Lesson Collection 81: Function Machines – TES ROTW 81

For the next few weeks, the ROTW will be looking at examples of complete lessons on TES. I find resources like this fascinating, as they give you a real insight into a teacher’s thinking, far more than you would get from a PowerPoint or a worksheet alone. The advice I give to all trainee teachers and NQTs that I work with is to take lessons like this, study them, and then adapt them to suit their own teaching style and the needs of their students.

As ever, I am eternally indebted to teachers for sharing their resources on TES, but a special thank you to those who upload complete lessons like this. They are so useful n sharing good practice, and have a huge and positive impact on teaching and learning around the world.

What is it?
Warning: this is one of mine! 🙂 It is a rich task on Function Machines, which can be used to introduce/consolidate/extend the study of order of operations, writing algebraic expressions, collecting like terms, proof and more!

What are the key features?
Low barrier, high ceiling task
Supporting resources
Excel checker
Probing questions for effective differentiation

Thank you for sharing!

Craig Barton

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