football themed maths numbersOk, I couldn't resist.

Here's a simple set of 100 number cards featuring a fun football theme. The cards are clear and the 0 to 99 numerals easy to see. The font is appropriate for young children, but also 'cool' enough to be accepted by older children too. The 'cards'  are versatile enough to be used in thousands of different activities and games. Read more »

Just a quick update for our mathsticks+ members.

The Y2 version of the 'Marvellous Medicine' maths activity book is now available here.

Odd and even maths boardgame

Some children find identifying odd and even numbers very tricky, while others seem to have some innate ability to recognise them. Ways to make quantities more visual, like Numicon are excellent. But, these can only go so far. Read more »

At times it can be difficult to give children the chance to work at their own pace on mathematical activities. If the activity isn't pitched at the right level, or if it isn't engaging, the pace can fall and learning will be affected.

This is a common problem, which the majority of our mathsticks resources aims to solve. However, when we road tested this latest maths resource we were in for a shock. Read more »

Hindu Gods Top Trumps - maths multiplication game

Here's a very versatile idea from Jason Darley.

The set of 12 Top Trump cards all feature Hindu Gods. The cards have numerical ratings for each of the Gods abilities - Power, Beauty, Avatars... etc.

They can be used in any normal Top Trump style game. Read more »

Battery Percentages and FractionsSome people would argue that working with fractions and percentages is always going to be dull.

However, there are hundreds of interesting, meaningful ways of teaching fractions and percentages. Read more »

Chocolate Maths Problem

Here's a quick maths problem with a chocolatey theme!

The problem is based on the notion that two rectangular chocolate bars have been broken into different shapes. The children have to use the given information to rebuild the chocolate bars. Read more »

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