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Teaching Algebra from Primary to Secondary

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#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

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How can you make Maths engaging?

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#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

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How do you Make Effective Cross Curricular Links?

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#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

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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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What Literacy strategies make the most impact in Mathematics lessons?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrsHsNumeracy Literacy in Mathematics It was when I was teaching a GCSE group recently that I realised the extent to which poor literacy can be a massive barrier to students when it comes to fulfilling their Mathematical potential. I had

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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 seen these Ideas for after school maths clubs that don’t suck?

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#teammagicalmaths @ChrisWorthington Ideas for after school maths clubs that don’t suck It’s an unusual child who doesn’t find maths dull and boring at some point during their school life, no matter what their natural aptitude for the subject might be.

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Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%!

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#teammagicalmaths  @Plytgame Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%! Hope you don’t mind but we just had to share our exciting findings with you.  Last half term we undertook a project with a

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WOW, another alternative method to column subtraction made EASY!

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              WOW, Another alternative method to column subtraction made EASY! Although this method is not as easy as it sounds it makes a great starter discussion and debate with your maths classes. Demonstrate with

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Welcome to Maths – A new display for our Maths corridor!

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#teammagicalmaths @MrsKimMcKee Welcome to Maths – a new display for our Maths corridor I’ve always loved putting up classroom displays. A lot of people think they’re a waste of time, or are generally unimportant, or otherwise don’t add anything of real

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

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#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,

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Could this be the best technology resource to use in your Maths lessons?

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#teammagicalmaths @cyfareddwr @littlegreenmath Kahoot or not to Kahoot Trainee Teachers – we go crazy looking for lesson resources.  That’s where OUR hours go. My goodness, what will it be like once we qualify?  Well, here’s one piece of tech I’ve already

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Tell me that you are not impressed with this! The coolest dad ever!

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Tell me that you are not impressed with this! The coolest dad ever! This is what happens when your dad works in the movies or whatever you want to call it. This is a great video to show during any

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Did you know that the summer holiday is exactly 10! seconds?

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Did you know that the summer holiday is exactly 10! seconds? Teachers love their summer holidays and what a way to celebrate it by looking at this Mathematical fact that I found on the internet How cool is this! BTW,

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