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Diagnostic assessments at the start of the programme let tutors and teachers know where each student needs most support.

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140 lessons designed to build conceptual understanding and enable tutors to respond to pupils’ needs in real-time:

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Multiplying a positive integer or decimal by a power of 10
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The first question introduces each concept and helps students feel ready to learn

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Students work through a scaffolded example with their tutor before trying a similar question on their own

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You do

A carefully sequenced next question ensures students can apply knowledge to different contexts

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Go further

This gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to problem solving and reasoning questions

Working with Pythagoras’ theorem
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If needed, scaffolded slides help students explore how to approach the question

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FAQs

How to do proportion questions? ›

There are four steps to do this:
  1. write the proportional relationship.
  2. convert to an equation using a constant of proportionality.
  3. use given information to find the constant of proportionality.
  4. substitute the constant of proportionality into the equation.

What is the unitary method in third space learning? ›

The unitary method is a method that involves finding the value of a single unit and using that to find the value of a different number of units of something. For example, if a factory produces 3000 tubes of toothpaste in 4 days, we can find the number of tubes of toothpaste produced in 5 days using the unitary method.

How do you explain proportions? ›

A proportion is an equation in which two ratios are set equal to each other. For example, if there is 1 boy and 3 girls you could write the ratio as: 1 : 3 (for every one boy there are 3 girls) 1 / 4 are boys and 3 / 4 are girls.

How to do ratios in GCSE maths? ›

For example, Express the ratio 12 : 4 12:4 12:4 is the ratio of n : 1 n:1 n:1. This would mean we have to scale the four so that it becomes 1. We can do this by dividing both parts of the ratio by 4 to become 3 : 1 3:1 3:1, with n = 3 n= 3 n=3.

What are the 3 rules when solving problems involving proportions? ›

The 3 ways to solve a proportion are: vertically, horizontally and diagonally (cross-multiplication). The vertical method is used if one of the ratios has a common multiple between the two quantities. The horizontal method is used if there is a common multiple between both numerators or denominators.

What are the four types of proportions? ›

There are four types of proportion
  • Direct Proportion.
  • Inverse Proportion.
  • Compound Proportion.
  • Continued Proportion.

What is the formula for proportion in math? ›

If two ratios are equal, they are said to be in proportion. If a, b, c, d are the four elements in proportion then it means that a/b = c/d. The elements a and d are called extremes, while b and c are called mean terms. In the ratio, the product of means equals the product of extremes.

How to do proportions step by step? ›

How to use proportion in maths
  1. Identify if the relationship between the variables in the question is. (a) directly proportional. ...
  2. (a) By using division, find the constant. ...
  3. (a) Multiply the constant by the required value of one variable to find the answer for the other variable.

What is a ratio in ks3? ›

A ratio a : b means that for each 'a' of one thing there are 'b' of another. For example if the ratio of boys to girls in a class is 3 : 4 that means that for every 3 boys there are 4 girls.

What is k in direct proportion? ›

k is a non-zero constant of proportionality. Where x and y are the value of two quantities and k are a constant known as the constant of proportionality. If x1, y1 is the initial values and x2, y2 are the final values of quantities existing in direct proportion.

How do you convert a number to a ratio? ›

Ratios compare two numbers, usually by dividing them. If you are comparing one data point (A) to another data point (B), your formula would be A/B. This means you are dividing information A by information B. For example, if A is five and B is 10, your ratio will be 5/10.

How do you calculate by proportion? ›

The proportion formula is used to depict if two ratios or fractions are equal. We can find the missing value by dividing the given values. The proportion formula can be given as a: b::c : d = a/b = c/d where a and d are the extreme terms and b and c are the mean terms.

What is the formula for proportion? ›

Proportion Formula

a/b = c/d or a:b::c:d. For example, let us consider another example of the number of students in 2 classrooms where the ratio of the number of girls to boys is equal.

How do you do a proportion test? ›

The basic procedure is:
  1. State the null hypothesis H0 and the alternative hypothesis HA.
  2. Set the level of significance .
  3. Calculate the test statistic: z = p ^ − p o p 0 ( 1 − p 0 ) n.
  4. Calculate the p-value.
  5. Make a decision. Check whether to reject the null hypothesis by comparing the p-value to .

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