Straight Line Investigation – a bit of a fail

I am going to share a series of lessons that I had with my S3 class this week. I have four 50 minute periods per week with my S3s, who are the middle set out of three. There are 25 pupils in the class with a broad range of maths skills and confidence.

Straight line investigation

The aim of the investigation was for my pupils to consider the relationship between the equation of a line and the gradient and y intercept.

I created a sheet which had 4 questions: Continue reading

The week that was (No. 1)

This past week was the first week back to work after the summer holidays and I was definitely ready to go back. I want to share some of the highlights and lowlights of my week, what worked well, what didn’t and any resources I used.

Quick disclaimer – I have been teaching for over 13 years and I still don’t always get it right. I don’t know the “best” way to teach but try my best every day. It’s not perfect but it’s what I do. Continue reading