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Differentiate by Maths task? Have you checked out Mr Carter Maths yet?

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#teammagicalmaths @MrCarterMaths Differentiate by Maths task? Have you checked out Mr Carter Maths yet? I have launched a new website and with that comes my first ever blog post! Busy exciting times. So where to start? www.MrCarterMaths.com is something I

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How do you to teach Skimming and Scanning?

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#teammagicalmaths @jo_c_gray Skimming and Scanning Skimming and scanning are specific speed-reading techniques, which enable you to read a vast amount of material very rapidly. these two skills can be extremely useful when grasped yet quite tricky to teach. Skimming and Scanning are two

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Lego Math? Did you know that you can use Lego to teach Maths? http://amzn.to/1RKdIyl

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#teammagicalmaths @AlisonHogben – Teacher at Springhead Primary Lego Math in the classroom. Did you know that you can use Lego to teach Maths? Recently I have become very interested in conceptual variation – different representations of the same concept. It has become

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Finally, an explanation to that 2 different Casio calculator answer debate! When 1=9!

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#teammagicalmaths @longwayround Casio Calculator – An explanation to that 2 different Casio calculator answer debate It’s Saturday. I’m out with Garstang Cycling Club, enjoying the lumpy roads that traverse the Forest of Bowland and waiting for the promised torrential rain which

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Have You Seen the Benefits for Maths in a Multi Academy Trust (MAT)?

Multi Academy Trust

#teammagicalmaths @AllThingsMaths Maths in a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) If you follow me on twitter you will know that I have not been positive regarding the White Paper published recently. Continuing tweets led me to clarify that I am not opposed

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How teachers downunder teach Maths! Well at least one!

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#TeamMagicalEducators @oz_iceprincess Maths Teaching In My Classroom – a perspective from downunder In Australia we have a bird called a Bowerbird. One of its characteristics is that the male of the species builds a nest of bright shiny articles in order

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Could This Be The Best Pythagoras’ Theorem Lesson Ever?

Pythagoras Theorem

@MathsDunbar Pythagoras’ Theorem: Three Entry Points So, you’re designing a lesson to introduce Pythagoras’ theorem to your pupils for the first time. Ultimately they’ll end up with it in algebraic form but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity

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Making the ordinary, extraordinary – Tablecloths & Wallpaper

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@tessmaths Making the ordinary, extraordinary with tablecloths & wallpaper One of my favourite pieces of work are the Primary Able Maths days I deliver for @Authors_Abroad. They are often the most challenging but always the most enjoyable work days because

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Top 5 ways to Differentiate in Computing

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Top 5 ways to Differentiate in Computing There are many ways that I differentiate in my computing lessons. Below is a great summary of the different ways with examples that you could differentiate in your computing lessons. 1. Differentiation by

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Endless Immensity – A Creative Approach to Teaching Calculation

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NJLury Endless Immensity Why do some people fear maths? I’ve witnessed the heart-breaking moment a pupil is brought to tears in front of the class when asked a maths question, heard parent after parent say ‘Oh I was never any

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Modern Day Pin-ups: Are the Days of Learning Displays numbered?

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#TeamMagicalEducators: @honeypisquared Are the Days of Learning Displays numbered? We’re all guilty of it.  You walk into a fellow teacher’s classroom – or the one your own children are taught in –  and the first thing you notice is the brightly-coloured

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Why Santa works as hard as teachers during the Christmas period!

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        Santa Maths Santa asked #teammagicalmaths to do some Maths for him early this month and results are very interesting. Whether you are on the naughty or nice list you would agree he works damn hard over

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How do you Design an Outstanding Maths Curriculum?

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Guestblogger: @MikeFoster54 How do you Design an Outstanding Maths Curriculum? “So how you are developing deepened learning in the new curriculum?” was the question I was asked whilst walking a consultant HMI around school. Still to this day, it passes through

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Using the Famous 5 For Easy Gains in the Classroom

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Guestblogger: @mccreaemma The Famous 5 I was encouraged by a story on Staffrm to share the little things we do in our classrooms that are easy to implement and have immediate impact. Thus I shared a little known strategy I use

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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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