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 »

Doubling and Halving gameThis is an entertaining maths game intended for Y1 children who are learning their 'doubles'. The focus should enable the children to develop their understanding of doubles from 1+1 to 10+10, as well as using the mathematical terms 'double' and 'half'.

You will need a copy of the game-board (attached as a downloadable file), a dice and a set of counters. Read more »

Free Maths Game BoardsOur previous blank maths Game Boards have proven so popular we decided to put together a larger collection in the form of an eBook.

Here, we are offering a free sample of 6* new boards - the complete eBook contains 26 high quality game boards - check out the full details here: Blank Game Boards Pack. Read more »

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