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I bet you this video will make you feel like a right Muppet!

The story behind bottled water

The story of bottled water – a manufactured demand! The video below makes an engaging starter, assembly theme, or form discussion about the how we have been manipulated to desire bottled water over the conventional supply of tap water. A

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Do you hear “bar” or “far”, look at each side and decide?

The “Bar” or “Far” Experiment The Bar or Far experiment makes a nice starter to any lesson and illustrates the power of our senses. What you see below is the called the The McGurk effect. It is a demonstration of how

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When Mathematicians do haircuts – “1/2 Off Haircuts” [VIDEO]

1/2 Off Haircuts or Zeno’s Hairodox The original picture by JeFFMuMM was one of the most retweeted images on the magical maths timeline on twitter. I was really happy to hear from Jeff himself that there is now an animated version of

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The greatest growth mindset video ever! The power of yet!

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The Power of Yet This is a great video to watch if you are researching the power of growth mindsets and the power of yet. Carol S. Dweck’s research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success.

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Can you draw a triangle with 3 right angles?

Can you draw a triangle with 3 right angles? This makes a great starter or challenge question to any Maths lesson. Is this possible? Why is it not possible? but then….. This solution works great on a balloon and easy

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Imagine if we treated teachers like they were football stars! Pass this on to a teacher!

Teachers like football stars This is a classic buzz feed video about how it would possibly be like if we treated teachers like super stars. It  is pretty funny and needs to be passed on to all your teacher friends

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You will be inspired with this simple way in which this boy dealt with his bullies? WOW!

Beat Bullying in Schools This is truly an inspiring story about how a simple act of kindness changed the way a whole school behaved. This made a great form time discussion and I have also played it as a starter

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

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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[VIDEO] NO WAY! This can’t be true! 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + …….= -1/12!

The sum of the natural numbers from 1 to infinity So I sat here watching this video from @numberphile on you tube thinking this can not be true and there must be some mathematical magic to show that the sum

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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’ ?

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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I bet you will not be able to NOT laugh at the funny google teddy bear song! How dependent are we on google!

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The funny teddy bear google song Although very funny this teddy bear’s song illustrates how dependent we are on google for answers to questions across all spectrums of life. Try to show it during form time and see your  class

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

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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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Have you ever been in this Maths teacher nightmare scenario? A must see!

Have you ever been in this Maths Teacher nightmare scenario? A must see! Having been in this scenario many times before this video had me in stitches! It is amazing what we as teachers do when a pupil does not

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