A lesson introducing Pythagoras' theorem in 3D, assuming prior knowledge in 2D. There is a worksheet for pupils with some scaffolding at the start for practice too.
This activity allows pupils to work in groups, pairs or alone to build a shape using their fractions knowledge. They would need to know the methods for multiplying fractions and mixed numbers before attempting. Answers have been simplified too!
A PowerPoint lesson to encourage pupils to discover geometric progressions and how they work up to and including basic nth term formulae.
A treasure hunt where pupils are adding and subtracting with negative numbers. Useful in place of a worksheet or as part of a fun revision session. I have found my students prefer treasure hunts/trails to worksheets, particularly if you are good at hiding them!
A quick mini assessment to review work on expanding brackets and solving equations. To mark simply correct and use the table to allocate codes and a question from the review sheet. Pupils then write out the corresponding comments and correct their answers before attempting the question allocated. I find this a quick and effective way of checking understanding and ensuring that they get worthwhile feedback and the time to improve on it.
Exam questions covering: Cosine Rule, Sine Rule and Area of a Triangle using non-right angled trigonometry. I used this as a quick skill check lesson for my Year 12s but it could also be used with able Year 11s. The exam questions are taken from old specification AS exams from various exam boards(Edexcel, AQA and OCR).
A series of posters with practical problems covering the key percentages skills from percentage of an amount to compound interest. I laminated these and stuck them around the room and let students work their way around in pairs, writing their working in their books.
Treasure hunt activity for pupils of middle ability studying distance/ speed/ time and density/ mass/ volume. Questions vary in difficulty and suited my middle set year 9 well. Print the slides onto A4 and cut in half vertically. Pupils choose a starting point and answer the question before finding the answer on another sheet somewhere in the room. They must then answer the question on this sheet and so on.
I adapted the test from the Delphi papers for the old Mechanics course to assess my class’s understanding of Chapter 10-Forces and Motion. On their tests I attach the feedback form where I fill in the information and tick the table before putting the relevant codes for each pupil in the bottom section and a question to try. The pupils then spend a lesson correcting the test, writing down my comments and targets then attempting the relevant question. Question D was an extra bit of Pulleys practice for them if they were confident and/or finished.
I used this as an interesting way to do a skill check with my Year 12s at the start of the A level course, though it can also be used with able GCSE pupils.
Updated: This lesson is on introducing trigonometrical identities and how to use them for simplifying and proof from the new Pure Year 1 Chapter 10, Exercise C (Edexcel), including the derivation. Includes a couple of C2 past paper questions for checking understanding at the end.
After struggling to find a resource to cater for my weak year 7 group, I created this worksheet on using 10% to find other percentages of amounts.\n\nThe sheet has an example, a guide on how to use 10% to find 20%, 30%,... and questions that start off with scaffolding and become less structured.
An activity for the class to practice expanding brackets in a more engaging way. Orange is the start point, Green is for those wanting a challenge. These start assuming some knowledge of expanding brackets.