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9 questioning strategies to improve your pupils' understanding

Questioning is a great way to check your pupils’ understanding of specific KS2 Maths concepts while also allowing children to participate in their own learning of important ideas

By Pete Richardson

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How to teach times tables so KS1 & KS2 pupils learn instant recall

A recurring theme across Mathematics teaching in primary schools is the lack of instant recall of times tables and multiplication. If it isn't embedded early, Y6 teachers will have challenges

By Pete Richardson

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Top 10 Bonfire Night Maths activities to engage your KS2 pupils

Traditionally Guy Fawkes and fireworks means a round of Art and History activities, finding appropriate Bonfire Night Maths activities for your class can be tricky

By Ellie McCann

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Maths activities to use with mixed ability groupings in primary

You’ve read the research, you’ve talked to your colleagues and you know that mixed ability grouping is probably the next step, but how will it work in Maths lessons?

By Jodie Lopez

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Mixed ability vs ability grouping in the primary school classroom

Mixed ability groupings are less common in primary schools than ability setting. Ability grouping has been the norm for many years, but this is changing. Where do you stand?

By Jodie Lopez

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Maths Showcases in KS2: the way forward for sharing best practice

This term saw the launch of our new Ambassador Scheme whereby a select group of 100 primary schools were asked to celebrate their relationship with us

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Why follow Mastery in Maths at KS1 and KS2? 6 real benefits

Sceptical of mastery in Maths? This post outlines 6 benefits of adopting a mastery approach in a UK context, even when you’re not following an entire Singapore or Shanghai Maths approach

By Pete Richardson

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Quick and easy guide to Place Value in KS1 and KS2

Doesn’t it seem like every term starts with place value work? There’s a reason for that. It underpins everything. Let's break down place value in the new(ish) primary national curriculum

By Jodie Lopez

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How hands on manipulatives transform KS2 Maths in mastery

Maths manipulatives and hands on concrete resources have always been acceptable in the EYFS classroom as a method of teaching primary Maths concepts, but what about KS2?

By Wendy Liu

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What is Asian style Maths: Why many UK schools adopt it in their lessons

Get to grips with Asian style Maths and what it means for your classroom: the Government invests £41 million into the teaching the technique.

By Wendy Liu

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