Compare approaches when solving angle problems with the help of this stimulating activity, from mrsmorgan1
What is it?
Complex maths questions often have more than one solution. So, I am always on the look out for new and engaging activities that will expose students to different methodologies. Thankfully, this worksheet on angles in parallel lines does just that.
Rather than panic when confronted with a tricky problem, this task is ideal for encouraging learners to think flexibly, highlighting the different approaches they can take through classroom discussion.
How can it be used?
I’d suggest allowing pupils to tackle the problems alone, before comparing methods as a group.
Further cement learners' understanding by challenging them to create their own questions, before noting all possible solutions in a mark scheme. They’re bound to be astonished by the number of methods available!
Craig Barton was speaking to Victoria Haughton. He is a secondary maths teacher in the north of England.