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Features of my lesson plans for KS3 and KS4 maths include sub-dividing topics into steps so that students develop one skill at a time, colour coded diagrams and explanations, worked solutions and putting the maths into real-life contexts. I am also focusing on different types of problem-solving questions and on questions where different topics are combined, say shape and algebra, probability and algebra, proportion and area. I welcome feedback and am open to suggestions for new lesson topics.

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Features of my lesson plans for KS3 and KS4 maths include sub-dividing topics into steps so that students develop one skill at a time, colour coded diagrams and explanations, worked solutions and putting the maths into real-life contexts. I am also focusing on different types of problem-solving questions and on questions where different topics are combined, say shape and algebra, probability and algebra, proportion and area. I welcome feedback and am open to suggestions for new lesson topics.
Utility Bills
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Utility Bills

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This lesson is for KS4 students. The lesson is differentiated. It starts with using meter readings to find the amount of energy used and the cost of that energy. It then includes a standing charge and finally VAT on the total bill. Worked solutions to the worksheet are included.
KS3 Algebraic Proof
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KS3 Algebraic Proof

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These two lessons are for capable KS3 students. Start with '1. Algebraic Proof Introduction' and the accompanying handouts and then continue with '2. Algebraic Proof Multiples' and its worksheet.
Probability Problems involving Algebra
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Probability Problems involving Algebra

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This lesson is for middle to high ability KS4 students. It teaches them how to use algebra to solve probability problems where there is an unknown. There are worked solutions tot he questions on the worksheet.
Rate of Flow
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Rate of Flow

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This lesson is for KS4 students and teaches them to tackle problems involving rate of flow of a liquid, the volume of a liquid and time. The topic follows the model used to teach density and speed.
KS4 Geometric Proof
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KS4 Geometric Proof

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This lesson looks at geometric proof for KS4 students. Worked solutions to the questions on the differentiated worksheet are included. Questions include proving that triangles within larger shapes are congruent.
Area of Composite Shapes
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Area of Composite Shapes

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This lesson is for KS4 students. It starts with finding the area of shapes made of two rectangles and continues to composite shapes involving other shapes. Worked solutions to the worksheet are included.
Surface Area of Cuboids (Foundation version)
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Surface Area of Cuboids (Foundation version)

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THIS LESSON REQUIRES 1 SMALL CEREAL PACKET PER PAIR OF PUPILS COSTING AROUND £3 FOR 8 PACKETS. This lesson is for KS3 students and for KS4 students planning to take the Foundation paper. The lesson starts with students measuring the dimensions of the small cereal packet. They then cut open the packets and measure the dimensions of the resulting net and its six faces. Students move on to finding the surface area of a cuboid from a drawing and finally from the dimensions alone. Included are solutions to all questions asked of students.
Perimeter of Curved Shapes
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Perimeter of Curved Shapes

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This lesson is for KS4 students, who learn how to find the perimeter of shapes with curved sides. Worked solutions to the worksheet are included.
Identifying Parts of Circles
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Identifying Parts of Circles

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This lesson is for KS4 students. I teach this lesson before teaching circle theorems. It teaches students to look at the diagrams more closely and identify particular arcs, radii, sectors, segments, reflex and non-reflex angles. Worked solutions to the worksheet are included.
Comparing Measurements
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Comparing Measurements

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This lesson is for KS4 students looking to do the Higher paper. Students learn how to convert between different units including for compound quantities such as density and speed. Worked solutions to the worksheet are included.
Area to Money Contextual Problems
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Area to Money Contextual Problems

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This lesson teaches students to tackle problems involving measuring an area, calculating the number of items such as tins required and the cost of purchasing these items. The lesson includes examples and fully worked solutions for the questions on the worksheet. The handout (HO) is a copy of the examples covered in the lesson and can be printed out for students.
Iteration
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Iteration

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This lesson is for high ability KS4 students. It explain show iteration works to find a solution to an equation. Worked solutions to the questions on the worksheet are given.
Listing Outcomes
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Listing Outcomes

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This lesson teaches KS4 students to list possible outcomes. Worked solutions to the worksheet are included.