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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Algebraic Proof
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Algebraic Proof

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A complete series of lessons on Algebraic Proof 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.
Solving Linear Equations RAG Task
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Solving Linear Equations RAG Task

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RAG Task on Solving Linear Equations. Includes unknowns on both or one side of an equation, including fractions and also negative solutions. A task which engages pupils and ensures progress can be made through a topic. Works well with KS3 and KS4
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.
Solving Linear Equations - 1 and 2 Step
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Solving Linear Equations - 1 and 2 Step

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Equation and Gradient of a Linear/Straight Line Graph
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Equation and Gradient of a Linear/Straight Line Graph

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This is a series of lessons (2-3) on finding the gradient and equation of a linear graph. The lesson begins with using and applying the gradient and y intercept of a graph. This is applying them to real life functional problems and interpreting what these values represent. The lesson then gives pupils the opportunity to find the equation of a line and then applying this to different contexts as well as worded problems 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.
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.
Factorising - Double Bracket
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Factorising - Double Bracket

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A series of lessons (2-3) on factorising quadratics into double brackets. There is a recap on factorising into single brackets and then a RAG task on factorising into double brackets in various forms. There is also a separate RAG task on the difference of two squares. All tasks lead into problem solving questions aswell as allowing all pupils simplify algebraic fractions by factorising. 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
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.
Higher Tier Starer Skills Pack
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Higher Tier Starer Skills Pack

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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!!
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.