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3D Shapes and Prisms

Students learn about 3D shapes and prisms using their cross section, faces, vertices and number of edges.  More ...

Adding and Subtracting in Standard form

Students learn how to use non-calculator methods to solve addition and subtraction problems involving standard f...

Adding Fractions using a Fraction Wall

Students learn how to add fractions with different denominators using equivalent fraction diagrams.  As learning...

Addition and Subtraction with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers.  As learning progresses...

Addition with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with decimal numbers using place value and the column method.  Number pyr...

Addition with Negative Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with negative numbers  Later in the lesson they are challenged to work wi...

Alternate and Interior Angles in Parallel Lines

Students learn how to recognise and calculate alternate and interior angles in parallel lines.  As learning prog...

Alternative Number Systems

Students investigate alternative number systems including the Roman and Egyptian systems.  Less able students cr...

Angles of Elevation and Depression

Students learn how to construct and use scale drawings to measure angles of elevation and depression and unknown...

Applying Circle Theorems Involving Tangents

Students learn about applying circle theorems involving tangents to solve complex problems.  The alternate segme...

Applying Multiple Circle Theorems

Students learn about applying multiple circle theorems to solve complex problems. The relevant circle theorems a...

Area of Composite Shapes

Students learn how to find the area of composite shapes.  Learning progresses from counting the squares inside t...

Area of Triangles and Composite Shapes

Progressing on from finding the area of a triangle students calculate the area of composite shapes made up of tr...

Averages using the Median and Mode

Students learn about averages using the median and mode.  As learning progresses they use the averages to compar...

Bisecting an Angle

Students learn how to construct an angle bisector using a pair of compasses and ruler.  As learning progresses t...

Calculating a Percentage Change

Students learn about calculating a percentage change using a decimal multiplier.  Learning progresses from findi...

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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 […]

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 […]