When I looked at the course outline for my S3 class and saw the next topic was solving equations and inequations, I was not excited.
Not because I hate the topic but this is my third year teaching this class and I have exhausted all my activities and games and know that the class are quite competent when solving linear equations.
Earlier in the year, the class learned about expanding double brackets so I decided to have them solve equations involving double brackets.
After a few lessons working through questions independently I began to spot that some pupils were having difficulties identifying where they had made an error in order to correct any mistakes.
So here is the lesson from today: Continue reading