Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Maths answers. MathsHUBS. National Centre for the Teaching of Mathematics

Oxford Owl Year 6

Teaching for Mastery. mathshubs

We were given this as a resource for the new Numeracy methodology called Mastery. I've looked for the answer but can't find anywhere, but as the questons are such a  good resources for this way of teaching, I wanted to use them, and thought I may as well share the answers.

Here are the answers as I have solved so far. Please let me know of any wrong answers you spot...

Click on this image to open the file with all the answers I've done so far. Please feel free to use them in class:

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Amazing new creations from Ashcott

Yet again it has been my pleasure to see these young people create some really imaginative work over the last couple of terms. Here's a roundup of their work.

I believe this was Luca's Tumbleweed. I really like the simplicity. I'm always telling the children to really simplify their ideas - they usually come out better that way:

A group of the children worked together on this animation with a neat storyline.:

Here are a few fantastic pivot animations:

Of course, the 10 lives of death, from Emma:

 Followed by Emma's Dancing Bob:

This next animation is one of the best that I've seen. Bissy spent weeks creating this, and it has 850 frames. All the multicoloured food was individually created and put in place by Bissy who showed a huge about of patience. Well done:

I also re-introduced the children to ABCYa animation. As usual, they prefer the newer one, with all the stenils. Freddie used these to make a fun animation:

Scratch project

And then there's more. Here's a link to Emma's Epic 'pong' game. Well done for creating this, Emma:

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Relaxation and Preparation

I really believe in relaxation to help with study - you can learn more when your mind is open and happy. Here is a script to help relax and to prepare for any tests in school.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Level 6 maths resources

Past Papers

seems good and free.

Student resources - past papers.
Teacher resources - separated by group
Maths areas broken down by operator then sub area
Maths Puzzles
free resources - free login needed to download PDF's. Paid login for word etc.

Adding and subtracting negative numbers

When I talked about this with my Further maths student daughter, she said she was still confused by this, and was taught using a 'walking man'. I've found a couple of resources that use this...

Shows a lesson taught using this method of breaking down the concept.

I'm excited by this as it may have a lot more resources to explore, too.

Level Up


My Maths worksheets (negative numbers here)


Straight line equation cockroach blaster! 
wow - weird concept. good, topic based games 

Starter material

revision slideshare with questions to answer

Interactive resources
about 50 links including angles, clocks, fractions 

KS2 resources - by topic

 Ordering and Sequencing Place Value Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Fractions and Decimals Money Shape, Position and Movement Measures Data Handling Problem Solving

Nrich have a vast array of items. This page takes you to the search by topic page. Perhaps a little overwhelming?
This page is broader, and perhaps easier to navigate through?

Maths WarriorsThis website has a great list of topics covered. I like the worksheet tab at the top. 

Kangaroo Maths
Compare4kids - thisnk this might close after a few days...?



Maths Warriors 

Hartfordshire grid for learning  levelled inveestigations.

Middletown resoures
I found this by accident looking for something below. It's not really a public page, but a list of several very well written investigations. Super excited by this, but no real link to the world!

Abundant, deficient and perfect numbers - a factors investigation

I've just finished reading 'The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. The professor of the story, following a car accident years before, only has 80 minutes of memory, but does hold onto his past maths knowledge. In the story he teaches the housekeeper and her son the beauty of maths and in particular of investigating numbers.

A key theme is factors of numbers, particularly deficient, abundant and perfect numbers, and he is delighted by the number 28 - it's a perfect number (all it's factors (minus the number itself) add up to the number itself 1+2+4+7+14 = 28 - beautiful!)

I've done this project with several students that I tutor - it's a great way to get students thinking about factors for a reason (sort of)

Here's a fantastic project on this very subject:

Another investigation

This is another description of them:

This is starting to get really heavy, but who can resist happy, frugal, wasteful...numbers - I can think of a few children who, once they understand the definitions of perfect etc, would enjoy looking into this.,d.d2k

Monday, 12 May 2014

Testbase resources

These are some resources I've found for work based on one topic:

Complete past papers KS1 through to KS3

Level 3 ppt