Category Archives: Calculation

How To Find The Slope Of A Line

Much of science and economics is about the rate of change, often with time. This rate of change is the slope of a graph, spreadsheets make this easy to find. Children are taught the equation of a line at primary … Continue reading

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Primary School Arithmetic Is Essential To Pass Many GCSEs

Primary school arithmetic and maths is necessary to pass many GCSEs so it makes sense to master it otherwise it will be harder to learn new stuff for GCSEs Here are some of them Accounting Biology Business and Economics Business … Continue reading

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11+ And KS2 Maths – A Common Type Of Question Has Divide And Multiply For Scaling

In basic arithmetic there are four different operations + – × ÷ There is a type of question which turns up in various forms, all basically the same, which involve divide and multiply (division and multiplication if you prefer). I … Continue reading

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Times Tables – What Can You Do Once You’ve Learned Them

So What Can You Do Once You’ve Learned Your Times Tables? The first thing is to answer questions you get asked at school by your teacher or in SATs Next you’ve got a good start with division.  If you know … Continue reading

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Amazing Video Proof – Practice Makes Perfect Even For Mental Maths

Practice makes perfect so they say. Here is a video showing how regular practice at using an abacus can build to an amazing level of skill over a few years.     Note how eventually some pupils are so familiar … Continue reading

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