"Convert is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!
Convert is very easy to use. You simply select the tab of the category you want, select the input unit, select the output unit, and type in the input value. Convert shows you the conversion result in the output box as you type."

Today, you're in charge of the nation's finances. Some of your options have more short-term savings and some have more long-term savings. When you have closed the budget gaps for both 2015 and 2030, you are done. Make your own plan, then share it online.

"although we study mathematics to solve problems, it is not always obvious that we can also use problems to teach mathematics. I illustrated how well-chosen problems can provoke a child to perform mathematical procedures without necessarily knowing the mathematical term associated with the procedure.
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"maths anxiety" is not so much an anxiety or fear of the subject itself but rather a reaction to the sense of powerlessness children experience when they think about "doing mathematics".

"Lesson McMaths Fast Food Challenge:
This Lesson Covers both curriculum areas of Maths and Health including percentages, conversion & Calculations, Food tables, nutritional Value and Recommended Daily Intake. I did this series of lessons earlier in the year with my students and it was one of the best learning experiences we had as we learnt a great deal about nutrition and some pretty open ended maths strategies over the course of the week that it runs for.
Students were really engaged learning about these 'fast' foods they eat regularly and the excessive amount of calories they consume if they are not selective when eating out at fast fast food venues. More so some of them were shocked at the amount of exercise required to burn off that Big Mac, Coke and Fries and really started to make the connection that 'fast food' was a 'slow slog' to burn off."

Maths4Us is a joint initiative between unionlearn, NIACE and National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) to encourage people to tackle numeracy, take-up numeracy learning and have fun with maths.

Revision of the FET Mathematical Literacy curriculum: Shifts and rationales (Friday 3rd September)
Are you a mathematically literate consumer? (Saturday 4th September)

"it turns out that most people who consider themselves proficient at digesting number based health information, when called upon, often end up performing quite poorly on problems requiring numeracy." (thanx Johan 4 sharing this link)