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A range of resources designed to support children and young people who are struggling to acquire literacy and numeracy skills, finding the key to unlock their capacity to learn . With over 20 years experience of working with children and young people to find ways to overcome barriers to learning, these resources focus on clarity, readability, and, without age-defined graphics, are especially suitable for teenagers working on basic skills.

A range of resources designed to support children and young people who are struggling to acquire literacy and numeracy skills, finding the key to unlock their capacity to learn . With over 20 years experience of working with children and young people to find ways to overcome barriers to learning, these resources focus on clarity, readability, and, without age-defined graphics, are especially suitable for teenagers working on basic skills.
1 - 10 spinner overlays - compatible with numicon
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1 - 10 spinner overlays - compatible with numicon

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1 - 10 spinner overlay that fits on the Numicon plastic square spinner (available from Amazon). 2 overlays on A4 page. Use with addition, subtraction and multiplication bingo boards also available, Doubling 4 in a row game also available, with other board games and to produce a random selection of 2 number sums.
3 times table fact family matching cards
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3 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 3 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus answers, e.g. 3 x 4 =, 4 x 3 =, 12 ÷ 3 =, 12 ÷ 4 =, 12, 4, 3. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 6 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
10 times table fact family matching cards
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10 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 10 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus ‘tens’ and answers, e.g. 10 x 4 =, 4 x 10 =, 40 ÷ 10 =, 40 ÷ 4 =, 4 tens, 40, 10, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 7 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
Bingo - subtraction from 10 and under
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Bingo - subtraction from 10 and under

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Practise subtracting the smaller from the bigger number (1 - 10) in a fun bingo game. Four different bingo cards each with 25 answer squares to be covered with counters as students get the answers they need. Instructions on each card. With clear fontfocusing on readability and no age-defined graphics, these are suitable for any age where basic numeracy is being taught. Make a 10-sided spinner or use the template also available (and compatible with plastic square ‘Numicon’ spinners) .
Times tables quick reckoner
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Times tables quick reckoner

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2x, 4x, 8x on one side. 3x, 6x, 9x, 12x on the other side. Simply count down the numbers to find the answer for 2x and 3x. Count down the numbers in circles to find 4x and 6x. Count down the numbers in triangles to find 9x. Count down the numbers in squares to find 8x and 12x. Designed for a student who couldn’t use a times table square but was convinced she would never know her times tables. Helps students see common factors and common multiples. 1 A4 page. Fold in half, trim and laminate to make a discreet times table reminder.
6 times table fact family matching cards
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6 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 6 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus answers, e.g. 6 x 4 =, 4 x 6 =, 24 ÷ 6 =, 24 ÷ 4 =, 24, 6, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 6 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
9 times table fact family matching cards
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9 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 9 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus ‘doubles’ and answers, e.g. 9 x 4 =, 4 x 9 =, 36 ÷ 9 =, 36 ÷ 4 =, 36, 9, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 6 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
12 times table fact family matching cards
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12 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 12 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus ‘doubles’ and answers, e.g. 12 x 4 =, 4 x 12 =, 48 ÷ 12 =, 48 ÷ 4 =, 28, 12, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 6 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
11 times table fact family matching cards
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11 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 11 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus ‘doubles’ and answers, e.g. 11 x 4 =, 4 x 11 =, 44 ÷ 11 =, 44 ÷ 4 =, 44, 11, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 6 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
Bingo - subtraction from 10 or less, including negative answers
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Bingo - subtraction from 10 or less, including negative answers

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Practise subtracting numbers 1 - 10 from each other in a fun bingo game. Answers included negative numbers. Four different bingo cards each with 25 answer squares to be covered with counters as students get the answers they need. Instructions on each card. With clear fontfocusing on readability and no age-defined graphics, these are suitable for any age where basic numeracy is being taught. Make a 10-sided spinner or use the template also available (and compatible with plastic square ‘Numicon’ spinners) .
Universal bingo board
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Universal bingo board

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Blank bingo board with 24 squares plus a free square. Laminate and with felt tip pens write in the answer numbers. Use times table cards to play bingo, then wipe clean and start again. Use with times table fact family matching cards (also available).
7 times table fact family matching cards
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7 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 7 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus answers, e.g. 7 x 4 =, 4 x 7 =, 28 ÷ 7 =, 28 ÷ 4 =, 28, 7, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 6 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
Doubling 1 to 10 - 4 in a row
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Doubling 1 to 10 - 4 in a row

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Practise doubling numbers 1 to 10 with this 4-in-a-row game. Students take it in turns to spin a 1-10 spinner, place their coloured counter on the answer to try and get 4-in-a-row. Winner is the person with the most '4-in-a-row’s when all the numbers are covered. Clear font and no age-defining graphics makes this suitable for older students needing to practise basic skills. 1-10 spinner overlay available. 1 A4 page.
Bingo - 2 number addition up to 20
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Bingo - 2 number addition up to 20

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Practise adding 2 numbers (1 - 10) together in a fun bingo game. Four different bingo cards each with 25 answer squares to be covered with counters as students get the answers they need. Instructions on each card. With clear font focusing on readability and no age-defined graphics, these are suitable for any age where basic numeracy is being taught. Make a 10-sided spinner or use the template also available (and compatible with plastic square ‘Numicon’ spinners) .
Multipurpose 1 to 100 race track
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Multipurpose 1 to 100 race track

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Race track with numbered squares 1 to 100. Action squares tell the students to ‘miss a go’, ‘go back 3 spaces’ and ‘go again’. Use times table cards (also available) to have fun whilst overlearning each timestable - student takes top card and if they answer correctly moves that number of squares on the board. Clear font with no age-defined graphics making it suitable for older students learning basic skills. 2 A4 pages to stick together to make an A3 board.
11-20 and 20-29 spinner overlays - compatible with numicon spinners
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11-20 and 20-29 spinner overlays - compatible with numicon spinners

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11 - 20 spinner overlay and 20 - 29 spinner overlay that fits on the Numicon plastic square spinner (available from Amazon). 2 overlays on A4 page. Use with Doubling - 4 in a row games also available and to produce a random selection of numbers for addition and subtraction practise.
5 times table fact family matching cards
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5 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 5 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus minutes on clock faces and answers, e.g. 5 x 6 =, 6 x 5 =, 30 ÷ 5 =, 30 ÷ 6 =, clockface with minute hand pointing to 6, 30, 6, 5. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 7 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
Bingo - multiplication 1 - 10 - no prime numbers
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Bingo - multiplication 1 - 10 - no prime numbers

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Practise mutiplying 2 numbers (1 - 10) together in a fun bingo game. Four bingo cards each with 25 answer squares to be covered with counters as students get the answers they need. Instructions on each card. Students choose their own numbers up to 100 but no prime numbers. Discussion about what the prime numbers are and why they shouldn’t choose any if they want to win, is useful to reinforce understanding of prime numbers. With clear fontfocusing on readability and no age-defined graphics, these are suitable for any age where basic numeracy is being taught. Make a 10-sided spinner or use the template also available (and compatible with plastic square ‘Numicon’ spinners) .
4 times table fact family matching cards
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4 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 4 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus ‘double doubles’ and answers, e.g. 4 x 5 =, 5 x 4 =, 20 ÷ 4 =, 20 ÷ 5 =, double double 5, 20, 5, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 7 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.
8 times table fact family matching cards
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8 times table fact family matching cards

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Laminate these cards to help learn the multiplication and division facts of the 8 times table. Includes all 4 facts for each number plus answers, e.g. 8 x 4 =, 4 x 8 =, 32 ÷ 8 =, 32 ÷ 4 =, 32, 8, 4. In plain clear font with no graphics these are suitable for all ages providing over-learning opportunities through games. Use for matching, memory and bingo games or simply as flashcards. (Universal bingo board available.) 12 cards to a page, 6 pages Print, stick plain A4 sheet on back (so numbers don’t show through), cut out cards and then laminate.