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.

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Neighbours

This primary maths game children to use and apply calculation skills. Players use three dice and take it in turns to create a calculation that will allow them to cover a number on the game board. Different amounts of points are scored depending on which numbers are covered, which encourages children to carry out...

Christmas party planning

In this problem solving activity children choose and carry out a range of calculations in order to plan a Christmas event. The party has to suit a particular number of people and fit within a specific budget so they have to make decisions by looking at realistic pricing options such as: per-person, according to...

Pirate Game

This Pirate themed game provides many opportunities for children to use their times tables knowledge. It includes three versions of the game which use different multiplication facts so can be used with children at different stages of learning. The arrangement of the numbers on all of the game boards has been...

Capacity Problems

In this activity children are challenged to solve a range of problems relating to capacity in a meaningful context. Children choose a card from a series of cards with capacities indicated on them. They then work in pairs or small groups to discuss how they can create the quantity by using three containers of...

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