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Differentiate by Maths task? Have you checked out Mr Carter Maths yet?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrCarterMaths Differentiate by Maths task? Have you checked out Mr Carter Maths yet? I have launched a new website and with that comes my first ever blog post! Busy exciting times. So where to start? www.MrCarterMaths.com is something I

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Take a look at this 10 x 10 Hundred Grid Scanner Tool Resource!

Magical Hundred Chart Scanner Tool 2

10 x 10 Hundred Grid Scanner Tool Take a look at this great resource to develop the understanding of place value, addition, subtraction and number bonds. It took a while to create my own version of the resource but you

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Take a look at the Top 6 hidden words in picture puzzle

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Hidden words in picture puzzle Now these hidden word puzzles have been a massive hit on the web and people have enjoyed finding the missing words in these pictures and sharing them on their social networks. Therefore, why not share

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Lego Math? Did you know that you can use Lego to teach Maths? http://amzn.to/1RKdIyl

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#teammagicalmaths @AlisonHogben – Teacher at Springhead Primary Lego Math in the classroom. Did you know that you can use Lego to teach Maths? Recently I have become very interested in conceptual variation – different representations of the same concept. It has become

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Finally, an explanation to that 2 different Casio calculator answer debate! When 1=9!

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#teammagicalmaths @longwayround Casio Calculator – An explanation to that 2 different Casio calculator answer debate It’s Saturday. I’m out with Garstang Cycling Club, enjoying the lumpy roads that traverse the Forest of Bowland and waiting for the promised torrential rain which

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When calculators get it very wrong! Can you explain this?

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When calculators get it terribly wrong! Can you explain this? This is definitely an example of when calculators get it very wrong and would make a great starter for discussion and debate in any Maths lesson. It appears that one

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Did you know that learning your times tables can help you to find equivalent fractions?

Did you know that learning your times tables helps you to find equivalent fractions

Did you know that the 12 x 12 Multiplication Grid can help you to find equivalent fractions? Below is a cool observation on how useful the 12 x 12 multiplication grid can be and would generate good discussion in any

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Could This Be The Best Pythagoras’ Theorem Lesson Ever?

Pythagoras Theorem

@MathsDunbar Pythagoras’ Theorem: Three Entry Points So, you’re designing a lesson to introduce Pythagoras’ theorem to your pupils for the first time. Ultimately they’ll end up with it in algebraic form but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity

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Making the ordinary, extraordinary – Tablecloths & Wallpaper

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@tessmaths Making the ordinary, extraordinary with tablecloths & wallpaper One of my favourite pieces of work are the Primary Able Maths days I deliver for @Authors_Abroad. They are often the most challenging but always the most enjoyable work days because

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How do you Design an Outstanding Maths Curriculum?

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Guestblogger: @MikeFoster54 How do you Design an Outstanding Maths Curriculum? “So how you are developing deepened learning in the new curriculum?” was the question I was asked whilst walking a consultant HMI around school. Still to this day, it passes through

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How many decimal places can you remember pi to?

How many decimal places can your remember pi to

Remember pi As Piscine does in the best selling book, “life of Pi”,  are ready to take up the challenge to try and remember Pi to the greatest number of decimal places? Why not challenge your pupils to develop their

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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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OMG! Why was I not shown this in Maths class? Column Subtraction Made Easy!

Column Subtraction Borrow From Next Door

Column Subtraction Made Simple What a wonderful way of making column subtraction simple for any pupil who is finding it challenging. It is so simple but yet so effective!

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What if the world were a village? Must Watch Videos!

The world as 100 people

What if the world were a village? A great activity with shrunk-down statistics to help students understand the “Global Village”. The students look into what the world’s population would look like if we represented it as a village of 100

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The best viral factorial BIDMAS BODMAS question starter ever!

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The answer, solution and reasoning to the Factorial BIDMAS question starter  This order of operations question is taking twitter by storm and has been shared hundreds of times on the magical maths timeline. The solution to this question is straight forward

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