Division of algebraic fractions

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I know this is usually covered in multiplying as one lesson, but I think there’s room to slow down.

Example problem pair


A card sort! (kinda). The idea here is that you don’t need to cut the cards out, just project them and ask the kids to copy them down in the right order. Suppose you could print and use a card sort.

Card sorts were in fashion for a bit. So were Tarsias. Then they went out of fashion. I love a Mathsloop.

They are difficult in terms of behaviour and making sure that all children are engaged. I’m really lucky in my current school that the pupils are awesome. Give them a task and they’ll try their best.

I still think there’s value in getting kids to talk to each other about the mathematics. Varied diet and all that.

There’s also another task and an applied problem and a learning check.

Richard