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Maths at home: 5 ways to increase parental engagement in Maths

Sophie Waterman-Smith provides some top tips for engaging parents and carers in their child's mathematical learning, and having fun while they do it!

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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9 game-changing teacher tips I learnt from Primary Rocks Live 2017

Sophie Waterman-Smith's take on PrimaryRocks 17, including top tips from famous pedagogs such as Paul Dix and Allana Gay

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Red nose

Give numeracy a Red Nose: Topical Maths [7]

Bring purpose and context to Key Stage 2 Maths in your primary school with our Red Nose Day maths investigations; seventh in a series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths lessons and resources to topical, calendar-based events.

By David Leighton

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What the best schools do to make effective use of their teaching assistants

John Dabell discusses managing TAs (or 'the unsung heroes') for vibrant, coordinated partnerships that help Primary pupils make progress most effectively

By John Dabell

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Place value

How to teach place value for KS2 interventions - Maths Bootcamp [4]

Step by step guidance to help you run KS2 interventions for Year 5 or Year 6 fixing common Place Value misconceptions such as carrying and exchanging, estimation, and faulty mental Maths.

By Pete Richardson

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Problem solving techniques

Get to grips with KS2 Maths problem solving: The Ultimate Guide...

If your Key Stage 2 pupils are still struggling with problem solving in Maths, here are the key problem solving and reasoning techniques to try all aligned to Ofsted strategies

By John Dabell

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Bar modelling techniques to solve multi-step SATs problems at KS2

How one teacher is starting to use Singapore style bar modelling techniques to tackle multi-step SATs problems in Key Stage 2 Maths lessons.

By That Boy Can Teach

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Holi - the festival of colours (and numbers!): Topical Maths [6]

Bring purpose and context to Key Stage 2 Maths in your primary school with our Holi investigation; sixth in a series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths lessons and resources to topical, calendar-based events.

By David Leighton

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British science week

Winds of change: KS2 Maths for British Science Week - Topical Maths [5]

British Science Week activities to bring purpose and context to Key Stage 2 Maths in your primary school; fifth in a series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths lessons and resources to topical, calendar-based events.

By David Leighton

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5 reasons why new summative times tables tests won't help pupil's progress

Why standardised times tables tests at KS2 primary level will only reinforce a fixed mindset and negatively impact pupil progress.

By James Clark

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3 KS2 SATs Practice Papers

Get ready for 2017 Maths SATs: 1 Arithmetic & 2 Reasoning tests & mark schemes in the set