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Integers Order of Operations

In countries like Australia, we use the “BODMAS” or “BOMDAS” Rule for doing maths operations in the correct order. In the USA, and some other countries, use the “PEMDAS” Rule for doing their maths operations. “Operations” are any of the … Continue reading

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Dividing Integers

Image Source: http://funnydemotivationalposters.com A question like -6 divided by -2 is asking us this: How many lots of -2 are contained in -6 ? We could probably work this out in our head, or else draw a diagram to help … Continue reading

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Multiplying Integers

Image Source: http://wme.cs.kent.edu Can you work out how many soldiers are in the photo ? We can see they are standing “three deep” : there is a soldier in the front, one in the middle, and one at the back. … Continue reading

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Subtracting Integers

Image Source: http://www.business-visas-australia.com Subtracting integers is difficult. This is because it can be hard to understand how we can take away things that already have a minus sign in front of them. For example, let’s say that your friend owes … Continue reading

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Adding Integers Using Zero Pairs

Integers are all about Positives and Negatives. Each passing day is full of Positive and Negative situations. We can work out an overall score for our day by combining the negative scores with the positive scores. We then cancel out … Continue reading

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