Category: Lesson plenary

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 …

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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 »

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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 »

Shoot the shape game to identifying common 2D geometric shapes, simple but addictive! This is another simple but addictive game created by flashmaths.co.uk This would make a great starter or plenary in a lesson. You could even get learners to …

Shoot the shape game to identifying common 2D geometric shapes, simple but addictive! Read More »

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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 …

Make sure learners never forget what it means to turn 180 degrees! Do not try this at home! Read More »

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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 »

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Learning Times Tables This is another great resource from flashmaths.co.uk that I have used to get learners to learn times tables. I use this as a starter in a lesson or in a ICT suite and hold competitions to who …

Probably the “flashiest” way to practice and help the learning of times tables, fun fun fun! Read More »

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A great game you will never forget to help develop memory skills! Blind Noughts and Crosses! Blind Noughts and Crosses is a great game that can be used to develop learners’ memory skills. It can be used as a starter …

A great game you will never forget to help develop memory skills! Blind Noughts and Crosses! Read More »

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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 »

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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 …

How graphs can be so misleading, a great starter worksheet for a data handling lesson on Misleading Graphs! Read More »

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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 »

Top 10 ways of making learning your times tables fun? “How do I make learning your times tables fun?” is a question asked by many Mathematics educators. This blog will be ongoing as I find different resources that educators have …

Top 10 ways of making learning your times tables fun? Read More »

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People for years have been trying to find the solution to life, below is a solution based on a set of simultaneous equations : )! This would make a great plenary to a lesson on simultaneous equations. Enjoy!   Life   +       …

How to solve the “simultaneous equations” of life, clever! Read More »

The earth is approx. 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons. What is this in Standard Index Form? A great Maths starter question to begin or end your Maths lesson on Standard index form. I normally have it as my Maths killer question during a …

The “heaviest” Standard Index Form Maths Starter Question? Read More »

Mini plenaries – ideas to use in any lesson to demonstrate progress If you are looking for ways to become an Outstanding Teacher then you have come to the right page.   The current buzz word at the moment is “mini plenary”, …

Top 50 Maths mini plenary ideas to use in an outstanding Maths lesson Read More »

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