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Constructing Triangles using Compasses and Protractors

Students learn how about constructing triangles using compasses and protractors using SSS, SAS and ASA.  As lear...

Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages

>Using the place value table and equivalent fractions students learn about converting between fractions, deci...

Corresponding Angles in Parallel Lines

Year 8 mathematics lesson where students learn how to recognise and calculate corresponding angles in parallel l...

Creating a Sequence using Formulae

Students learn how about creating a sequence using formulae.  Students progress from using function machines to ...

Describing Number Patterns

Students learn describing number patterns on a term to term basis.  More able students tackle Fibonacci and geom...

Describing Picture Sequences

Students learn how about describing picture sequences.  During the lesson students learn how to model a picture ...

Describing Quadrilaterals

Students learn about describing quadrilaterals using their special features.  More able students are challenged ...

Direct Proportion and Exchange Rates

Using equivalent ratios and the unitary method students learn how to calculate amounts that are in direct propor...

Dividing a number by a power of ten

Students learn about dividing a number by a power of ten.  Most able students divide by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.01.  Les...

Dividing Mixed Numbers and Top-Heavy Fractions

Students learn about dividing mixed numbers and top-heavy fractions using visual and written methods.At the ...

Dividing with Fractions using Visual Methods

Year 8 maths lesson where students learn about dividing with fractions using visual methods. Learning progresses...

Dividing with Negative Numbers

Students learn about dividing with negative numbers using written methods.  More able students work with negativ...

Division with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform division with decimal numbers using the box method.  Less able students use a time...

Draw and Interpret Line Graphs

Using real life data students learn how to draw and interpret line graphs. As learning progresses students learn...

Drawing Parabolas

To practice drawing parabolas students learn how to create a table of results for a quadratic equation. They use...

Drawing Stem and Leaf Diagrams

Students learn about drawing stem and leaf diagrams using a key.  More able students are challenged to plot back...

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Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

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 […]