Maths Around Me; Swimming Pool

We had CPD after school yesterday which ended at 4.30pm so I decided to go for a swim. I swam for about 2/3 lengths thinking of nothing and relaxing when my mind started thinking of school/ lesson ideas / blog posts once again. (Yes I know – I need to get a life…) So anyway, […]

Maths Games (using playing cards)

I love using the same resource in a variety of ways. At the moment, we have been doing lots of games with playing cards. The children enjoy the games and don’t realise they are even doing Maths.

Maths Stations (Chance)

Today we started the topic ‘Chance’ in Maths. The class found the topic quite easy and very enjoyable so tomorrow we will do some Maths Stations based on the topic.

Maths Around Me; Baking

When baking, I often find recipes from the US which use ‘cups’ instead of grams. Baking is an area which provides lots of opportunities for children to use their maths skills. All Recipes

Maths Around Me; The Motorway

2nd in the series of my ‘Maths Around Me’ posts. The first was based on the Swimming Pool. My commute to work is spent in queues on the M50 so gives me lots of time to think/develop my road rage. Some maths topics that could be covered using the ‘motorway’.

Structure of a Maths lesson

With over 100 likes on my post ‘Structure of an Irish lesson’ – I’ve decided to do a series with ideas for each subject. Next up is Maths. Maths is probably one of my favourite subjects to teach. I love to see the ‘lightbulb’ moment especially when children have a fear about a new topic/ […]

Teaching Fractions (3rd Class)

Some strategies for teaching fractions! Paper Folding I showed the children a piece of A4 paper and asked ‘I fold this page into two pieces. What is each piece called?’ Most children knew – half. So I asked how do you write ‘half’ and a child came to the board and wrote half. I then […]

Ideas for Maths Week (2015)

I’ve received a number of messages from people looking for some ideas for Maths Week 2015. Maths Week will take place from 10th – 18th October. You can find lots of information here.

Differentiation in a Maths lesson

We started learning subtraction (with renaming) yesterday. I revised the concept and we did lots of examples on the IWB however when the children went to work independently many struggled to answer the questions. Image Source

Maths Box

This is a quick post about my ‘Maths Box’. This is simply a box where I keep most of my Maths resources including loop cards, problem solving, challenge cards etc. The Maths Box is used at least 2-3 times a week in different ways. Mental maths starter – loop cards (times tables, length etc.) Early […]