Pupils at Westdene Primary in Brighton have set themselves a challenge as a result of discussing powers. Clever Santa Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Age 3 to 11 In this article for teachers, Lynne explains the difference between ‘rich tasks’ and ‘low threshold high ceiling’ tasks, using examples from the website. He put them together to make a square so that two tiles of the same colour were not beside each other. One Of Thirty-Six – September Clinometer Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Coins – February

Analysing Alternative Approaches Age 5 to 18 In this article, Malcolm Swan describes a teaching approach designed to improve the quality of students’ reasoning. Twenty four tasks to count down to Christmas. What size square should you cut out of each corner of a 10 x 10 grid to make the box that would hold the greatest number of cubes? There were 24 children, mostly Years 3 and 4, and there were 17 adults working with them – mothers, fathers, one grandmother and two grandfathers, a. Dicey Operations – June

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Using Dice Games in the Classroom Postwrs 3 to 11 This article outlines some of the benefits of using dice games in the classroom, especially as a tool for formative assessment. Family Tree Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Hundred Square Poster – December Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing? This selection of games will support understanding of number. This article explains how to make your own magic square to mark a special occasion with the special date of your choice on the top line.

The primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in poblem run-up to Christmas. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair prkblem the same as another mismatched pair.

Developing Early Number Sense Age 5 to 7 This article for teachers suggests teaching strategies and resources that can help to develop children’s number sense.

From a group of any 4 students in a class of 30, each has postwrs Christmas cards with the other three.

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All the activities in the advent calendar are based on the theme of planet earth. Show that some students have exchanged cards with all the other students in the class. How many different towers can you make? Age 5 to solvihg Read this article to find out the mathematical method for working out what day of the week each particular date fell on back as far as The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: Coins – February All the activities in the advent calendar are based on the theme of planet earth.

Age 5 to 11 This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town nricb to nrcih rules?

# Secondary Posters List :

Rolling Triangle Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Pieces of the Puzzle Approach Age 5 to 16 The content of this article is largely drawn from an Australian publication by Peter Gould that has been a source of many successful mathematics lessons for both children and student-teachers.

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Hundred Square Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Find all the ways to cut out a ‘net’ of six squares that can be folded into a cube. Take three differently coloured blocks – maybe red, yellow and blue. What’s the Problem with Problem Solving?

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# Classroom Posters for Primary Maths

A Maths Afternoon Age 5 to 11 This article describes no ordinary maths lesson. Three Way Mix Up – November What shapes can you find to use? probem

Mathematical Modelling Age 11 to 14 Work on these problems to improve your mathematical modelling skills. Who Is an Engineer? Clinometer Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Problems about mathematical modelling for use with Stage 3 and 4 students.