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CLIP 1661

An introduction to quarters (signed)

An introduction to quarters (signed)
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Key Info
  • An introduction to quarters (signed)
  • Duration: 01:20
  • An introduction to quarters. The following problem from Ancient Egypt is presented and worked through step by step. A number and a quarter of that number add up to fifteen. What is the number? To work out the answer the presenter uses a tile split into four equal parts. Using simple addition, division, multiplication and a degree of logic, the presenter shows how it is possible to work out the answer.
  • Subject:

    Maths

       Topic:

    Fractions Percentages and Ratio

  • Keywords: fractions, whole, quarter, divide, quantity, multiply
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip to demonstrate how to break down and solve problems. Play the first part of the clip, ask the students to solve the problem, then play the rest of the clip to give the answer.
Background details
  • Clip language : British Sign Language
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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