# Category Archives: Mathematics

## 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

## Idea 267: FREE Reasoning Number Puzzles with Input Slides

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT HERE DOWNLOAD THE ACTUAL PUZZLES HERE I saw this style of number puzzle on the fabulous White Rose Hub website and thought it would make a great lesson to show the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework for Greater … Continue reading

## Idea 266: FREE Challenge Sheet: Numbers as Numerals and Words

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## Idea 263: FREE Differentiated Number Bonds to 20 Challenge Sheets

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a resource I used as part of a review lesson to make sure number bonds to 20 was properly embedded; this is a Working Towards criterion at Year 2, but something I believe is … Continue reading

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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

## 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

## 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

## 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