and the three trigonometric ratios.  We do this by matching the ratio and equations to the respective right-angled triangle.   Students are encouraged to work in pairs and to show the diagrams as part of the working out on […]

Rounding to a significant figure

When I teach rounding to a significant figure, I ask the class to discuss in pairs or small groups a definition for the word significant.  It is a word that all the students have heard before but not all are able to define. After 2 or 3 minutes of conversation I ask the students to […]