New lesson(s) – Completing the square

Get the PowerPoint here Easily 3 lessons worth of work here. Starts with a completing the square example-problem pair and some questions with a ‘thoughts?’ area. These are available as word file here, although I don’t recommend you use that. I… Continue Reading

Fixed some wrong answers on the Solving quadratics by factorising vary and twist. I wrote some timed questions on rounding to multiples of ten and rounding to decimal places. I updated the timed questions page so that you can now… Continue Reading

New Lesson: Using the quadratic formula

THE LESSON IS HERE. This lesson was a massive learning curve for me and I’ve massively changed it after I taught my year 10s. The first version of the lesson presented an example problem pair and asked them to get… Continue Reading

New(ish) lesson: Factorising Single Brackets

THE LESSON IS AVAILABLE HERE 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… Continue Reading

Robert Low: Why is subtraction so hard?

Really interesting article and worth a read Subtraction presents various problems to learners of mathematics, not least with the mechanics of hand calculating the result of subtracting one multi-digit number from another. But that’s not the kind of difficulty I’m… Continue Reading

New lesson: Finding roots of quadratics by factorising

This is my biggest set of lesson stuff yet. The PowerPoint introduces the topic. It sets up some example-problem pairs. It then leads onto some vary and twist questions, which are available here as Word file. The PowerPoint then goes… Continue Reading