Schools spend time on trying to inspire their future authors, sports stars, artists, scientists, historiansâ€¦ and quite rightly. We book experts in those fields to visit and we reference their achievements while teaching the subjects. But what about developing the aspiration to become a mathematician? Any mathematician will tell you that they are a seekerContinue reading “Developing Real Mathematicians (Mathematics training in school)”

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## TES shop

I have a shop on TES. Some items for free and some for sale. To support with Numbers and Place Value for assessment and planning there are discussion questions that could be used to observe responses (other linked areas of maths are in those documents too) and there are also examples of work from children’sContinue reading “TES shop”

## Confirmation of dates

My courses for 2020-2021 will be going live on my website very soon. Dates at venues are now confirmed. Looking forward to being able to interact with real life teachers very soon.

## To Assessments at Gov.uk

Just sent this to the assessments department. Wonder if I will get a reply… Good morning, Regarding the KS2 mathematics SATs It would be very helpful for schools if the cognitive domain (rated 1 to 4) could be referenced in the mark scheme, for each question, as well as the content domain . Are thereContinue reading “To Assessments at Gov.uk”

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EYFSP-Pilot-Framework-2018.pdf Glad to see subitising and patterns in number within the ELGS from pilot EYFS framework.

## 2018-2019 Maths courses

There is a vast array (in general terms, not an array for demonstrating multiplication and division facts!) of maths courses being advertised on my website that are running in five different locations in 2018-2019. Check them out; there could be one for you!

## Mathematical Misconceptions

## KS2 SAT – Maths prep

Remember to keep some Maths ‘spinning’ with games during the afternoons early next week. Dice games like Yahtzee and puzzles like KenKens… dominoes and card games… Good luck everyone.

## KS2 SAT PREP…

Make angles facts and missing angles today’s focus. Work out the angles on a clock with the children (each hand goes through 30 degrees when moving from one number to another – when the hands show 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock they represent a 90 degree angle which is a quarter of 360 degrees andContinue reading “KS2 SAT PREP…”

## KS2 SAT prep…

KS2 SAT prep: Order everything today! Ascending & descending. Money, length, time, weight, fractions, etc make sure they are all written in different ways i.e. 3/4 0.4 4/3 30% also order numbers that use same digits in different orders such as: 1.086 1.0086 1.068 1.0608 1.608