Trial & Improvement – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on trial and improvement that explores how to use the trial and improvement method to solve equations. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To use trial and improvement to find approximate solutions to equations.

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 ‘Trial & Improvement’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Student Worksheet on Trial & Improvement
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the seventh lesson in the ‘Setting Up, Rearranging & Solving Equations’ unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: