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! When you are in a position that you have to borrow…

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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Guestblogger: 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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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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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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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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What do teachers make? You will find it hard to watch this video and not be inspired, wanting to pass it on to a teacher you know. This is a great piece of performance by Taylor Mali’s for a teacher’s in…

This is why Mathematicians should not write poems! This needs to be passed on to a Mathematician you might know and makes a great literacy starter in any Maths lesson! Can your pupils explain the humour and the connection it…

What are these Maths Move titles? Thank you spikedmaths.com for this great maths challenge that can be used as a starter for any lesson. It would be great if you could leave any answers you work out in the comments…

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