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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

Solving Inequalities using a Number Line

Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values.  Here's how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]

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 […]