Scaffolding help sheet for making contributions in class. The question prompts are categorised into groups depending on whether the pupil is struggling, coping or feeling confident or over confident. It could be used purely for reference or as a working documnet/ record for teacher or pupils to make notes on, prepare for a forthcoming class discussion etc. There is also a reflection exercise.
A couple of quesions scaffolded to help pupils see how quadratic graphs can be drawn using completing the square and factorising techniques. Pupils fill in the steps and sketch the graphs. Could be used as teaching notes, homework, starter, test, revision.
In order to get a pass at A’Level Maths you MUST put in at least one hour of independent work for every one hour of class time. Just attending class and doing the homework IS NOT ENOUGH except in very exceptional cases.
So what could you be doing in those hours…
-how, hints , why - for each suggestion.
A four page handout outlining in detail what students need to be doing.
Activity sheets for pupils and guidance notes for teacher which outlines how to plan a statistical enquiry. Pupils are invited to consider how they would ascertain which form is the 'fittest' using templates and discussion questions. The ideas could be taken further - data collection sheets are included if you choose to actully collect and go on to analyse the data as appropriate to your group. The resources could be used collaboratively with PE dept.
Two sets of data. 30 items in each data set. How much time is spent Christmas shopping by husbands and by wives. How much money is spent on gifts from husbands and from wives.
Could be used across all classes in a variety of ways.
E.g. ask students to produce a report for a retailer; Ask students to find the mean of each data set; ask students to put the data into stem and leaf diagrams, boxplots and interpret.
Two interview sheets, each one can be printed out on a single A4 side. If desired you could copy them back to back or they can be used independently.
Pupils can fill them out in advance in preparation for discussion with teacher about future choices.