As a Head of Maths I understand the importance of a detailed, flexible and simple scheme of work. I designed the Key Stage 3 and GCSE schemes of work for maths teachers available at mr-mathematics.com to be just that. They are fully aligned with the current specifications and are suitable for study across all UK examination boards including Edexcel, AQA, WJEC and OCR.
The schemes provide a long and medium term plan for the entire Key Stage 3, Foundation and Higher GCSE courses. They emphasise helping teachers to create pace and challenge for every class as each lesson draws on and extends previous learning so progress is fluid and rapid.
Linked within the schemes are engaging, interactive and fully differentiated presentations that are designed to empower the teacher to enthuse their students. The presentations are available as a Smart Notebook, ActivInspire Flipchart and Microsoft PowerPoint. Every lesson comes with a plan to talk the teacher through the flow of the presentation and independent learning worksheet for consolidation. There are additional links to informative blogs, group work activities, YouTube videos and much more.
Every lesson and maths worksheet has been designed and used by myself. As well as a Head of Maths I am a certified teacher trainer and Master of Education specialising in Research in Mathematics Education. These schemes of work for maths teachers represent my intention to help improve mathematics education around the world.
There are three common methods for sharing an amount to a given ratio. Depending on the age group and ability range I am teaching I would choose one approach over the other two. The three methods are: Using fractions Unitary method Using a table In this blog I will demonstrate each of the three methods […]
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In recent examiner reports it is noted how important it is for students to understand the properties of a parabola when plotting quadratic graphs on Cartesian axes. Students who have a secure understanding of parabolas can use them to correct miscalculated values in their table of results and are more likely to attain full marks […]