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Teaching Algebra from Primary to Secondary

#teammagicaleducator @MrLsMathsApps Algebra from Primary to Secondary In the new (well it’s been taught for a few years now) primary curriculum for maths there was an interesting new addition: Algebra. In the past, I have taught it to those higher

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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

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Brand New 2016 Qualification ‘Core Maths’ Revision Videos!

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#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

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The answer to how many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards will leave you speechless!

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#teammagicalmaths @MrGordonMaths How many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards? And how long would it take to do them all? The answer will leave you speechless!   Sharing my favourite Maths video this week from the outstanding Vsauce

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

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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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The thinking behind DoodleMaths

Children don’t always choose what’s best for them

Guestblogger: DoodleMaths I’m delighted to have been asked by the lovely people at Magical Maths to guest blog a little about the thinking behind DoodleMaths. We very much appreciate the opportunity to write a little bit about our motivation for developing

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A Maths revision session to remember: Everyone Can Do The Math!

Guestblogger: andylutwyche Everyone Can Do The Math! It is my firm belief that everyone is born with the ability to be a decent mathematician. The problem is that sometimes things don’t quite pan out in a way that is conducive to

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

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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You will be amazed with what happens when kids play this times tables game!

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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Have you ever taught Venn and Caroll Diagrams like this? KS1, KS2, KS3 or at KS4?

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Venn and Caroll Diagrams at ks1, ks2,ks3 & ks4 Very soon the UK will go Venn Diagram and Caroll Diagram crazy as it is a topic that once was taught at KS1 and KS2 but now is making a new

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Mathster – Is this the MyMaths killer?

Guestblogger: @mathstermaths Mathster is a brand new website launched at the end of last year. Aimed at UK curriculum mathematics from primary to secondary, the site was nominated for a BETT award within a month of its release. Here is a

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The best way to crack Level 6 Maths at Primary School KS2! >> Great Advice!


Guest blogger: @tambotaylor Level 6 Maths Two years ago I took over as headteacher of Park Hill Primary school in Coventry and like all schools it had its strengths and areas for development. One particular area that needed fine tuning was

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An engaging simultaneous equations resource to get learners moving! Absolute Joke!

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Simultaneous equations Lesson This great resource for simultaneous equations is an engaging way in getting learners to answer and solve questions on simultaneous equations. Please leave your comments and views below. Comments are FREE, please leave one below. How did

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