Solving Trig Equations Red Amber Green

A while back I blogged about one of my favourite tasks Red Amber Green. This is a task structure that I used to use regularly but recently I have not. I have no idea why not as it is a perfect task for any year group and perfect for mixed ability groups. I am hoping that by refreshing my memory of Red Amber Green tasks I will start to use again in class.

Here is a brief reminder of the task:

There are three levels of questions – Red Amber and Green. The questions increase in difficulty with Green being the basic core skills and Red being the most challenging. Pupils work in pairs or small groups – it works best if they work with others of a similar pace and ability to them. All the questions are placed in trays at the front of the room (or stuck on the whiteboard) and pupils come up and take a question back to their table. Pupils choose their own starting level, taking a new question when completed the previous one. They must have answers marked at that level before moving on to another level. If they have made any mistakes pupils must make corrections first. I go round and offer assistance where and when it is needed and mark answers

The last version of this task I made was one for solving trigonometric equations for National 5 maths.

green trigamber trigred trig

A copy of this activity can be found here.

Any other topics of Red Amber Green that I have made can be found on my Resources page.

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