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Number Properties

Short Multiplication

The start of the lesson reviews using the times table grid to calculate the products of two integers.   The deve...

Short Division

The start of the lesson reviews calculating the products of single digit integers.   The development phase build...

Prime Numbers

To define what makes a prime number students begin the lesson by calculating factors of several integers.  Prime...

Place Value

The start of the lesson reviews writing numbers as words by completing a cross number puzzle.   The development ...

Multiples of a Number

The lesson begins by recapping short multiplication using times tables up to 12 x 12.  In the main part of the l...

Factors of an Integer

The start of the lesson involves organising integers within a Venn diagram according to their number properties....

BODMAS and the Order of Operations

The start of the lesson challenges the class to create the numbers one to ten inclusive using a combination of k...

Addition and Subtraction with Integers

Students learn how to add and subtract with integers using the column method.  By using the place value table st...

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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 […]