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

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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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You have to try this great probability experiment! 1296 and Yahtzee!

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1296 and Yahtzee in the classroom This is another great video from numberphille which doubles up as a great experiment that you can try in your Maths class when you are covering probability. This great class activity would be a

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Oh no, not another multiplication method!! #vedic

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tessmaths A Vedic multiplication method For some students the column method for long multiplication is enough for them to master. This equips them with a skill to use and apply in ever increasing magnitude even up to multiplying by eleventy

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Would you agree that this is the best Maths tip ever!

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The best Maths tips ever I would so love to be in the position of being able to do this out in a restaurant and see the face of the waiter. : ) What a way to give a tip,

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

The story behind bottled water

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

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Finally! The solution to the Albert, Bernard and Cheryl’s Birthday Maths Problem

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The solution to the Albert, Bernard and Cheryl’s Birthday Maths Problem Comments are FREE, please leave one below. If you have not seen it, then the overnight internet viral Maths problem goes something like this; Albert and Bernard just became

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

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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

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Do you hear “bar” or “far”, look at each side and decide?

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The “Bar” or “Far” Experiment The Bar or Far experiment makes a nice starter to any lesson and illustrates the power of our senses. What you see below is the called the The McGurk effect. It is a demonstration of how

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

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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

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Can you draw a triangle with 3 right angles?

Can you draw a triangle with 3 right angles?

Can you draw a triangle with 3 right angles? This makes a great starter or challenge question to any Maths lesson. Is this possible? Why is it not possible? but then….. This solution works great on a balloon and easy

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