Practical Maths Lessons

One of the things that my eldest has struggled with a little is maths. I’m not sure what the blocker is, but he is quite resistant to doing anything that looks like maths. I decided that we would have a real back to basics approach with him and go back…

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Learning about Symmetry

As part of the Geography fair a few weeks back, I wanted to incorporate some maths for Daniel. He can be a tad resistant to maths at times, so ‘sneaking’ it in is always a bonus. He had been busy exploring his favourite flags, and at some stage, during this,…

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Five Great Ideas for Learning with Mathlink Cubes

This post contains affiliate Links A week or two ago I was sent a mathlink cube activity set from Learning Resources. I am a big fan of the items that Learning Resources produce as they’re always quality items and ones that the children tend to use again and again. We…

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Fun Number Bonds Caterpillars

Last week I decided we would make a start on some simple sums and practice some our number bonds – creating some fun number bonds caterpillars in the process. To create the number bond caterpillars I made some circles. I used one colour for even numbers, one for odd numbers…

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Introducing Graphs to Pre-schoolers

As we were unexpectedly in the house struck down with the dreaded chicken pox last week, we were all getting a bit restless and fed up. By day three whilst still contagious we decided we HAD to get out into the nice weather. We therefore got the balance bikes out…

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