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quick maths query

Discussion in 'Primary' started by tick/star/smileyface, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. tick/star/smileyface

    tick/star/smileyface New commenter

    At the risk of sounding a bit simple here, can anyone please tell me what notation means? It's in relation to the collins numeracy scheme "decimal notation". Is it literally the recording? Sorry I may know it as something else but really having a blockage! Thanks :)
     
  2. tick/star/smileyface

    tick/star/smileyface New commenter

    At the risk of sounding a bit simple here, can anyone please tell me what notation means? It's in relation to the collins numeracy scheme "decimal notation". Is it literally the recording? Sorry I may know it as something else but really having a blockage! Thanks :)
     
  3. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    I would say using decimals rather than fractions or remainders. Notation just means how it is written!
     
  4. tick/star/smileyface

    tick/star/smileyface New commenter

    top marks a for a super speedy response! Thanks Carrie. Thought it was just how it was written. What did you mean RE: say using decimals rather than fractions or remainders? Thanks again!
     
  5. flickaz

    flickaz New commenter

    I'd say using decimal notation means writing 3.5 not 3 1/2 or 3 r1 for example.
     
  6. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Wot flickaz said!
     
  7. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    so, for example, when dividing 17 by 5 first they would calculate
    3 remainder 2
    then 3 and 2/5
    and finally, using decimal notation
    3.4
     
  8. tick/star/smileyface

    tick/star/smileyface New commenter

    thank you - that is really helpful. In case it's not clear, I'm very new to key stage 2 and in particular y6 numeracy! Thanksx
     

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