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Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms

Students learn about simplifying expressions by collecting like terms.  As learning progresses they consider a m...

Writing Numbers in Standard Index Form

Using place value students learn how to convert ordinary numbers to standard index form.  As learning progresses...

Pythagoras’ Theorem – Shorter Sides

Students learn how to calculate a shorter side of a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  As learni...

Substitution Into Algebraic Expressions

Students learn how to substitute known values into algebraic expressions using algebra notation and the order of...

Factorising Expressions

Students learn how to factorise algebraic expressions using the highest common factor and basic algebraic notati...

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Solving Inequalities using a Number Line

Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values.  Here's how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]

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 […]