Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lesson Starter Game – Angles Asteroids

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

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Lesson Starter Game – Matching Equivalent Fractions Activity >> Help with fractions!

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

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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 !!

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

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What does SEN mean?

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

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What does BME mean?

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

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Teaching acronym – What does FSM mean?

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

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Teaching acronym – What does EAL mean?

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“.

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Top Tips For New Teachers in 140 Characters #toptipsfornewteachers

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

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Maths Lesson Starter Problem Extension Puzzle – Making 24

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

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Maths Lesson Starter Extension Problem – What are Congruent Shapes?

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

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Maths Lesson Starter and Dynamic Display – The Four 4s problem

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

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Maths Lesson Starter: How many squares do you see?

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

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Ken Robinson views on Creativity: TED Video Ken Robinson Changing Education Paradigms

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

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Classroom Image Pictures and Design

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

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Does our current educational systems work?

Does our current education system work? DISCUSS….  

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