differentiation. Those pupils who feel the need to count one by one will need to do some more 'Show me' activities with a bead frame. While others practise writing down the numerals for each slide, they could try matching the given number on their bead frame.
Only when children can recognise these numbers at a glance will they be able to use number lines, partition number symbols, and write equations with understanding.
Different forms of division sums are given in this powerpoint. I often use it for mental maths sessions by changing the sums and the order of the slides. Each slide has a text box for entering a pupil name which means the activity can be differentiated. Click into the text box and enter pupil name. The name does not appear until the mouse is clicked so all pupils can try to work the answer out before finding out who should answer.
I love the Wigan Mental Maths tests but I am trying to reduce the amount of paper I have in the classroom and so I have started to convert the Year 5 tests into PowerPoints. I use them weekly, and use the same one twice then I put them online for the parents to use at home.
<p>A collection of simple questions and answers to put in a ‘bran tub’. This will give hilarious combinations and promote co-operation, empathy and self esteem. It is accessible for pupils with low reading ages and helps them to practise high frequency words in context. The Birds / Beasts / Fishes game is a categories quiz. The aim is to be the first to fill each category with a word beginning with a letter chosen by the leader. Score 5 points per word, but 10 points for any word that no-one else has thought of. The game can be adapted to suit different levels.</p>
How to diagnose, clear and prevent them with a Counting Frame. Make your own counting frame at a cost of £ 1.50 from an old cd case, elastic string and pony beads.
Some children's trouble with 'rounding' might stem from trying to count jumps on a number track or a 100 square:
On a number line, the middle between 0 and 10 is exactly 5. On a number track, the five is to the left of the middle. That makes it difficult to see the reason behind rounding.
A workbook which encourages children to make decisions about what to spend their money on during the week. <br />
The idea being that they start with £10 and need to have at least £5 left at the end of the week to go to the cinema. Introduction to budgeting as well as adding/subtracting money.
This is a book full of addition games, solo and multi players. The games are aimed at helping the students learn those addition facts. Memorizing addition facts can be boring, but doing it helps in so many ways that it is worth it. All you are going to need to add to this book: a deck of cards, markers for some of the game boards and paper and pencils - have fun. <br />
Please note that some of these games have been around for a very long time, so I don't know who first created it, some of them are from different countries and some of them have been designed by myself, my son or my grandson(8 years old at the time). Andrew (the grandson) tested the games we designed to be sure that they worked and would be fun to play.
This game is designed to help reinforce the idea of adding fractions into whole number - such as 1/3 + 2/3 = 1. The ideal time to play this game is after students have learned to add fractions that have unlike denominators. By using the simple well known set up of go fish , the students have to combine cards to total 1 whole. This helps them to reinforce the idea and skill of adding fractions with unlike denominators in a fun methods.