TES Maths Resource of the Week
What is it?
When the specifications for the new GCSE were first announced, a lot of attention was placed upon the introduction of Suvat equations. Teachers around the country – me included! – went into panic mode, thinking we had to brush up on our knowledge of A-level mechanics. Fortunately, it seems that the topic has only been included to test skills of substitution, as the formulae will always be given in the question.
Still, it doesn't hurt to help students to become more familiar with these equations and their usage. This complete lesson comes with worked examples, quick-fire questions, a differentiated activity and, most importantly, answers!
How can it be used?
This lesson pretty much runs itself, but, as always, ought to be adapted and modified to suit your teaching style and the needs of your class. Students might like to use mini whiteboards to show their answers during the quick-fire questions and work in groups to solve the differentiated challenge.
However you organise this lesson, you're sure to have a bunch of mechanics converts by the end of it.
Craig is a secondary maths teacher in the North of England.
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