There are 7 exercise sheets and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.
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This unit deals with measures used in mathematics, including scales, 2D representations, perimeter, area and volume. At the start of the unit, estimation is considered in context, with sensible degrees of accuracy discussed and the use of approximations to estimate the value of a calculation explored. Making sensible estimates and choosing the right units is discussed next. With elegant graphics to support the learning, students discover scale drawings and bearings, using reasoning to solve contextualised problems. Plans and elevations are met, focusing on the skills needed to draw and interpret 2D representations of 3D objects, including the use of isometric drawings. The unit then moves on to shapes; finding the perimeter, area and volume of shapes such as triangles, trapezium, parallelogram, cuboids, prisms and composites of these shapes. Standard formulae for area and volume are introduced and used, and these skills are applied through graded questions with reasoning and problem-solving tasks involving perimeter, area and volume.
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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