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Indices with Fractional Powers

Students use reciprocals to evaluate indices with fractional and decimal powers.  Using square and cube numbers ...

Adding Fractions with Different Denominators

To add and subtract fractions with different denominators students are taught to use equivalent fractions to fin...

Recurring Decimals

Students learn the difference between terminating and recurring decimals and how to convert a recurring decimal ...

Multiplying Fractions

Students learn how to multiply fractions using visual and numerical methods.  As learning progresses 'cross sim...

Mixed Numbers and Top Heavy Fractions

Students learn how to convert between mixed numbers and top heavy fractions using visual and numerical methods. ...
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Calculating a Fraction of an Amount

To calculate a fraction of an amount students begin to understand how the term 'of' in mathematics relates to ...

Equivalent Fractions

To visualize equivalent fractions students are first given illustrations in the form of a fraction wall and spid...

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to divide with fractions and mixed numbers using numerical and calculator methods.  As learni...

Long Division

Students learn how to perform long division using equivalent and simplified fractions.  As learning progresses t...

Long Multiplication

Students learn how to perform long multiplication using ‘The Chinese Method’.  To progress students begin to app...

Ordering Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to arrange decimal numbers in ascending order by using a number line.  As learning progresses...

Multiplying and Dividing by Tens

To multiply and divide by powers of ten students are taught to use the place value table and shift the digits to...

Volume of a Cone

Students learn how to calculate the volume of a cone using the base area and perpendicular height.  As learning ...

Rounding to a Decimal Place

Students learn how to round a number to a given decimal place using place value.  As learning progresses they mo...

Rounding to Significant Figures

Students learn how to round a number to a significant figure using number lines and place value.  As learning pr...

Rounding to the Nearest Power of Ten

Students learn how to round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. As learning progresses students begin to...

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Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]

Solving 3D Problems using Trigonometry

When teaching solving 3D problems using trigonometry we begin the lesson with a recap of Pythagoras’ Theorem and the three trigonometric ratios.  We do this by matching the ratio and equations to the respective right-angled triangle.   Students are encouraged to work in pairs and to show the diagrams as part of the working out on […]

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 […]