## Shoe size Math trick explained >> Did you know that your shoes can tell your age? — 03/12/2014

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?” ALL THE TIME. Why is this the case? Because most students don’t find mathematics fascinating. [...]

## Have you ever been in this Maths teacher nightmare scenario? A must see! — 30/11/2014

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 understand a concept or idea, and how frustrating it can really be. Have you ever [...]

## ‘Rate my Focus’ – understanding and taking ownership to help learning excel in Maths. — 13/11/2014

Guest Blogger: @MrJPWalton ‘Rate my Focus’ – an idea to help children activate their understanding of, and take ownership of their focus in lessons. This term I have decided to challenge my wonderful Y6 Maths class to develop the amount of time they focus on tasks within our lessons. It is an area we have decided upon [...]

## What are the EdExcel GCSE Linear Mathematics 1MA0 November 2014 Grade Boundaries and Mark Schemes? — 11/11/2014

What are the EdExcel GCSE Linear Mathematics 1MA0 November 2014 Grade Boundaries and Mark Scheme? Below are the EdExcel GCSE Linear Mathematics 1MA0 November 2014 Paper 1 Grade Boundaries and Mark Schemes and EdExcel GCSE Linear Mathematics 1MA0 November 2014 Paper 2 Grade Boundaries and Mark Schemes.  Check out the previous years’ Grade boundaries and Mark Schemes to [...]

## An Introduction to BOYD – Bring Your Own Device — 10/11/2014

Guest Blogger: @hrogerson An Introduction to BOYD – 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. I am aware of other schools who have been doing this and I really wanted [...]

## Are you looking for World War 1 Lesson Plans! The History of WW1 in one take! WOW! — 03/11/2014

World War 1 Lesson Plans Are you planning for a lesson on WW1 or a form registration session for remembrance activities for WW1 then this is a great video to start your session off with. In one take the video summarises the history of World War 1. I was very impressed with the video and [...]

## Bet you want play this video in lessons for Black History Month! What I was not taught at school! — 02/11/2014

Black History Month Video Resource Are you looking for a video to show to your pupils during Black History Month, then why not show  them this piece of performance poetry. Forget the pupils for a moment, but it will make you as a teacher stop for a second and ponder what we really actually teach [...]

## How to Provide More Maths Challenges at KS2 Maths! A First Class Maths Solution! — 01/11/2014

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 able learners? I appreciated that there were many children for whom a greater level of [...]

## Take a look at my favourite properties of whole numbers question! What is yours? — 01/11/2014

Guest Blogger:  @gareth_metcalfe Properties of Whole Numbers ‘Do all odd square numbers greater than 1 have 3 factors?’ I love this question. Let me explain why, and the train of thought that it can generate. Children usually start by generating the odd square numbers, identifying that square numbers have an odd number of factors (1, [...]

## You will be amazed with what happens when kids play this times tables game! — 29/10/2014

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 10 x 10 grid and two dice. As well as a times tables practice the [...]

GuestBlogger: @alanpeat Download the iVisualiser App and turn your Ipad into a Visualiser iVisualiser is the perfect presentation tool for both education and industry alike. Carefully designed to be incredibly simple to use, iVisualiser is a powerful app for collaboration, still-image AND live video annotation …and review. I’ve (Alan Peat) been running INSET and presenting at [...]

## [VIDEO] What happens to pupils when they do not revise for exams? >> Funny — 18/10/2014

What happens to pupils when they do not revise for exams? Just a little funny video you can show your pupils when discussing the importance of revision before exams. I am sure as an educator you will be telling your learners that if they fail to prepare, they will be preparing to fail. However, start [...]

## What are the EdExcel GCSE Linear Mathematics 1MA0 June 2015 Grade Boundaries and Mark Schemes? — 15/10/2014

What are the EdExcel GCSE Linear Mathematics 1MA0 June 2015 Grade Boundaries and Mark Scheme? It is that time of the year that we begin to think about end of year 11 GCSE exams.  What do you think the grade boundaries are going to be this year? Higher then last year? Lower? What do you think [...]

## Real all about the the Journey of Primary Apps! Itunes and Android! — 05/10/2014

Guest Blogger:  @primaryapps Primary Apps on Itunes and Android Getting an educational app on to the Apple Store is quite a journey and I’m hoping that through the reading of this post, it might give you an insight into how Primary Apps came to be. Way back in 1998, as Interactive Whiteboards started to make their [...]

## Have you checked out some of these “Time Savers for Teachers” ? — 01/09/2014

Time Savers for Teachers Admit it, we all like to find ways to save time on daily every day activities and it is clear  trait of any good teacher to be highly efficient in whatever he or she does.  TIMESAVERS for TEACHERS.com is a great website that helps teachers save time and concentrate on the more [...]