# mathsticks

Mathsticks resources aim to make maths meaningful and have been trialled, adapted, tested and retested with children in the classroom. They are based on the need for children to be fully involved in their learning; to have fun, and to enjoy and achieve while developing their mathematical skills. The resources are the result of practical experience, research and the firm belief that effective mathematical learning is best achieved through: • The use and application of mathematics. • High quality talk within mathematics. • Purposeful and effective group work. • Clear and meaningful use of oral and mental work.

## Resources

### 4, 5, 6 Times Table Target Boards

This times tables game involves children working in pairs using 'target boards' to practise multiplication facts. Children use the ‘target boards’ to choose questions, winning points for each correct answer, the more difficult the multiplication fact the more points they win. Once the question has been answered, it is...
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### Coded Co-ordinates - Easy

This activity aimed at primary level contains a series of five simple grids to help children reinforce their understanding of co-ordinates. Each sheet contains a simple co-ordinate grid filled with letters and provides sets of coordinates which children then look up to find encoded words. Each grid contains a...
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2010 to date

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### Faces Co-ordinates

Based on the game of battleships, this activity is an effective way of practising grid references and co-ordinates. Children take it in turns to roll two dice and place a counter on the board; the faces of the dice determine the co-ordinates where their counter can go.Included in the activity are instructions on how...
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2010 to date

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### Three in a Line

This maths game is designed to help children practice mental multiplication. Each game-board contains a 4 by 4 grid of numbers with a list of red numbers at the side. The numbers in the grid are products and the red numbers are factors. Children take it in turns to find two red numbers which, when multiplied, will...
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2010 to date

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