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Should we keep doing interventions?

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#teammagicalmaths @Burrows_Physics Should we keep doing interventions? OK so on first reading, the answer to this question is a fairly obvious yes. I find it strange that yes is my answer. I left school in 2008 and I had never

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Can I colour Maths?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrLsMathsApps Can I colour Maths? The children in my class always love it when I connect the Ipad to the projector and then know we are going to play a game (if we had a class set of Ipads I

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Have you ever considered deconstructed role play in your classroom?

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#teammagicalmaths @LagomEyfs Deconstructed role play After reading numerous blogs about deconstructed role-play over the past year, I was really excited about developing a stimulating learning area within the classroom environment. I wanted an area or space, which truly promoted children’s independence,

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Have you thought about having a classroom Maths Makeover?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrGordonMaths Have you thought about having a classroom Maths Makeover?  So much of our dead wall space in classrooms can be used to inspire students. We have had a amazing response from students and staff after the work carried out

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The answer to how many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards will leave you speechless!

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#teammagicalmaths @MrGordonMaths How many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards? And how long would it take to do them all? The answer will leave you speechless!   Sharing my favourite Maths video this week from the outstanding Vsauce

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10 reasons why children should blog

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#teammagicaeducators lisasavage23 10 reasons why children should be blogging There are usually two camps of people when it comes to blogging in school – those who love it and those who hate it. It’s a bit like marmite. Here are ten reasons

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How do you to teach Skimming and Scanning?

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#teammagicalmaths @jo_c_gray Skimming and Scanning Skimming and scanning are specific speed-reading techniques, which enable you to read a vast amount of material very rapidly. these two skills can be extremely useful when grasped yet quite tricky to teach. Skimming and Scanning are two

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How do you Demonstrate Mastery Across the Primary Maths Curriculum?

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Guestblogger: MrGPrimary Primary Mathematics – The Trainee Teacher viewpoint… As a trainee entering the world of teaching, mastery maths has been an exciting development in my school.  The ability to extend all the students through provision of challenge activities has had

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Detention! Does it really work?

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Guestblogger: bcripps078 Someone recently asked about how schools are using detentions. This led me to consider how far the school I teach in has progressed in the last 10 years. I teach in a high school in Belfast. When I began

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Are you ready to rock?

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Guestblogger: @the_ttrust Are you ready to rock? At school, I can honestly say the subject I dreaded most was always maths, fearing those square ruled pages and an hour of “if X = 1, Y must = ????”.  Now, 20 years

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These cups should have a place in any classroom! Making the ordinary extraordinary!

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#TeamMagicalEducators: tessmaths These cups should have a place in any classroom! Making the ordinary extraordinary… This picture was one I picked up a couple of years ago on Twitter and it sparked a creative note. Having experimented with the approach to

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What is the Post 16 English and Maths Condition of Funding?

Post 16 English and Maths Condition of Funding? The Education Funding Agency has updated its Maths and English condition of funding processes. Qualifications that can be taught that meet the condition of funding now include A and AS levels, and they

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Have you read what the Department of Education DFE has to say about the new Mathematics curriculum?

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GuestBlogger: DfE ‏@educationgovuk  A powerful instrument of knowledge Mathematics is unique – as a systematic and coherent discipline, with a special place as “a powerful instrument of knowledge” (Descartes).  It is fundamental to science and many other areas of scholarship and practice. 

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The Numberverse’s view on ‘How to Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’

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Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn Easy to read, easy to use and dead right! This book is perfect for a teacher starting out. It brims with enthusiasm and ideas – all of them putting a thrill into Maths, but staying practical. Most of these

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The Potency of Maths Problems – a snippet from the intro of ‘How to Teach Primary Maths – Anyone Can Feed Sweets to Sharks’

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Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn The Potency of Maths Problems Child A: Errrrrrrm, sir, I think we’ve got a problem … Teacher: Really? Show me what the problem is. Child B (head stuck inside a cardboard box): I’m stuck! I tried to see if

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