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Substituting into Formulae

Complete lesson on substituting into formulae. Teaching slides introducing the concept of a Formula followed by plenty of examples and practice questions ranging from substituting into the formula for the area of a rectangle up to substituting into E=mc^2. 18 slides as follows: Two different starters recapping substituting into expressions. Title slide with learning objective. Teaching slide to aid explaining the difference between an equation and a formula. Slide going over some basic formula students already know. Teaching slide: area of a rectangle formula. Teaching slide: area of a triangle formula. Practice questions slide with answers. Teaching slide: speed formula. Teaching slide: power formula. Practice questions slide with answers. Teaching slide: area of a trapezium formula. Teaching slide: volume of a pyramid formula. Practice questions slide with answers. Teaching slide: Einstein's formula. Practice questions slide with answers. Choice of two plenaries to round off the lesson.
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Substitution ONESIE

Colourful differentiated ONESIE worksheet. Allowing students to show progression. Suitable for cover lessons - easy and cost effective to photocopy. **Supplied with answers.**
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Good plenary / starter resource on substitution based on blooms taxonomy. Check similar sheets on percentages and multipliers. More topics to follow soon.
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Mega Substitution Grid

This is an activity I use with my students after we have covered substitution into expressions. Students are given the MEGA substitution grid and a mini whiteboard/their exercise book and must substitute the values given in each column into the expressions in each row. The grid should be completely filled in. There are a few parts of the grid already filled in for the teacher to go through with the class - ensuring they are able to see how the values have been achieved. All answers included in the ppt. Grid displayed on the board throughout the activity so the teacher can refer to as students ask questions. The activity involves substituting integer values (positive, negative and zero) into simple expressions (including negatives), those with squared terms and brackets.
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Well structured lesson on substitution with differentiated tasks, answers and mini-plenaries to assess and secure understanding of topic. Mini-plenaries have been designed to encourage higher order questioning. Enjoy.
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Substitution Lesson

A series of lessons (2-4) based on substitution. The lesson has separate tasks for positive and negative numbers and also allows pupils to work with shape problems. The lesson then stretches pupils to deal with substituting in to mathematical forumlae. I have used formulae such as Pythagoras, Trapezium, Sine and Cosine aswell as volume of cones/spheres in order to prepare for pupils for these formulas at KS4. Quadratic Formula is also included. All tasks are differentiated either 3 or 4 levels. All tasks have solutions so pupils can self mark with some of the solutions handwritten so pupils can see a full worked solutions. This has been used with classes of varying ability and all have been able to access the lesson up to their desired ability. There are problem solving tasks, reasoning tasks ect to suit the new 9-1 curriculum. This has been taught to top set year 7 and set 3 year 10 who were fully engaged and liked the challenge of working with new formulae.
Halogenoalkanes/Alkyl Halides: Naming, Substitution, EliminationQuick View

Halogenoalkanes/Alkyl Halides: Naming, Substitution, Elimination

A 58 slide PowerPoint covering the topic of halogenoalkanes (AKA alkyl halides). The PowerPoint has enough content for three distinct lessons: 1) Naming and Drawing 2) Substitution 3) Elimination Mechanisms are outlined for each substitution with a small introduction to drawing mechanisms. There is an assumption of basic knowledge of organic chemistry such as nomenclature (alkanes). Each area has an accompanying worksheet with questions for students, there are also answers for the teacher. I have also included a key information summary sheet for each mechanism (ideal as a handout). This resource is based around the AQA A-Level chemistry specification, however, it should be easily applicable to other specifications.
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Substitution worksheet

A worksheet requiring pupils to substitute a range of numbers into a range of expressions. Change the numbers and expressions to alter difficulty.
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Free Radical Substitution A Level OCR

A Powerpoint presentation covering free radical substitution from the OCR new A-level specification. Lesson covers what is homolytic fission, steps in a free radical substitution reaction and why free radical substitution leads to a mixture of products. Contains questions on slides, so no printing required.
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Christmas Calculated Colouring (Substitution)

A calculated colouring activity in which students create their own Christmas card featuring a jazzy Christmas jumper! Students have to answer the questions in order to reveal the colours to shade the jumper. The questions involve substituting positive and negative integers into expressions, some of the expressions include squaring. Once complete and coloured in they can add their own greeting to the front and the inside of the card. This makes a great task for the end of term and gives the students a nice card to take home, with all the maths on the back of the card for them to show off! The resource includes full instructions, a clear solution and ideas for how to extend students who finish. It can easily be made into a full lesson by combining it with other resources from our Christmas bundle. Get this resource as part of our great value Christmas Maths Bundle
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A rich tash with extension in which students substitute values into 48 different expressions, finding expressions equal to 21. Includes a range of skills and has a competitive element which engages and enthuses students. Extension and answers included. Try printing off the PPt 1 slide per page to create a giant verison for your wall.
Substituting into a formulaeQuick View

Substituting into a formulae

Ideal Substituting into a formula lesson for year 7 (high ability) or as a recap lesson for other years. Starter to check prior algebra knowledge and extension task included.
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A pupil friendly literacy activity on order of operations. Students are provided with a word bank and aim to complete the blanks in text.