Resources guaranteed to destroy 99% of all boring maths lessons without harming the children

Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy


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Getting to Grips with Word Problems £12.95 (FREE postage) 
Is the language of maths causing problems for your pupils?
Many children are able to cope in maths when
asked to do calculations, but struggle when the same calculations are
presented as written problems. For this reason, word problems are perhaps
one of the least popular and most difficult aspects of primary mathematics.

Four in a Row: Time & Money
£5 (FREE postage)

There are many
resources to teach children time and money . . . but not many that are
quite so interesting and unusual as this. 
Word Problems: The Language of Maths £12.95 (FREE postage) 
You've come across this ... children can do calculations – the mechanical aspect – but put the problem into a written context and you will frequently hear, ‘Is it an add or a take away?'
Using a gradual and structured approach, this makes makes a traditionally difficult aspect of mathematics much more accessible and comprehensible. 
This product is now supplied by the Maths Zone www.themathszone.co.uk/shop/targetmathspg22.html

What the reviewers say 1) Target Maths is a real thinking activity that is stimulating, highly addictive and a handy resource as part of a maths toolkit. 2) All ability levels are catered for and the sets offer excellent value for money. 3) Target Maths is an extremely useful tool in the teaching of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It fulfils several needs at very different levels by providing smallstep progress for the less able, by boosting the selfesteem of children who have emotional/behavioural difficulties, and by challenging the more able children, while at the same time encouraging improved group relationships and, very importantly, making learning fun! I thoroughly recommend Target Maths. Well, we could go on and on enthusing about this amazing resource, but why not just give it a try. Available from the Maths Zone. 
Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy
£2 (FREE postage) 
At a very early age, children are beginning to grasp mathematical ‘concepts’ as they endeavour to make sense of the world. In this book, Hannah Mortimer explains these early stages of development and provides practical examples of how early years workers can support and encourage early number work. From the child’s first year, through toddlerhood, the under threes and the Foundation Stage, examples are given that will help you both understand and support children’s mathematical development. 
SPECIAL OFFER Quick Cards: Number Operations Usual price £10 Special offer £5 (post FREE) 
An excellent way of doing mental maths. The advantage of Quick Cards is that the activity can be carried out independently by pairs of children. Pupils get immediate feedback on their responses. As far as the teacher is concerned, no preparation or marking are required. The pages have been laid out in such a way that the purchasing school can photocopy the sheets, laminate them (if you wish) and cut them into individual cards. The contents include: doubles and near doubles within 20; addition within 20; subtraction within 20; doubling and halving; multiplication to 10 x 10; division with no remainders; division with remainders; subtract single digit from multiple of 100; subtract 1 digit from 3 digit number bridging the 100; subtract single digit from multiple of 1000; adding decimals  whole number answer; adding decimals  units and tenths. 
SPECIAL OFFER Quick Cards: Time, Money, Approximation, Estimation Usual price £10 Special offer £5 (post FREE) 
The format is the same as Quick Cards for Mental Maths: Number Operations (see above). The contents of this book include: calendar knowledge; calendar dates; making 60; analogue to digital time; simple durations; 12 and 24 hour clock times; making £1; rounding to the nearest 10 (within 200); rounding to the nearest 100 (4 digits); estimation of 3digit number divided by 1 digit. An excellent and very popular resource to have in the classroom. 
