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Making Approximations using Rounding

Students learn how make approximations by rounding numbers to one significant figure.  As learning progresses mo...

Rounding Numbers to a Significant Figure

Students are introduced to rounding numbers to a significant figure.  Learning progresses from rounding whole nu...

Rounding to a Decimal Place

Students learn how to round a number to a given decimal place using place value.  As learning progresses they mo...

Rounding to Significant Figures

Students learn how to round a number to a significant figure using number lines and place value.  As learning pr...

Rounding to the Nearest Power of Ten

Students learn how to round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. As learning progresses students begin to...

Limits of Accuracy

Students learn how to calculate the limits of accuracy of rounded numbers.  As learning progresses they are chal...

Estimating Solutions by Rounding

Students learn how to estimate solutions by rounding numbers to a significant figure.  As learning progresses st...

Calculations with Limits of Accuracy

Students learn how to find the limits of accuracy in calculations using the upper and lower bounds of different ...

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Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]

Plotting and Interpreting Conversion Graphs

Plotting and interpreting conversion graphs requires linking together several mathematical techniques.  Recent U.K. examiner reports indicate there are several common misconceptions when plotting and interpreting conversion graphs.  These include: drawing non-linear scales on the x or y axis, using the incorrect units when converting between imperial and metric measurements, taking inaccurate readings from either axis not […]

Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]