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…

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…

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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…

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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Can you spot the 22 things wrong with this false perspective picture? Great Image! This picture, “Satire on False Perspective” is produced by William Hogarth in 1754. This picture makes a great starter to an Art lesson on perspective but…

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Long multiplication methods: The easiest and quickest way to teach pupils long multiplication Having taught this long multiplication method for many many years I have found this method the most proven, efficient, easiest and effective way to teach pupils how…

Times tables games for kids This is a great way to get pupils to practice their times tables and become more fluent in their understanding and recall of times tables facts. The game is very simple and just requires a…

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