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Catching up on Numeracy: Pencil and Paper Methods

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Address key skills and concepts in pencil and paper recording. Encourage students to develop a variety of strategies based on known mathematical facts. Subjects covered include squares, factors, multiples, decimals, fractions, and measurement of time, weight and distance.

Topics include: Exploring addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; Using short cuts; Rounding numbers; The contexts of money, weight, volume and time; Fractions, percentages and decimals. (Formerly: Added Value in Numeracy: Pencil and Paper methods)

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Size: 64 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 226 6
Code: CNPP
Popularity rank: 126
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Contents List


  • 7 DIFFERENT WAYS A variety of effective ways to multiply numbers.
  • 9 FIVES AND TENS Investigating the properties and uses of multiplication chains.
  • 11 LINE UP Lining numbers up under one another to check addition.
  • 13 HUNDREDS, TENS AND UNITS Addition and estimation.
  • 15 TAKE AWAY Subtraction and estimation.
  • 17 DIVIDE AND CHECK Simple division and checking answers by multiplication.
  • 19 NUMBERS MAKING HALVES How to tell if a number can be divided by 2 or 4.
  • 21 MOVE RIGHT How numbers behave when divided by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • 23 POINT BLANK Using sets to identify numbers that will divide by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • 25 TENS, HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS Multiplying numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • 27 TIMES TWENTY Students build on existing knowledge as they work with multiples of 10.
  • 29 PERCENTAGES Finding percentages using pencil, paper and plenty of practical examples.
  • 31 THE SALE Calculating percentages and deducting them from original prices.
  • 33 CASH Adding and subtracting money.
  • 35 CASH MULTIPLES AND SHARES Multiplying cash amounts.
  • 37 METRES AND CENTIMETRES Converting metres into centimetres, and adding metric lengths.
  • 39 HEAVY WEIGHT Adding and subtracting metric weights.
  • 41 SIMPLE FRACTIONS Adding fractions using segment diagrams and by changing denominators.
  • 43 FRACTION SUBTRACTION Subtracting fractions using segment diagrams and by changing denominators.
  • 45 MONEY FRACTIONS Using fractions in financial calculations.
  • 47 PRIME FACTORS Changing whole numbers into the products of primes.
  • 49 FAST OR SLOW? Adding and subtracting units of time using pencil and paper.
  • 51 DAY TRIP Calculating time intervals using pencil and paper.
  • 53 DECIMAL ADDITION Adding numbers to two decimal places.
  • 55 DECIMAL TAKE-AWAY Subtracting numbers to two decimal places.
  • 57 DECIMAL TIMES Multiplying decimal numbers by whole numbers.
  • 59 DECIMAL DIVISION Dividing whole and decimal numbers by decimals up to two places.
  • 61 GOES INTO Dividing financial amounts by whole numbers.
  • 62 APPENDIX Bingo cards for page 7, DIFFERENT WAYS.



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