Welcome

I would like to say a very big welcome to the Oxford Study Courses Ltd Biology blogging site. As you can see from my previous blogs; I have been writing for a little while and I encourage you to review my earlier posts as they cover a variety of topics that you may find of interest and useful in supporting both your teaching (teacher focus) and learning (student focus) in the Biology Diploma. The purpose of these blogs are therefore twofold: To provide ...

A Mathematical Beginning

Today, my grade 5 son came to me with a subtraction problem 932-356 According to him, he has yet to learn how to subtract “big” numbers. He was quite confident in his ability to subtract 13 from 20 but faltered as soon as three digit numbers were presented. So I set the problem up for him (in the way that I learned to subtract “big”numbers) and I realized that I could not explain the “borrowing” thing in a meaningful way. And why ...