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Finding Prime Factors

Students learn about finding prime factors of a number.  This lesson builds on understanding what prime numbers ...

Angles about a Point

The main concept throughout the lesson is the sum of angles on a straight line being equal to 180° and those abo...

Adding and Subtracting with Decimals

To add and subtract with decimal numbers students learn how to use the place value table to align the digits in ...

Interior and Exterior Angles

Students use the properties of regular polygons to calculate interior and exterior angles. As learning progresse...

Percentage Decreases

Using efficient calculator methods students are taught how to calculate a percentage decrease.  Throughout the l...

Writing Numbers in Standard Index Form

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

Adding Fractions with Different Denominators

To add and subtract fractions with different denominators students are taught to use equivalent fractions to fin...

Describing Transformations

Students learn how to fully describe single transformations at GCSE.  Throughout the lesson students encounter t...

Calculating a Fraction of an Amount

To calculate a fraction of an amount students begin to understand how the term 'of' in mathematics relates to ...

Long Multiplication

Students learn how to perform long multiplication using ‘The Chinese Method’.  To progress students begin to app...

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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 […]

How Write 3 Part Ratios

When learning how to write 3-part ratios students need to understand how ratios can be made equivalent. The start of the lesson reminds students by asking which of six ratios is the odd one out.  This is presented to the class as they come into the lesson.    Writing Equivalent Ratios  A few students immediately go […]