Number Properties

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Number Properties

Factor Pairs of Numbers and Terms

Students learn how to find all the factor pairs of numbers and terms.  More able are taught to find the factors ...

Finding Prime Factors

Students learn about finding prime factors of a number.  This lesson builds on understanding what prime numbers ...

Finding Prime Numbers

Students learn about finding prime numbers using factor pairs and the Sieve of Eratosthenes.  Throughout the les...

Finding the Highest Common Factor

Students learn about finding the highest common factor of numbers and terms.  More able student learn how to fin...

Multiples of numbers and expressions

Students learn how to calculate multiples of numbers and expressions.  As learning progresses they move on to fi...

Square Numbers and Square Roots

Students learn how to calculate square numbers and square roots.  They are taught to use visualisation, written ...

Short Multiplication

The start of the lesson reviews using the times table grid to calculate the products of two integers.   The deve...

Short Division

The start of the lesson reviews calculating the products of single digit integers.   The development phase build...

Prime Numbers

To define what makes a prime number students begin the lesson by calculating factors of several integers.  Prime...

Place Value

The start of the lesson reviews writing numbers as words by completing a cross number puzzle.   The development ...

Multiples of a Number

The lesson begins by recapping short multiplication using times tables up to 12 x 12.  In the main part of the l...

Factors of an Integer

The start of the lesson involves organising integers within a Venn diagram according to their number properties....

BODMAS and the Order of Operations

The start of the lesson challenges the class to create the numbers one to ten inclusive using a combination of k...

Addition and Subtraction with Integers

Students learn how to add and subtract with integers using the column method.  By using the place value table st...

Using Calculator Efficiently

The start of the lesson reviews basic calculator operation using the order of operations and place value to calc...

Square and Cube Numbers

Students are introduced to the concept of square and cube numbers through the use of diagrams of volumes and are...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]