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I am a specialist Primary Maths teacher in a large teaching school. I am part of the Shanghai Mathematics Research group and try to incorporate a strong visual element into my presentations and worksheets. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope you find them useful.

I am a specialist Primary Maths teacher in a large teaching school. I am part of the Shanghai Mathematics Research group and try to incorporate a strong visual element into my presentations and worksheets. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope you find them useful.
Compass directions. Treasure maps project.
araine

Compass directions. Treasure maps project.

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This is a complete project which looks at compass directions but also brings in super great opportunities for artwork and being creative. Children are presented with a hand drawn treasure map that has recently been discovered. There are also several sets of directions which the children have to follow to locate each treasure. The 8 point compass is used. Children can also "bury" some treasure of their on on the map and write directions. Children are then given a blank parchment and have to design their own treasure map. This is where the creativity comes in! It might be worth showing them a few examples from the internet for ideas. They then have to "bury" their treasure at different locations and wrote instructions. they can then exchange with a friend and find each others treasure. great fun! This is useful for teaching/re-enforcing compass directions. It is also great for Year 6 after SATs and can quite easily last for several lessons. I do it every year and my children love it!
Reading and interpreting line graphs
araine

Reading and interpreting line graphs

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This is a PowerPoint presentation which focuses on reading and interpreting line graphs. Several examples of questions are given. Pupils are shown through animations how to read information from a line graph. They are also shown how to interpret reading on a scale and to work out the range between two values. This presentation has been designed in particular for Year 6 pupils and would be ideal for SATs revision. However, it would be appropriate for pupils in upper KS2 or lower KS3.
Using the 12 and 24 hour clock
araine

Using the 12 and 24 hour clock

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This is a PowerPoint presentation about the 12 and 24 hour clocks. It starts by showing examples of when the 24 clock might typically be used. Examples include radio alarm clock and airport departure boards. The presentation then shows various common events during the day such as the start of school or lunch time. The time is clearly displayed on a large analogue clock face. Both digital and analogue times are shown.
Improper fractions mixed numbers matching activity
araine

Improper fractions mixed numbers matching activity

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This is a set of 24 cards. Pupils have to pair the mixed numbers with the improper fractions. i have used this successfully in two ways. 1) Ask pupils to cut up cards and place face down on table. Play with a partner. Take turns to pick up a pair. If they match, keep the pair and have another go. Keep playing until all cards matched. 2) Pupils can then stick them in their maths books in pairs as a record of the activity.
Rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100.  A game for two players
araine

Rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100. A game for two players

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My children love this game. It reinforces the concept of rounding numbers. Pupils are given a game board which is a grid with random 3 digit numbers. They throw a die three times to generate a 3-digit number. They can choose the order of the digits. They have to round the number to the nearest 10 or 100 depending on the particular game and colour the rounded number n the grid. . Players take turns with the winner being the first to colour a line of four. I have included game boards for rounding 3 digit numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. The resource is supplied as a WOrd Document aS well as a pdf. The beauty of this resource is that it could very easily be adapted to use larger or smaller numbers, A nice extension would be for children to choose the numbers to place in a blank grid. Which numbers would be best? Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I so hope you find them useful.
SATs Five a day revision. Fluency and reasoning
araine

SATs Five a day revision. Fluency and reasoning

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This is a set of 10 worksheets or "Daily check-ups" in pdf format. Each consists of 5 questions. The first four questions have been designed to reinforce fluency in the numbers skills required for end-of-Key-Stage tests for Year 6. The fifth question represents a longer "mathematical reasoning" SATs style question. I use these worksheets as a starter activity in daily maths lesson in the run up to SATs. They could equally be used for homework tasks. Topics covered include place value, negative numbers, BODMAS, fractions, number sequences, percentages various calculations and inverse operations. Thank you for your interest. I hope you find them useful.
Comparing and ordering decimals numbers.  Up to 3 decimal places
araine

Comparing and ordering decimals numbers. Up to 3 decimal places

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This is a PowerPoint presentation which explains how to compare two decimal numbers (up to 3 decimal places). It does so by lining them up in a vertical column. It then progresses to ordering a set of decimal numbers. Zeroes are added to empty decimal places so that the numbers have the same number of digits, Thank you for your interest in my maths resources.
Reading and interpreting timetables
araine

Reading and interpreting timetables

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This is a PowerPoint presentation on a theme of reading timetables. It is suitable for any Year group in KS2. The presentation shows children part of a railway timetable and asks them a variety of questions which require them to use and interpret the timetable. Clear on-screen annotations show how the timetables should be read. For Year 6 children, there are also some SATs style questions, again with annotated answers. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.
Bar modelling examples
araine

Bar modelling examples

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This is Powerpoint presentation which is designed to show how bar modelling can be used to solve mathematical problems. It has been used successfully in upper KS2 and lower KS3. I have also used it in an INSET in order to develop a pictorial approach to mathematical problem solving and the bar model method in particular
Percentage of an amount
araine

Percentage of an amount

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This is a two page worksheet which focuses on finding percentage of an amount. It uses the "Percentage bubble" method where pupils have to find 50%, 25%, 10% and 1%. They can then use these facts by combining them to find any percentage up to 100%. I have used this successfully with upper KS2 children. The second sheet allows children to select their own starting number to represent 100% and then find a variety of other percentages.
Multiplying fractions by whole numbers
araine

Multiplying fractions by whole numbers

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This is a PowerPoint presentation which explains how to multiply a fraction by a whole number. It is very visual and contains pictorial representations of the process involved. The presentation lead on to the short rule for calculating the answer and invites children to discuss why this rule works. Thank you for your interest in my resources This would be ideal for upper KS2.
Drawing and interpreting pie charts
araine

Drawing and interpreting pie charts

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There are two worksheets here which ask the pupils to firstly draw and then interpret pie charts. In both cases, data is given in the form of a table relating to sales of ice creams. The first worksheet gives pupils sets of data and asks them to construct their own pie charts. The second worksheet asks pupils to invent their own ice cream flavours and to construct pie charts based on this data. The resource is supplied in both pdf and Publisher format for easy editing and customization. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I hope you find them useful.
Regular and irregular polygons
araine

Regular and irregular polygons

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This is a PowerPoint which looks at Regular and irregular polygons. It starts by explaining what a polygon is and then presents children with a variety of 2D shapes, asking them to decide which of them are polygons and also which are regular and irregular. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.
Roman Numerals Maths
araine

Roman Numerals Maths

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This is a worksheet which focuses on Roman Numerals. It asks pupils to convert between Roman and English numbers. There are also additional tasks such as writing out a times table and answering a series of questions using Roman numerals (e.g. In which year were you born)? This worksheet is suitable for upper KS2 and would be useful for Year 5 children who need a knowledge of Roman Numerals for SATs. Thank you for your interest in my Maths resources. I do hope you find them useful Andrew
Reflecting and translating shapes  KS2.
araine

Reflecting and translating shapes KS2.

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This is a clear and informative Powerpoint which explains and demonstrates transformation of 2D shapes on a coordinate grid in four quadrants. I created it for my Year 6 Maths class. The shapes move across the grid when they are translated There are 12 slides each with examples. There is also a SATs type question as a plenary
Plotting coordinates in four quadrants
araine

Plotting coordinates in four quadrants

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This is a two page activity sheet. Pupils are asked to plot points on different grids and join them. They form 2D shapes which the children have to identify. An extension task then asks them to draw their own shapes before identifying the coordinates Suitable for upper KS2. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources.
Translating shapes Ks2 KS3
araine

Translating shapes Ks2 KS3

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This is a two page worksheet which focuses on translating shapes in four quadrants. The first side requires pupils to translate a variety of 2D shapes, through a given translation. The also have to list the coordinates of the translated shape and name the shape. The second side asks children to draw their own shape and translate it, naming the translation. It is aimed at upper KS2 or lower KS3 and would be particularly useful for Year 6 SATs revision as it is based on Y6 objectives. This resource was used as part of an observed lesson rated outstanding. There is an accompanying PowerPoint listed separately.