## Calling all Members

#### We have great plans for a tremendous update after Easter.

...our blog,  mathsticks/extra is about to get a complete overhaul. We know it's only a few weeks old, but it's not quite what we wanted it to be!

To make it the best it can be we are looking for your help.

Are you excited? Read more »

## Donkey Number Bonds

Here's another versatile little number bond Maths game. You don't need many teaching resources, a handful of counters and a pack of number cards.

The game is related to the children's card game 'Donkey' (aka Old Maid). In that game the children have a set of cards each of which has a matching pair except for one (the Donkey card). Read more »

## Mental Mondays #8

This week's Mental and Oral activity is a little different - not one idea, but five.

We thought it would be a good time to look back at some of the maths games and resources we have already published here... and find a handful that could easily be turned into fresh Mental and Oral starters for almost any class. So, we have selected the following five:

## Coin Recognition Bingo

We've had this idea in our heads for some time now but always wanted to do something a bit special with it.

Well, here it is a Coin Recognition bingo game, with a difference... what's the difference? A good dash of mathstick's quality!

The resource consists of a series of Bingo Boards, each depicting nine stamps. The stamps show different monetary values, one of each coin. Read more »

## Mental Mondays #7

Here's a little gem that turns those very versatile empty number lines on their heads - figuratively speaking!

The main virtue of an empty number line is that 'emptyness' - they can be adapted to any purpose. Here, we keep them empty and challenge children to use their 'problem solving skills' and to use and apply their knowledge of number calculations to determine which numbers are missing. Read more »

## Ladder Cards - Written Numbers & Ordinals

This is a double set of number cards sized to match our Ladder Boards.