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Adding Fractions using a Fraction Wall

Students learn how to add fractions with different denominators using equivalent fraction diagrams.  As learning...

Addition and Subtraction with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers.  As learning progresses...

Addition with Decimal Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with decimal numbers using place value and the column method.  Number pyr...

Addition with Negative Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition with negative numbers  Later in the lesson they are challenged to work wi...

Area of Composite Shapes

Students learn how to find the area of composite shapes.  Learning progresses from counting the squares inside t...

Averages using the Median and Mode

Students learn about averages using the median and mode.  As learning progresses they use the averages to compar...

Calculating a Percentage Change

Students learn about calculating a percentage change using a decimal multiplier.  Learning progresses from findi...

Calculating a Simple Interest in Financial Mathematics

Students learn about calculating a simple interest in financial mathematics. Learning progresses from calculatin...

Calculating Fractions of an Amount

Students learn about calculating fractions of an amount using both diagrams and written methods.The start of...

Calculating the Hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle

Students learn about calculating the hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  Using Py...

Comparing Positive and Negative Numbers

Students learn about comparing positive and negative numbers and calculating the difference between the two.  Th...

Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages

>Using the place value table and equivalent fractions students learn about converting between fractions, deci...

Creating a Sequence using Formulae

Students learn how about creating a sequence using formulae.  Students progress from using function machines to ...

Describing Number Patterns

Students learn describing number patterns on a term to term basis.  More able students tackle Fibonacci and geom...

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...

Dividing Mixed Numbers and Top-Heavy Fractions

Students learn about dividing mixed numbers and top-heavy fractions using visual and written methods.At the ...

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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 […]

Calculating Instantaneous Rates of Change

When calculating instantaneous rates of change students need to  visualise the properties of the gradient for a straight line graph.   I use the starter activity to see if they can match four graphs with their corresponding equations. The only clue is the direction and steepness of the red lines in relation to the blue line […]

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of showing a proportion of something.  Any fraction can be written as a decimal, and any decimal can be written as a percentage.  In this blog I discuss how to use the place value table and equivalent fractions to illustrate how fractions, decimals and percentages are connected. You can […]