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Adding and Subtracting with Decimals

To add and subtract with decimal numbers students learn how to use the place value table to align the digits in ...

Recurring Decimals

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

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...

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Solving Inequalities using a Number Line

Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values.  Here's how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]

Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson.  I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making.  When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback.  […]

Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]