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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...

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Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms

To introduce teaching reciprocals of numbers and terms I begin the lesson explaining that everything has an opposite.  The opposite of shutting a door is to open it.  The opposite of saying hello is to say goodbye.  Numbers have opposites too we call them reciprocals. Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms To start the lesson […]

Surface Area of Cylinders

When I teach how to find the surface area of cylinders I like to add a constant level of challenge and enjoyment to the lesson.  Rather than repetitively calculating the surface area of a cylinder I introduce more complex cylindrical shapes. How to find the Surface Area of Cylinders To find the surface area of […]

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Inspiring students to enjoy maths and feel the success that comes with attempting a difficult challenge is why I teach.  The feeling of success is addictive.  The more students experience it the more they want it and the further out of their comfort zone they are willing to go to get more of it.  Teaching […]