#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…

#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…

Posted in Algebra, Algebra, Apps, G Post, Mathematics, Primary, Product Review Tagged with: algebra, App, Apps, AstroAlgebra, Mathematics, maths, primary, secondary

#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…

#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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#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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#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…

Posted in Extension Task, G Post, Games, Mathematics, Primary, Resources Tagged with: KS1, KS2, Learning Times Tables, mastery, maths, Maths challenges KS2, maths improvement, multiplication, numeracy, PLYT, primary, resources, teacher

#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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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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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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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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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…

Posted in Curriculum, Extension Task, G Post, Mathematics, Maths Toolkit, Number, Primary, Resources Tagged with: extension, First Class Maths, maths, Maths challenges at KS2, Maths challenges KS2, question, reasoning