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Converting Between Imperial and Metric Units

Students learn how to convert between imperial and metric units using standard conversion factors.  As learning ...

Converting Between Imperial Units

Students learn how to convert between imperial measures of length, weight and capacity using standard conversion...

Converting Between Metric Units

Students learn how to convert between metric measures of length, weight and capacity using standard conversion f...

Conversion Graphs

Students learn how to convert between non-standard units including currencies and imperial lengths using graphic...

Time Conversions

Students learn how to convert between analogue and digital time using the 12 and 24 hour clock.  As learning pro...

Using Calculator Efficiently

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

Calculations with Surds

By simplifying surds using square factors students learn how to evaluate and simplify expressions, such as, expa...

Simplifying Surds

Students learn about what a surd is and how it can be simplified using square factors.  To consolidate and exten...

Writing Numbers in Standard Index Form

Using place value students learn how to convert ordinary numbers to standard index form.  As learning progresses...

Square and Cube Numbers

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

Calculations With Standard Index Form

To calculate with numbers written in standard form students are taught how to apply the rules of indices to a ba...

Rules of Indices

Using the multiplication and division rules students learn how to evaluate expressions in index notation.  As le...

Rationalising Denominators

The start of the lesson reviews simplifying products and quotients involving surds since this is prerequisite kn...

Prime Factor Decomposition

Students learn how to break down a number using its prime factors and write the result using index notation.  As...

Indices with Negative Powers

Students learn how to calculate the reciprocal of a number and evaluate indices with negative powers.  As learni...

Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple

Using prime factors and Venn Diagrams students are able to calculate the highest common factor and lowest common...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Rounding to a significant figure

When I teach rounding to a significant figure, I ask the class to discuss in pairs or small groups a definition for the word significant.  It is a word that all the students have heard before but not all are able to define. After 2 or 3 minutes of conversation I ask the students to […]

Calculating Instantaneous Rates of Change

When calculating instantaneous rates of change students need to  visualise the properties of the gradient for a straight line graph.   I use the starter activity to see if they can match four graphs with their corresponding equations. The only clue is the direction and steepness of the red lines in relation to the blue line […]

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of showing a proportion of something.  Any fraction can be written as a decimal, and any decimal can be written as a percentage.  In this blog I discuss how to use the place value table and equivalent fractions to illustrate how fractions, decimals and percentages are connected. You can […]