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Idea 261: More FREE Bar Model Differentiated Resources for Two-Digit Calculations

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE A set of 4 differentiated challenge sheets to help children solve missing number problems using a double-decker bar model to help visualise which number is the ‘whole’ and which are the ‘parts’. The differentiation is: Base … Continue reading

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Idea 259: FREE Resources for Money Problem Solving Lesson: “11 Secret Ways to Make 10p”

This was a fun and practical lesson I did recently looking at money. Firstly, in pairs children tried to find the 4 different combinations to make 5p, which are: 5p 2p+2p+1p 2p+1p+1p+1p 1p+1p+1p+1p+1p I put this up on the board … Continue reading

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Idea 257: FREE Differentiated Fractions Resources With Bar Models

I used these resources in the first week of introducing bar models to my class, at the end of a unit looking at fractions. My input involved looking at bar models and creating ‘stories’ that made sense with them, with … Continue reading

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Idea 255: FREE Differentiated Bar Model Resources

The ‘bar model’ is one of the big things coming through as part of the mastery Maths approach; it’s a concept borrowed from Asian countries which perform very well in Maths. The idea is that a simple bar model can … Continue reading

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Idea 254: Adding Three Single-Digit Numbers FREE Differentiated Resources

Included here is a set of resources for teaching adding 3 single-digit numbers (a Year 2 National Curriculum objective). Input would be based on the children trying a few calculations and offering their top tips: Which two numbers are easiest … Continue reading

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Idea 253: Place Value ‘Elimination Problem-Solving’ Differentiated FREE Resource

This makes a good problem-solving lesson when you have been covering place value. Each sheet contains a grid of numbers. Your ‘secret agent’ pupils must use the clues provided to help them to eliminate numbers until only one number is … Continue reading

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Handy Maths Website Question Generator

  http://mathsbot.com/questionsIWB   This can be used to quickly generate differentiated questions on most maths topics! Wonderful!

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Idea 251: Quiz-Quiz-Trade Clocks 4-Way Differentiated FREE Resource

I put a fair bit of time into making a whole-class set of quiz-quiz-trade cards for telling the time, so I thought I’d share it here. Print off the resource and give one page to each pupil. Then ask them … Continue reading

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Idea 247: Two-digit Subtraction FREE Differentiated Worksheets (Progressing from Visuals to Written Method with bridging)

I recently taught my class Year 2 two- digit subtraction, which began with a lesson where the children used manipulatives such as Base Ten sticks, ten strips and counters, Slavonic abacuses etc in pairs to subtract one two-digit number from … Continue reading

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(FREE Resource) Exit Slips

I’ve written previously about exit slips and how useful I’ve found them. Essentially they are almost like a mini-quiz you give at the end of a lesson, which children all do independently. I’ve found the benefits of exit slips include: … Continue reading

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