## Do you know ‘How To Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’ ?

Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn An easy-read creative little maths book Nick’s (@mrtileynunn) approach is to make maths memorable. This includes using sugar sharks to explain division, greedy crocodiles to look at equations and developing dance routines to understand algebra. Maths need never be …

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## Have you seen the new Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors?

New Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors A print friendly version of the Maths GCSE grade 1 to 9 descriptors can be found here. The Department of further Education (DfE) have released some ‘grade descriptors’ for the new …

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## Have you ever thought about the mathematics culture in your classroom?

Guest Blogger: @gareth_metcalfe Mathematics culture How can we learn well in maths? Why do some people find mathematics difficult? What does it mean think and act like a mathematician? These are fundamental questions; the way children answer these questions will to …

## How to Provide More Maths Challenges at KS2 Maths! A First Class Maths Solution!

Guest Blogger: @gareth_metcalfe Providing Maths challenges KS2 So the level 6 tests were introduced into primary schools at the end of KS2, and I took a sharp intake of breath: was the maths curriculum about to become narrowed for our most …

## Take a look at my favourite properties of whole numbers question! What is yours?

Guest Blogger:  @gareth_metcalfe Properties of Whole Numbers ‘Do all odd square numbers greater than 1 have 3 factors?’ I love this question. Let me explain why, and the train of thought that it can generate. Children usually start by generating …

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## Real all about the the Journey of Primary Apps! Itunes and Android!

Guest Blogger:  @primaryapps Primary Apps on Itunes and Android Getting an educational app on to the Apple Store is quite a journey and I’m hoping that through the reading of this post, it might give you an insight into how Primary …

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## Could we soon have paperless Maths lessons in all classrooms? Very interesting read!

Guestblogger: @ICT_with_MrD With the KS2 SATs looming next week, I thought that I would share some of the methods I have used that I feel have been invaluable during the run up to the tests. I have been a Year 6 …

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## Changing Education from the ground up – Sir Ken Robinson >> Another MUST WATCH!

You have probably seen Ken Robinson’s TED video on how to escape education’s death valley and have been impressed with what he argues. Below is a RSA video showing Ken Robinson discussing his views on how to  change education from …

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## The best way to crack Level 6 Maths at Primary School KS2! >> Great Advice!

Guest blogger: @tambotaylor Level 6 Maths Two years ago I took over as headteacher of Park Hill Primary school in Coventry and like all schools it had its strengths and areas for development. One particular area that needed fine tuning was …

## Have you seen these two Innovative FREE online games to support maths at EYFS & KS1?

Guest Blogger: ShrekTheTeacher Having struggled to find any maths games that children go back to again and again, I have created two myself that I hope will make a difference… I have focussed on recognising numerals, matching them with quantities, and …

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## Does a lack of mental maths ‘ability’ stem from poor counting? A great read!!

Guest Blogger: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher Poor mental maths ‘ability’ (I say ability, but I suspect it has more to do with education), seems to have become endemic in England.  It’s often talked about in the press, and is so prevalent in my …

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## Top 10 Proposed Curriculum Changes in Mathematics, Be Prepared! :: UPDATED::

At the time of publication this was the top 10 Curriculum changes in Mathematics in the UK based on the governments education reform policies. As you can see some further points have been added and some removed or updated.  I am very …

## Top 10 “proposed” government GCSE KS4 changes? #teacherROAR UPDATED!!

There are many changes at the individual subject level but below are some general changes that are being proposed across all or many subjects. Please note that some of these have just been proposed and are scheduled to be introduced …