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Comparing the size of numbers

Students learn about comparing the size of numbers using the place value table.  They use greater and less than ...

Dividing a number by a power of ten

Students learn about dividing a number by a power of ten.  Most able students divide by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.01.  Les...

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....

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...

Writing Numbers using Words and Digits

Students learn about writing numbers using words and digits through the place value.  Less able students have ac...

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]