Coming up this week is our second page on Bodmas for year 6 children plus rules of divisibility for multiples of 3 and 6. We also have some decimal fractions on tenths, suitable for Year 4 as well as a page on Using a Calculator efficiently. Most children have access to a calculator, and there are very good reasons why their use should be encouraged. However, there is still a great deal of opposition to them. I certainly would not advocate their use to solve simple sums which can be done mentally or on paper, but they are great for investigations and improving attitudes to maths and I will be publishing some more on Calculators in the near future.
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