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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
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Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

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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.
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.
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.
Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
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Simplifying Algebraic Fractions

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A complete series of lessons on simplifying algebraic fractions 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.
Probability Tree Diagram Lesson
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Probability Tree Diagram Lesson

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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
Expanding Single Brackets
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Expanding Single Brackets

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Simplifying Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum 9-1
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Simplifying Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum 9-1

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A series of lessons (Max 3 Lessons) on simplifying Algebraic Fractions. All tasks are differentiated upto 3 levels with solutions to all tasks. There is an opportunity to problem solve and also proof questions similar to that in the exam. Lessons coming up on applying the 4 operations to Algebraic Fractions and also Solving Algebraic Fractions
Solve a Quadratic - Factorising
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Solve a Quadratic - Factorising

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This lesson recaps basic factorising inc difference of two squares ect. There is then a RAG task on solving a quadratic by factorising and includes varying tasks such as rearranging ect to really get the pupils thinking. It also links in algebra with shape and have reasoning and problem solving questions which are suitable for the new curriculum. 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
Composite Functions
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Composite Functions

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A series of lessons (2-3) on finding and solving equations of composite functions. It gives the pupils plenty of opportunity to become familiar with the notation of f(x) ect and using this to substitute numbers into an expression. It then gives pupils the chance to find fg(x) ect and then moves onto solving equations suh as fg(x) = gf(x). There are also problem solving tasks to develop pupils learning. 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.
Quadratic Formula
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Quadratic Formula

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A series of lessons (2-3) on using the quadratic formula to solve a quadratic. It introduces the formula and has a RAG task on using this formula to a basic quadratic, ones where some rearrangement is needed and moves onto shape problems. There are also reverse problems in which pupils would need to find the values of a,b and c. 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
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.
Expanding Brackets with Surds
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Expanding Brackets with Surds

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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.
Reverse Percentages
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Reverse Percentages

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A lesson on using reverse percentages to find the original price ect. The lesson recaps using the multiplier for percentage increase, decrease and also for compound and simple interest. The lesson uses a wide range of scenarios such as money, population ect to ensure pupils can develop the skill. It has multi step problems and problem solving questions to really challenge the more able pupils. 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.
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.
BIDMAS
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BIDMAS

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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.