Tes Maths ROTW: Turning points lesson

Craig Barton
16th October 2017

Introduce your older students to turning points with this easily adapatable lesson, from SianMatthews

What is it?

Finding engaging resources for A-level maths can be tricky, but luckily there are plenty of hidden gems. This lesson on turning points is just one example.

Comprising of detailed notes and several worked questions, this presentation gives a crystal-clear explanation on how to determine the nature of stationary points. It even contains a series of handy hints alerting pupils to common misconceptions, nipping any potential confusion in the bud.

How can it be used?

This lesson is full of detail so I’d suggest adapting it to suit the ability of your learners - stripping back some of the information may help to provide clarity where needed.

Why not print off the presentation slides and give them to students as part of their revision? Alternatively, these notes are ideal for providing last-minute inspiration when lesson planning.


Craig Barton was speaking to Victoria Haughton. He is a secondary maths teacher in the north of England.

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