Category: Number

What is the Activity? The squaring of a number that ends in 5 activity can be used to develop the teaching and learning of multiplication across a range of abilities. It serves as a little but if fun to start …

Do you know how to square large numbers that end in 5? Mind Blown! Read More »

What is the Activity? The use of Napier Bones method named after John Napier, can be used to develop the teaching and learning of multiplication across a range of abilities. It serves as an alternative method to allow learners to …

What is your favourite multiplication method? Mine is Napier Bones! Read More »

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Getting kids into maths can be challenging, especially if you’re not into it yourself! So, if you’ve ever wondered how you can get your children to enjoy maths, then keep reading to discover three of the best ways to get …

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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 @MrGordonMaths Brand New 2016 Qualification ‘Core Maths’ Revision Videos A new Level 3 qualification for work, study and life. Official account – DfE #CoreMaths Support Programme run by EdDevTrust – http://www.core-maths.org/  @thecmsp The new ‘Core Maths’ qualifications are designed to better prepare students for …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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What is your favourite number? This is a great little starter/Do Now question you can have on the board when pupils are coming into your classroom. Simply ask learners what their favourite number is and more important why? I love …

What is your favourite number? Mine is 10,213,223! Do you know why? #shareamathsstarter Read More »

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I bet you can not hack my credit card and work out my pin Why not set your class a challenge to be able to work out the pin code to your credit card! This is a fun and engaging …

How to hack credit cards using Mathematics! I bet you can not work out my credit card pin code! Read More »

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Maths Trick – Learning your 13, 14, 15, 16,17,18,19,20 times table Are you looking to challenge the most able in your class or want to develop mathematical confidence of your learners? This is a great Maths trick to easily remember …

The SECRET to easily Learn your 13 times table, 14 times table, 15 times table, 16 times table. . . . . ! Mind Blowing! Read More »

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Math Division  – Mental Maths Tricks Are you looking to develop your Math Division mental maths skills? If so, then you have come to the right place! Dividing integers can be tricky but the following rules will help you decide …

Why did my Maths teacher not show me this? Mental Math Division tricks !! Read More »

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Guestblogger:  @cincottapeter I’ve just had my 50th birthday and I am completing my 26th year in the education field.  The differences between today and when I began teaching are certainly many.  One of these is the vast amount of great …

Top Tips to find Great Maths Resources online! Useful Advice! Read More »

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Guest blogger: @simonmlewis Comments are FREE. Please leave one below. I think that learning tables off by heart is rubbish. When I say this, it is usually met with general disagreement and in some cases, complete contempt. Typical responses included: There …

Why Learning your multiplication times tables off by heart is rubbish! >> Absolute Rubbish! Read More »

Guest blogger: @tambotaylor Level 6 Maths Two years ago I took over as headteacher of Park Hill Primary school in Coventry and like all schools it had its strengths and areas for development. One particular area that needed fine tuning was …

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