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Recapping learning in primary maths. Regardless of whether your class are working towards formal examinations, internal tests or simply at the end of a unit of work, taking the time to go over previously taught topics is always a valuable exercise and a great way to deepen understanding.

Recapping learning in primary maths

With revision being an alien concept for many young learners, it is especially important to make these sessions engaging and accessible, so that your whole class feel that they can achieve. We’ve done the hard work for you by selecting a range of pupil-friendly revision resources, designed to captivate budding mathematicians. A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King. A numerical system is a set of symbols and rules used to represent numbers.

A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King

All civilizations had to deal with expressing ever larger numerical quantities and they all faced the same issues. A look at the different ways humans across the planet and across the ages handled this challenge is fascinating. Among the many accounts of this long intellectual adventure, a couple are particularly readable and useful for our ends: Steven Strogatz’s section in his book “The Joy of X", excerpts of which are available online, and the article “Historical Counting Systems” in the book “Math in Society” by Lippman (Pierce College) which also provides clarifying examples and practice exercises.

This fun video is also an amusing yet clear introduction to the origin and development of number systems. Index. Prodigy Math Game - Learn Math for Free. Forever. CueThink. How to Spark Joy & Individualize Students’ Needs with Guided Math. After boring both my students and myself with largely direct instruction math for a couple of years, I decided to try guided math.

How to Spark Joy & Individualize Students’ Needs with Guided Math

The results? Increases in interest, one-on-one time, student initiative, and just plain joy in math learning. Why Guided Math? Most math programs are still set up in very traditional, teacher-centered constructs. In the name of “offering support,” some even provide scripts! Perhaps the monotony would be worthwhile if we all become mathematically literate adults, but this does not seem to be the case. Educator's guide. Pixar in a Box is designed to help students answer an age old question: "why do I need to learn this stuff?

Educator's guide

" Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for Maths - During a recent conversation on Twitter with @MichaelT1979, we were asked to recommend our top free apps for English and Maths for students to download and use over the summer.

Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for Maths -

We use these apps every week and they make fantastic free additions to your iPad app portfolio. Home Page. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Illuminations. Home Page. Maths Resources - 2014 Curriculum, Maths, New Curriculum. Theconversation. New research has found some teachers mark boys' primary (elementary) school maths tests more favourably than girls, impacting girls' uptake of advanced mathematics and science subjects in high school.


Entrance rates into maths and science degrees at university level can also be traced back to the impacts of teachers' gender bias in primary school. Higher levels of mathematics and science education have been linked to greater employment opportunities and higher earnings, meaning a primary teacher’s attitude towards maths can have a serious impact on a child’s future success.

Teachers assume boys are better at maths The researchers followed nearly 3000 students from 6th grade to the end of high school. As a measure of teacher bias, they compared school 6th grade test marks given by teachers who knew the students' sex, with external test marks for the same students, but with no identifying characteristics provided. Primary Maths National STEM Centre. KenKen Puzzle Official Site - Free Math Puzzles That Make You Smarter! Khan Academy. Squashy Boxes* Here's another versatile (and often overlooked) resource.

Squashy Boxes*

Squashy Boxes enable children to quickly generate 'random' numbers. They are a simple but effective tool for practising a range of rapid recall and mental calculation strategies. Squashy Boxes are easy to make, 'pack flat', have hundreds of uses and are easy for children to manipulate; children can also store them in their own drawers or book bags. This downloadable pdf file* includes templates for six Squashy Boxes (plus a blank template) together with extensive teacher notes and ideas for maths activities for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. Please note: mathstick boxes have been specifically designed to reduce the occurance of duplicate numbers - it's not just a random selection! Make up the boxes as follows: 1.Print out the template onto thin card. 2.Protect with tacky-back plastic, if you wish. 3.Fold along all of the vertical lines 4.Fold into a cuboid shape and glue the final blank column (tab) behind the first.

Lessons by Mathalicious. My Two Left Feet Should shoe companies sell left and right shoes separately?

Lessons by Mathalicious

Students collect survey and measurement data, construct bar graphs, and discuss distributions and measures of central tendency in order to figure out whether shoe companies should necessarily be selling their products in same-size pairs. Create A Graph. A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2014 by Jenny Eather. Math Games, Videos, and Worksheets for the Common Core. Mr So's Classroom: Using coding to teach mathematics. I have been a proponent of coding for quite some time.

Mr So's Classroom: Using coding to teach mathematics

I feel that it will be a skill that students need in the future. I know that this may cause some stir in many of you but here is my reasons: 1) Though I do agree with who knows what the future may hold, I do believe that this is a skill all kids will need. At one point in time no one knew how to read. In fact it was only geared to the clergy because they had to read the bible. 2) Coding does more then just teach programming skills. 3) Most kids if not all, love to code. 4) Coding teaches logical order and research skills.

For me coding fits naturally with mathematics. Today I thought of turning a quite boring lesson of order of operations into a coding exercise. The challenge was to create an app that can test students understanding of order of operations. Here is what the code looked like for most: The students still need more time but here is the sample that we have been working on, link. The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense. Math Movie Network. Elementary Math. Woodlands Maths Zone - Fun interactive maths games.