Equivalent Fractions

Another area that my class need to revise is equivalent fractions. So I’ve made this equivalent fractions matching activity. There is a set for each fraction from halves up to twelfths. In each set there is; Word and image (See middle image below) Numerator up to 12 4 challenge cards (so the children will need […]

Adding/Subtracting Decimals – Shopping Receipts

I’ve put together a set of shopping receipts for adding/subtracting decimals for my class. I like to have a real life focus when completing maths tasks as I find these make much more sense and the children are interested in the content too. Set 1: Find the total and calculate the change. (Adding and subtracting […]

January Sales – Real Life Maths

Over the Christmas holidays, I decided to make a new resource for my class for the first week back. This will be a chance for them to revise concepts such as decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, percentages and fractions and money.

Money (Ideas for 5th class)

This week we covered money in Maths. The main focus on this topic in 5th class is unitary method and finding the best value so we spent most of the week doing this. Here are some ideas that worked well in my class. (It also happened to be the week we had a maths curriculum […]

First Week Back after Easter

Things have been quiet on the blog front for the last few weeks. I’ve been organising posts by subject so you should be able to find blogposts easier! We will also have a curriculum evaluation in Maths this week so things have been hectic in school. (I’ll let you know how it goes once we […]

Maths: Area and Perimeter

I’ve decided to do a few blogposts on various areas of the Maths curriculum – sharing some ideas that I use in my classroom. I love teaching Maths, I try to make it as practical as possible – some concepts lend themselves to practical hands on tasks and lessons, while others need lots of drills […]

Number Facts (A review)

Last Monday, I attended the EDCO Primary Publications event in the Clayton Hotel. I attend at least one of these events each year as I like to hear about the new programmes/resources that are available to teachers and I love getting free things! One new publication that caught my eye was the Number Facts series […]

Maths in my class

There is a huge amount to be covered in the 5th class Maths curriculum and a lot of tricky concepts to be taught. I’ve received a lot of messages from teachers asking about how I teach Maths, differentiate and what I use for early finishers, groupings etc. so I thought I’d share some ideas/ things […]

Problem Solving; Brainteasers, Riddles and more

I’m planning on introducing a problem solving session each day. This will be a 10 minute session after break or lunch so here are some of the problems/riddles/brainteasers that I’ll be using. I think this session will be great to get children focused after the yard and to develop problem solving skills. The children can […]

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 […]