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3D Shapes

Nets of Solids

Nets of Solids: Students learn how to visualise a solid 3D shape from its net and how different nets can create ...

Isometric Drawings

Students learn how to draw three-dimensional shapes using isometric paper.  As learning progresses they are chal...

Elevation Drawings

To draw elevation drawings of 3D shapes students are taught to align the front, plan and side views of cuboids a...

Properties of 3D Shapes

Students learn how to distinguish between various solids using the correct vocabulary to describe their unique g...

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Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson.  I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making.  When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback.  […]

Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]

Plotting and Interpreting Conversion Graphs

Plotting and interpreting conversion graphs requires linking together several mathematical techniques.  Recent U.K. examiner reports indicate there are several common misconceptions when plotting and interpreting conversion graphs.  These include: drawing non-linear scales on the x or y axis, using the incorrect units when converting between imperial and metric measurements, taking inaccurate readings from either axis not […]