This week my pick actually covers two lessons of work, and was delivered to my Year 9s on Thursday and Friday. To provide a bit of context, we're trialling the Mastery Pathway with KS3 this year, and pupils sat the Elementary 4 test on Tuesday, covering negative numbers, substitution and lots of fractions and decimals work. They passed the previous three tests pretty well, but this one caused some difficulties, with marks ranging from 30% to 70%. After doing a bit of analysis on the results, I decided that my first topic for reteaching would be working with fractions and decimals, particularly ordering and converting between the two representations.
In the spirit of encouraging personal positive thinking, I've decided to start a new Sunday blog series on the best lesson I've taught the previous week.
This week my pick actually covers two lessons of work, and was delivered to my Year 9s on Thursday and Friday. To provide a bit of context, we're trialling the Mastery Pathway with KS3 this year, and pupils sat the Elementary 4 test on Tuesday, covering negative numbers, substitution and lots of fractions and decimals work. They passed the previous three tests pretty well, but this one caused some difficulties, with marks ranging from 30% to 70%. After doing a bit of analysis on the results, I decided that my first topic for reteaching would be working with fractions and decimals, particularly ordering and converting between the two representations. Maths puzzles galore!5/3/2015
Just a quickie tonight to share the love for a few maths puzzle booklets I've found kicking around on the Internet. I'm not sure where they've come from originally, but here are the links:
Maths Practice Puzzles : Fractions and Decimals Includes:

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