Problem Solving

Just a quick update for our mathsticks+ members.

The Y2 version of the 'Marvellous Medicine' maths activity book is now available here.

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.

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. Read more »

Chocolate Maths Problem

Here's a quick maths problem with a chocolatey theme!

The problem is based on the notion that two rectangular chocolate bars have been broken into different shapes. The children have to use the given information to rebuild the chocolate bars. Read more »

Its back!

Findor's Quest has returned - bigger and better! What set out as an 'Hobbity Bonus' at the end of our Christmas 2012 eBook has grown into a full A5 trilogy.

Okay, here's the story: Findor is a Hobbit - a very, very distant relative to some of those more famous Hobbits you may have heard about. Read more »

school mathematics and magicThere are hundreds of versions of "Think of a Number..." tricks. This one is perfect for Friday 13th. When I used it some years ago, the children wanted to know how it was done, not just to satisfy their curiosity, but so they could share it with their families. The wanted to enjoy using the 'secret'. So there's motivation in the magic.

Of course, simply telling how a number trick works is fine for some children, but for most it is the problem solving opportunities that are important. Read more »

maths-addition-subtraction-magic squaresThis is an adaptation of our Multiplying Magic Squares maths activity. Indeed, the workings are identical - only the functions have changed. 

Here we have eight A5 activity sheets - each utilising 3x3 magic squares. Read more »

magic squares-multiplicationHere's another resource exclusively for our mathstick+ members. If you have access to the Prime files you will find this item listed under the KS2 tab in your Dashboard. Alternatively, use the mathstick+ button below this post.

This is a useful series of activities utilising a 3x3 magic square. Read more »