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This is a 22-page guide for teachers. The module introduces the idea of direct proportion and illustrates its many uses in science, commerce and measurement. It looks at ratios, gradients and fractions. A history of the development and use of proportion concludes the module.
This is a 21-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to decimals and percentages. It shows how place value is extended to describe positive numbers less than one. It also explores how to represent decimals on the number line, compare decimals, undertake the four basic arithmetic operations with decimals and change ...
This is a 23-page guide for teachers. This module contains a description of suitable models for multiplication, a discussion of the types of problems that require multiplication for their solution, and mental and written strategies for multiplication. The use of the commutative, associative and distributive laws is described. ...
Are you intrigued by patterns? Check out Vi Hart as she explains how to visualise patterns in prime numbers, using Ulam's Spiral. Watch as Vi creates patterns, using Pascal's Triangle to explore relationships in number. See what happens when she circles the odd numbers. What rule does she use to create the final pattern?
This is a 16-page guide for teachers that provides an introduction to fractions. It covers ordering, the four basic arithmetic operations, cancelling, writing in simplest form, the use of the area model for multiplication and the use of the number line for ordering, adding and subtracting. A history of the development of ...
This is a 29-page guide for teachers. It introduces graphing of quadratic functions.
This is a 13-page guide for teachers. It introduces the use of formulas, and includes substitution and the solution of the resulting equations.
This is a 26-page guide for teachers. It extends the study of indices to rational indices and introduces logarithms.
Students make a presentation on the index laws, investigate the visual representation of the binomial expansions and design an acronym to help recall the special products.
An animated introduction to algebraic fractions, with a demonstration of simplifying basic algebraic fractions. An interactive quiz is included.
Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of patterns and algebra in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.