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Design and Make a Foam Rocket

This resource, aimed at upper primary, links to the topics of forces and earth and space. Children design and make foam rockets. They then carry out investigations using the rockets, such as how the angle of launch affects the distance travelled.

The resource contains notes on running the activity,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Problems to solve: Year 1

This set of mathematical problems, provided by Mathsphere, is an introduction to the investigative approach to mathematics.  The activities encourage children to use their knowledge to solve problems and puzzles, to find patterns, and to make generalisations.  They can be used for assessment, as extension...

Compare Bears Maths - Book 1

This resource, written by Barbara Hewett, is designed for use in conjunction with the Compare Bears. The activities and games are designed to develope basic mathematical understanding, skills and vocabulary. The topics are structured so that the children work in groups for each set of activities and then work...

Festive Board Game

This Christmas themed game suitable for early years encourages basic counting skills in an engaging way. Players race to the presents along an icy path, following instructions as they land on various squares. This resource has been provided by Early Learning HQ.

Badger Maths problem solving

This sample of Badger Maths Problem Solving, includes skills and strategies for practical problem solving in Years One to Six. The series supports the NNS objectives, teaching both skills and strategies for problem solving. It also provides plenty of vital practice. Each resource contains an example of a four-step...

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