Here are some links to resources / puzzles / activities etc. that I have found useful doing work on congruent triangles. Multiple lesson plans to follow including some activities on proofs Picture puzzle to use for cutting shapes into two Read More …

# Tag: year 9

## Indices, Exponents, Powers

Varied names around the world for the same topic! (NB> New Aus. Curriculum is moving to exponents!) A key starting point in looking at this though is probably Michael Fenton’s blog on the topic, in particular noting the way he Read More …

## Solving Equations

Wanted to pool a few resources here that I have come across to use for solving equations – there’s a mix of one-step and two-step stuff out there of course and one with a number of ‘game’ type activities was Read More …

## Scientific Notation

Keen at this point just to make a reference to Sarah’s page with a stack of activities around scientific notation. I’m going to try some of these out and ideally report back on here any reflections. (I’ve added a mockup Read More …

## Introduction to Trigonometry

With many thanks to Dan Pearcy I stumbled across his introduction to trigonometry lesson. I ran it with my year 9 advanced class and I thought it was great! Love the moment when I started writing out all the ratios Read More …

## Introducing Volume

Introduced volume to year 7 supp class today as part of our measurement unit. We began with an image on screen similar to this one, using the ‘delete the textbook’ method to generate some questions/discussion: One of the students knew Read More …

## Activities with negatives

Tried a couple of activities with both year 7 and year 9 classes of lower achievement standard. I liked the activities and had some buy-in from the students, although late in the term was a little hit and miss. Anyhow, Read More …

## Algebra – like terms & expanding

Thanks to Nrich for this activity (via https://nrich.maths.org/6942) Attached to this post is the game cards, rules and solutions for the activity which I plan to use with my 10 Int. class helping them to work well together and to consolidate Read More …

## Introducing irrational numbers

Towards the end of the year 8 course we ran an introduction to surds. Over the course of about 3 lessons (which I virtually mirrored in year 9 classes as well), we introduced the concept, did some number crunching and Read More …

## Parallel Lines worksheets, desmos etc

Here are a couple of resources I came across from the web looking for resources on parallel lines. The first is perhaps more complex/less ‘fun’, the second maybe for younger? Going to try the first one tomorrow – I came Read More …