Ratio lesson observation

Ratio lesson observation

This lesson is suitable for lower and upper ability students. The work is differentiated and I have taught this to a mixed ability class. I have put bar model into the questions (its a fantastic method of teaching ratio). Suitable for both KS3 and KS4 The lesson focus's on the following skills and the worksheet is structured this way: First section - Sharing out amounts - boxes are used for visual representation (bar model) Section section - Given the ratio and the quantity, students are to find the other quantity (bar model) Third section - Students are to find the totals given the ratio and a quantity (bar model) Fourth section - This is a mixture of questions and students are to construct bar models There is assessment opportunities to measure the progress at the start and at the end of the lesson. The starter Is basic division which I find works very well to settle students down quickly at the start of a lesson. A lesson plan is attached explaining how I have gone about it.
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Compound Area

Compound Area

Here are two very structured worksheets on compound area. The first worksheet is for only rectangles. The first section focuses on finding the area of plain rectangles. The second section puts two rectangles together and students are to fill in the missing lengths. The third section, students are to split up the rectangles themselves. The second worksheet is for rectangles and triangles with the same structure as the first worksheet. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 This resource will help any ability student. Attached is the answers. Please leave feedback :)
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Direct proportion lesson GCSE including graphs

Direct proportion lesson GCSE including graphs

Teaching direct proportion can be confusing for students. I have carefully thought about the introduction to this and have broken it down into manageable chunks. The lesson leads up to the complex questions (i.e. x is directly proportional to y). The new GCSE (1-9) requires students to draw the proportions on graphs and use them. I have added 6 questions on this. Answers and solutions are available for all work set. Includes detailed step by step explanations, my students really benefited from this. PowerPoint presentation and ActivInspire flipchart available.
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Drawing and Interpreting line graphs

Drawing and Interpreting line graphs

A student friendly resource for drawing and interpreting line graphs which progresses. There are 6 available typical questions to plot and interpret. There is enough here for a lesson. This is suitable for KS3 and KS4.
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Interpreting line graphs

Interpreting line graphs

Interpreting line graphs can be a tricky skill for students when the scale isn't straight forward. I have firstly focused the lesson on reading scales and working out divisions (what it's increasing by). The second half is to apply this skill to interpret and access the sorts of questions they will come across. Both worksheets are student friendly and are aimed at KS3 and KS4 The flipchart contains a starter, explanations and worksheet answers. Please see my other lesson on plotting and interpreting line graphs.
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Measuring bearings lesson

Measuring bearings lesson

Excellent worksheet for measuring bearings. Included is a PowerPoint and activInspire flipchart. Suitable for KS4. Contains a starter, explanations and all answers are included.
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Reading scales and interpreting distance time graphs (Upper ability)

Reading scales and interpreting distance time graphs (Upper ability)

Section A - Worksheet 1 is all about reading scales found on typical graphs where the scale isn't increasing by 1. Here we have 14 questions with structure to help your students get this part right. Section B - Here are 6 questions for interpreting from a distance time graph. Before students start the question, they have to work out what each division is worth for both Distance and Time for the question (what it's increasing by each time). This is structure to help them access the common distance time graph questions found on exams. For each question are a set of good quality questions. Powerpoint with starter and all answers to both worksheets. Very suitable for higher ability classes.
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Polygons interior sum lesson observation

Polygons interior sum lesson observation

Constructive lesson observation, friendly explanations, worksheets and lesson plan. As the students work through the polygons finding the number of triangles, they will clearly be able to identify and spot the pattern for subtracting 2. Starter - Prior knowledge and keywords (word search) Main worksheet 1 - finding sides, triangles and angle sum Main worksheet 2a - Puzzle for matching 'written polygons' with triangles and angle sum (Get your form to cut them out for the last 3 minutes) Main worksheet 2b - Extension tasks - finding missing angles, finding regular interior angles, working backwards and expressions. ppt/activinspire - constructive solid lesson with learning outcomes, explanations and answers The lesson consists of 3 assessment opportunities (beginning, middle and end/plenary to measure progress from the start)
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Venn diagrams New Spec GCSE

Venn diagrams New Spec GCSE

Venn diagrams is new on the 1 - 9 GCSE spec this year and I have thought about a good solid constructive lesson that will win students understanding with this. Firstly, I have based each question around two visual events (i.e. even numbers and prime numbers). The idea here is that students say which numbers are which and then place them into the Venn diagram. Then they are asked to calculate one probability question from it, they will struggle with this but that's where you step in to make sense of them with the example ready at the board. See the cover image as an example, I have made up 8 questions, each with a different probability. The lesson is an ActivInspire flipchart, explanations and answers. Students can work from a friendly worksheet. I have put in a suitable starter (listing multiple, factors, primes, cube numbers etc). I have also included in this lesson blank diagrams with the probabilities they need to be able to shade (answers included).
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Sorting data into frequency tables, drawing bar charts and finding averages

Sorting data into frequency tables, drawing bar charts and finding averages

10 questions to keep your students busy. Students are to sort data into frequency tables, then draw a bar chart from the table. They are then to use the bar chart to find the mode and the range. These worksheets progress from ungrouped data to grouped data. The tables use tally charts to keep track of sorting. Excellent resource to use with any class.
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Construction angles and perpendicular bisectors lesson observation

Construction angles and perpendicular bisectors lesson observation

Here is a constructive lesson on constructing angles (60 degrees, 45 degrees, 30 degrees, 15 degrees) and perpendicular bisectors (of a line, at a point on a line, from a point to a line). For the second part of the lesson, I created videos for the students to watch which demonstrates the constructions (It can be a lot to listen too and this works well). I have taught this several times and once during an observation and it was a good solid lesson. Here you have to chance to assess learning outcomes with an assessment sheet and its fully differentiated. The worksheet is structured with steps and gives students questions to attempt.
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Fractions to Percentages Lesson Observation

Fractions to Percentages Lesson Observation

Everything you need for a lesson observation lesson is here. You won't be disappointed. Lesson plan Starter and extension Assessment card sort activity (differentiated) Further assessment Worksheet activity Plenary All this is attached including the ppt. I taught this to a mixed ability class and every student achieved for my set learning outcomes. This resource is aimed at all KS3 and KS4 students.
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Venn Diagrams lesson observation

Venn Diagrams lesson observation

Here is a lesson I put together for a lesson observation and received lots of credit. There are two options of starters (I personally would pick the T-shirt starter). The lesson is differentiated to ensure all learners progress. The lesson is suitable for both KS3 and KS4. Starter Starter 2 optional Main worksheet differentiated Extra challenge questions Flipchart with suitable examples, assess and show progression Detailed lesson plan
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Scatter graphs

Scatter graphs

A constructive worksheet that clearly demonstrates positive (Q1), negative (Q2) and no correlation (Q3). The questions also include interpreting after plotting. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 Starter - plotting co-ordinates flipchart - consists of worksheet solutions
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Plotting linear equations

Plotting linear equations

Differentiated worksheet First page - Plotting equations (positive), i.e y = 3x + 2 Second page - Plotting equations (negatives), i.e y = -2x + 1 Third page - Plotting equations (fractions), i.e. y = -1/2x + 3 I have also attached some past GCSE questions
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Calculating mean from a frequency table

Calculating mean from a frequency table

I was fed up of just telling my students to multiply across, add this column, add that column, divide this column by the total of that one and there is the mean... This is what I ended up making: Starter - Students are asked to calculate the mean from a set of numbers (10 people who were asked how many pets they owned). Easy numbers to divide, straight forward. At this point, I like to demonstrate exactly what mean is How many pets do these people have? "Instead of saying this person has 2 pets, this person has 3 pets, this person has 1 pet etc... we just want one number, an average number called the mean which we just worked out" Main - The starter links straight into the main where the data is sorted into a frequency table and it's demonstrated how we get the same answer working from this table. I really break up the process and go through the whole "add them up" highlighting each of the same numbers and showing that we multiply across, students clearly see where things come from (see my cover image). On top of this, I have included 5 questions where students sort data into the frequency tables and find the mean (very structured and you can explain why they are multiplying across, adding and dividing). I have a section for just finding the mean from numbers in case some students need to work on finding mean from numbers. I also have a section for calculating mean from a plain frequency tables when your students really get the idea (so there is differentiation). I did this lesson with a weak year 8 class and they got a lot out of it. I highly recommend this, you won't be disappointed. One of my best resources. Answers are all included. Attached is an activInspire flipchart and worksheets.
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