Category Archives: Mathematics

Idea 286: FREE Resources and Input for Completing Multiplication Grid Task

DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES HERE DOWNLOAD THE PAIRED SHEET HERE Here’s some resources for an idea I shared a while back which I’ve just done again this year. I showed my class a multiplication grid, explained what it was and then … Continue reading

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My Top Dice Games and Tips for Year 2

I absolutely LOVE dice games in Maths! The children really enjoy them and get lots of practice in all-important quick mental maths. Below is a list of games that I’ve either seen elsewhere and used with great success or which … Continue reading

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Idea 282: FREE 4-Way Differentiated Set of ‘Find the Fib’ Calculations.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a set of four sheets of calculations, with each sheet having 5 ‘fibs’ that aren’t correct. The children must use their number knowledge to spot the calculations that aren’t true and circle them. Base … Continue reading

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Idea 280: FREE 4-Way Differentiated Resources for Word Problems with Some Extraneous Facts.

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT SLIDES HERE DOWNLOAD THE PROBLEMS HERE Ask your class: “I have 5 pens in one hand and 5 pens in my other hand. How many rulers do I have altogether?” You’ll probably get the answer: “10!” This … Continue reading

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Idea 278: Free Resource for Linking Repeated Addition to Multiplication

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a resource I put together to evidence the ITAF 2017 Maths statement for Greater Depth: “The pupil can recognise the relationships between addition and subtraction and can rewrite addition statements as simplified multiplication statements”. … Continue reading

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Idea 274: FREE Differentiated Bar Model Challenge Sheets: Show Inverse Operation and Solve Missing Numbers.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE This is a differentiated set of challenge sheets I made that focus on showing how the various numbers in a calculation ‘fit’ together, which is what the bar model is really great for. Once this is … Continue reading

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Idea 273: FREE Differentiated Challenge Sheets for Partitioning Numbers in Different Ways.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a set of three differentiated challenge sheets I created to evidence meeting the ITAF 2017 WORKING AT EXPECTED STANDARD level objective: “The pupil can partition two-digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones.”

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Idea 272: FREE Input and Challenge Sheets for Estimating to Check Answers are Reasonable

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT SLIDES HERE DOWNLOAD THE CHALLENGE SHEETS HERE These are some resources I’ve made to cover the ‘Working At’ ITAF 2017 objective: “The pupil can use estimation to check that their answers to a calculation are reasonable (e.g. … Continue reading

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Idea 270: FREE Differentiated Word Problem Challenge Sheets

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a set of three challenge sheets I made to evidence problem-solving skills against the 2017 ITAF for Year 2. Base Camp aligns with the ITAF 2017 Working Towards statement “The pupil can count in … Continue reading

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Idea 268: Place Value Matching Activity and Quiz Sheet

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE This is a place value quiz that I used to show children had met the 2017 Interim Teaching Assessment Framework Year 2 Working Towards standard: • The pupil can demonstrate an understanding of place value, though … Continue reading

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