# Real-life money 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 […]

# Recurring Decimals – Part 3 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 […]

# Recurring Decimals – Part 2 Read 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) […] 