Differentiated Task on Factorising Simple Expressions.
Red ( foundation Stage) ; Basic style factorising ( 3x + 6,
Amber (Developing Stage); still quiet basic ( for example: a squared + 12a)
Green (Secure Stage); Factorising simple expressions with confidence - squares and cubes in both terms etc.
Idea behind tasks; This task is to address a gap in knowledge for many of my foundation pupils with factorising expressions. They often get no marks when it includes a square or they start off correctly and then mess up the bracket. This is to really hammer home the style of question for two marks in the exam that should definitely earn our pupils full marks.
Pupils choose which colour they feel confident attempting. If they are really confident they should choose green, the secure option, if they are struggling they should choose the red or amber option (foundation – basic assessment of skill, amber is a little bit harder).
Pupils show the questions, working out and answers that they have attempted in their class book.
Pupils self assess or peer assess at the end of activity to show themselves how much progress they have made.
Answers provided for each stage.
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This is a brilliant resource as a revision aid for the end of a topic on factors. It is well laid out and differentiated into different levels, meaning all students can give it a go. Thank you for sharing this resource.
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