Tag Archives: mental maths

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 252: Mental Maths ‘Find the Fibs’ FREE Differentiated Resources

I try and keep revisiting small number mental maths as much as I can throughout the year to make sure my pupils don’t get rusty. To this end, I’ve made a resource which I’m happy to share here based on … Continue reading

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Idea 241: (FREE Resource) Part-Part-Whole Differentiated Quiz-Quiz-Trade Cards

This is a resource I put a bit of time into making but that I use fairly regularly as a 5 minute activity in my Maths class. Print off the resource and give one page to each pupil. Then ask … Continue reading

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Idea 238: Quickfire Dice!

A very simple and very enjoyable activity with a wide range of uses. Teach this near the beginning of the school year and it can be used as a warmer throughout. One die needed between each pair of children. Let’s … Continue reading

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Idea 236: ‘Minion Maths’ Dice Game

This is an idea I trialled with my current Year 2 class and which I’ll be introducing early next year so I can have my class play this game often for mental maths practice. As with any new activity, I’d … Continue reading

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Idea 230: The Big ‘Mental Maths Chat’

Choose some single-digit numbers and ask who can find the answer: DO NOT praise anyone who shouts out! DO NOT even praise children who can get the answer quickly, ONLY praise them if they can explain their thought process to … Continue reading

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Idea 176: Beat the Calculator Maths Starter Game

This can either be a general revision activity for all mental maths, or tailored to focus on just one mental maths strategy (using number bonds, rounding numbers etc). It works well played firstly as a class so that everybody understands … Continue reading

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Ideas 29 & 30: More Fun and Useful Math Kindergarten Games

29 & 30. NUMBER LINES AND SPEED MATH. A4 paper with one number on each sheet, one for each student. All students. Game: These are newer games which have worked very well. First I have the students choose a number … Continue reading

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