https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

You can give weekly feedback to your teacher about how you are getting on with your home learning by submitting the form called Home Learning Contact form which you can find by clicking on the tile on your j2e launch page. Don't forget to look at J2Stars to see if you have been left any points.

Thursday 9th April 2020

LO: To solve reasoning and problem solving questions linked to area

Good morning everybody, today you are going to use all the formulae that you have learnt this week to solve problems.

Open your GCSE textbooks to p146.

Read the recap section carefully. It goes through all the formulae you wil be using today.

The How To section is useful. The 4-step process will help you work through each question. Don’t forget to include the units of measurement at the end.

Read the  worked example carefully about the farmer and his two fields.

Look carefully at the second field. It is made up of 4 triangles and a trapezium. You will need to find the area of each and add it all together at the end.

Think carefully about question b of the example. It asks what assumptions you have made which could affect the answer.
What this means is that you have assumed that the given measurements are correct.  You have used these given measurements to calculate the answer. If they are not correct, the farmer may be wrong.

Now have a go at P147, Exercise 7.2A Q 1,2,3 and 4 in your home learning book.

I won’t be setting more GCSE work until Tuesday 14th April. Have a relaxing bank holiday weekend everybody.
Well done for al your hard work.

 

Wednesday 8th April 2020

LO: To know and apply formulae to calculate the areas of triangles, parallelograms and trapezia.


Let’s start by revising what we know:

Area of a rectangle = length x width.
Area of a parallelogram = base x perpendicular height.
Area of a triangle = ½ base x perpendicular height.
Area of a trapezium = ½ sum of the parallel lines x perpendicular height


Open your GCSE textbook to P144.
Look at the three worked examples on this page.

Make sure that you write down each of the steps as you work. Avoid trying to keep too much information in your head. We have discussed this!

Also, make sure that you select the perpendicular height when this measurement is needed.

Sometimes a question will give you the area. Substitute the known values into the equation and then rearrange.

Now have a go at P145, Exercise 7.2S.

Check your answers at the back of the book when you have finished.

If you are wrong, try to unpick what you have done.
Have you selected and written the correct formula?
Have you substituted the correct values into the formula? Be particularly careful with the perpendicular height.
Don’t forget the unit of measurement at the end.

 

 

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Let’s start the morning recapping what we know about area.

Area is the amount of space inside a 2D shape.
In the metric system, area is measured in mm2, cm2, m2, km2.

Area of a rectangle = length x width.

Area of a parallelogram = base x perpendicular height.

Area of a triangle = ½ base x perpendicular height.

I hope you have made a note of each of these formulae in your Home Learning book as you will be using them over the next few days.

Today I would like you to learn how to calculate the area of a trapezium.

Watch the lesson carefully on MyMaths.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/271-lesson/area-of-a-trapezium

Then log into MyMaths and complete the online homework.

 

Monday 6th April 2020

Good morning everybody.

I would like to start the week by saying a particular well done to three children who have put in amazing effort with their GCSE work this week.  I have left feedback for you on MyMaths and will be adding extra stars this morning to J2stars. Keep it up!

This week we will be focusing on area.

We will be recapping on some of the prior learning, for example, finding areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms.

We will move on to finding areas of trapezia and then using our skills to solve reasoning and fluency problems with all the shapes.

Key vocabulary this week:

Area, mm2, cm2, m2, km2, length, width, base, perpendicular height, parallel.

Rectangle, triangle, parallelogram, trapezium.

Today we will recap on areas of triangles and parallelograms.

Watch the lesson on finding the area of a triangle carefully.

Start a page in your home learning book for noting down formulae which you will be able to refer to later in the week.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/268-lesson/area-of-a-triangle

Then do the online homework.

Then watch the lesson on finding the area of a parallelogram.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/267-lesson/area-of-a-parallelogram

Then do the online homework.

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Well done to all the pupils who completed the MyMaths work on vectors.
Really impressive results!

Today I would like you to watch the lesson below carefully.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/317-lesson/translating-shapes

This will give you more practice using column vectors to translate shapes in four quadrants.

Use the squares in your home learning maths book to translate the shapes on slide 5.

Then have a go at the online homework.

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning everybody.

Let’s recap on what we learnt yesterday about vectors.

We learnt that a vector is a way to represent a movement between two places.

Vectors can be represented in different ways:

  • On a diagram
  • Using letters
  • As a column vector

In a column vector:
the top number is the movement right or left (x)
the bottom number is the movement up or down (y)

You can and subtract vectors.

If it is helpful, log into MyMaths and watch the lesson again to recap on your learning yesterday.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/332-lesson/vectors-1

Now turn to page 400 in your GCSE textbook.

Look at the two examples.
Read them carefully and look at the working out at the side.

Now have a go at Exercise 19.4S Q1-5 in your home learning book.

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

LO: To understand and use vectors.
Key vocabulary: vector, column vector, translation, direction,

Log into MyMaths and read the lesson carefully.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/332-lesson/vectors-1

As you watch the lesson, make notes in your home learning book. For example, the number at the top of the column vector shows horizontal movement and the number at the bottom of the vector shows vertical movement.

If the top number is positive, the move is to the right,
If the top number is negative, the move is to the left.

If the bottom number is positive, the move is up.
If the bottom number is negative, the move is down.


When you have done this, complete the homework.

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning children.

Today is our last day on Pythagoras’ Theorem.

Today you will be applying the theorem to calculate missing sides and solve problems.

Please go to P97 of your CGP GCSE AQA mathematics workbook and complete questions 1 to 5.

Before you start, you may want to have another go on the MyMaths activity to refresh your memory.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/6383-game/pythagoras-theorem-calculation-climber


See if you can get 1000 points and reach the top!

 

Monday 30th March 2020

LO: To use Pythagoras’ Theorem to reason and problem solve

Let’s recap on what we learnt last week.

In a right angled triangle the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

To find the length of the hypotenuse use c2 = a2 + b2. (Where c = the hypotenuse)

To find the length of a shorter side use a2 = c2 - b2 or b2 = c2 - a2 (where c = the hypotenuse)

Today you will be problem solving involving the sides of a right angled triangle.

Follow these steps to solve the problem successfully.


1.Sketch a diagram and decide which side is the hypotenuse.
2. Use Pythagoras to find the side you need.
3. Round your answer to an appropriate degree of accuracy and don’t forget to include the units.


Open your GCSE textbooks to page 390.

Look carefully at the three examples.
Pythagoras can be used to find diagonals of rectangles, how far ladders reach when propped up against a wall and distances between points on a coordinate grid. How clever is that?

Follow the steps (1,2,3,) and work through each example in your book.

Now complete Ex 19.1A p391 Q 1-8 in your Home Learning book.

Don’t forget to tell your teacher how you are finding home learning in GCSE when you fill in your home contact form. She will pass the message onto me.

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning everybody.

Well done to the children who completed the MyMaths homework. I have added points on your j2Stars page.

We are going to continue the Pythagoras theme today and first of all I would like you to have a go at the activity below.

This activity will help you to practice and apply Pythagoras’ Theorem.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/6383-game/pythagoras-theorem-calculation-climber

I hope you enjoyed it!

Now turn to page 86 in your GCSE maths foundation homework book.

Please complete questions 1-3 in your Home Learning book.

Think carefully about Q3.  You have been given the hypotenuse.

How will you use it and the other measurement to find the missing side of the rectangle?

Read the question again to make sure you have answered it correctly and found the perimeter and area of each shape.

When you complete your Home Learning Contact Form, tell your teacher how your GCSE work is going. They will tell me and I can provide some extra questions on any areas of difficulty.

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Yesterday we learnt about Pythagoras’ Theorem.
In a right angled triangle the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.
So: a+ b2 = c2

Look at the examples on P388 Exercise 19.1.

It is useful to sketch the triangle into your books and label the sides.

Don’t forget that when you have squared a and b to find c,  that you will need to find the square root of c.

So: if a = 5, b = 12, c = ?

C2  = 52 + 122

C2 = 25 + 144 = 169

C = √169  = 13      Remember: √ means square root.

Now have a go at exercise 19.1S p389 of your GCSE book in your home learning book.

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning everybody!

Today we are goint to learn one of my favourites: Pythagoras' Theorem.

Pythagoras was a famous Greek mathematician and philosopher. (c.570-c.495 BC) 

What does c mean? It's short for circa, from the Latin meaning around. We don't know his dates exactly.

Key vocabulary for today:

Hypotenuse: the longest side of a right angled triangle.

Log into MyMaths and you will be able to do the lesson and complete the online homework.

I have left it on for two days to allow you to complete it. I will then leave feedback for each of you.

Enjoy! 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Well done to the children who had a go at the solving equations 3 on Mymaths! Impressive work!

Today I want you to work on constructing an equation using the given information.

We looked at this in GCSE on 16.3.20.

Look at this example:

Mary thinks of a number.

She adds 8 and then divides by 3. Her answer is the number she first thought of.

Find Mary's number.

How could we construct this equation?

Let the number = n

n + 8 = n

   3

Remember to balance each side.

1. Multiply both sides by 3  

so we get n + 8 = 3n

2. Subtract n from both sides

so we get 8 = 2n

3. Divide both sides by 2

so 4 = n

Lucy's number is 4

Now have a go at P209 Exercise 10.2A in your home learning books.

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Today I would like you to carry on with the work we started last week in GCSE.

LO: To solve linear equations with unknowns on both sides.

Last week we used the balancing method to solve equations. Remember that whatever you do to one side, you must do to the other side.

As a recap, watch the lesson by following the link below:

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/188-lesson/equations-3-both-sides

Have another look at the examples on P206 of your GCSE textbook if you need to.

Then log into MyMaths and complete the online homework.

For further practice, use AQA GCSE maths homework book P47 Q 1,2 and 3.

 

 

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