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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HCF/LCM Using a Venn Diagram
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HCF/LCM Using a Venn Diagram

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A series of lessons (2-3) on finding the HCF/LCM using a Venn Diagram, 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.
Translations
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Translations

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A series of lessons (2-3) in which pupils must translate shape, and also describe translations using column vectors. The lesson allows the pupils to master the skill on basic grids and then deals with translation of an axis and also performing a series of translations on a shape. There are plenty of opportunities to problem solve and reasoning questions which are in line with the new curriculum so the lesson explores many new style translation questions. There are also worded problems in which pupils may need to draw a diagram to help them. All tasks are fully differentiated and all have full solutions so that it is easy to self mark. This has been used to KS3 and KS4 and offers a lot of challenge to all ability learners.
Rounding to Significant Figures Lesson
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Rounding to Significant Figures Lesson

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A series of lessons (1-2) which involves rounding to a given degree of accuracy regarding significant figures. There is a differentiated task which ensures pupils can work with whole numbers as well as decimals. The lesson then works through reverse problems, worded problems as well as reasoning questions. It also introduces the idea of estimation to prepare pupils for a series of lessons on estimation. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding Fractions of an Amount - New Curriculum
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Finding Fractions of an Amount - New Curriculum

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A series of lessons on finding fractions of an amount. All tasks are differentiated at least 3 ways and there is an opportunity to problem solve, reasoning tasks and also worded problems. There is the opportunity to problem solve to prepare pupils for the new curriculum. All tasks come with solutions and are non printable so easy use in class. Can be used for KS2, KS3 and low ability KS4. Pupils have been engaged throughout during this lesson.
Adding and Subtracting Standard Form
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Adding and Subtracting Standard Form

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A series of lessons on converting adding and subtracting 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.
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.
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.