A selection of starters/do nows to aid National Careers Week and the application of mathematics to a wide variety of jobs.
From angles on a straight line through to isosceles triangles with a straight line. Answers at the bottom. They can be chopped of or used to self assess with a focus on correctly justifying your answer as opposed to simply correctly answering.
Two differentiated worksheets on finding the missing lengths of similar shapes. Both worksheets conclude with a challenge question taken from GCSE exam papers.
Bite-sized revision chunks for the following circle topics: Circle Terminology Area of a Cirle Circumference of a Circle Perimeter of a Semi-Circle Area of a Semi-Circle
I wasn’t quite happy with what was out there so created these 3 files. One blank, one complete(potentially a knowledge organiser for quadrilaterals) and a third for a quick quiz. Bonus resource on Always, Sometimes, Never related to quadrilaterals.
Lesson crafted to enable all students to draw quadratics with the outcomes: To substitute values into quadratics. To draw quadratic graphs. To find solutions to quadratics graphically. Easily adaptable to more difficult quadratics.
A series of probability scenarios to consider the outcomes for, identify successes and then calculate the probability for.
An opportunity to explore expected value through two way tables ( a potential examination combination). You'll find a modelling question, open task to explore, investigate and question as well as a extension question to really put the mathematics to good use. Enjoy!
A PPT file support the discovery of interior angle properties of polygon. This is a follow on lesson based around a table with the number of side, number of triangles and interior angle sum columns. A number of tasks at the end extend the ideas beyond the previous lesson.
A tarsia puzzle designed to develop students' use of trigonometric identities. Useful for both initial teaching and revision and recap for C2. Involves numerous problems all requiring the application of the two most basic trigonometric identities.
Lesson designed to teach the following objectives in a high pace, clear progress and differentiated manner to a KS3 group. To identify integer values of inequalities. To show inequalities on a number line. To read inequalities off a number line. The first power point contains all worksheets, progress checks, extension tasks and quiz quiz trade cards. The second is edited just to include the slides that are presented to the students.
An opportunity to recap and revise simultaneous equations with a versatile resource. Idea 1 - Roll the dice to select the question and then race in pairs or small groups to gain the answer. Counters can be used to award point for the team with the first correct answer. Idea 2 - Connect 4. In pairs answer the question of your choice with the aim of forming 4 in a row. Idea 3 - In pairs take it in turns to roll a pair of dice and complete the question. A correct answer and you control the square, otherwise you partner has a turn to steal. Winner has the most squares.
My first attempt at a knowledge organiser for a top set Year 10 group tackling the a two week module on the new GCSE on proportionality. The idea comes from: http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/2016/01/17/knowledge-organisers-better-than-learning-objectives-and-great-for-building-retention/ The idea is to provide this to the students as a clear framework for the learning that will take place hoping that this is more impactful that success criteria and lesson objectives. You'll also find a blend space lesson here: https://www.tes.com/lessons/hlLoaruDcmplVA/direct-and-inverse-proportion All feedback welcome.
Use the mix of 3 resources to introduce maximums, minimums and points of inflection. Students are encouraged to refer to graphs drawn via the free Desmos Graphing Calaculator and complete the set of rules they need to go on to tackle the chapter exercises or past exam questions. They'll also have a model answers to annotate and analyse for a method.
Prime factor decomposition is an deal opportunity to build it something a little different with an Optimus Prime factor decomposition relay. In pairs or teams students receive the first piece of the puzzle and are instructed to write the number as the product of its prime. On successful completion they receive the second piece and so on. It culminate with a race to build the transformer that then leads to the ultimate conclusion that prime factorisation is simply about transforming numbers from one look to another without changing who they truly are! PDF attached for ease and a word document attached so that you can edit the difficulty and create your own. The lesson that I typically accompany the activity with is also included.
Exploring sequences through a series of big problems that encourage students to find multiple methods. There are additional questions to promote deeper thought and understanding around a new method or technique. We begin at finding the nth term and conclude with ‘is a term part of a sequence?’. I’ve removed resources used to practise and consolidate methods due to restictions but all content is freely available from corbettmaths.com and variationtheory.com