## 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 [...]

## Have you thought about using twitter in the classroom? Social media, #hashtags and the Maths classroom! — 08/08/2014

Guest Blogger:  @mr_g_walton Using Twitter In The Classroom So we all use Twitter, right? It’s a great place to share ideas, collaborate in a virtual staff room, find out about events, etc.  But in the run up to the last set of GCSE and A Level exams, I noticed there were more and more Twitter [...]

## Apparently a child can solve this Math problem in 30 seconds! I bet you will struggle! — 26/07/2014

Viral Facebook Math Problem This is another classic Math problem that has gone viral on the internet specifically on Facebook and Twitter. However, it doubles up as a great Math problem starter to a lesson that generates great discussion and debate. It is said and I do not have the evidence of this that children [...]

## Look Up! Another great piece of performance poetry with a hidden message for your pupils! — 04/05/2014

Another great piece of performance poetry that can be used as a starter to any lesson, form time or assembly. This emotive video makes the viewer ponder the most important aspects of life and how much time we spend wasting “looking down” at our screens and missing opportunities . Thought provoking and a must share! [...]

## Top 5 reasons why every teacher or educator should be using the power of Twitter! #retweetfrenzy — 19/01/2014

First of all watch the video “Not feeling inspired lately“, this normally does the trick when trying to sell Twitter to your fellow colleagues. I usually use it as a quick starter to any training session or twilight to inspire teachers to sign up and start connecting. Twitter has been around for several years now and [...]

## Finally, an answer to that on-line Twitter Facebook viral maths question on Order of Operations! Or is it? — 02/01/2014

Facebook Math Problem Answer Finally an answer to that online Twitter/Facebook viral Math question on the order of operations! Or is it? This BODMAS facebook Math question has been driving people online nuts for years and I am sure it will continue to do so for years to come. Now @Magicalmaths might be a tiny [...]

## Top 5 ways in which you can follow and contribute to the magical maths community #teammagicalmaths — 01/12/2013

So do you want to be part of #teammagicalmaths!! Below are a number of different ways in which you can contribute to the community and be part of #teammagicalmaths Please share and encourage your colleagues or other educators to follow. Also, if you would like to be a guest blogger then you can get more information here. [...]

## Working out online: Mathematics, learning analytics and Inner loop learning. — 23/04/2013

When I was in the classroom, I used to tell students that if two students had exactly the same answers to a GCSE paper, some right, some wrong, then the one who showed their working out would get the better marks. I used to ban correction fluid, not because they would sniff it, but because [...]

## Did you hear what that teacher said about you on twitter? #edchat #ukedchat — 28/12/2012

One of the best hastags to follow as a teacher is the  #edchat #ukedchat tags. Some amazing discussions and debates can be read and participated in every day. As a new teacher or trainee this is a hast tag or subject to follow. The #SLTChat and #MathChat conversation that happen every week are great CPD sessions [...]

## Have you been quoted using the quote your teacher hash tag? #quoteyourteacher — 28/12/2012

I came across the quote your teacher hash tag on twitter that pupils are using to quote us teachers. We do say the most funniest things : ) Well, I was smiling until I realised that I had made it on the list not once but twice and both occasions misquoted!!!! : | Have you [...]

## What does HT mean on Twitter? — 17/11/2012

I find myself asking what is HT mean on twitter? I have recently seen HT quite a bit on twitter and some high profile blogs instead of the common RT – RETWEET. For those who want to know it is defined as either ‘Hat tip‘ or ‘Heard through. It gives the original tweeter acknowledgement.   [...]