#MathsRocks Round Up! 05/03/18

We have finally entered the month of March and so begins the eventual march to the first day of Spring! So excited! Whilst you wait for the light to return to your evenings, feast your eyes on these wonderful Maths ideas and suggestions.

1. Cracking Concrete Collection

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Isn’t this beautiful? I saw this and was immediately impressed. As teachers we have to always be finding ways to reinforce mathematical concepts for children. This great collection shared by @MrJ_Primary provides most manipulatives that children need to access in order to explore many maths concepts. He feels that it will support the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach in his school? Do you see anything missing? Anything worth adding or taking away from the box? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated on #MathsRocks!

 

2. Enter Vocabulary Ninja!

Many tweechers will be familiar with @VocabularyNinja and their work! Our vocabulary work has developed with their readily available, adventurous words that are put into a ready made context. Well, the excellence is spreading to other subjects. There have been a number of topic based vocabulary lists produced – and now Maths has been given the ninja treatment!

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If you want to have a look for yourself then click this link: https://www.vocabularyninja.co.uk/sats-facts.html

For £3.49 you receive a 10 sheet multi-pack which are crammed with all mathematical knowledge they will need for the SATs to recall. There are spaces for them to fill blanks in to engage with the content and this pack will be an extremely useful revision tool. Take a look!

3. Clocking Off Time…

As always at #MathsRocks we like to include one challenge that you can use with your class. This week the challenge has been given by @MissSDoherty and focuses on the digital clock. Children need to be familiar with the digital clock and the times that will appear on it. Here is the question:

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If you try this challenge in your class it would be great to hear the methods and approaches the children take to solve this problem.

Enjoy the beginning of March – one more #MathsRocks Round Up and then it’s the Easter holidays! Don’t wish it away – make a difference to one child’s day!

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