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Common Maths Misconceptions - let's make a list!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Blueowl99, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. You are right. I am a trainee and we literally just covered this in my last maths session. The decimal place never moves it is the digits which move when multiplying by ten. However as adults (not teaching) we tend to just move the decimal as it is easier. Hope this helps- it's up to date.
  2. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    Worst thing I heard on my PGCE, during a student-led seminar, was a "good" way of explaining fractions to KS1: 1/2 means one piece (pointing to the numerator) cut in two (pointing to the denominator). Worryingly, most of the students loved the idea. Maths is not my strongest subject, but surely the flaws in this explanation are obvious?

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