Squashy Boxes* Here's another versatile (and often overlooked) resource. 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? 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. Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP) Tricks of the Tray'd What's the best way to design a food tray? Topic: Geometry (G) Bundle Up How much should people pay for cable? Topic: Number System (NS), Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP) Overrated How much confidence should you place in online ratings? Topic: Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP) Wealth of Nations How is wealth distributed? Nothing But Net How do you determine the best scorer in basketball? New-Tritional Info How long does it take to burn off food from McDonald's? Harmony of Numbers Why do certain pairs of notes sound better than others? Scalped! When you buy a concert ticket, where does your money go? Payday
Home | Math Movie Network The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense 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. The study found that the effects of teacher bias (measured by giving lower marks in mathematics for the same standard of work as boys) persisted for girls, leading to poorer results through their high school years. Maths test anxiety and maths anxiety Maths anxiety cycle in the classroom
NRich Maths Teachers Primary Pupils Secondary Students Events and PD "It gave me some good ideas to use in the classroom and ... a link that I can get all of the activities from." Book NRICH Bespoke PDBook Forthcoming EventsBook our Hands-on Roadshow Your Solutions Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for Maths - TeacherRocks.co.uk 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. We use these apps every week and they make fantastic free additions to your iPad app portfolio. We would recommend that you also check out Part 1 of this mini series – Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for English Our Top 3 Free iPad Apps for Maths Presented in no particular order: Splash Math by StudyPad, Inc. Splash Math is a wonderful little Maths app that covers a whole range of topics including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, geometry, fractions, time and even money. Children are encouraged, once they have completed all the maths challenges that their level, to go beyond and practice the next grade level. A web version of the app is also available. Splash Math is available for free from the iTunes store for both iPhone and iPad. My Times Tables by WhoMadeThis Numbers Game! Numbers Game! Numbers Game!
How to Spark Joy & Individualize Students’ Needs with Guided Math | HonorsGradU After boring both my students and myself with largely direct instruction math for a couple of years, I decided to try 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. Perhaps the monotony would be worthwhile if we all become mathematically literate adults, but this does not seem to be the case. It’s time to look outside the box of traditional math education in order to foster life-long mathematical illiteracy! Overview One day, while complaining to another teacher about how I’d started hating the sound of my own voice, she introduced me to guided math. I started literally the next day. And while it took longer than that to refine my approach, the beauty of guided math is you can easily adapt your school’s math program to its structure. Set-Up Troubleshooting Guide Any other questions, tips, or experiences? Photo Credit:
KenKen Puzzle Official Site - Free Math Puzzles That Make You Smarter! Mr So's Classroom: Using coding to teach mathematics I have been a proponent of coding for quite some time. 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. 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. Throughout this process the main purpose was not to teach coding but to understand the basic idea around order of operation.
A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King A numerical system is a set of symbols and rules used to represent numbers. 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. For a more in-depth look at the history of mathematics in various cultures, visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics created by the School of Mathematics and Statistics of St.
Recapping learning in primary maths | Tes 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. 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. For even more inspiration, why not check out our collection of free, quality assured resources centred around the mastery approach to teaching primary maths? Lesson ideas Counting-to-20 practice Ensure that young learners are confident when counting by working through a variety of techniques on this well-structured worksheet. Activities and challenges Games and quizzes Quick links *This resource is being sold by its author