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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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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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Art and writing activities to try with kids

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#teammagicalmaths Bethany Taylor Art & Writing Activities to Try with the Kids Art and writing are important. As well as learning subjects such as maths and science, the more ‘creative’ lessons broaden children’s minds, strengthen their imaginations, and even help

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Have you seen the must have app all teachers can try for FREE?

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Guestblogger: DaydreamEdu Maths Tutor In this day and age, with technology playing a much larger part in schools, it can be difficult to find resources that facilitate learning in an effective manner. There are thousands of apps available to choose from,

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Have you seen Qwizdom Oktopus? The Student Collaboration Software!

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Guestblogger: TanyaDeMots Introduction: What is Oktopus? Oktopus is a multi-purpose software designed for touch displays, interactive whiteboards and projectors. Just like its cephalopod mollusk namesake, Oktopus is able to reach out and grab student attention from many directions. Extending its long

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The Engaging School Assembly Challenge!

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Guestblogger: @AssemblyTube The Engaging Assembly Challenge! Thirty seven years teaching in large Comprehensive Schools, including 21 years as a Deputy Head, have taught me that creating engaging Assemblies is harder than most people realise. Anyone with enough bravado can stand in

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Smart watches in the classroom or do not bring smart watch devices to school?

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Smart Watch in the classroom vs Smart Watch Device banned in school Having purchased a Sony Smart Watch 3 recently I have decided to write a post on whether we should allow these devices in the classroom as a learning

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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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How to store, transport and charge multiple ipads in the classroom?

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How to store, transport and charge multiple ipads in the classroom? Do you have more iPads than places to either safely store or charge them? MultiPad may have the answer… iPads have grown in number in classrooms everywhere faster than

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One for the Physics teachers! Physics calculations for GCSE and IGCSE

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Guestblogger: brianmills010 Physics calculations for GCSE and IGCSE I am Head of Physics at the highly rated John Taylor High School in Staffordshire, England and have recently written the book ‘Physics calculations for GCSE & IGCSE’ which has just been published

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Top Tips on using a visualiser in the classroom! >> Great advice!

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Guestblogger: @MrBayew  Top Tips on using a visualiser in the classroom We had visualisers installed in every classroom in our school about 2 years ago. We use Promethean interactive white boards (IWB) with Active Inspire software (‘flipcharts’) and the visualisers we

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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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An Introduction to BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

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Guest Blogger: @hrogerson An Introduction to BYOD – Bring Your Own Device At Easter 2014 our parents were asked to get ready to provide their daughters with an iPad ready to start term in September. I was very excited about this.

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