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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 ...

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...

Mr Mathematics Blog

How to Simplify Surds

When learning how to simplify surds students need to understand the difference between a rational and irrational number. Rational numbers include integers and terminating and repeating decimals. They can be written as a fraction with both the numerator and denominator as integers. An irrational number is a number which, in its decimal form does not […]

Sharing an Amount to a Given Ratio

There are three common methods for sharing an amount to a given ratio.  Depending on the age group and ability range I am teaching I would choose one approach over the other two. The three methods are: Using fractions Unitary method Using a table In this blog I will demonstrate each of the three methods […]

Plotting Scatter Graphs and Understanding Correlation

To introduce plotting scatter graphs and understanding correlation I ask students to think about the relationships between different variables and to describe how they might be related. Here's my starter activity which students discuss in pairs then present to me on mini-whiteboards. When the students have had time to discuss the matching pairs we talk […]