## Simple Protractors

If you have every spent time trying to help children to use a protractor you will know how tricky a skill it is to teach. Here's a fantastic maths resource from one of our members that takes much of the pain out of that.

Jason came up with this when he was teaching his Y4 children to measure angles. Here's how he describes it: Read more »

## I Have... Who Has? Place Value Game

Here's another very useful Place Value game. This one focused primarily on reading numbers and recognizing 'place value'. The game follows the familiar "I have... Who has?" format.

The children are given a selection of cards, each with a "I have..." statement, a number and then a "Who has...?" question. Read more »

## 3 Bottles - Capacity Problems

Here's a unique Problem Solving activity set in a meaningful context.

This is another from our mathsticks+ member, Jason. He explains that it was designed to offer challenge to his Y4 class. The activity enabled them to solve a range of problems and discuss the strategies they used.

Basically the children have a series of cards with capacities indicated on them. Here's a sample: Read more »

## Cars - Number Line

Q. How many cars does it take to make a Number Line?

A. Half as many as you think it would...

That's because we've just built a number-line using 'cars' as the theme - and using the shape of the cars themselves to accentuate the odd and even numbers. Read more »

## Spotty Trucks

Here's a number line, counting, sorting, matching maths resource with a strong transport-vehicles-trucks theme.

The 4 page pdf download includes a series of truck images (10 trucks per A4 page). The image quality is high enough so that the pages could be enlarged if necessary. The trucks feature the following: Read more »

## Doubles & Near Doubles Snap

A simple, versatile maths resource that has proven to be both popular and useful.

Here are 32 cards featuring the numbers 3 to 10 together with images depicting doubles or near doubles. These can be used as flash cards, labels or 'stations' on a washing line. However, they were originally designed to be used in Snap games.  Read more »

## Gas Meter Place Value

This superb resource was contributed by one of our mathsticks members, Jason.

The maths activity offers a 'real life' context for place value. The children are presented with a series of clues which lead to specific numbers. These numbers represent meter readings and part of the challenge is for the children to accurately enter the numbers onto an analogue and a digital recording sheet. Read more »