# Tagged: conversion

## Fractions, decimals and percentages conversion notes and grid exercise

Here are some notes for pupils about how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. The idea is that they can add examples to them in the blank space around and inside the triangle: Here is a grid-filling exercise where they can apply the ideas in the notes. Forming groups of 4 to discuss their answers, mark correct if they...

## New approach for converting between fractions, decimals and percentages?

I have always found converting between fractions, decimals and percentages a challenging topic to teach when you’ve got pupils who have difficulty with mental and written arithmetic. Quite often you seem to get bogged down in the arithmetic of the calculation, and the pupils lose sight of why we are doing it in the first place. Rather than plod on...

## An unusual way to teach plotting straight line graphs…

I bet you’ve not seen this one before… There is a linear relationship between air temperature and the number of times a cricket ‘chirps’ per minute. What an interesting idea for a lesson on plotting straight line graphs! After putting across the idea of the relationship, and motivating the pupils by explaining how the next time they are out and...