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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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How can you make Maths engaging?

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#teammagicaleducator ashleym.94 How can you make Maths engaging? In my experience maths is a subject that people either love or hate, personally I love maths. I love manipulating numbers, finding answers and having that feeling that I ‘know’ something. A lot

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Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom?

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#teammagicaleducator @samschoolstuff Who is the Secret Walker in your classroom? Let’s get this straight from the start, what follows is not my original idea. Like most teachers, I consciously and unconsciously soak up ideas from colleagues, the internet and, well, anywhere

Posted in Behaviour, Educator Toolkit, G Post, Primary

How do you Make Effective Cross Curricular Links?

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#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

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The wonderful world of writable surfaces!

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#teammagicaleducators @PaulWat5 The wonderful world for writable surfaces! Hi-tech isn’t always ICT based, sometimes it is a well thought out piece of design that transform a classroom. Writable surfaces are a must in every classroom as they engage the children

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Battle of the “Wrist Bands” ! A great way to engage your students in lesson!

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#teammagicaleducator @_Stacey_English Battle of the Wrist Bands! A great way to engage your students in lesson! “Not Animal Farm again.” “This novel is awful. “Why do we have to analyse language anyway.” Just a few statements from Year 11 class

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The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! #Teacher5aday

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#teammagicalmaths @MrMcLoughlin_PE The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! It was a gruelling first term at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It started during the rainy season in mid August and finished on 16th December. I am a PE

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Should we keep doing interventions?

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#teammagicalmaths @Burrows_Physics Should we keep doing interventions? OK so on first reading, the answer to this question is a fairly obvious yes. I find it strange that yes is my answer. I left school in 2008 and I had never

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Every second of this video is worth watching for any educator! The Truth about Millennials!

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The truth about millennials – Simon Sirnek Now if you watch this video all the way to the end and you want me to buy you an alarm clock please leave your details below in the comment box : ).

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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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Soldering Projects as an Introduction to STEM

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#teammagicalmaths @MrBlinkyBling Soldering Projects as an Introduction to STEM Over the years I have volunteered at the LVL1 Hackerspace, a free-to-the-public makerspace in Louisville, Kentucky, I have been involved in a wide variety of STEM outreach events.  To date I have

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What Literacy strategies make the most impact in Mathematics lessons?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrsHsNumeracy Literacy in Mathematics It was when I was teaching a GCSE group recently that I realised the extent to which poor literacy can be a massive barrier to students when it comes to fulfilling their Mathematical potential. I had

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Have you ever considered deconstructed role play in your classroom?

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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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Have you seen these Ideas for after school maths clubs that don’t suck?

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#teammagicalmaths @ChrisWorthington Ideas for after school maths clubs that don’t suck It’s an unusual child who doesn’t find maths dull and boring at some point during their school life, no matter what their natural aptitude for the subject might be.

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