New(ish) lesson: Factorising Single Brackets
This isn’t completely new. I’ve edited and refined a lesson I’ve had on here before. Except I’ve packed it with MORE STUFF. I’eve tried to use Jo Morgan’s idea of going more in depth. So this lesson has:
Some I do you do/examples.
One of my vary and twist activities. Available as a word file here.
Some ‘does it fit’ whole class discussion. Look at question 4. Oh my!
A ‘spotting of mistakes’ activity to really hammer the point home.
Using factorisation to complete calculations. Yes please!
A problem solving task!
Oh. Then I thought. How about a plenary.
On the powerpoint is a quite nicely thought about 5 question mini test thing. It’s quite easy. But Craig Barton has defiantly managed to convince me that chucking a really hard question at the end is a mistake and maybe we should be giving students confidence at the end.
I know what you’re thinking.
What if I want some slop. Or some more timed questions? You can get some here. It randomly picks from…wait for it…over 2,000 questions!!!
Sometimes I think I should plan more lessons like this.
Including coding and stuff for the questions on the timed questions it took me about 5 hours.
Maybe that’s why.
As always give me a shout if I’ve idioted a question up.
Excuse me if the writing style was mad today. I downed a lot of Cherry Coke whilst coding.