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Lesson TitleDescriptionStrandYear GroupLevel
Divide and ConquerUnderstanding long division of polynomials,
Step by StepStudents use physical manipulatives to derive and understand the cosine rule
What’s the point?Students make connections between linear patterns , coordinate geometry and real world scenarios
What’s The Meaning Of Z-scoresStudents build on their prior knowledge of mean and standard deviation to understand and use …,
Top Dog AreaStudents deduce different shapes from a word problem using different area and perimeter formulae. Connections …, ,
Simultaneous ShapesStudents progress from the concrete, to the pictorial, to the abstract, solving simultaneous equations using …,
Missing In ActionStudents use the idea of equality to form, interpret and solve equations. Students are asked …,
Looks Different, Same ValueStudents develop a deeper understanding of equivalent fractions and add and subtract algebraic fractions.,
Explain that FormulaStudents explore properties of 3-dimensional shapes and use nets to understand where the surface area …
Across the divideStudents work on real life word problems where the operation of division is presented in …
It’s Show TimeIn this lesson, students will try to solve problems relating to time, and to enhance …
What’s your Angle?Pupils will be presented with 2 parallel lines and 5 points (A, B, C, D …,
Percentage ParadoxStructured problem solving lesson involving multiple approaches to a direct proportion percentages problem. Misconceptions around …
A Pizza of the (Fr)ActionStudents are given a problem to consolidate their learning of adding fractions and to apply …
What about ParallelogramsExploring properties of parallelograms using various approaches and looking for connections between these approaches
Thinking Outside the TriangleUsing a given diagram to lead students to the discovery of the proof that the …
The Volume of MoneyThrough discovery, students derive the formula for the volume of a cylinder. This is achieved …
The X FactorExploring different ways to represent factorisation of a single algebraic term leading to factorising a …
The Power that Lies BeneathUsing Assessment for learning techniques of multiple choice diagnostic testing and effective questioning to explore …
The Array ModelUsing the Array Model to factorise quadratic expressions. This proposal includes a unit plan for …
Straight to the nth GameUsing a problem question to develop the general formula for a pattern
Show Me the MoneyDiscovering the different measures of central tendency using celebrities as examples
Scrutinizing the Difference between Two SquaresThis proposal uses the concepts from ‘Algebra through the lens of functions’ to bring students …
Run Johnny Run, Maths To The RescueUsing prior knowledge of triangles to explore trigonometric ratios and use them to solve problems.
Point Of Pick-UpUsing prior knowledge of algebra, coordinate geometry, synthethic geometry and constructions the fairest position for …
Place Your PixUsing the problem of placing a picture in a frame, students discover the difference between …
Matchstick ChallengeThis lesson is based on first year patterns, introducing students to the concept of the …
It’s Show Time,
In The AirUsing a word problem to graph functions
How Big Is Pi?Using varying circles to discover pi and use this discovery to create the formula for …
Getting To The Problem Of The RootIdentifying relationships between quadratic equations, roots and graphs
Get UnsnookeredUsing a mix of Geometry, Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry to solve a real-world problem.,
Forthnightly MathsIn a computer game context, students will have to identify intersecting points between a line …
Express My PointStudents will be introduced to the concept of writing mathematical expressions and exploring values for …
Equating Fortnite-lyUsing word problems in algebra to introduce equations
Disco TaxiUsing a word problem to introduce transformations of quadratic functions and establishing the algebraic representation …
Circling LongitudeA real life scenario of a drone taking a photo at a music festival is …
Car Savings ConundrumStudents act as a financial advisor and must investigate a number of saving plans to …
Basket CaseIntroducing simultaneous equations through word problems and solving by graphing,
All Aboard Quadratic AirlinesThis lesson provokes students understanding of how quadratic graphs relate to their equation and how …
A Journey in FinanceModelling a financial problem using a geometric series and investigating the timeline assosciated with payments
2 or not 2x that is the questionThis lesson provides a physical approach to the understanding of ‘like’ and ‘unlike’ terms.
A Step in the Right DirectionThis lesson introduces students to trigonometric ratios.
Who is being Irrational?After calculating some distances using Pythagoras students will work towards the discovery and understanding of …
When Area is 64Students are presented with an area problem and by exploring their solutions they will see …
What’s your Angle?Through exploring relationships in triangles, students will discover that the exterior angle of a triangle …
Untangles the AnglesUsing various methods students will discover different relationships between the angles in a diagram based …
Unpacking 3D ShapesStudents will examine a square based pyramid, identify all 2D shapes possible using the points …,
Transversals are CopycatsGiven a diagram with three parallel lines and three transversals, students will use their knowledge …
Top of the VlogsStudents will present two sets of data in graphic form and will learn that there …,
Time for TellyStudents will learn to deal with problems of time by solving a problem based on …
The Trapezoidal RuleStudents will engage with a problem to find the area of an irregular shape and …, ,
The Story of Two DronesStudents will be asked to apply their knowledge to solve a real life scenario of …,
The Story of the GannetStudents will describe the story of a gannet’s dive as represented by a quadratic graph …
The Integers CupStudents will develop understanding of integer operations by solving a problem based on a game …
The Great Wall of NenaghProblem solving approach to link Patterns, Co-ordinate Geometry and Algebra., ,
The Grand RationalStudents are given an algebraic fraction and are asked to uncover as many properties of …
The Ex FactorThrough a problem-solving approach, students find the sum of exterior angles of a triangle in …
The Balancing ActIntroducing Simultaneous Equations through problem solving.
The Formula Speaks VolumesStudents will explore the volume formula for cuboids and develop a formula for volume of …
The Flow of MoneyStudents will try to solve a tax problem with higher and standard rate of tax, …
Takeaway TranslationIn this lesson students will try to solve a word problem using a variety of …
Subway SubstitutionStudents are presented with a menu and asked to use an algebraic expression to describe …
SnowflakesStudents will be challenged to express repeating linear patterns algebraically.
Simultaneously solving for two variablesStudents will be given two linear equations with two unknown variables and will be required …
Similar Triangle WrangleStudents will be using dotted paper to produce similar triangles and understand that a line …,
Shootin’ HoopsStudents will be provided with a calculus question that requires them to utilize their algebraic …,
Sharing the UnknownStudents will understand the need for algebraic fractions when dealing with basic real-world problems.,
Run Circles Around PythagorasStudents will be asked to find as many Pythagorean pairs when c is 5 leading …,
Pump Up The VolumeStudents will use various strategies to transform different irregular solids into familiar cuboids and thus …,
The Power of AlgebraStudents will be presented with a simultaneous linear functions problem and encouraged to solve the …
Plane ClothesStudents solve a problem on the area of a triangle in as many ways as …, ,
Percentages PredicamentStudents tackle a percentage increase problem to understand the concept of ‘more than 100%’.
Paving PatternsStudents are encouraged to examine patterns in various ways to derive connections between linear patterns, …, ,
Patterns in PolygonsStudents use their prior knowledge of geometry and linear patterns to write a mathematical statement …,
Partying with IndicesThrough an exponential growth problem it is hoped that students will recognise the usefulness of …
Paper RatioStudents will be given A3, A4 and A5 sheets of paper and asked to investigate …
MurlingStudents will work with a real world problem involving establishing the distance from the origin …,
Multiplying Messi’s MillionsIn this lesson students will investigate models and use the concept of a “thought experiment” …
Monkey PuzzleStudents develop an understanding of the properties of fractions through a real-life problem.
Meet You HalfwayStudents are given a photograph of Sligo town with a coordinate grid superimposed on it. …
Make-Up MoneyStudents will solve a problem based on saving money. By discussing the various approaches used …, ,
M.M.A. Mixed Mathematical ApproachesStudents will formulate the area of the first floor (rectangle) of Conor Mc Gregor’s holiday …,
Kevin’s Cash ConnundrumStudents will show in many ways how to represent a word problem which will lead …
Katie versus Conor – Who will win?Students explore probability and relative frequency by considering who would win in a fight between …,
Justifying your ThinkingStudents are challenged to explain why one Electricity contract is better value than another by …
It’s Thirsty WorkStudents will learn to interpret graphs by investigating the flow of liquid into three different …
It’s a Matter of PrinciplesStudents investigate the rate of change of a rocket whose path is modelled by a …
It’s Moore of a ProcessStudents investigate Moore’s Law in order to apply their understanding of Logarithms and Exponential Functions …,
How much is the special Offer?Students will be presented with a real life problem verbally and visually and will learn …
Heavenly SlopesStudents will engage in structured problem solving to develop their understanding of the “slope” of …,
Going underground on a Roller CoasterStudents are introduced to quadratic relationships via an in-context problem.,
Fractions meet AlgebraStudents will learn to apply their knowledge of fractions and equations to the solving of …,
Elf on the ShelfStudents will use their knowledge of trigonometry, synthetic geometry and their problem solving skills to …,
Diving for RootsStudents are introduced to quadratic equations from a functions point of view and will use …,
Dining Out – Who Gets your Money“In this lesson students will complete a problem to find out how much a meal …
Cuir Cruth AirTrí a bheith ag plé le léaráid ina bhfuil triantáin agus cearnóga, tiocfaidh na daltaí …, ,
Cover the Distance FasterStudents apply their knowledge and understanding of coordinates, calculating length and Pythagoras’ Theorem to calculate …,
Count like an EgyptianStudents are given a problem and asked to explore different approaches leading them to query …
Box BonanzaStudents work on the problem of calculating the number of matchsticks in a structure which …
Baby it’s cold outsideThe aim of this lesson is consolidate students’ knowledge of how to solve a quadratic …,
Are we there yet?Students are encouraged to solve a problem by finding the midpoint between two points. This …,
Are you up for the Match?The aim is for the students to discover the Fundamental Principal of Counting through problem …
Are Circles PointlessIn this lesson students will actively participate in solving a problem that will progress towards …,
Getting Value for MoneyStudents will try to solve a problem involving currency exchange set in a real life …
Angles to find the TreasureThe students will be given a map with three different routes to treasure for three …,
2D or not 2D?The lesson focuses on students designing an open rectangular box when given the area of …,
2D to 3D… That is the Question?Students will be presented with a problem in which they need to select and use …, , , , , ,
Prof. Takahashi’s Lesson ProposalThrough a series of problems, students learn about the conditions required for congruency (includes student …,
Introducing Differential CalculusDeveloping an understanding of key calculus concepts using rates of change.
The Polygon PredicamentConnecting multiple mathematical topics to solve a geometric problem., , , ,
The Perfect SelfieUsing geometry and trigonometry to solve a 3D problem.,
Developing Frieda’s FieldDeveloping the formula for the area of a non-right-angled triangle.,
Enter the MatrixSolving a multi-variable problem using many methods.
The General Term of a Quadratic PatternUsing multiple strategies to develop the formula for a quadratic relationship.,
Heading for TroubleLearning how to deal with a two-variable problem where one relationship is noon-linear.
Navigating an Ash CloudDrawing on algebra, geometry and trigonometry to solve a problem., ,
The Water RocketAnalysing quadratic relationships using multiple strategies., ,
What makes a ParallelogramUsing trigonometry & geometry to calculate the area of a parallelogram.,
Tick Tock – Area of an IncircleUse the properties of an equilateral triangle to find the area of its incircle.,
Seeing through the DabApplying trigonometry to solve a 3D problem.,
Decoding De MoivreUnderstanding the concepts of rotations and scales which underpin De Moivre’s Theorem., ,
How many ways can you prove It?Understanding the construction of the bisector of an angle.,
Centre of a RectangleStudents draw on many topics to find the centroid of a rectangle., , ,
Comparing Percentages, Decimals & FractionsCalculate the percentage and fraction of a number in many ways.
Coordinate Geometry meets Synthetic GeometryUsing coordinate geometry, theorems, corollaries and constructions to show a quadrilateral is a rectangle.,
Picture this QuadraticModelling images using quadratic functions and understanding the importance of roots.,
Transformation TrickeryApplying knowledge of transformations for problem-solving.
3D CubesIdentifying right-angled triangles in 3D solids to solve problems.,
Anyone for Pizza – Solving Simultaneous EquationsModelling problems with simultaneous equations and how elimination can be used to solve them.
Coffee and Tea SimultaneouslySolving a two-variable problem using different techniques.,
An Average ProblemUnderstand the properties of different measures of average.
The Cookie CrumblesMoving from area to volume in a uniform solid.
Into the Next DimensionUnderstanding the relationship between cross-sectional area and volume for a uniform solid.
Equivalent FractionsStudents learn to compare fractions using graphical methods.
More Pizza for meUsing scaling to compare different quantities fairly.
Pragmatic QuadraticCalculating the area of a shape with unknown dimensions.,
Rich, Happy, Healthy or FamousUsing Census @ School data to compare methods for analysing data.
Roots and ShootsCalculating the dimensions of a shape given its area in general terms.,
Tri to be ShadyUsing many approaches to calculate an unknown area.,
The Window MakerUsing two-variable problems to develop simultaneous equations.
Grazing GazellesDiscovering Pythagoras’s Theorem.,
Tin of BeansUsing the concept of cross-sectional area to change area of a circle into volume of …
Translating Words into SymbolsUsing different operations to develop the same number., ,
An Alternative Approach to Alternate AnglesProblem solving to demonstrate that alternate angles are equal in measure.
Are you Snookered?Use axioms and theorems to calculate a pair of missing angles.
Perimeter of an Irregular ShapeCalculating perimeter of a shape with known and unknown lengths.,
Home and AwayUnderstanding distance-time graphs.,
A Tough ClimbUnderstanding the concept of slope.,
Mary’s AgeApplying linear equations to problems.
Perfecting PercentagesUnderstanding the usefulness of percentages in understanding proportion.
Count the SweetsStudents apply algebraic reasoning to problem-solve a linear relationship.,
The Chocolate ChallengeUsing equivalent fractions to decide which unit quantity is greatest.
The Great HallUsing linear relationships to develop algebraic thinking.
The Problem with Cats & DogsLearning to use Venn Diagrams as a problem-solving tool.
What’s your Angle?Applying knowledge of axioms and theorems to calculate missing angles.
Working with Fred Pattern-SonUsing a visual pattern to introduce linear relationships.
Introducing Algebra & Word EquationsApplying algebraic reasoning to in-context problems.
Let’s think about BIDMASApplying order of operations to generate different numbers.
Dogs do PatternsUsing a real-life problem to develop an understanding of linear relationships.,