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Teaching mathematics
Teaching mathematics

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5 Summary of Week 2

After completing Week 2 you have met some mathematical diagrams which can be used to represent fractions, percentages and decimals. You will have seen how such diagrams can be effective in helping to:

  • demonstrate equivalence in fractions, decimals and percentages
  • show how to calculate fractions and percentages of quantities
  • support methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions.

An important message from Week 2 is that it is important to build on learners’ understanding of how mathematics works; conceptual understanding, and of how mathematical methods work; procedural understanding.

Next week you will build on the learning from week two when you learn about proportional reasoning, one of the important ideas from mathematics.

You can now go to Week 3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .