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Negative numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with negative numbers  Later in the lesson they are challenged to work wi...

Comparing Positive and Negative Numbers

Students learn about comparing positive and negative numbers and calculating the difference between the two.  Th...

Dividing with Negative Numbers

Students learn about dividing with negative numbers using written methods.  More able students work with negativ...

Multiplying with Negative Numbers

Students learn about multiplying with negative numbers.  As learning progresses more able students are challenge...

Subtraction with Negative Numbers

Students learn how to subtract with positive and negative numbers on a number line and using written methods.  M...

Ordering Negative Numbers

Students learn to use a number line to order and compare negative and positive numbers.  As learning progresses ...

Multiplying and Dividing with Negatives

Students learn how to multiply and divide with negative numbers through a range of teaching activities including...

Adding and Subtracting with Negative Numbers

Adding and subtracting with negative numbers is taught through the use of 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 […]