I am a specialist Primary Maths teacher in a large teaching school. I have several decades of teaching experience and enjoy creating high-quality resources. I 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 have several decades of teaching experience and enjoy creating high-quality resources. I 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.

This is a PowerPoint presentation on a theme of adding fractions which I have used with Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. It start by adding fractions with the same denominator, demonstrating that this is a very simple process. It then goes on to look at adding fractions with different denominators showing how they need first to be converted into the same denominator. Several visual example are given.

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.

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.
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This would be ideal for upper KS2.

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.
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This is a super little maths activity all about palindromes (numbers that read the same backwards as forwards). It is open ended and also great for reinforcing column addition. It has a high degree of challenge and I have used it successfully as a homework task. suitable for upper KS2 or lower KS3.

Here’s a great game for developing mental maths skills.
Children have to roll three dice. They use the numbers they roll to make as many totals as possible.
For example, suppose they roll 1, 3, 5, they could then make these totals
3 x 5 + 1 = 16
5 — 1 — 3 = 1
13 x 5 = 65
3 + (1 x 5) = 8
They can use any operation sign ( + - x ÷ ) and also brackets to show the order of operation.
As they make a number, they colour it on the grid.
Eventually they will not be able to make any more numbers. At this point, roll the dice again and use a different colour.
The challenge is to complete the grid, making every number whilst using as few colours and as few rolls of the dice as possible.
Is it possible to complete the whole grid? Which numbers were hardest? Were any numbers impossible to make?
Ideal for upper KS2 or lower KS3

This is a very visual Powerpoint which introduces pupils to the concept of tenths, hundredths and thousandths through animation.
The concept is illustrated by dividing a large square into decimal fractions.
The fractional notation is then given

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!

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.

This is a PowerPoint which explores numbers sequences and patterns and is designed for upper KS2. It asks children to identify patterns, to find missing numbers and to continue sequences. I have found it particularly successful with Year 6 as its contains several original questions which are based on recent SATs questions. It would be useful therefore for revision leading up to End-of-Key stage tests.

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.

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,
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Here is a topical maths investigation ready for Children in Need Day.
The task is to colour each Pudsey`s hat, shirt, shorts and boots using four different colours. Children then have to investigate how many unique ways of colouring Pudsey there are. Each time, only the same four colours must be used
Encourage the children to work systematically rather than colouring randomly.
Some tables are included to help children organise their work.

This is a “Maths on the Move” activity. it comprises of twenty A5 cards which can be placed around a classroom or even better the playground. Each card contains an arithmetic question. The questions are based on the Year Six SATs arithmetic paper. THey are supplied in pdf and also Publisher format so can be easily edited if required. Each child (or pair) has a copy of the supplied answer sheet and have to find the cards before answering the question. The teacher has a sheet with all the questions and answers so can check each answer as the children find them.
This is a great activity for keeping children active as well as learning maths. I have used it very successfully either as a pre-SATs revision session or after SATs to use some of their newly acquired maths skills!
I hope you find this activity useful and fun! Thanks for your interest in my maths resources. Feedback is greatly appreciated.

This is a PowerPoint of a theme of capacity and reading scales. The slides feature several jugs containing different amounts of liquid. Pupils are asked to read the different scales and compare different amounts of liquid.
There are some SATs style reasoning problems to reinforce learning.
This resource is particularly suitable for upper KS2 or lower KS3.
Thank you for your interest in mt maths resources. I do hope you find them useful. Feedback is very much appreciated.

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.
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Andrew

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.
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This is a two page worksheet where pupils are asked to identify unit fractions of different amounts. They colour the required number of objects before writing the fraction fact.
The second page shows how a fraction of a amount can be modelled using a bar. Pupils are then asked to draw their own bars to model different fractions.
suitable for Key Stage 2.
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This is a two page worksheet which asks children to plot a set of coordinates in four quadrants. They then have to name the 2D shape which they have created.
There are also two blank grids where pupils have to make their own shapes and identify the coordinates.
This could then be exchanged with a friend to draw the shape.
Suitable for Upper KS2 or maybe lower KS3
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