Multiply and Divide by Powers of 10

Multiply and Divide by Powers of 10

A series of lessons (2-3) on multiplying and dividing by powers of 10, 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
HCF/LCM Using a Venn Diagram

HCF/LCM Using a Venn Diagram

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.
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
Product of Prime Factors

Product of Prime Factors

A series of lessons (2-3) on converting writing numbers as a product of their prime factors 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
Adding and Subtracting Standard Form

Adding and Subtracting Standard Form

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.
IanBrennan
Multiplying and Dividing Standard Form

Multiplying and Dividing Standard Form

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.
IanBrennan
Writing Standard Form

Writing Standard Form

A complete lesson on converting 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.
IanBrennan
Powers and Roots Lesson

Powers and Roots Lesson

A complete lesson on Powers and Roots 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
Pythagoras Theorem Lesson

Pythagoras Theorem Lesson

A complete lesson on Pythagoras Theorem 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
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
Probability Tree Diagram Lesson

Probability Tree Diagram Lesson

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
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
Plotting Co-Ordinates

Plotting Co-Ordinates

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.
IanBrennan
New Curriculum Starter Higher GCSE

New Curriculum Starter Higher GCSE

A mixture of 5 questions exploring the new curriculum. Fluency, Reasoning and Worded Problems all included which are vital in the new curriculum. There is 6 of the same starter so pupils do this for 6 lessons running with the aim of mastering these key topics. All solutions included.
IanBrennan
Rounding to Decimal Places

Rounding to Decimal Places

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.
IanBrennan
Estimation Lesson

Estimation Lesson

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.
IanBrennan
Mixed New Curriculum Starter

Mixed New Curriculum Starter

A mixture of 5 questions exploring the new curriculum. Fluency, Reasoning and Worded Problems all included which are vital in the new curriculum. There is 6 of the same starter so pupils do this for 6 lessons running with the aim of mastering these key topics. All solutions included.
IanBrennan
New Curriculum Starter

New Curriculum Starter

A mixture of 5 questions exploring the new curriculum. Fluency, Reasoning and Worded Problems all included which are vital in the new curriculum. There is 6 of the same starter so pupils do this for 6 lessons running with the aim of mastering these key topics. All solutions included.
IanBrennan
Rounding to 10, 100, 100

Rounding to 10, 100, 100

A lesson on rounding to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. The lesson gives pupils a recap of place value and then works through rounding the this degree of accuracy. There are also worded problems in which a basic skill can really be stretched by considering bounds ect. There is reverse problems aswell and problem solving questions to challenge all pupils. 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.
IanBrennan