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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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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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Can this really be true? 5 Hours of PLYT improved children’s maths by 19%!

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#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

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

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#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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Interrupting Won’t Save Time: Top 7 Rules To Make Groupwork Work!

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Guestblogger: thenumberverse 7 Rules To Make Group work Work It’s the Easter holidays. The harsh Devon wind blasts my ears back as I walk my two young children across the car park into the entrance of the Bear Feet soft play

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Are you making your pupils scratch where there is no itch? Great Read!

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Guest Blogger: @thenumberverse  NEED BEFORE FEED: I Don’t Have A Question For Your Answer. How well should we expect pupils to listen, engage, and try? Why should they, over and above a sense of duty? Let’s say you start a lesson

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Have you ever thought about the mathematics culture in your classroom?

Guest Blogger: @gareth_metcalfe Mathematics culture How can we learn well in maths? Why do some people find mathematics difficult? What does it mean think and act like a mathematician? These are fundamental questions; the way children answer these questions will to

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How to Provide More Maths Challenges at KS2 Maths! A First Class Maths Solution!

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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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Take a look at my favourite properties of whole numbers question! What is yours?

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

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If @CadburyUK did Maths questions they would have the infinite chocolate problem! Mind Boggling!

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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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Have you read the brief history of the magic of the “Mathematics Apprenticeship”?

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

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A powerful Maths starter that makes a “Person of Interest”! Simply WOW WOW WOW!

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A powerful Maths starter that makes a “Person of Interest”! Simply WOW WOW WOW! I am a massive fan of the US hit show “Person of Interest”, especially because of the great deal of Mathematics and Computing that makes an

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Top Tips to find Great Maths Resources online! Useful Advice!

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Guestblogger:  @cincottapeter I’ve just had my 50th birthday and I am completing my 26th year in the education field.  The differences between today and when I began teaching are certainly many.  One of these is the vast amount of great

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Mathster – Is this the MyMaths killer?

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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Could we soon have paperless Maths lessons in all classrooms? Very interesting read!

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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