Daily Lessons

A closer look at the daily lessons from White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize. These lessons are available for Early Years through to Year 10

Perimeter - White Rose

White Rose Maths – Daily Lessons

To take Wednesday 18th May as an example, the subject for Year 7 was Perimeter. White Rose Maths provide a video of approximately 8 minutes in length. The presentation is excellent with very clear explanations and examples. Following a recap of what perimeter is including worked examples, the video then poses the example – Draw and label a sketch of a rectangle with a perimeter of 24cm and goes on to ask how many different rectangles with a perimeter of 24cm students can find if the side lengths are integers. Students are instructed at this point to pause the video lesson, to work on the problem, they can then restart the video to check their work. Following that problem students are given further problems to work on, including drawing and labelling a sketch of an isosceles triangle with a perimeter of 21cm, a rather nice demonstration of the triangle inequality for students (mathisfun has so much good material).



Further examples go on to combine geometry and algebra, forming and solving equations for the total perimeter. I like the Spot the mistake example – these lessons are really well structured and include more challenging problems as well as basic examples. Students who have the Worksheets from White Rose can work on those, but for students who do not have the White Rose Worksheets BBC Bitesize provides the practise.

On BBC Bitesize we see the Perimeter lesson for Wednesday May 20th. The lesson starts with a Learn section where explanations and worked examples are provided.

BBC Perimeter

BBC Bitesize – Daily Lessons

Following the Learn section, we have the activities; in this lesson there are three activities, a quiz, an excellent set of examples from Pearson and interactive Perimeter questions from SAM Learning. BBCBitesize has been working with other organisations to make these resources freely available to students whilst school is closed.

The combination of White Rose and BBC Bitesize provides excellent material for students at home – highly recommended.

Planning ahead – you can already see the Monday to Thursday White Rose Lessons for the week beginning June 1st, on BBC Bitesize, teachers can check BBC Teach for a preview by Year of future lessons.

Also note the 12-week plan from White Rose, which shows the topics week by week for each year group, the pdf document clearly shows the Summer Term plan.

Algebra KO extract Nicola Whiston

Also – a wonderful complement to these resources we have Nicola Whiston’s amazing collections of Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers (see also Knowledge Organisers – Mathematics) which follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning. She is sharing the collection here, via Dropbox. These are really attractive and I think will appeal to students. In a summer term where consolidation and review are important these are perfect.

Thank you Nicola!

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