A lesson on finding the area of shaded regions formed from rectangles, circles and shapes based on circles. Includes scaffolded questions that encourage the student to think about what they are trying to find out at each stage and how they are going to get to their answer.
This is a collection of starters that I used for my third set Year 10s as a way to retain knowledge and revise foundation tier GCSE topics. There are 107 slides, each with 4-6 questions featuring a mixture of topics and problem solving exam style questions. Students became used to the routine and their confidence noticeably improved over time doing these every lesson.
This is a collection of starters that I used for my second set Year 11s as a way to retain knowledge and revise higher tier GCSE topics. There are 79 slides, each with 4-6 questions featuring a mixture of topics and problem solving exam style questions. Students became used to the routine and their confidence noticeably improved over time doing these every lesson.
A lesson on solving problems with averages. It starts with a mini-whiteboard activity to recap averages before moving on to problems involving reverse mean and finding numbers that satisify conditions e.g. mean of 5, mode of 4.
A complete lesson on factorising quadratics. The starter recaps expanding expressions, before moving on to an explanation of how to factorise quadratics. There is a sequence of questions to be used with mini-whiteboards until students are confident. Included in the powerpoint is a slide with questions that are to be printed and cut out, so students can attempt two questions at a time and check with you in the form of a relay. There are also extension questions and help sheets towards the end of the powerpoint.
A lesson on discovering the equation of a circle. Students start by plotting coordinates using a table of values followed by whiteboard questions on identifying the radius given an equation and writing the equation given the radius. After this are a few examples of finding the points of intersection of a line and a circle using simultaneous equations.
A lesson on sharing given a ratio, including a differentiated worksheet and two sets of questions that can be used as a relay. Covers sharing given a ratio where the whole amount is given; where a part of the ratio is given; where the difference between parts is given and worded problem solving questions.
Foundation GCSE lesson on place value (Year 10). Includes:
Key skills starter
PowerPoint presentation covering place value, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and 0.1, 0.01 and 0.001
Whiteboard activity on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
Tarsia activity on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” activity
A scaffolded lesson on finding the area of shaded regions, made from combinations of circles and other shapes. The slides can be printed and break down what the students should be thinking and trying to calculate. Also included is a test on the area and circumference of circles and the area and perimeter of sectors.
A powerpoint and worksheet on converting between metric units of area and volume. The worksheet is scaffolded and allows the students to discover for themselves how to convert between the different units.
A lesson for low ability students that introduces collecting like terms, first by using language and pictures then moving into the more abstract. There is a differentiated worksheet in the powerpoint, which is followed by using whiteboards to simplify expressions with multiple terms including negatives.