Tag: Mathematics

5 Free Sites to Improve Your Child’s Maths Skills

After the popular post about literacy sites, many asked for some good maths sites for children to practise their maths skills at home. Below are some of my favourite ones.   Math is fun: Great for introducing and explaining maths concepts. You can find a large number of lessons and activities provided by various math faculties and global math groups…

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…

King Henry Conversions – Freebie!!

It’s that time of the month again! FREEBIE time! If you enjoyed the ‘King Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate Milk’ explanation, then you’ll love this! ❤ King Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate Milk power point presentation! Just click on the freebie image below to download it for FREE!  It’s a power point I created for colleagues who wish to teach metric…

Metric conversions

Have you ever tried to convert one metric unit to another??? It can get REALLY confusing sometimes! Well here is a little trick that helped my pupils get the answers quickly and correctly! Did you know that…King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk?? Well…he didn’t really! You just need to remember this mnemonic and you will be able to convert…

The origins of our number system – Display

Love to share ideas with fellow colleagues! ❤ Here is how I used the powerpoint  ‘ The origins of our number system’  to create a display for my classroom! The children love to read it and it has great cross-curricular links! Download it and let me know how you used it… Till next time…

The origins of our number system – FREEBIE!

It’s freebie time!!! One of our first topics in Mathematics, in Year 6, is the history of our number system. This powerpoint was created to correspond to the Year 6 curriculum. The learning objective is for pupils to begin to recognise the historical origins of our number system and understand how it developed over time. I am delighted to share…