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GCSE Maths Masterclass

Add eight detailed KS3/4 maths lessons to your library that explore problem solving and effective teaching methods, all written by expert mathematician Dr Colin Foster

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Part 1
Part 1

Help students think in three dimensions by making shape sorters

Creating a simple child’s toy can promote careful planning and understanding of 3D shapes, says Colin Foster

Part 2
Part 2

Using pound coins to help students hone their estimating skills

In this lesson plan for KS3, Colin Foster explains how money can provide a powerful opportunity for estimation problems in which learners can gain a sense of scale

Part 3
Part 3

How pupils can learn about angles by watching the clock

Although we live in a digital age, analogue timepieces are still all around us and provide a helpful context for exploring angles, says Colin Foster

Part 4
Part 4

A simple way to teach children how to calculate rate

Everyday life is full of rates at which things happen, but handling them correctly can be tricky, says Colin Foster

Part 5
Part 5

How to explore probability by playing dice games

A dice game involving moving 10 squares to the finishing point gives an opportunity to consider empirical probability in KS4, says Colin Foster

Part 6
Part 6

How to help KS4 pupils get the hang of adding and subtracting fractions

They’ve been taught the technique a dozen times or more... but through embedding it within a richer problem, ‘adding and subtracting fractions’ might finally make sense to students, says Colin Foster

Part 7
Part 7

Help students understand when one integer will divide exactly into another

Calculations involving multiplication of whole numbers don’t have to be boring if the answers contain surprising patterns, says Colin Foster

Part 8
Part 8

Give your KS4 pupils a real-world context to aid their understanding of ratio

Working out how to carry enough food to stay alive in a challenging environment poses interesting problems, says Colin Foster

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