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Bingo: Fractions, decimals and percentages

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 ·

I've added an additional game under the Fractions category on MathsStarters Bingo:

Converting fractions, decimals and percentages

Percentages Foldable

Thursday, 07 May 2015 ·

Percentages FoldableI recently made a Percentages Foldable (common percentages and their fraction and decimal equivalences) to include in our school newsletter. The idea was to encourage students (or parents) to make the foldable and put it on the fridge, or somewhere else prominent, to encourage the remembering of some common percentage comversions.

Self-checking Christmas Worksheet

Thursday, 04 December 2014 ·

Here's a self-checking, simple questions, as you get the answers correct the tree lights up.

Nothing fancy. Just needed something for a computer lab tomorrow.

The Biggest Loser 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012 ·

The Biggest Loser 2012 Worksheet

Each year I use the TV Show, The Biggest Loser, as an application of percentages – here is a worksheet for 2012 setting out the contestant data that your students can use to perform some calculations.

I’m completing this activity earlier than normal this year, so the data is from earlier in the competition.

The Biggest Loser 2011

Monday, 04 April 2011 ·

Each year I use the TV Show, The Biggest Loser, as an application of percentages.

Richer Percentages

Monday, 26 April 2010 ·

How do you make a unit on percentages richer / project-based / engaging / authentic?

The Biggest Loser 2009

Sunday, 05 April 2009 ·

The Biggest Loser, the Australian version, is again on television. This year, Year 9 are looking at Percentages at the same time.

The Biggest Loser

Tuesday, 18 March 2008 ·

The Biggest Loser’, the Australian version, is currently on Channel 10.  Conveniently, it appears on TV the same time we’re looking at Percentages with Year 8 providing a great connection between popular culture and maths.

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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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