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Addition with 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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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 […]