## Number Track Plus

This is an extension of our earlier 'Number Track' activity designed to help children practice recognising and ordering higher numbers.

Again, the children need a copy of the attached* Number Track board and the 20 to 49 digit cards (also on the downloadable file). Read more »

## A Measuring Pairs Game

This is a simple activity for children to practice comparing units of measurement. It is based on the game of pairs, or 'Concentration'.

The resource consists of 18 pairs of cards featuring metric measurements for capacity, weight and linear measurement.

To make this maths resource: downloads the Attachment and print out the four page pdf, cut into separate cards and laminate if you wish. Read more »

## The Bad and the Ugly #1

I thought I should share some of the things that surprise or enrage me. Clearly, I'm thinking here of mathematical strategies or resources that reinforce errors, not political, ethical or world issues.

Take, for example, the mathematical misconception that a square is somehow not a rectangle. In many quarters this is a very strongly held idea. An idea, that (by any mathematical definition) is wrong. However, it's easy to see how this error is reinforced... Read more »

## Total Control Bingo

This maths game is designed to assist children in developing confidence with number calculations. It consists of a set of 15 bingo cards for the children, and question sheets for the adult. The children work in pairs to mark off, or cover up, numbers on their cards which answer specific maths problems called out.  Read more »

## Software Help

We are about to launch some brand new software here on the mathsticks site and are currently looking for 'Beta testers'. What this means is someone who would like to trial the software on their own pc (Windows only I'm afraid) and give us some feedback on how the software operates such as: how clear are the instructions? is the design effective? does it do anything unexpected? We would also welcome suggestions for improvements/developments... Read more »

## Decimal Digit Cards

This is in response to a number of requests. A series of 100 digit cards from 0.1 to 10.0. They can be used for all of the usual digit card activities, but here's one quick game idea: Read more »

## Flash Card Number Bonds

This is a simple flip over maths resource. A double-sided card showing a mathsticks character and a number. The opposite side of the card shows the complimentary number to make 10.

These can be used as a demonstration and/or questioning resource; alternatively, the children can use them to challenge each other. Read more »