Number Sense by @digicoled  24 views
Maths learned best when children move  25 views
Board Game by @ICTmagic  64 views
Maths Oracy Mat by @snoopycmf  22 views
Imaginary Geometry  Kanizsa Figures by @CambridgeMaths  32 views

"Italian psychologist Geatano Kanizsa first described this optical illusion in 1955 as a subjective or illusory contour illusion. The study of such optical illusions has led to an understanding of how the brain and eyes perceive optical information and has been used considerably by artists and designers alike. They show the power of human imagination in filling in the gaps to make implied constructions in our own minds.
Kanizsa figures and similar illusions are a really useful way to encourage learners to 'say what they see' and to explain how they see it. It offers a chance for others to become aware of the different views available in a diagram and share their own thoughts without the 'danger' of being wrong; many people see different things."
Study finds cash and coins help engage primary maths students  7 views

"Primary school students are more likely to understand and engage with maths if classes use real money and reallife projects, according to a Western Sydney University pilot study.
The findings come as Australian students lag behind other countries in maths, with Year 4 students dropping from 18th to 28th out of 49 countries in year 4 maths in the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science study."
Real Life Maths: Potions Lesson by @PrimaryLessons  41 views

"This is a really good way of testing out practical measuring skills in Maths lessons.
I always teach 'measuring' by incorporating a Harry Potter themed Potions lesson. Pupils follow potion recipes to create potions from the Harry Potter universe, e.g. Polyjuice Potion or Skelegro. I have a mixture of powders (cornflour), plants (herbs) and potions (water with food colouring). I then have pipettes, a range of different containers with different scales for measuring liquids, scales for measuring the plants and powders, in addition to gloves for handling the 'poisonous' plants, a pestle and mortar for the plants and stopwatches for timing."
'Singapore' approach to teaching maths can work in UK classrooms  14 views

"Mastery  an approach to teaching maths commonly used in East Asian countries  can significantly benefit children in UK schools, a University of Exeter academic has found.
The independent research, conducted by the Oxford University Department of Education, is the first academic study to show this teaching method, now supported by the UK Government, can be effective."
UKEdMag: 'I'm rubbish at Maths' How personal experience can influence teaching by @kara...  11 views

I'm rubbish at Maths' are words that regularly come out of mouth during my adult life. This fixed mindset is deep rooted. When faced with a Maths challenge I have immediate flashbacks to those bottom set Maths lessons where everyone else were given more complicated problems with bigger numbers to solve. I may have a fixed mindset in terms of my own capabilities, but I believe every child has the capacity to be a fantastic Mathematician, if they are given the opportunity and are encouraged to have the belief in the 'power of yet'.
Parents' maths skills 'rub off' on their children  17 views

Parents who excel at maths produce children who excel at maths. This is according to a recently released University of Pittsburgh study, which shows a distinct transfer of math skills from parent to child. The study specifically explored intergenerational transmissionthe concept of parental influence on an offspring's behaviour or psychologyin mathematic capabilities.
Khan Academy Math  6 views
Why Do So Many Price Tags End In .99?  83 views
Math Learning Center Geoboard  34 views
decimal ~ A Maths Dictionary for Kids Quick Reference by Jenny Eather  36 views
5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills  Edutopia  59 views

origami

This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills  including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.

Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:
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