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Factors and Multiples Puzzle Stage: 3 Challenge Level: To try this puzzle you will need a copy of the playing board and cards. You can download a copy to print. Cut out the 10 heading cards and put one in each of the 10 spaces round the playing board. Cut out the 25 number cards and place each one in a different square on the playing board so that the number satisfies the condition given by the heading card for that row and the condition given by the heading card for that column. 2013 Puzzle - Activities - 'Be creative and find how many ways you can put together 2,0,1 & 4 to make different numbers.' 2014 is the year and this brings a new challenge. This activity is the 2014 puzzle. Using ALL the digits in the year 2014 once and only once (you may not use any other numbers except 2, 0, 1, and 4) write down as many different mathematical expressions that give results for the numbers 1 to 100. You should learn many different tricks along the way to help you and you may even surprise yourself how creative you can be to find solutions to ‘difficult’ numbers.

How do we make John Hattie’s “Visible Learning” work in maths? Visible Learning is John Hattie’s mantra. I’ve written previously about being a big fan of Hattie’s work about what affects achievement. He’s collected just about every piece of academic research and collated a ranked taxonomy of factors that affect achievement. Visible Learning is his suggested approach to teaching in a way that incorporates many of the significant drivers of achievement. He sums up what Visible Learning looks like using the analogy of teaching someone to abseil. The main features of the learning being:

There is a great amount of satisfaction that can be obtained from solving a mathematical puzzle. There is a range of puzzles on this page, all with a mathematical connection, that are just waiting to be solved. You can earn Transum Trophies for the puzzles you solve. How Many Squares? 2 How many different sets of four dots can be joined to form a square? MathsPad Whilst looking at some TES Resources I came across an excellent interactive from MathsPad, a site with a growing collection of resources for teachers and students. The site is easy to navigate with a clear menu at the top of the various pages. The various interactives are attractive and display very well on the interactive whiteboard. Many of these would make excellent starters or plenaries. To access all the resources requires an annual subscription but there are free resources available in each section; I like this on matching surds for example This is a site well worth exploring. To use the search facility enter your keywords, separated by spaces, in the box below. The engine will scan through the problem description, details, solution, and a set of topic keywords for every problem. You can further refine your search by requiring an exact match of every word in your list (AND) or any of your keywords (OR).

2013 Mathematics Puzzle Rules Welcome to the Math Forum Year Game for 2014! For many years mathematicians, scientists, engineers and others interested in mathematics have played "year games" via e-mail and in newsgroups. We don't always know whether it is possible to write expressions for all the numbers from 1 to 100 using only the digits in the current year, but it is fun to try to see how many you can find. This year may prove to be a challenge.

The Makings of First Class Maths 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 able learners? I appreciated that there were many children for whom a greater level of challenge was required to retain an interest and purpose in maths. However, I feared that in reality our most able children would be accelerated through monotonous, dry level 6 materials (or, more to the point, past papers) in order for them to reach the level 6 holy grail. My belief, a view supported by all manner of research and guidance, was that more able children need to be given deep, conceptual mathematical experiences rather than to be accelerated through maths content.

maths sandpit Well folks, the end is in sight! Soon Y11 will be on study leave. Sure, there will be those conscientious few who come in for help or revision sessions, but the majority of pupils need the next month to considate their learning and be ready for their exams. Maths starters - Maths starters Algebra Key Words Angle Estimator MathSphere Maths Puzzles MathSphere Ltd P.O. Box 7533WeymouthDT4 4FPtel: 01273 782 786 fax: 01273 785 550 Maths Puzzles Independent Learning using iPods in Maths (iPodagogy) Since the beginning of September we have been trying to maximise the use of 1:1 iPods in year 6 in all areas of curriculum. The potential of enhancing teaching and learning in mathematics through the use of this technology has been particularly interesting. We have been developing the creative use of a range of Apps to support progress, engage children and add relevance to maths teaching with positive outcomes ( 10 Practical ways to use Apps in Maths ) We have also explored a wide range of maths specific Apps which have helped pupils mainly in the areas of number fact and tables recall. ( Apps for Maths ) Recently we have extended the use of the iPods to allow them to support independent learning, and play a central role in effective formative assessment.

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