This task is designed to give students a feel of how mathematicians ‘work’. It develops the skills of documentation, communication, reasoning and conjecture.

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A visual manual on how to use a ganitmala to show whole numbers, add, subtract, multiply and divide them. Also includes how to show the division algorithm for HCF.

Here is an interesting exercise in factorisation with boundary conditions, for students of upper primary school – classes 5, 6 and 7.

Here is one way of decomposing a number into its prime factors.

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Here's a hands on activity to explore the concept of HCF.

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