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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.

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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.
Equivalent fractions decimals percentages
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Equivalent fractions decimals percentages

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This resource comprises of a Powerpoint and supporting two page activity sheets. The Powerpoint clearly demonstrates visually the equivalence of fractions decimals and percentages. It does so by representing a percentage as a corresponding decimals and fraction. a visual representation is then shown on a 100 grid. SEveral examples are given. The supporting worksheets ask pupils to roll two dice to generate a percentage which they then have to represent in a similar manner as the PowerPoint presentation. The worksheets are supplied as a pdf and also as a Publisher file to facilitate easy amendnent should you require. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. i do hope you find them useful.
Roman Numerals Maths
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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
Improper fractions mixed numbers matching activity
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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.
Arithmetic Treasure Hunt  KS2
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Arithmetic Treasure Hunt KS2

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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.
Reading and interpreting timetables
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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.
Drawing and interpreting line graphs
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Drawing and interpreting line graphs

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There are two worksheets here which ask the pupils to firstly draw and then interpret line graphs. In both cases, data is given in the form of a table. The first worksheet gives pupils a template with axes drawn, and space for labels for each axis. The second worksheet asks pupils to draw their own without scaffolding. Pupils are asked to use their line graphs to devise their own questions to share with a friend. 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
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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.
Rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100.  A game for two players
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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.
Percentage of amounts: an introduction
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Percentage of amounts: an introduction

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I created this presentation to introduce finding a percentage of an amount to my lower ability Year 5 maths set. I was unable to find anything else online that demonstrated clearly what exactly an percentage of a number means and that didn't over-complicate the subject. There are plenty of visual examples to show how we find a percentage of an amount. The presentation clearly links percentages to fractions. It start by demonstrating percentages on a 100 square and progresses to using different numbers. Simple animations show how a number can be split into different fractions and percentages.
Using the 12 and 24 hour clock
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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.
Multiplying fractions by whole numbers
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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.
Dots and Boxes.  A mental maths strategy game for KS2
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Dots and Boxes. A mental maths strategy game for KS2

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Here’s a mathematical variation of the classic game, “Orange Boxes”. A game for two players which is great for developing mental maths skills, adding several single digit numbers. RULES Each player needs a different colour crayon or felt tip. Take turns to joint two dots, vertically or horizontally. When you complete a single square (box), the box is yours. Colour it your colour. The players take turns but whenever a player makes a box they must move again. When all boxes have been made and coloured, each player adds up the numbers inside their boxes. The player with the highest total (not necessarily the most boxes) wins. Thanks for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.
Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.   An animated  presentation
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Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. An animated presentation

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This is a very visually clear demonstration of what happens when we multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Th e presentation uses a large full-screen place value board to three decimal places. Different questions are modeled with arrows showing the direction of movement when we multiply or divide. The digits are animated and slide to the left or right, the required number of spaces. I have used this very successfully with upper KS2 children. it could very easily be amended for use with younger children. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.
Never-ending palindromes. A maths investigation
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Never-ending palindromes. A maths investigation

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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.
Percentage of a number.  An introduction
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Percentage of a number. An introduction

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This is a set of four activity sheets designed to familairise pupils visually with the concept of percentage meaning “out of 100”. The first sheet asks children to colour different percentages of a 100 grid and identify the percentage uncoloured. The next three sheets presents children with various sized grids and asks them to colour different percentages of that grid. The percentages represented are 50%, 25% and 10%. They then have to write a percentage fact to represent each colored grid. The activity sheets are in pdf format and also Microsoft Publisher to allow for easy formating and customisation. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope you find them useful.
Compass directions. Treasure maps project.
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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!
Percentage of an amount
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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.
Reflections and cordinates
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Reflections and cordinates

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This resource is comprises of two pages. Children are asked to draw the reflection of polygons in a given mirror line. They then have to write the coordinates of the reflected shape (first quadrant only). They are then presented with more shapes alongside their reflection and have to identify and draw the mirror line in the correct place. Suitable for upper KS2 or lower KS3