There are 6 exercise sheets and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.
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With a strong emphasis on using techniques from bar modelling to develop mastery, this unit focuses on developing skills with ratio. Starting from the basics, the concept of ratio, its notation and the connection to fractions is developed. Simplifying ratio, dividing in a given ratio and solving ratio problems in context are explored and procedural variation is used to support this learning. Direct proportion is linked to ratio and students recognise, represent and use direct proportion to solve graded questions. Ratio as a linear function is presented graphically, and students interpret the gradient and use reasoning to solve questions in context. The unit closes with a lesson on scale factors and maps where the fluency of the earlier ratio work supports this application of ratio in a real-life context.
What's included in the toolkit?
The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 8300 Maths GCSE. Each unit contains:
PowerPoint slides for each component
Detailed lesson plans
Learning objectives and outcomes
Worksheets and homework activities with answers
End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
Other material and links to online resources
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