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Exploring Equations in Parametric Form A14

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students find and determine the nature of stationary points when a function is given in parametric form and find the intercepts of the function. Students should already be able to find stationary points and their nature when equations are given in Cartesian form,...

Exploring Equations of Motion 02

In this resource, from the Department for Education Standards Unit, students learn to use past paper examination questions creatively. The questions give them practice in using the equations of motion for constant acceleration and allow them to develop their ability to...

Exploring Functions Involving Fractional and Negative Powers of x C2

In this DfE Standards Unit resource, students find the stationary points of a function and determine their nature and solve appropriate equations in order to find the intercepts of a
function. Students are encouraged to connect the mathematical properties of a function and relate them to the graph. Before...

Exploring Trigonometrical Graphs A12

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students explore trigonometrical graphs by recognising translations, stretches and reflections from their equations, sketching the graphs and learning about the period and amplitude. Students should be familiar with the graphs of y = sin x and y = cos x and have...

Facilitating Discussion

In this Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics video there are extracts from three sessions which you can use to explore the teacher's or trainer's role in promoting and facilitating discussion.

Sequence As you watch the video sequence consider the following questions: * What would need to be...

Factorising Cubics A11

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students learn to associate x-intercepts with finding values of x such that f (x) = 0, sketch graphs of cubic functions, find linear factors of cubic functions and develop efficient strategies when factorising cubic functions. Students should have some familiarity with...

Finding Stationary Points of Cubic Functions C5

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students find the stationary points of a cubic function, determine the nature of these stationary points and to discuss and understand these processes.Students should have some knowledge of differentiation of polynomials, finding stationary points of a quadratic...

Improving Learning in Mathematics: Challenges and Strategies

This Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics book explains the underlying principles behind the development of the 'Active Learning' approaches in the materials. The Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics resources were produced as a response to the Smith report. The resources use "Active...

Interpreting Algebraic Expressions A1

In this resource from the DfES Standards Unit, students learn to translate between words, symbols, tables, and area representations of algebraic expressions, recognise the order of operations, recognise equivalent expressions and understand the distributive laws of multiplication and division over addition (...

Interpreting Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Box and Whisker Plots S5

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students will learn to understand and interpret bar charts, pie charts, and box and whisker plots. This session is in two linked parts. The first is matching pie charts to bar charts and secondly matching box and whisker plots to bar charts. Each part of the session...