n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Reciprocals, equal areas and inverse functions

Volume 2014, Issue 17
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Over years of teaching one gradually builds up a repertoire of interesting ideas for classroom engagement. In this article I share three of these ideas. The first relates to the ordering of fractions by using their reciprocals. The second centres on a simple technique for creating shapes with equal areas, while the third engages with the notion of inverse functions.

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