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The answer to how many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards will leave you speechless!

52 factorial deck of cards

#teammagicalmaths @MrGordonMaths How many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards? And how long would it take to do them all? The answer will leave you speechless!   Sharing my favourite Maths video this week from the outstanding Vsauce

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When calculators get it very wrong! Can you explain this?

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When calculators get it terribly wrong! Can you explain this? This is definitely an example of when calculators get it very wrong and would make a great starter for discussion and debate in any Maths lesson. It appears that one

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Did you know that learning your times tables can help you to find equivalent fractions?

Did you know that learning your times tables helps you to find equivalent fractions

Did you know that the 12 x 12 Multiplication Grid can help you to find equivalent fractions? Below is a cool observation on how useful the 12 x 12 multiplication grid can be and would generate good discussion in any

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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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Top 10 things to keep you inspired and motivated as a teacher!

Embrace Change Top 5 things to keep you inspired and motivated in teaching

Top 10 things to keep you inspired and motivated as a  teacher! We have all been through it where we lose a bit of passion for the profession but it is really important that we get ourselves back on track

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Top 5 things ALL teachers should do over the half term break!

Exercise Top 5 things to do over the half term break

Top 5 things ALL teachers should do over the half term break! It is so important that you use the break to recharge recharge and recharge. Always put yourself first and avoid doing any school work if possible. Below are

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The best viral factorial BIDMAS BODMAS question starter ever!

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The answer, solution and reasoning to the Factorial BIDMAS question starter  This order of operations question is taking twitter by storm and has been shared hundreds of times on the magical maths timeline. The solution to this question is straight forward

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Imagine if we treated teachers like they were football stars! Pass this on to a teacher!

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Teachers like football stars This is a classic buzz feed video about how it would possibly be like if we treated teachers like super stars. It  is pretty funny and needs to be passed on to all your teacher friends

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You will be inspired with this simple way in which this boy dealt with his bullies? WOW!

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Beat Bullying in Schools This is truly an inspiring story about how a simple act of kindness changed the way a whole school behaved. This made a great form time discussion and I have also played it as a starter

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Shoe size Math trick explained >> Did you know that your shoes can tell your age?

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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?”

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Have you ever been in this Maths teacher nightmare scenario? A must see!

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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

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‘Rate my Focus’ – understanding and taking ownership to help learning excel in Maths.

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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

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

why every teacher educator should be using twitter

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

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Apparently a child can solve this Math problem in 30 seconds! I bet you will struggle!

apparently a child can solve this problem in 30 seconds

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

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Look Up! Another great piece of performance poetry with a hidden message for your pupils!

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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

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