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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...

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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 […]

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 […]