Treasure Hunt

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Treasure Hunt

Inequalities

Students learn how to represent inequalities on a number using the correct notation.  As learning progresses stu...

Completing the Square

The method of Completing the Square is introduced through recognising a need to solve a quadratic when it can no...

Area of Circles Problems

The lesson is intended to consolidate applying the area of circle formula to solve complex problems.  To extend ...

Solving Equations

The start of the lesson introduces the need to generate and solve an equation through a sense of wonder and magi...

Writing Probabilities

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

Angles in a Triangle

Students begin by investigating the sum of the angles in different types of triangles.  As learning progresses t...

Interior and Exterior Angles

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

Reverse Percentages

Using equivalent ratios students learn how to work a percentage change in reverse to calculate the original 100%...

Compound Percentage Increases

Students learn how to calculate a compound percentage increase using a multiplier.

Compound Percentage Decrease

Students learn how to calculate a compound percentage decrease using a multiplier.

Rules of Indices

Using the multiplication and division rules students learn how to evaluate expressions in index notation.  As le...

Recurring Decimals

Students learn the difference between terminating and recurring decimals and how to convert a recurring decimal ...

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 ...

Writing Formulae

Students learn how to write mathematical formulae using written descriptions.  As learning progresses students b...

Stem & Leaf Diagrams

Students learn how to read data and calculate averages from a stem and leaf diagram.  As learning progresses stu...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]