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Subject:   RE: BOMDAS
Author: rahmat
Date: Mar 29 2007
On Mar 27 2007, lag wrote:
> As a trainee teacher i have had the opportunity to teach BODMAS Y7
> and Y8 low ability classes.  How do you inspire and engage pupils.
> I have used matching cards group activity but none the less pupils
> seem to switch off.  Is it the notion of 'rules' and having to work
> out calculations in a specific order that switches them off?  Pupils
> have come from KS2 where finding your own strategy is encouraged
> greatly?
Or is it me with a problem with BODMAS.

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