Quick maths starters sometimes need to be simple and straightforward - and you don't get any simpler than this. A series of speedy questions where the only response is "True" or "False". However, as you might guess, there's a great deal of maths going on behind this 'simple' activity.

So, what have we got for you?

A PowerPoint presentation that displays clear statements like this: Read more »

Teaching counting - ladybird activityA 'FlapJack' is a counting puzzle designed to help young children recognise different ways of achieving a total.

I'm not sure where the original name came from, but it is a distant memory that it was based on counting currants in real flap jack biscuits. We featured a version of this in our Christmas eBook for 2011. Here we have an updated version for summer! Read more »

Place Value materialsPlace Value (or base ten) materials, like Dienes equipment, have proven highly successful as way of helping children  to understand this important concept. Read more »

Magic Square PuzzlesMagic Squares are great ways to get children thinking mathematically, solving problems and using their calculation skills... however, getting the right amount of challenge can be tricky.

These Magic Square Puzzles offer all the benefits but have some useful differentiation built into them too. Read more »

Diamond numeracy puzzleWe are looking for your help with this maths activity.

Here is a problem solving puzzle in the form of a Diamond-shaped grid of squares, each square houses a number and the four sides of the Diamond should sum to the same 'magic' total.

The challenge is for the children to use their calculation and problem solving skills to complete the Diamonds by filling in the missing numbers.

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teaching doubles - maths gameWe have taken our Doubling and Halving maths game and created three more versions for our mathsticks+ members. Read more »

maths activity - using and applying - problem solvingIt is quite a while since we first posted details of our first 'Number Properties' activity (Using and Applying: Number Properties). That particular resource has always proven very popular and we have often been asked if we intended to produce more. Read more »

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