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### 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...

### Mathematical Needs

In 2009, the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME), who provide these resources, embarked on the Mathematical Needs Project to investigate how both the national needs and the individual needs of students, from age five to nineteen in England, could be met by a curriculum, delivery policy and...

### Issue 39: It's in the News! Space Junk

This activity from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Primary magazine takes the issue of space junk as its central theme. There are opportunities to develop and understanding of time and time zones, probability, mass, speed and large numbers relating to distances.

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### Sixty Second Science

Aimed at primary level, this pack contains a range of different activities which take sixty seconds and are intended to stretch the imagination. The activities cover a mixture of topics including: materials and their properties, Earth and space, forces, living things and their habitats, mathematical puzzles and...

### Longest bone

In this activity, which links to mathematics and science children create a life-size paper model of Dippy’s thigh bone. They measure and record the length of their own thigh bones and compare them to the length of Dippy’s from the life-size paper model. Children then compare their heights to the length of Dippy’s...

### Reception Autumn Term

This resource aimed at the Early Years, provides two weekly plans which help support children in counting and addition. The objectives covered in the lessons include reciting numbers to 10, then 20, counting to 10, matching one-to-one, recognising numbers, matching numerals to quantities and ordering numerals to 10...

### Teaching written calculations: guidance for teachers at Key Stages One and Two

The purpose of this booklet produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA, formerly QCA) in collaboration with the National Strategies is to outline the development of written methods of calculation and to give guidance to teachers on how best to achieve this. It deals with when and how to...

### Reasoning about numbers, with challenges and simplifications

This booklet from the National Numeracy Strategy was written to help students: * solve mathematical problems or puzzles, recognise and explain patterns and relationships, generalise and predict; * explain methods and reasoning orally and in writing; * suggest extensions by asking ‘What if …?’ All the activities...

### Shanghai maths project practice book 1

This sample of activities comes from the Shanghai maths project: practice book 1, aimed at Year 1. Based on an approach which supports whole class teaching and the development of depth of understanding, i...

### Mathematics Enhancement Programme Primary (MEPP) Report

This paper sets out to give an understanding of what was distinctive about MEPP training and teaching, and summarises the findings from a research project to evaluate its effectiveness in improving students' achievement in mathematics.

During the development of the programme the government implemented its...