#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…

#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…

Posted in Algebra, Algebra, Apps, G Post, Mathematics, Primary, Product Review Tagged with: algebra, App, Apps, AstroAlgebra, Mathematics, maths, primary, secondary

#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…

Posted in Apps, Curriculum, G Post, ICT, Interactive White Board, Maths Toolkit, Primary, Resources, Teacher Tagged with: App, Can I colour Maths?, Education, iPad, Key Stage One, maths, paint by numbers, pupil, teaching

#teammagicalmaths @Plytgame Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%! Hope you don’t mind but we just had to share our exciting findings with you. Last half term we undertook a project with a…

Posted in Extension Task, G Post, Games, Mathematics, Primary, Resources Tagged with: KS1, KS2, Learning Times Tables, mastery, maths, Maths challenges KS2, maths improvement, multiplication, numeracy, PLYT, primary, resources, teacher

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…

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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…

Posted in CPD, Curriculum, G Post, Mathematics, Number, Primary, Teacher Tagged with: maths, primary, prime, Properties of Whole Numbers, reasoning, square

Infinite Chocolate Problem This is a mind boggling Maths starter that will drive your pupils bonkers. The fact is, if this really worked, then us Mathematicians would be billionaires. However, unfortunately we are not! Show the video to your class…

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Guestblogger: @gareth_metcalfe A few years ago I had a year 6 class which included some very able, enthusiastic and strong-willed learners (the best kind!). They would engage well in maths, unquestionably making great progress and always thriving on challenge. However, I…

Guestblogger: @mathstermaths Mathster is a brand new website launched at the end of last year. Aimed at UK curriculum mathematics from primary to secondary, the site was nominated for a BETT award within a month of its release. Here is a…

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Guestblogger: @ICT_with_MrD With the KS2 SATs looming next week, I thought that I would share some of the methods I have used that I feel have been invaluable during the run up to the tests. I have been a Year 6…

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