Times Tables Rock

As many teachers will know, it is now a Year 4 expectation that children will know all of their times tables. This is obviously useful¬†throughout the¬†maths curriculum but I am not going to debate whether children should or shouldn’t learn them all. This post is...

Share and Share Alike

I currently teach a fairly able Maths group, it’s mainly Year 4 with four Year 3 children in it too. We’ve worked very hard this year and made great progress but I wanted to explore with a few different challenges and projects as the year draws to a close....

Solving a problem

In our maths lessons we are trying to include more problem solving opportunities. The idea is having a range of one-off stand-alone lessons that can be done with mixed ability classes on any area of maths. Ideally starting with year 3-4 (7-9 year olds). This will also...

Pictographs and Pictograms

John Mclear and his team have made many fantastic websites and tools including Primary Wall, Satpin, Primary Games Arena and Primary Pad, but the new one is fantastic. It’s the pictograph tool. This tool lets you create a simple pictograph using any subjects you...