I spend too much time reminding my students that the currencies they work with (pounds, euros, dollars etc.) must be written to two decimal places or the nearest whole number (depending on whether the major or minor unit is being used) with the correct unit. It is incredibly common for students to just write a […]

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Read Recurring Decimals – part 2 I wanted to give my Year 9s a problem solving activity to bed in their learning on recurring decimals. I gave them this question: ‘I divided two two-digit integers on my calculator and it gives the answer How many different possible pairs of integers are there?’ I expected the questions as to what integers […]

Read moreRead Recurring Decimals – Part 1 Once students can convert fractions to recurring decimals by division and convert straightforward recurring decimals to fractions, for example, they should try the more complex recurring decimals, such as, Exam papers tend to either ask these questions in a straightforward manner, Or a common approach is a two part question, Part (a) […]

Read moreI am teaching a Year 9 top set and recurring decimals are the next topic on the scheme of work. Before I look at the harder skill of changing a recurring decimal into a fraction I check that they can change a fraction to a decimal so I write on the board When I ask […]

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