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.
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.
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.