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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Reflections
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Reflections

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A series of lessons on Reflecting Shapes. 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.
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
RAG - Expanding Single/Double Brackets
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RAG - Expanding Single/Double Brackets

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RAG Task on Expanding Brackets. Offers pupils the chance to work on single, two single or double brackets and collecting like terms. Offers a wide range of challenge and progression which engages the pupils. Used at both KS3 and KS4.
Angles in a Quadrilateral Lesson
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Angles in a Quadrilateral Lesson

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A series of lessons (2-3) on finding missing angles in a quadrilateral. There is a variety of tasks ranging from the basics of finding missing angles, linking angles and algebra and also introduction to circle theorems (Cyclic Quadrilaterals). All tasks are differentiated to 3 levels, with solutions and give the pupils the chance to consolidate and also challenge themselves. It is suitable for the 9-1 curriculum as it involves problem solving and reasoning tasks.
Fractional Indices
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Fractional Indices

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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.
Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers
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Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers

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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.
Cones, Spheres and Pyramids.
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Cones, Spheres and Pyramids.

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A series of lessons (2-4) on finding the volume and the surface area of cones, spheres and pyramids. The lesson allows pupils to practice the skills as well as developing their skills to work with compound solids. It then stretches the more able pupils to work with algebra. All tasks are differentiated either 3 or 4 levels. All tasks have solutions so pupils can self mark with some of the solutions handwritten so pupils can see a full worked solutions. This has been used with classes of varying ability and all have been able to access the lesson up to their desired ability. There are problem solving tasks, reasoning tasks ect to suit the new 9-1 curriculum. This has been taught to top set year 7 and set 3 year 10 who were fully engaged and liked the challenge of working with new formulae.
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.
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.
Recurring Decimals Lesson
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Recurring Decimals Lesson

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A series of lessons (2-3) on working with recurring decimals and fractions. The lesson allows the pupil to write recurring decimals in short hand to understand which numbers recur by the use of dot. It then progresses onto converting from decimal to fraction and also using division to go from fraction to decimal. There are also problem solving tasks linking to the 4 operations as well as indices. All tasks are differentiated to 3 levels. All tasks have solutions so pupils can self mark with some of the solutions handwritten so pupils can see a full worked solutions. This has been used with classes of varying ability and all have been able to access the lesson up to their desired ability.
Negative Indices
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Negative Indices

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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.
Trigonometry with Bearings
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Trigonometry with Bearings

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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.