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Hints and Tips

A few tips that you may found helpful.

10 Times Table

An easy way to work out the answer of timing a number by ten is to just a 0 to the end of the number being times by 10.

9 Times Table

An easy way to work out the answer of timing a number by 9 is to just a 0 to the end of the number being times by 9 and then take away the number being timed by 9 away from the total.

For example 9 times 9 would be 9, add a 0 to the end to give 90 and then we take 9 away from 90 to give 81. Another example would be 4 times 9, which would be 4, add a 0 to the end to give 40 and then take 4 away from 40 to give 36.

Using a Word Processor

Using a word processor has two advantages over writing on paper. The first is that you can correct any error that have been made, instead of have to re-write what you have wrote. The second is that word processors have spell checkers that can search the document for errors and offer suggestion for the correct spelling.

Using a Word Processor and its Spell Checker

An advantage of using a word processor for work is that they will come with a spell checker and sometimes a grammar checker. When these are run they can correct errors in you work, but may not find then all.

I also use the spell checker to help me work out the spelling of a word. If I can sound out the word / guest the spelling, and get a spelling that is close to the word that I wish to spell, the spell checker may bring up the word I want to spell as a suggestion for the correct spelling (I also need to be able to recognise the correct spelling).

More Hints and Tips

For more hints and tips, take a look at LDA Student

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