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Which is easier to teach and understand – fractions or negative numbers?

Which concept is easier for students to understand and perform operations on, numbers in fraction form or negative numbers? I think fractions may be harder to work with, but people understand what it is; at least, as an expression to describe a quantity that is a part of a whole. Like the counting numbers, fractions came… Read More »

History of Numbers

Like all other forms of languages, mathematics developed  because of the necessity to communicate ideas. In the case of numbers, it was to express and record ‘countables’. Below is a little video that can explain this to pupils in the primary grades. Its title is History of Mathematics but I believe it should be titled… Read More »

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