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Addition with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with decimal numbers using place value and the column method.  Number pyr...

Division with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform division with decimal numbers using the box method.  Less able students use a time...

Multiplication Problems

Students are taught how to solve a range of real life multiplication problems using the grid and column method. ...

Multiplication with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with decimal numbers using the column method.  More able students are cha...

Multiplying Decimals using the Grid Method

Students learn about multiplying decimals using the grid method.  Throughout the lesson students are encouraged ...

Revising Division with Decimal Numbers

Students revise how to divide with decimal numbers using either long division or equivalent fractions. Includes...

Revising Enlargements on a Grid

Students revise how to perform and describe enlargements on a grid using a centre and positive scale factor.  A ...

Revising Product of Decimal Numbers

Students revise how to calculate the product of two or more decimal numbers using written methods.  As learning ...

Rounding Decimal Numbers

Students learn about accuracy when rounding decimal numbers.  Learning progresses from rounding to one decimal p...

Subtraction with Decimal Numbers

How to use the column method to perform a subtraction with decimal numbers.  More able students add and subtract...

Adding and Subtracting with Decimals

To add and subtract with decimal numbers students learn how to use the place value table to align the digits in ...

Long Division

Students learn how to perform long division using equivalent and simplified fractions.  As learning progresses t...

Long Multiplication

Students learn how to perform long multiplication using ‘The Chinese Method’.  To progress students begin to app...

Ordering Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to arrange decimal numbers in ascending order by using a number line.  As learning progresses...

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Solving Inequalities using a Number Line

Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values.  Here's how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]

Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson.  I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making.  When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback.  […]

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 […]