Category: Lesson starters

Have you every used this grid method to multiply numbers? Have a go and let me know what you think?

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? 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 »

              WOW, Another alternative method to column subtraction made EASY! Although this method is not as easy as it sounds it makes a great starter discussion and debate with your maths classes. Demonstrate with …

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#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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Tell me that you are not impressed with this! The coolest dad ever! This is what happens when your dad works in the movies or whatever you want to call it. This is a great video to show during any …

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Did you know that the summer holiday is exactly 10! seconds? Teachers love their summer holidays and what a way to celebrate it by looking at this Mathematical fact that I found on the internet How cool is this! BTW, …

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What is so sexy about Maths? Cedric Villani says that Maths allows us to go beyond our intuition to uncover their mysteries. In the TED video Cedricspeaks to the thrill of discovery and details the sometimes crazy life of a …

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Take a look inside the mind of a procrastinator later on! This is a thought provoking TED video by Tim Urban who knows that procrastination does not make sense, but he has never been able to shake off his bad …

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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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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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#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 …

Lego Math? Did you know that you can use Lego to teach Maths? http://amzn.to/1RKdIyl Read More »

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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 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 …

Did you know that learning your times tables can help you to find equivalent fractions? Read More »

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

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

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