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Teaching Algebra from Primary to Secondary

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#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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Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom?

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#teammagicaleducator @samschoolstuff Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom? Let’s get this straight from the start, what follows is not my original idea. Like most teachers, I consciously and unconsciously soak up ideas from colleagues, the internet and, well, anywhere

Posted in Behaviour, Educator Toolkit, G Post, Primary

How do you Make Effective Cross Curricular Links?

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#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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Can I colour Maths?

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#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

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Have you ever considered deconstructed role play in your classroom?

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#teammagicalmaths @LagomEyfs Deconstructed role play After reading numerous blogs about deconstructed role-play over the past year, I was really excited about developing a stimulating learning area within the classroom environment. I wanted an area or space, which truly promoted children’s independence,

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Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%!

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#teammagicalmaths  @Plytgame Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%! Hope you don’t mind but we just had to share our exciting findings with you.  Last half term we undertook a project with a

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10 reasons why children should blog

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#teammagicaeducators lisasavage23 10 reasons why children should be blogging There are usually two camps of people when it comes to blogging in school – those who love it and those who hate it. It’s a bit like marmite. Here are ten reasons

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How do you Demonstrate Mastery Across the Primary Maths Curriculum?

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Guestblogger: MrGPrimary Primary Mathematics – The Trainee Teacher viewpoint… As a trainee entering the world of teaching, mastery maths has been an exciting development in my school.  The ability to extend all the students through provision of challenge activities has had

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The thinking behind DoodleMaths

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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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Are you making your pupils scratch where there is no itch? Great Read!

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Guest Blogger: @thenumberverse  NEED BEFORE FEED: I Don’t Have A Question For Your Answer. How well should we expect pupils to listen, engage, and try? Why should they, over and above a sense of duty? Let’s say you start a lesson

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The Numberverse’s view on ‘How to Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’

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Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn Easy to read, easy to use and dead right! This book is perfect for a teacher starting out. It brims with enthusiasm and ideas – all of them putting a thrill into Maths, but staying practical. Most of these

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The Potency of Maths Problems – a snippet from the intro of ‘How to Teach Primary Maths – Anyone Can Feed Sweets to Sharks’

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Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn The Potency of Maths Problems Child A: Errrrrrrm, sir, I think we’ve got a problem … Teacher: Really? Show me what the problem is. Child B (head stuck inside a cardboard box): I’m stuck! I tried to see if

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Do you know ‘How To Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’ ?

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Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn An easy-read creative little maths book Nick’s (@mrtileynunn) approach is to make maths memorable. This includes using sugar sharks to explain division, greedy crocodiles to look at equations and developing dance routines to understand algebra. Maths need never be

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Have you ever thought about the mathematics culture in your classroom?

Guest Blogger: @gareth_metcalfe Mathematics culture How can we learn well in maths? Why do some people find mathematics difficult? What does it mean think and act like a mathematician? These are fundamental questions; the way children answer these questions will to

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How to Provide More Maths Challenges at KS2 Maths! A First Class Maths Solution!

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Guest Blogger: @gareth_metcalfe Providing Maths challenges KS2 So the level 6 tests were introduced into primary schools at the end of KS2, and I took a sharp intake of breath: was the maths curriculum about to become narrowed for our most

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