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A Walk through the Solar System

This simple activity will do more to impress on your students the remarkable engineering and scientific progress that has taken place over recent years than any other I have seen. Taking these small steps will enable your students to cope with the flood of information available and lead them on a path to...

The Big Bang Lesson

The lesson activities and resources for 'The Big Bang Lesson' are provided here for teachers and lecturers to use in their own schools and colleges.

The lesson outline includes links to many of the presentation slides used by Professor Cox in his lesson, and also to clips from Professor Cox's STAR...

Multiplication

Short multiplication – Four examples of multiplying numbers using the column method. The examples progress in difficulty multiplying two digit numbers by a single digit number, multiplying a three digit numbers by a single digit number and multiplying a decimal by a number with a single digit.

Gelosia...

Column Addition

Column addition of whole numbers – Five examples of adding whole numbers using the column method. The examples progress in difficulty adding numbers with two and three digits. The third and fourth examples include the need to ‘carry one’ from one column to the next.

Column addition of decimal numbers –...

Column Subtraction

[b]Column subtraction of whole numbers[/b] – Six examples of subtracting whole numbers using the column method. The examples progress in difficulty subtracting numbers with two, three and four digits. The later examples include the need to ‘borrow one’ from one column to the next.

[b]Column subtraction of...

Division

Short division – Six examples of dividing numbers using the short, or what is sometimes called the bus stop method. The examples progress in difficulty with the first two examples not requiring any remainders, the next two examples having remainders within the calculation and the last two examples having...

Fractions: The Basics

What are fractions? The basics – This video covers the basics of fractions beginning with the definition of the numerator and the denominator. Simple examples are given to illustrate that fractions are a way of describing proportion. There follows an explanation of how a fraction also represents a division...

Fractions: Adding and Subtracting

Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator – This video begins by showing the common mistake of adding the numerator and adding the denominator and explaining why this cannot be correct. The correct method is used with a pictorial representation to aid understanding. The video continues with a...

Fractions: Mixed Numbers

Converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions – The explanation begins by showing the difference between a proper fraction, an improper fraction and a mixed number. Pictorial representations of the fractions are used to aid understanding of how a mixed number and an improper fraction represent the same...

Introduction to Graph Transformations

[b]Introduction to graph transformations [/b] – The video begins by suggesting that all graphs in a family are related in some way. There follows a useful explanation of function notation linking the notation to the inputs and outputs of a function machine.

The four graph transformations; translate...

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