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Pancake Day activities for real world Maths

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is approaching, so we look forward to many sticky fingers and much spilt sugar. At Third Space we do our best to squeeze every bit of Maths we can from any event celebrated in school and this is no exception.

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Why we support NSPCC Number Day

This Friday is the NSPCC number Day, a brilliant day aimed at two very important goals – engaging children in maths and raising money for the NSPCC. The NSPCC is the leading Children's charity in the UK, committed to child protection since 1895. 

By Tom Hooper

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How to help primary pupils memorise number facts in Maths

For our pupils to become confident mathematicians in primary school it is essential that they have a bank of key number facts they have learnt stored away, which they can draw on at any time.

By Ellie McCann

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The most effective way to prepare pupils for KS2 Maths Assessments (SATs)

Like you, we’ve been preparing hard for the National Assessments, commonly referred to as SATs.

By Candida Crawford

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Beyond attainment: Impact in Primary Maths

We love hearing feedback from the teachers and pupils using Third Space Learning. It’s always encouraging to hear when things have gone well and when they haven’t, we’re always keen to improve.

By Jeremy Moses

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Supporting challenging boys in Maths

Before joining Third Space Learning, I was a teacher in a school with a considerable number of boys from disadvantaged backgrounds.

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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How 1-to-1 tuition can help pupils develop a Growth Mindset

Listen to any recording of our 3,500 hours of online Maths tuition each week, and you’ll notice how much interaction there is between tutor and pupil during the lesson.

By Valentino Salvato

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From Good to Great 1-to-1: What's the Difference?

We’ve worked closely with Nesta over the years (they’re one of our investors) and were very interested to see the work they’ve done with Teach First and Brightside to explore what a framework for quality one-to-one intervention might look like.

By Valentino Salvato

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What can you learn about pupil outcomes from looking at the data?

We believe that one-to-one human interaction with a tutor is the secret to improved confidence and attainment in Maths BUT we also know that even the best tutor or teacher in the world needs data to help them adapt and progress.

By Tatiana Gasanova

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5 ready-to-go Maths activities

Christmas has arrived, judging by the glitter and tinsel at school, and it can be difficult to find engaging and relevant fun Christmas Maths activities for our Key Stage 2 pupils quickly and easily among all the nativities, pantomimes and school trips at this time.

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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