Latest Videos
These are the latest videos to be uploaded.
I upload new content each week which covers a range of year levels and topics.
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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This is the next video in the Algebra series at a Year 8 level looking at adding and subtracting algebraic fractions! I am sure your heart has already skipped a beat when you read the word fractions ... much less adding the word algebra into it!! But I've got your back here. I show you through basic examples (which get harder!) how to add fractions with numbers and then how it stays the same with algebra. There are lots of worked examples all explained in an easy to understand way.

  • Uploaded: Oct. 12, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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This is another video in this awesome series on Algebra at a Year 8 level. Looking at multiplying and dividing terms, I break down the idea of using expanded form (and lots of kissy kissy's) to reorder and make the concept of multiplying terms much, much easier! I then move onto division and show how we can use the idea of anything divided by itself being one to make cancelling terms much easier too. There are lots of worked examples and the theory is presented in my own unique way.

  • Uploaded: Oct. 12, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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I love teaching algebra. Building on the previous lessons in this series, I look at adding and subtracting terms. Looking at whether you can add apples and bananas together is a great springboard into teaching like terms. It really helps when we then move onto apple-bananas and banana-apples! Don't even get me started with square apples adding to square bananas! Using my own unique style to teach the algebra, here is this video with lots of worked examples to make anyone a boss of this topic.

  • Uploaded: Oct. 6, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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I love teaching algebra and this is the next video in the Year 8 series looking at substitution and equivalence. We know, if we watch sport, that substitution means to take something off and put something of equal value in its place. This is what it means in Mathematics too! I spend time, in my own unique way, looking at using kissy kissy and other stories to show how simple substitution can be. I then look at what equivalence means with lots of worked examples. If you want to understand algebra, then you really need to watch this series of videos! You'll never forget them!

  • Uploaded: Oct. 5, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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I love teaching algebra! This video looks at introducing the language of algebra. All those stupid terms made up by Barry. Pronumeral, variable, constant, expression, equation, coefficient, sum, product, quotient, difference and so much more. I love to use a story which includes kissing, prison guards and bunk beds to show that algebra isn't that hard! It can be funny and fun. Worked examples will help you understand what I mean ... and the difference in my teaching!

  • Uploaded: Oct. 5, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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This video takes a look at how to find the volumes (and then capacities) of cuboids (which includes cubes!). I give you my own unique take on how to find the volume and the various units of volume before then talking about the conversions you need to know for capacity. There are a number of worked examples which are all explained in my own unique way!

  • Uploaded: Oct. 6, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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Continuing with the series on area for Year 8 Maths, I present this video on areas of kites, rhombuses (or rhombi) and trapeziums (which are my favourite shapes!). I look at where the area formulae come from and some simple ways to remember them. There are lots of worked examples which show you how the questions are structured and how they might trick you! All delivered in my own unique style.

  • Uploaded: Oct. 5, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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Have you ever wondered what the area of a basic shape is? Probably not! But this video is going to fill your head with even more information about Mathematics delivered in my own unique style. Looking at what area is and the areas of basic shapes I show you a way to never get the areas wrong. I even use hand signals! There are lots of worked examples and the video uses a lot of humour. You will definitely learn something new!

  • Uploaded: Oct. 5, 2021
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Essential Mathematics (Year 8)
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This video looks at what perimeter is and how we can find it for simple shapes (like rectangles and other related shapes). I show you how to show the appropriate working out and how to see through the tricks which are used all the time to confuse you! I also look at how we can convert between different units of measurement.

  • Uploaded: Sept. 18, 2021