Tag Archives: addition

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 232: Football Maths (Adding 3 single-digit numbers)

This is an activity I invented that my class LOVED and which really helped them work on their mental addition, in particular by finding out which is the easiest and fastest way to add 3 single-digit numbers together (a Year … 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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