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Mr Brennan Maths

I love making resources which are differentiated, challenging and also engaging. All main tasks will be differentiated at least 3 ways and actual lessons will have solutions with them. I am aiming for all of my main lessons to be tailored towards the new curriculum to fully prepare pupils for the new 9-1 GCSE. Follow me on Twitter: @MrBrennanMaths or drop me an EMail: imbrennan@hotmail.co.uk I would like reviews to improve my work

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I love making resources which are differentiated, challenging and also engaging. All main tasks will be differentiated at least 3 ways and actual lessons will have solutions with them. I am aiming for all of my main lessons to be tailored towards the new curriculum to fully prepare pupils for the new 9-1 GCSE. Follow me on Twitter: @MrBrennanMaths or drop me an EMail: imbrennan@hotmail.co.uk I would like reviews to improve my work
Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

A series of lessons (1-2) on solving equations involving Algebraic Fractions. The main task is differentiated 3 ways however there are many further opportunities to problem solve, reasoning tasks and also proof tasks. The has been used with KS4 and proved to be engaging and challenging in the run up to the exam. The lesson has been tailored to satisfy the needs of the new curriculum with a variation of tasks. All tasks have worked solutions.
IanBrennan
New Curriculum: Mixed Number/Improper Fractions Lesson

New Curriculum: Mixed Number/Improper Fractions Lesson

A complete lesson on converting between mixed number and improper fractions. Full of problem solving and reasoning for new 9-1 Curriculum. Fully differentiated and gives the pupils opportunities to challenge themselves yet remain engaged at the same time. Full solutions to help with peer and self assessment.
IanBrennan
Estimation Lesson

Estimation Lesson

This is a series of lessons (2-3) on estimation calculations. The lesson ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to practice the skill with a differentiated thoughts and crosses to allow pupils to work at their desired level. There are then plenty of money, shape and worded problems to allow the pupils to explore estimation in context. There are also reasoning tasks regarding estimation to help pupils fully explore the topic. This lesson contains plenty of problem solving and reasoning tasks which will prepare all pupils for the 9-1 curriculum. It gives pupils plenty of time to master the skill but then become fluent in using and applying. All tasks are differentiated between 2 and 4 levels to gives all pupils a chance of accessing this lesson. There are solutions to every task to ensure it is easy to self assess. Used with a year 7 class who enjoyed this lesson and encouraged lots of discussion.
IanBrennan
Iteration Lesson

Iteration Lesson

A series of lessons on iteration (2-3). The lesson begins with rearranging formula in many ways which is part b) of the iteration question in the ew GCSE. It moves forward to using iteration to find particular values and then develops pupils learning to finding estimates to a solution by doing a series of iterative. There is a killer question which is a typical GCSE exam question. All tasks are differentiated to at least 3 levels to allow pupils to practice the skill and also stretch and challenge the more able. All solutions are included in the lesson so that pupils can self mark their work. This lesson has been used with top set year 11 and all pupils were engaged and made good progress through the tasks.
IanBrennan
Expanding Brackets with Surds

Expanding Brackets with Surds

Series of Lessons (2-3) on expanding brackets with surds. This lesson gives pupils enough opportunity to master the fluency, however gives them the chance to use an apply these numbers in varying contexts All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Higher Tier Starer Skills Pack

Higher Tier Starer Skills Pack

5 different sets of 6 starters (30 starters in total) which focus on 5 different Higher Tier topics. These are used at the beginning of every lesson, with pupils working on the same 5 topics for 6 lessons running. Every starter has fluency, reasoning, problem solving and worded problems. Pupils love doing the same every lesson for 1 week and loved doing better each day. Used for many years now and always are a huge hit!!
IanBrennan
Trigonometry with Bearings

Trigonometry with Bearings

Series of Lessons (2-3) on using and applying trigonometry with bearings, angles of elevation and angles of depression. This lesson has a recap of using and applying basic trigonometry in 2D using SOHCAHTOA. All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Negative Indices

Negative Indices

Series of Lessons (2-3) on using and applying Negative Indices. This explores many different contexts involving decimals, ordering fractions and adding and subtracting fractions All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Simplifying Surds

Simplifying Surds

Series of Lessons (2-3) on asimplifying surds. This lesson gives pupils enough opportunity to master the fluency, however gives them the chance to use an apply these numbers in varying contexts All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers

Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers

Series of Lessons (1-2) on multiplying and dividing negative numbers. This lesson gives pupils enough opportunity to master the fluency, however gives them the chance to use an apply these numbers in varying contexts. All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Expanding Double Brackets

Expanding Double Brackets

Series of Lessons (2-3) on expanding and simplifying double brackets. This lesson gives pupils enough opportunity to master the fluency, however gives them the chance to use an apply these numbers in varying contexts All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
BIDMAS

BIDMAS

A lesson on BIDMAS. This lesson gives pupils enough opportunity to master the fluency, however gives them the chance to use an apply these numbers in varying contexts All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Foundation Tier Starter Skills Pack

Foundation Tier Starter Skills Pack

6 different sets of 6 starters (36 starters in total) which focus on 5 different Foundation Tier topics. These are used at the beginning of every lesson, with pupils working on the same 5 topics for 6 lessons running. Every starter has fluency, reasoning, problem solving and worded problems. Pupils love doing the same every lesson for 1 week and loved doing better each day. Used for many years now and always are a huge hit!! All with solutions
IanBrennan
Fractional Indices

Fractional Indices

Series of Lessons (1-3) on using and applying fractional indices. There is lots of problem solving involving decimals and also using and applying this with negative indices. All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Expanding Single Brackets

Expanding Single Brackets

Series of Lessons (1-2) on expanding single brackets. This lesson allows pupils to master the skill of expanding brackets and using and applying this with shape and also algebraic fractions All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers

Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers

Series of Lessons (2-3) on adding and subtracting negative numbers. This lesson gives pupils enough opportunity to master the fluency, however gives them the chance to use an apply these numbers in varying contexts All tasks include reasoning, problem solving aswell as mastering the fluency of the topic. All tasks include full solutions and worked examples so that pupils can self and peer mark. All tasks are fully differentiated to either 2/3/4 levels.
IanBrennan
Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA

Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA

A complete lesson on using and applying Trigonometry to right angled triangles which is suitable for the new curriculum. Pupils are given the chance to master the fluency of this topic aswell as work on reasoning and problem solving tasks. All tasks are differentiated to 3 levels all with solutions and offer lots of consolidation as well as alot of challenge. Can be used with KS3/KS4.
IanBrennan
Solving Linear Equations - 1 and 2 Step

Solving Linear Equations - 1 and 2 Step

The lesson gives pupils plenty of opportunity to master the fluency of solving linear equations with an unknown on one side. There are also plenty of reasoning and problem solving tasks to really stretch the more able pupils. The lesson then has a separate differentiated section for algebra in shape in which they must form and solve equations. Plenty of stretch and challenge but loads of opportunities to master the skill. All tasks are differentiated to at least 3 levels. There are reasoning and problem solving tasks which are suitable for the new curriculum. All tasks have solutions so that it is easy for the pupils to mark their work. This has been used and allowed pupils to master the skill and for the more able to develop their understanding. Used with a top set and second set year 7 and lots of challenge with plenty of engagement.
IanBrennan
Rounding to Decimal Places

Rounding to Decimal Places

A series of lessons (1-2) on rounding to this degree of accuracy. There is a chance for the pupils to master the skill in a task which gets increasingly more difficult so that all pupils are challenged. There are then many worded problems, bound problems and reasoning problems to ensure that pupils are thinking and talking about rounding. This lesson contains plenty of problem solving and reasoning tasks which will prepare all pupils for the 9-1 curriculum. It gives pupils plenty of time to master the skill but then become fluent in using and applying. All tasks are differentiated between 2 and 4 levels to gives all pupils a chance of accessing this lesson. There are solutions to every task to ensure it is easy to self assess. Used with a year 7 class who enjoyed this lesson and encouraged lots of discussion.
IanBrennan
Probability Tree Diagram Lesson

Probability Tree Diagram Lesson

A series of lessons (2-4) on finding probabilities from a probability tree diagram. There are various tasks and problems in which probabilities remain the same and a diagram is draw and interpreted. There are also reverse problems and also algebraic problems in line with the new curriculum. The lesson then moves on to conditional probability and this is also linked to reverse problems and also algebraic problems to ensure all learners can access using and applying tree diagrams. All tasks are differentiated to at least 3 levels. There are reasoning and problem solving tasks which are suitable for the new curriculum. All tasks have solutions so that it is easy for the pupils to mark their work. This has been used and allowed pupils to master the skill and for the more able to develop their understanding
IanBrennan
Plotting Co-Ordinates

Plotting Co-Ordinates

This is a lesson aimed at LA KS3 or HA KS2. It is a series of lessons which develops a pupils understanding of plotting coordinates in all 4 quadrants. There are some really basic tasks in order to recap plotting coordinates but the lesson is aimed at problem solving in order to find missing vertices of shapes, mid points ect. All tasks get progressively more difficult. There are reasoning and problem solving tasks which are suitable for the new curriculum. All tasks have solutions so that it is easy for the pupils to mark their work. This has been used and allowed pupils to master the skill and for the more able to develop their understanding. Used with a top set and second set year 7 and lots of challenge with plenty of engagement.
IanBrennan