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Secondary Magazine - Issue 47: Up2d8 maths

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Up2d8 Maths

The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The resource is not intended to be a set of instructions but rather a framework which you can personalise to fit your classroom and your learners.

An American recently sued Bank of America in Manhattan’s federal court for $1,784,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or $1 784 billion trillion. This incomprehensibly large amount of money would make Dalton Chiscolm, the bank customer, the world’s first billion-trillionaire if the case is successful. This resource uses the idea of a huge amount of money to explore large numbers and standard form.

The activity looks at large numbers and encourages students to use standard form as a tool to express large numbers. Students have an opportunity to explore prefixes such as mega, giga and yotta and understand their precise mathematical meaning. The activity also invites students to put a large number into context using either standard form or number prefixes

This resource is not year group specific and so will need to be read through and possibly adapted before use. The way in which you choose to use the resource will enable your learners to access some of the Key Processes from the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study.

Download the Up2d8 Maths resource - in PowerPoint format.

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