Maths Trick – Learning your 13, 14, 15, 16,17,18,19,20 times table Are you looking to challenge the most able in your class or want to develop mathematical confidence of your learners? This is a great Maths trick to easily remember …

Football and Maths All credit goes to math-play.com who created these great resources. I used the games below with a low ability group to celebrate the start of the recent world cup and it went down a treat. A great atmosphere …

Start a Maths lesson with a football penalty shoot out! GOOOOAAALLL! Read More »

Guest Blogger: @ListerKev The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook, written by Jim Smith and edited by Ian Gilbert has been around for a few years now (published in 2010). In the book itself Jim Smith readily acknowledges that the title may be …

Guestblogger: @bettermaths We recognise that employers are asking for capable mathematicians who can apply their knowledge to authentic situations. We want teachers to support good teaching and learning whenever possible. The following lesson plan was submitted by a Head of …

Have you seen these sports based resources for a possible cross curricular maths lesson? Read More »

A million dollars or pounds How about you get your learners to weigh a million dollars or pounds in their minds! This makes a great Maths estimation starter that does not really have an answer. This open ended question is …

Weigh a million dollars/pounds in your mind! A great Maths Estimation starter! Read More »

Popping and playing with bubble wrap is a popular past time for many and this is an addictive resource that will keep you busy for hours and hours! Why not use this as a reward at the end of a …

The addictive way to past your time! Pop bubble wrap as a reward at the end of a lesson! Read More »

Turning 180 Degrees Make sure learners never forget what it means to turn 180 degrees! Gruesome! You will definitely share this once you have viewed the video! This will make an engaging starter on angles in particular the idea of …

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Wait a minute, can you estimated a minute? how close can you get? This is a great starter for a lesson on estimation or can be used for a random plenary to any lesson. I love the way in which …

Wait a minute, can you estimated a minute? how close can you get? Read More »

Unlucky for sum, but here is a unique method to learn your 13 times table!! This is a unique method to write your 13 times tables and works for any number of tables. Get your pupils to investigate that it …

Unlucky for sum, but here is a unique method to learn your 13 times table!! Read More »

Misleading Graphs I love using this worksheet photocopied to A3 as a group work activity to encourage debate and discussion about how graphs can be misleading. This misleading graphs task makes you utilise the opportunity for great SMSC! I get …

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This is a gold rated Maths starter from the enrich website for selling Data Handling to pupils. The task shows the number of gold medals won in the 2008 Olympics. This is an open ended task that sells a group …

Data Handling “Selling Gold” Maths starter to sell to pupils Read More »