Maths Week 2016

Maths Week will run from 15th – 23rd October. There are tons of ideas online and you can find out more from Maths Week Ireland here. We had a quick meeting after school the other day and put together a list of suggestions – some ideas below – with examples of how to integrate it […]

Place Value; some activities

I’m working mainly with 3rd class this year as a resource teacher and this week in Maths the topic is Place Value. Here are some activities I used over the last few days to explain what place value means and to assess children’s understanding.

Some maths equipment for the Resource Room

I try to have lots of different concrete materials in the resource room for Maths. This makes the learning more enjoyable and fun for the children. Many children learn best when they are doing hands on activities but these materials can be very expensive. Most of the items I use are inexpensive and some are […]

Maths – Working Wall

I’ve been working on my Maths display for the last few days. I find Maths displays difficult/annoying as they need to be changed with every new topic (which at times can mean every week). However, I spent some time on Pinterest and remembered using a ‘Working Wall’ in the UK for a Maths display.

Early Finishers – Maths (some ideas)

The children who are finished before others even start …. It can be incredibly difficult to have enough work/ things ready to challenge the early finishers or to get them to practice a new skill in maths. Some children in my class literally gobble up the Maths problems and its impossible to have enough […]

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’.