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SNEAK PEEK – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages – Booklet 1NEW 

This sneak peak of our NEW year 7 resource collection shows a preview of our first series of booklets on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Booklet 1 covers off: – Fractions as part(s) of a whole – Fractions as “for every” …

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SNEAK PEEK – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages – Booklet 2NEW 

This sneak peak of our NEW year 7 resource collection shows a preview of our first series of booklets on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Booklet 2 covers off: – Equivalent (equal) fractions – Improper fractions – fractions as division – …

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SNEAK PEEK – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages – Booklet 3NEW 

This sneak peak of our NEW year 7 resource collection shows a preview of our first series of booklets on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Booklet 3 covers off: – Decimals to remember – Fraction as percentage – Which fraction is …

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SNEAK PEEK – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages – Booklet 4NEW 

This sneak peak of our NEW year 7 resource collection shows a preview of our first series of booklets on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Booklet 4 covers off: – Operations involving fractions – Operations involving decimals Fractions_Dec_Percent_Bklt_4

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Generosity – an approach to fractions and percentages.

This unit uses the context of generosity to introduce a need to have a fractional way of thinking about something.

It develops a way of thinking about fractions – the for-every idea – that is the elusive multiplicative model.

Developed over about 5 years, this approach has been tried and seems to work. 🙂


Mental-jaunt #2 (February 4, 2014)

jaunt (noun) a short excursion or journey for pleasure mental-jaunt (noun) a short mental excursion or mental journey for pleasure, nothing too heavy! Mental-jaunts are trails that will evoke certain ways of thinking that are very helpful both in understanding more complex …

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Mental-jaunt #1 (Feb 14, 2013)

To students (of all ages):

**jaunt (noun)**
a short excursion or journey for pleasure

**mental-jaunt (noun)**
a short mental excursion or mental journey for pleasure, nothing too heavy!

Have a go at mental-jaunt #1 – a wee journey with numbers.

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Stacked Exponents – Explore and Think – with the fx-CG20 AU

This Explore and Think activities looks at truly BIG numbers, and explores the idea of a “stacked exponent”, how big such numbers are and how they are calculated.
EAT activities include student worksheets accompanied by solutions/teacher notes that feature step-by-step support for the use of the CASIO fx-CG20 AU.

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Simulating a random process – Explore and Think – with the fx-CG20 AU

In this Explore and Think activity students utilise the ability of handheld technology to easily model random processes. In this case the generation of random integers lets students explore the likely outcomes of two conflicting strategies in a game of chance. The evaluation of the desirability of these strategies can be based on experimental probability values, or can lead into an analysis of the probability of compound events.
EAT activities include student worksheets accompanied by solutions/teacher notes that feature step-by-step support for the use of the CASIO fx-CG20 AU.

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Continued fractions – Explore and Think – with the fx-CG20 AU

In this Explore and Think activity students go on a journey through their investigation of continued fractions. This journey has the potential to feature such highlights as recursion and convergence, the fibonacci sequence and phi, quadratic equations and similarity. It could be a short stroll or an epic adventure, depending on its treatment.
EAT activities include student worksheets accompanied by solutions/teacher notes that feature step-by-step support for the use of the CASIO fx-CG20 AU.

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