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#1 Maggie Smith

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 08:16 PM

:crazy: Has anybody got any successful ideas/tactics for getting across the idea of B.C. dates .............. Year 7 Roman timeline about to be used.

#2 Alison

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 09:40 PM

;) The old washing line across the classroom trick works well, with paper "nappies" clearly labelled with year or centuries. Here comes the sacrilegious bit - a doll suspended in the middle stands for Christ's birth.

Even the slowest groups never fail to grasp the idea of how many years between the 4BC nappy and the 2AD nappy!

:hehe: Simple ploys for simple minds
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Posted 10 October 2003 - 07:31 PM

My trainee teacher used the image of a bowtie with the year 0 as the knot. The students (a lower ability group) certainly got the idea that the bigger the number the further away they were from 0. Given cards with numbers they were able to arrange themselves into the correct sequence.

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 10:27 AM

I use a bit of numeracy - positive and negative numbers the kdis get that and then I replace + and - with AD and BC - seems to work well enough
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#5 Richard Drew

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 10:38 AM

teach in Wales. no romans on the KS3 curriculum here. we start c1000 AD!!!!!!!
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#6 Maggie Smith

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 10:47 PM

:teacher: Used the bow tie idea and it worked a treat .......Thanks




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