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

1296 yahtzee maths

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

vedic method multiplication

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

the best maths tip ever

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

Albert Bernard and Cheryl's Birthday Maths Problem Picture Image

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

I wish my teacher knew

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?

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]

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? 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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The truth about what teachers make? What do you make as a teacher?

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

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This is why Mathematicians should not write poems!

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

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I can not figure out any of these Maths movie titles! Can you?

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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You will be inspired with this simple way in which this boy dealt with his bullies? WOW!

Beat Bullying in Schools This is truly an inspiring story about how a simple act of kindness changed the way a whole school behaved. This made a great form time discussion and I have also played it as a starter

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Shoe size Math trick explained >> Did you know that your shoes can tell your age?

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Guest Blogger: @enyinda14 Shoe Size Math Trick How often do students ask their history instructors “when am I going to use what I’ve learned?” NEVER. How often do students ask their math instructors “when am I ever going to use this?”

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Have you ever been in this Maths teacher nightmare scenario? A must see!

Have you ever been in this Maths Teacher nightmare scenario? A must see! Having been in this scenario many times before this video had me in stitches! It is amazing what we as teachers do when a pupil does not

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