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Large Numbers in Standard Form

Students learn how to convert between large numbers written in ordinary and standard form.  As learning progress...

Making Approximations using Rounding

Students learn how make approximations by rounding numbers to one significant figure.  As learning progresses mo...

Multiples of numbers and expressions

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

Multiplication Problems

Students are taught how to solve a range of real life multiplication problems using the grid and column method. ...

Multiplication with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with decimal numbers using the column method.  More able students are cha...

Multiplying a number by a power of ten

Students learn about multipling a number by a power of ten.  Most able students multiply by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.01. ...

Multiplying and Dividing Numbers by 0.1 and 0.01

Students learn how to use the place value table and written methods to multiply and divide numbers by 0.1 and 0....

Multiplying Decimals using the Grid Method

Students learn about multiplying decimals using the grid method.  Throughout the lesson students are encouraged ...

Multiplying Mixed Numbers and Top-Heavy Fractions

Students learn how to calculate the product of mixed numbers and top heavy fractions using cross-simplifying.  A...

Multiplying with Fractions

Year 8 maths lesson on multiplying with fractions.  Students learn how to calculate the product of two fractions...

Multiplying with Negative Numbers

Students learn about multiplying with negative numbers.  As learning progresses more able students are challenge...

Problem Solving with Number

Students practise problem solving with number using times tables, addition, subtraction and the order of operati...
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Problem Solving with Time Tables

Students practise problem solving with time tables using multiplication grids, factors and understanding divisio...

Proportion and Recipes

Students learn how to use proportion and ratio notation to adjust recipes for different amounts.  As learning pr...

Ratio and Equivalent Proportions

Students learn how to use ratio and equivalent proportions to write a ratio as a fraction and percentage.  Using...

Reading and writing numbers on a scale

Students learn about reading and writing numbers on a scale using place value.  Most able students are challenge...

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How to Simplify Surds

When learning how to simplify surds students need to understand the difference between a rational and irrational number. Rational numbers include integers and terminating and repeating decimals. They can be written as a fraction with both the numerator and denominator as integers. An irrational number is a number which, in its decimal form does not […]

Sharing an Amount to a Given Ratio

There are three common methods for sharing an amount to a given ratio.  Depending on the age group and ability range I am teaching I would choose one approach over the other two. The three methods are: Using fractions Unitary method Using a table In this blog I will demonstrate each of the three methods […]

Plotting Scatter Graphs and Understanding Correlation

To introduce plotting scatter graphs and understanding correlation I ask students to think about the relationships between different variables and to describe how they might be related. Here's my starter activity which students discuss in pairs then present to me on mini-whiteboards. When the students have had time to discuss the matching pairs we talk […]