Category: Lesson plenary

What is the Activity? The squaring of a number that ends in 5 activity can be used to develop the teaching and learning of multiplication across a range of abilities. It serves as a little but if fun to start …

Do you know how to square large numbers that end in 5? Mind Blown! Read More »

What is the Activity? The use of Napier Bones method named after John Napier, can be used to develop the teaching and learning of multiplication across a range of abilities. It serves as an alternative method to allow learners to …

What is your favourite multiplication method? Mine is Napier Bones! Read More »

What is the Activity? A Number game activity that can be used for learners across a range of abilities and subjects. Please leave a comment on how you use the resource in the comments section below. What words can you find? …

My number word is ‘EXCELLENT’, what number word can you find? Read More »

#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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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The story of bottled water – a manufactured demand! The video below makes an engaging starter, assembly theme, or form discussion about the how we have been manipulated to desire bottled water over the conventional supply of tap water. A …

I bet you this video will make you feel like a right Muppet! Read More »

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All teachers should have a go at the “I wish my teacher knew activity”! This is a great looking activity that I found on twitter and can not wait to have a go at; You could do this during form …

“I wish my teacher knew” activity – All teachers should have a go at this! Read More »

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1/2 Off Haircuts or Zeno’s Hairodox The original picture by JeFFMuMM was one of the most retweeted images on the magical maths timeline on twitter. I was really happy to hear from Jeff himself that there is now an animated version of …

When Mathematicians do haircuts – “1/2 Off Haircuts” [VIDEO] Read More »

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Guest Blogger: @enyinda14 Shoe Size Math Trick How often do students ask their history instructors “when am I going to use what I’ve learned?” NEVER. How often do students ask their math instructors “when am I ever going to use this?” …

Shoe size Math trick explained >> Did you know that your shoes can tell your age? Read More »

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Venn and Caroll Diagrams at ks1, ks2,ks3 & ks4 Very soon the UK will go Venn Diagram and Caroll Diagram crazy as it is a topic that once was taught at KS1 and KS2 but now is making a new …

Have you ever taught Venn and Caroll Diagrams like this? KS1, KS2, KS3 or at KS4? Read More »

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Guest Blogger: @mathstermaths From the very nice people at Mathster comes two very visual ways of explaining two of the most complicated routines in Maths – finding the LCM and HCF of two or more numbers using Prime Factors. These are …

A truly visual teacher resource for a lesson on Prime Numbers, LCM and HCF! Read More »

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Amazing Changing Direction Illusion Now this is a great little illusion you can play to your class as quick introduction to a lesson. Look at the image carefully and see if you can get the train to change its direction. …

WOW! Another AMAZING illusion! Can you change the direction of the train? Share once you can do it! Read More »

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Viral Facebook Math Problem This is another classic Math problem that has gone viral on the internet specifically on Facebook and Twitter. However, it doubles up as a great Math problem starter to a lesson that generates great discussion and …

Apparently a child can solve this Math problem in 30 seconds! I bet you will struggle! Read More »

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I bet you can not hack my credit card and work out my pin Why not set your class a challenge to be able to work out the pin code to your credit card! This is a fun and engaging …

How to hack credit cards using Mathematics! I bet you can not work out my credit card pin code! Read More »

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