Expanding Brackets with Surds

Expanding Brackets with Surds

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.
IanBrennan
Higher Tier Starer Skills Pack

Higher Tier Starer Skills Pack

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!!
IanBrennan
Foundation Tier Starter Skills Pack

Foundation Tier Starter Skills Pack

6 different sets of 6 starters (36 starters in total) which focus on 5 different Foundation 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!! All with solutions
IanBrennan
Trigonometry with Bearings

Trigonometry with Bearings

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.
IanBrennan
Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers

Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers

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.
IanBrennan
Expanding Double Brackets

Expanding Double Brackets

Series of Lessons (2-3) on expanding and simplifying double brackets. 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.
IanBrennan
Simplifying Surds

Simplifying Surds

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.
IanBrennan
BIDMAS

BIDMAS

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.
IanBrennan
Fractional Indices

Fractional Indices

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.
IanBrennan
Expanding Single Brackets

Expanding Single Brackets

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.
IanBrennan
Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers

Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers

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.
IanBrennan
Negative Indices

Negative Indices

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.
IanBrennan
Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA

Trigonometry - SOHCAHTOA

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.
IanBrennan
Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

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.
IanBrennan
New Curriculum: Mixed Number/Improper Fractions Lesson

New Curriculum: Mixed Number/Improper Fractions Lesson

A complete lesson on converting between mixed number and improper fractions. Full of problem solving and reasoning for new 9-1 Curriculum. Fully differentiated and gives the pupils opportunities to challenge themselves yet remain engaged at the same time. Full solutions to help with peer and self assessment.
IanBrennan
Reflections

Reflections

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.
IanBrennan
Factorising - Single Bracket

Factorising - Single Bracket

A series of lessons (2-3) on factorising into a single bracket aswell as an introduction into algebraic fractions and algebraic proof. 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.
IanBrennan
Mathematical Spelling Tests

Mathematical Spelling Tests

Spelling Tests of Mathematical Words. These are perfect in order to box off literacy within mathematics and can be extended even further if you as pupils to give definitions. There are 20 weeks worth of spelling tests, all differentiated for pupils are different levels of ability. Been using these for over a year with year 7 - 10 who love a weekly spelling test and learning new word!
IanBrennan
Iteration Lesson

Iteration Lesson

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.
IanBrennan
Solving Linear Equations - 1 and 2 Step

Solving Linear Equations - 1 and 2 Step

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.
IanBrennan
Factorising - Double Bracket

Factorising - Double Bracket

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
IanBrennan