Archive for the ‘Maths Toolkit’ Category

How to prepare for 11+ Maths —

Is your child is preparing for the 11 plus exam in the UK? Maths skills need to be strong, as it’s one of the main topics that will be assessed. In the 11 plus, the maths section tests your child’s numerical skills, as well as other core maths concepts. What is the format of the […]

How do you Make Effective Cross Curricular Links? —

#teammagicalmaths @PrimaryMathsRes How To Make Effective Cross-Curricular Links. The Cross Curricular Approach The phrase ‘Cross-Curricular’ is often used to describe an approach to lesson planning whereby links are made between subjects rather than segregating them entirely. It is understandable that when subjects are separate some receive more emphasis than others, Literacy and Maths for example. Other […]

Can I colour Maths? —

#teammagicalmaths @MrLsMathsApps Can I colour Maths? The children in my class always love it when I connect the Ipad to the projector and then know we are going to play a game (if we had a class set of Ipads I know that would be the best reward for good behaviour ever!). There are lots of […]

Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome —

#teammagicalmaths @LRLabs Top 3 Tips To Get Rid Of ‘I-am-bad-at-Math’ Syndrome Children’s doubt towards their own math abilities often becomes a big hurdle which hampers their confidence. Every math teacher has faced the “I can’t do math” attitude. Courtesy their position, they have the enormous responsibility to rid their students of this deep-seated attitude. Not every […]

I can not wait to use this idea! Calculators and Balloons! #poundlandpedagogy —

#teammagicalmaths @littlemissk149 Calculators and Balloons! #poundlandpedagogy One of the things I love on twitter is #poundlandpedagogy. Quite simply, it is a great example of where technology and social media have empowered teachers to collaborate and share their ideas in a quick and accessible way. I appreciate that the concept of going to a poundland-style shop and […]

How do we develop exciting, enriched and positive mathematical activities? —

#teammagicalmaths @EYideas1 How do we develop exciting, enriched and positive mathematical activities? As an international Foundation Stage (kindergarten) teacher working in Singapore, I am surrounded by dedicated professionals broadening young minds by installing childhood wonder, every day. Recent research carried out by ‘nrich’ in 2015 questioned; ‘If we want to create more positive attitudes and higher achievement in mathematics, […]

Brand New 2016 Qualification ‘Core Maths’ Revision Videos! —

#teammagicalmaths @MrGordonMaths Brand New 2016 Qualification ‘Core Maths’ Revision Videos A new Level 3 qualification for work, study and life. Official account – DfE #CoreMaths Support Programme run by EdDevTrust –  @thecmsp The new ‘Core Maths’ qualifications are designed to better prepare students for the mathematical demands of study, employment and life. The Core Maths initiative is a major part […]