Teaching Angles – Part 2

In my last post I wrote about my week of lessons about angles with my S1 class. You can read about it here.

The next focus of our angles work was angles in triangles. We spent a lesson looking at calculating missing angles in scalene, right and isosceles triangles. Most of the questions I set were from a school textbook but for extension I used these sheets from Don Steward. Continue reading

Teaching Angles

Over the past week I have been teaching angles to my S1 class. We are still working on angles but I thought I would share a few of the different ways we have been learning about angles so far.

After a quick discussion about their prior knowledge we took a note about the different types of angles. These covered acute, right, obtuse, straight, reflex and full turn.

I then set the class this challenge: Continue reading

Lesson Fail No. 1

Blog posts I have written previously have focussed on resources I have made, examples of pupil work, activities that were successful and anything else related to teaching and learning (including classroom decorating). The same could be said for Twitter – positive messages to share great things happening in my classroom.

However, not every day is a great day. There are lessons which go wrong for many reasons. Days when I feel like I’m right back at the start and feel completely lost.

It is important to share the lessons that didn’t go to plan, to share days where I’ve struggled just to make it to the end of the day. Teaching is hard. Teaching is demanding. Teaching is learning.  Continue reading