Lesson Starter Game – Angles Asteroids — 26/08/2012

This is a great angles lesson activity – Thanks to flashymaths.co.uk I have used this in the past and it works great to engage the learners at the start of an angles lesson!Put the learners in groups or they can work in pairs in an [/kml_flashembed] Angles Asteroids

Lesson Starter Game – Matching Equivalent Fractions Activity >> Help with fractions! — 26/08/2012

Help with fractions So you are looking for help with fractions, then why not develop this mathematical skill by getting your learners to play this great mathcing equivalent fractions activity. All credit and Thanks goes to flashymaths.co.uk. There are also loads of other maths games on the site that you can get your pupils to [...]

Facebook Math Problem: Bodmas Starter 5 + 5 + 5 – 5 + 5 + 5 – 5 + 5 x 0 = ? (I Bet More People Will Answer It Wrong:P) Give A Try !! — 26/08/2012

Facebook Math Problem This is the classic Facebook Math problem that has gone viral and has been perplexing thousands. After studying it and coming up with a few difference answers I actually realised that this was a good starter or plenary for a BODMAS/BIDMAS lesson. The Facebook Math question itself is very simple problem and [...]

What does SEN mean? — 26/08/2012

What does SEN mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: SEN simply mean “Special Educational Needs“.

What does BME mean? — 26/08/2012

What does BME mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: BME simply mean “Black, Minority & Ethnic“.

Teaching acronym – What does FSM mean? — 26/08/2012

What does FSM mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: FSM simply mean “Free School Meals“.

Teaching acronym – What does EAL mean? — 26/08/2012

What does EAL mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: EAL simply mean “English as an Additional Language“.

Top Tips For New Teachers in 140 Characters #toptipsfornewteachers — 26/08/2012

So “I want to teach” or “I am going to teach” is what is going through your mind. This blog entry is a simple blog for new teachers or individuals who are looking into teaching. It collects together some top tips from existing educators  for new teachers, but the criteria is you have to give your advice [...]

Maths Lesson Starter Problem Extension Puzzle – Making 24 — 25/08/2012

This is a great starter which is simple but highly engaging and effective. You might want to put learners in groups or have them working independently. Using the number 1, 3, 4, 6 make the number 24. Each digit must be used once! Please post your answers below.

Maths Lesson Starter Extension Problem – What are Congruent Shapes? — 25/08/2012

Maths Lesson Starter Extension Problem – What are Congruent Shapes? These are two great extension, stretch and challenge puzzles on congruent shapes. These could also be used as a great plenary or starter to a lesson, but ensure that you give learners the definition or even better get them independently research what it means for 2 [...]

Maths Lesson Starter and Dynamic Display – The Four 4s problem — 25/08/2012

The task is simple, you ask your class to make all the numbers from 1 to 100 using FOUR 4s and any combination of Mathematical symbols. This is a great task to encourage competition and thinking skills. I have used this task many times and it always gets learners engaged and excited. I have also [...]

Maths Lesson Starter: How many squares do you see? — 23/08/2012

The best answer we have is 24. How many squares do you see?

Ken Robinson views on Creativity: TED Video Ken Robinson Changing Education Paradigms — 21/08/2012

Ken Robinson views on Creativity This is arguably one of the best TED videos that I have ever watched and is a MUST WATCH and share for any avid teacher. It illustrates how as a society we really need to take a step back and assess what we are actually delivering as an education system [...]

Classroom Image Pictures and Design — 21/08/2012

There are a variety of different forms that classrooms can take and it is suggested that a teacher’s classroom reflects their personality so you should take time in the way it looks and is presented. Classroom is structured also makes a major impact on pupil learning and progress and therefore needs a great deal of [...]

Does our current educational systems work? — 18/08/2012

Does our current education system work? DISCUSS….