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Mr Brennan Maths

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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

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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
Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA
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Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA

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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.
Iteration Lesson
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Iteration Lesson

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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.
Simplifying Surds
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Simplifying Surds

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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.
Estimation Lesson
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Estimation Lesson

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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.
Compound/Simple Interest
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Compound/Simple Interest

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A series of lessons (2-3) on using the multiplier to calculate compound and simple interest. The lesson recaps using the multiplier to calculate percentage increase and decrease. It move onto using this for interest problems aswell are reverse problems. It has best buy style questions where pupils must choose which option is better. All tasks are differentiated to at least 3 levels to challenge all pupils but ensure they are accessible to everyone, All tasks have solutions to make it easy to mark. There are reasoning questions, problem solving questions and killer questions to make this suitable for the 9-1 curriculum. I have used this lesson and pupils were engaged and challenged.
Collecting Like Terms Lesson
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Collecting Like Terms Lesson

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A full differentiated lesson on collecting like terms which allows the pupils to problem solve and reason, essential in the 9-1 curriculum. Pupils have been engaged in this lesson when used and generates discussion
Inverse Functions
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Inverse Functions

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A complete series of lessons Inverse Functions Full of problem solving, reasoning and fluency. Series of lessons are fully differentiated allowing plenty of opportunity for stretch and challenge and also consolidation for all pupils. Solutions are included for all tasks to allow self marking and also peer marking.
Venn Diagrams 9-1 Lesson
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Venn Diagrams 9-1 Lesson

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A series of lessons on Venn Diagrams which involve drawing information from a Venn Diagram, drawing venn diagrams and calculating probabilities from Venn Diagrams. This lesson can be aimed at middle and high ability and all tasks are differentiated to at least 2 different levels. All tasks have solutions and is ideal to use with a new curriculum topic. Used with year 11 and pupils engaged and being challenged at all levels.
Equation and Gradient of a Straight Line
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Equation and Gradient of a Straight Line

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A series of lessons (2 - 3) on finding the equation of a straight line. The lesson begins with finding and interpreting the gradient and y intercept from real life life situations and moving onto finding the equation of a line. It also gives pupils the opportunity to investigate perpendicular and parallel lines. All tasks are differentiated to at least 3 levels and suitable for the new curriculum as pupils are given reasoning tasks. All pupils can consolidate their learning yet be stretched for the more able. All solutions included.
Multiplying and Dividing Standard Form
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Multiplying and Dividing Standard Form

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A complete series of lessons (2-3) on multiplying and dividing standard form 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.
Plotting Co-Ordinates
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Plotting Co-Ordinates

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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.
Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers
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Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers

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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.
Roots and Turning Points
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Roots and Turning Points

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A series of lessons (2-3) on finding the roots and turning points equations. It recaps the skills required such as solving, factorising and completing the square on a quadratic and then develops these skills to find roots and turning points of an equation. There are plenty of reasoning tasks suitable for the new curriculum and this stretches the more able to understand the properties of graphs. There are also algebraic questions and links it to sketching graphs. All tasks are differentiated to 3 or 4 levels to allow the skill to be practiced and then to stretch and challenge the more able. All tasks have either worked solutions or typed solutions so that the pupils can self mark. This has been used with top set year 11, all pupils engaged and made good progress.
Pythagoras Theorem Lesson
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Pythagoras Theorem Lesson

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A complete lesson on Pythagoras Theorem 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.
Subject of the Formula
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Subject of the Formula

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A complete series of lessons on changing the subject of the formula Full of problem solving, reasoning and fluency. Series of lessons are fully differentiated allowing plenty of opportunity for stretch and challenge and also consolidation for all pupils. Solutions are included for all tasks to allow self marking and also peer marking.
Similar Shapes
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Similar Shapes

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This is a series of lessons (2-3) on finding missing dimensions using similar shapes. It includes to basics of two separate shapes, it also has tasks on a 'triangle within a triangle' ect which will challenge the more able pupils. It then has problem solving tasks which are suitable for the new curriculum and has algebraic problems to stretch and challenge the more able learners. All tasks are differentiated, 2-4 levels for each task to make it accessible to all pupils but also to stretch the more able. All tasks have full solutions to it is easy to peer and self assess during the lesson. The lesson includes reasoning and problem solving tasks which ensure that this is suitable for the 9-1 GCSE curriculum. I have used this lesson and pupils were engaged yet challenged.
Unknown on Both Sides - Solving Linear Equations
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Unknown on Both Sides - Solving Linear Equations

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This is a series of lessons (2-4) which covers solving equations with an unknown on both sides. The lesson allows pupils to master the skill of solving equations with an unknown on both sides but then allows the more able to tackle questions with brackets and worded problems. There is also a large section of the lesson designated for algebra with shape problems dealing with various different scenarios. All tasks are differentiated to at least 3 levels. There are plenty of opportunities to problem solve and also a lot of reasoning tasks which are suitable for the new curriculum. All questions have solutions so this makes it easier to self mark and address misconceptions. Used with both KS3 and KS4 and pupils were really engaged.
Rounding to Decimal Places
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Rounding to Decimal Places

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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.