No-prep Games for teaching Place Value

These games can be used as starters, during transitions or as a plenary activity – my class love them! Once they have been taught they can be adapted and be used to squeeze an extra bit of learning in even if you just have a few minutes. Place value clapping Choose a child to represent…

Multilingual flashcard: Magic Potion

Multilingual flashcard 123 – Magic potion in 10 languages. This is one of our favourite activities to do when learning fractions – I give the children some potions and they have to work out the fractions of ingredients. They then get the chance to create their own magic potion, using fractions to represent how much…

Books for teaching mathematical concepts

I enjoy using books to introduce a new topic in Mathematics or to provide children a fun way to practise or consolidate their skills. Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith is a fun book that looks at all the ways Maths is relevant to our everyday lives. This is an interesting way to…

Roald Dahl themed Maths Resources for Book Week

So next week is Book Week and a lot of schools are building the theme for their week around Roald Dahl as this year marks 100 years since he was born. Kids love Roald Dahl, generally because of his irreverence, bizarre storylines and grotesque characters. As an adult I have to admit that his stories…

Counting in Korean

There are two number systems in use in Korean – the Sino-Korean system derived from Chinese and the native Korean system. Both are used in specific situations and are often not interchangeable. the numbers on the left are the Native Korean numbers while those on the right are the Sino-Korean numbers. There are some catchy…

Counting in various languages

Learning how to count can be a challenge in any language so why not reinforce mathematical skills through a foreign language? These songs are catchy so should stick in your mind! Some videos with numbers in various languages English, Spanish, French and Japanese in this video The next video is also in Japanese but includes…

Mathematics – Games for learning place value

Understanding place value is an important skill that children must master to be able to work with other mathematical concepts. A poor understanding of place value can lead to lots of other problems in mathematics. How can we revise and consolidate knowledge about place value without it becoming too much of a chore? Here are…