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Free mathematical resources for Primary and Early Years teachers. enTimes Tables Routes
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<p><img alt="" src="http://www.mathsticks.com/extra/wp-content/uploads/X-TablesRoutes.jpg" style="float:left; height:189px; width:301px" />This has rapidly become one of my favourite <a href="http://mathsticks.com/category/tags/times-tables"><strong>Times Tables activities</strong></a>.</p>
<p>The teaching resource consists of a set of 8x8 grids of numbers. The numbers appear to be randomly spread - but there is a continuous path of certain numbers that runs from the Top to the Bottom of the grid. Those 'certain numbers' are all releated to a specifc <strong>times table</strong>.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/times-tables-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>MultiplicationTimes TablesKS1KS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/times-tables-routes#commentsSat, 30 Aug 2014 14:28:24 +0000johdu415 at http://mathsticks.comMath-Magic Instant Addition
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<p><img alt="mathematical magic - instant addition trick" src="http://www.mathsticks.com/extra/wp-content/uploads/MSB-long.jpg" style="height:136px; width:612px" /><strong>Just for our mathsticks+ members, this is a truly baffling piece of mathematical magic.</strong> We've explored Magical Maths before, but the trickery here makes it possible for you to demonstrate a wonderful mathematical gift.</p>
<p>Imagine hearing this:</p>
<p> <strong>3769 + 7972 + 4386 + 8257 </strong> </p>
<p> ...and instantly knowing the answer.</p>
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<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/math-magic-instant-addition" target="_blank">read more</a></p>AdditionCalculationMagicKS2KS3http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/math-magic-instant-addition#commentsFri, 29 Aug 2014 21:19:38 +0000johdu416 at http://mathsticks.comRoman Numerals - I to CCL
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<p><img alt="250 Roman Numerals" src="http://www.mathsticks.com/extra/wp-content/uploads/250-R-Numerals.jpg" style="float:left; height:198px; width:315px" /><strong>For our mathsticks+ members...</strong></p>
<p><strong>Roman madness</strong> reigned and we created a whole batch of Roman Numeral images to complement the <a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/roman-number-line"><strong>Roman Number Line</strong></a>. </p>
<p>We could have gone from 1 to 100, but then decided to go a little further. This is a full set of jpg images for our Mathsticks+ members.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/roman-numerals-i-ccl" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Roman NumeralsKS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/roman-numerals-i-ccl#commentsWed, 27 Aug 2014 11:06:16 +0000johdu413 at http://mathsticks.comRoman Number Line
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<p><img alt="Roman Number Line" src="http://www.mathsticks.com/extra/wp-content/uploads/Roman-Numberline.jpg" style="float:left; height:180px; width:286px" /><strong>This is a perfect solution for those looking to add some Roman character to their room.</strong></p>
<p>A straightforward set of Roman Numerals that can be used as a number line.</p>
<p>The 13 page pdf can be cut into 25 A5 Roman Numeral 'posters' to display in your room, either as a complete line, or spread randomly.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/roman-number-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Roman NumeralsKS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1408/roman-number-line#commentsWed, 27 Aug 2014 09:55:58 +0000johdu412 at http://mathsticks.com0-99 Football Cards
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<p><img alt="football themed maths numbers" src="http://mathsticks.com/sites/default/files/football-cards.jpg" style="float:left; height:180px; width:286px" /><strong>Ok, I couldn't resist.</strong></p>
<p>Here's a simple set of 100 number cards featuring a fun football theme. The cards are clear and the 0 to 99 numerals easy to see. The font is appropriate for young children, but also 'cool' enough to be accepted by older children too. The 'cards' are versatile enough to be used in thousands of different activities and games.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1406/0-99-football-cards" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Digit CardsGamesDigit CardsEYKS1KS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1406/0-99-football-cards#commentsMon, 09 Jun 2014 21:23:23 +0000johdu411 at http://mathsticks.comUpdate: George's Mathematical Medicine
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<h3><img alt="" src="http://mathsticks.com/sites/default/files/GMM-Title.JPG" /></h3>
<h3>Just a quick update for our mathsticks+ members.</h3>
<p>The Y2 version of the '<strong>Marvellous Medicine</strong>' maths activity book is now <a href="http://mathsticks.com/mathsticks-plus/406/408"><strong>available here</strong></a>.</p>
CalculatingProblem SolvingKS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1406/update-georges-mathematical-medicine#commentsMon, 09 Jun 2014 17:32:07 +0000johdu410 at http://mathsticks.comThat's Odd, That's Even
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<p><img alt="Odd and even maths boardgame" src="http://mathsticks.com/sites/default/files/odd-even-game.jpg" style="float:left; height:180px; width:285px" /></p>
<p><strong>Some children find identifying odd and even numbers very tricky</strong>, while others seem to have some innate ability to recognise them. Ways to make quantities more visual, like Numicon are excellent. But, these can only go so far.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1406/thats-odd-thats-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p>EYKS1http://mathsticks.com/resource/1406/thats-odd-thats-even#commentsThu, 05 Jun 2014 08:59:20 +0000johdu407 at http://mathsticks.comGeorge's Mathematical Medicine
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<p><img src="http://mathsticks.com/sites/default/files/GMM-thumb.jpg" style="float:left" /></p>
<p>At times it can be difficult to give children the chance to work at their own pace on mathematical activities. If the activity isn't pitched at the right level, or if it isn't engaging, the pace can fall and learning will be affected.</p>
<p>This is a common problem, which the majority of our mathsticks resources aims to solve. However, when we road tested this latest maths resource we were in for a shock.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1406/georges-mathematical-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p>CalculationProblem SolvingKS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1406/georges-mathematical-medicine#commentsTue, 03 Jun 2014 11:38:58 +0000johdu406 at http://mathsticks.comHindu Gods Top Trumps
http://mathsticks.com/resource/1405/hindu-gods-top-trumps
<p><strong><img alt="Hindu Gods Top Trumps - maths multiplication game" src="http://mathsticks.com/sites/default/files/Hindu-Gods.jpg" style="float:left; height:180px; width:285px" /></strong></p>
<p><strong>Here's a very versatile idea from Jason Darley.</strong></p>
<p>The set of 12 Top Trump cards all feature Hindu Gods. The cards have numerical ratings for each of the Gods abilities - Power, Beauty, Avatars... etc.</p>
<p>They can be used in any normal Top Trump style game.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1405/hindu-gods-top-trumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p>CalculationMultiplicationKS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1405/hindu-gods-top-trumps#commentsThu, 08 May 2014 02:15:47 +0000johdu405 at http://mathsticks.comHow Full is Your Battery?
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<p><strong><img alt="Battery Percentages and Fractions" src="http://mathsticks.com/sites/default/files/battery-dominoes.jpg" style="float:left; height:180px; width:285px" />Some people would argue that working with fractions and percentages is always going to be dull.</strong></p>
<p>However, there are hundreds of interesting, meaningful ways of teaching fractions and percentages.</p>
<p><a href="http://mathsticks.com/resource/1405/how-full-your-battery" target="_blank">read more</a></p>FractionsPercentagesKS2http://mathsticks.com/resource/1405/how-full-your-battery#commentsWed, 07 May 2014 21:56:52 +0000johdu404 at http://mathsticks.com