Archive for the ‘Mathematics’ Category

How to prepare for 11+ Maths —

Is your child is preparing for the 11 plus exam in the UK? Maths skills need to be strong, as it’s one of the main topics that will be assessed. In the 11 plus, the maths section tests your child’s numerical skills, as well as other core maths concepts. What is the format of the […]

Math: Catching Up Tips and Tricks —

School is starting very soon and you find yourself struggling with your Math work.  Math. Whether you have fallen behind because you have mismanaged your time or your workload is too heavy, one thing is pretty clear: you need help with Math. Giving up is not an option. Try to catch up. It is not […]

Teaching Algebra from Primary to Secondary —

#teammagicaleducator @MrLsMathsApps Algebra from Primary to Secondary In the new (well it’s been taught for a few years now) primary curriculum for maths there was an interesting new addition: Algebra. In the past, I have taught it to those higher ability children in a roundabout way without being totally explicit that it was algebra as […]

How can you make Maths engaging? —

#teammagicaleducator ashleym.94 How can you make Maths engaging? In my experience maths is a subject that people either love or hate, personally I love maths. I love manipulating numbers, finding answers and having that feeling that I ‘know’ something. A lot of children are bored by maths, this is something that really frustrates me! Maths is […]

How do you Make Effective Cross Curricular Links? —

#teammagicalmaths @PrimaryMathsRes How To Make Effective Cross-Curricular Links. The Cross Curricular Approach The phrase ‘Cross-Curricular’ is often used to describe an approach to lesson planning whereby links are made between subjects rather than segregating them entirely. It is understandable that when subjects are separate some receive more emphasis than others, Literacy and Maths for example. Other […]

Can I colour Maths? —

#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 know that would be the best reward for good behaviour ever!). There are lots of […]

Have you ever considered deconstructed role play in your classroom? —

#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, imagination and most importantly freedom of choice in his or her own creativity. Alistair Bryce-Clegg […]

Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome —

#teammagicalmaths @LRLabs Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome Children’s doubt towards their own math abilities often becomes a big hurdle which hampers their confidence. Every math teacher has faced the “I can’t do math” attitude. Courtesy their position, they have the enormous responsibility to rid their students of this deep-seated attitude. Not every […]