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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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Comparing Datasets using the Mean and Range

In my experience, students, in general, find the concept of a mean straightforward to calculate and understand. However, the mean alone does not provide a complete picture of a set of data. To achieve this, a measure of spread is also required. The range is the simplest measure that can be used for this. Not […]

Solving Problems with Angles in Parallel Lines

Solving problems with angles in parallel lines is like solving a murder mystery.  One clue leads on to the next and the next until the murderer is found.  However, it doesn’t end there.  The detectives need to explain their reasoning in court using the relevant laws and procedures should the murderer plead not guilty.  If […]

Solving Two Step Equations using the Balance Method

An equation is when one expression, or term, is equal to another.  To solve an equation means to find the value of the variable (represented by a letter) that makes the two expressions equal.  There are two types of equations for secondary school mathematics, linear and none-linear.  In this blog I write about how I […]