Equations of Tangents – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on equations of tangents that looks at how to calculate the equation of a tangent to a circle at a given point. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To find the equation of a tangent to a circle at a given point.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher tier students. It could also be used with high ability Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Equations of Tangents’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Tangents Introduction
  • Student Worksheet on Equations of Tangents
  • True or False Cards
  • Circle Geometry Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the first lesson in the Circle Geometry unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lesson in the unit is: