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Writing Probabilities

The start of the lesson is used to review systematically ordering possible permutations of combined events.  The...

Venn Diagrams

Venn diagrams are introduced as a means to organise sets of data into a sample space diagram.  As learning progr...
Interactive Lessons

Sample Space Diagrams

Students learn how to organise all the permutations of multiple events using tables and sample space diagrams.  ...

Probability Trees

Students are introduced to probability trees as a means to systematically calculate probabilities when two or mo...

Probability Scale

At the start of the lesson students match an event with the keyword which most closely matches the likelihood of...

Probability Experiment

Students carry out a probability experiment to explore the relationship between theoretical and experimental pro...
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Mutually Exclusive Events

The start of the lesson is used to review the probability scale and theoretical probability.  Students extend on...

Probability and Expectation

The start of the lesson is used to review generating data sets from theoretical probabilities.  The development ...

Conditional Probability

The start of the lesson is used to review calculating the probability of two independent events using a tree dia...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]