Category: Mathematics

Mental Maths Questions for Children

The mathematics curriculum in primary schools, requires that mental maths strategies are taught to children from an early age. I have been teaching mental maths strategies for many years now and every year I see the struggle that children face. I do my best, each time, to improve my teaching and increase students’ engagement. I believe that the key to…

Lines of Symmetry Game

Find a link to a fun symmetry game for your kids, here! The “Line of Symmetry” is the imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly. If you can reflect (or flip) a figure over a line and the figure appears unchanged, then the figure has reflection symmetry or line symmetry. The line that you reflect…

Mathematics practice for all levels: Ada Project

Are you tired of searching the internet to find exercises to practise your mathematics? Well search no more! ADA Project  is a free, open-source, online mathematics textbook for students and teachers, that aims to provide questions and answers for any topic and level! As a teacher, I often get asked by parents how they can best help their children revise for…

Seven-digit Numbers

Teach children about seven-digit numbers using this Powerpoint I created, trying to follow Kerri Miller’s footsteps, the lesson powerpoint specialist! 🙂 This powerpoint was created to go with the Busy Ant Mathematics Scheme, but it can easily be used on it’s own, that’s the beauty of it. It is suitable for Upper Key Stage 2. Children can use it as…

Simplifying Fractions Card Game

GUEST POST! Looking for fun ways to revise those tricky mathematics skills, in a fun way? Unsure about simplifying fractions and need some practice, but don’t know where to start? Well, this is the post for you! Read this great idea from Education.com, be sure to leave a comment if you had fun playing it! ❤ Learning how to write…

Revise Year 6 Mathematics Concepts

We’ll be revising the following topics in a super fun way! Click on the images to play the games! Mean, mode, median, range. Data Handling Probability Angles Transformations First up, MODE,MEAN, MEDIAN, RANGE! Join the BAMZOOKi Zooks from CBBC and Bitesize to play a Maths median, mean, and range game. Ready for a quiz?   How do you feel about…

Be a multiplication master!

How good are you with your times tables? Do you want to be a multiplication master? Have fun practising your times tables with these great games! Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below to let me know. Till next time… Image downloaded from The Bridsonian.

Subtraction Grids

When it comes to mathematical operations, our favourite one, hands down is addition! But what about it’s inverse operation, subtraction? No one seems to like it as much… Well, that was before this fantastic subtraction game we played in class! After special requests from my pupils, I have posted the link so that everyone can practise their subtraction in a…

Transformations in Mathematics

We all know about the transformations of Batman and Superman! But how do these relate to transformations in mathematics? Read on to find out! In geometry, transformations refer to the movement of a shape in the coordinate plane. There are 4 important transformations you need to know: Rotation (Turn)   Translation (Slide) Reflection (Flip)  After any of those transformations (turn,…

Decimals, Fractions, Percentages with Football Maths Freebie!

Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages Fractions, decimals and percentages are all different ways of showing the same value. Follow these steps to convert from one to another. Fraction to decimal: Divide the numerator by the denominator Decimal to fraction: Multiply the decimal by 100; make the new number the numerator of a fraction with a denominator of 100. Simplify the fraction.…