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I am the Head Teacher Of Maria International School Of Bucharest in Romania. I am also very keen at developing different TES teaching resources to discover what works well for different classes. I am constantly looking for new and exciting different ways of presenting and teaching different primary topics, especially maths topics.

I am the Head Teacher Of Maria International School Of Bucharest in Romania. I am also very keen at developing different TES teaching resources to discover what works well for different classes. I am constantly looking for new and exciting different ways of presenting and teaching different primary topics, especially maths topics.

This teaching pack includes:
Lesson 1: Multiplication facts that link trios of numbers.
Lesson 2: Number patterns in multiplication tables.
Lesson 3: Partitioning large number to make multiplying easier.
Lesson 4: Dividing various numbers by ten.
Lesson 5: Using an abacus with decimal numbers.
Lesson 6: A mental model of decimal numbers by working with number lines.
Lesson 7: Multiplying by 9
Lesson 8: Division by 10 and 100
Lesson 9: Division with remainders
Lesson 10: Towards a Standard Multiplication Method
Lesson 11: Money Problems
This is a PowerPoint representation of the SpringBoard 4 Material the DFES produced a long time ago. I wrote it so that teachers could use it directly on the Projector.
These days, I think most teachers will find these resources, as well as excellent optional SATS revision, will also make good supply and cover lessons.
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I have developed a set of weekly Mental Maths for Year 5 children for teachers who want to include Minecraft in the classroom.
I wanted to develop resources where a teacher can teach with Minecraft in a classroom with a single computer and a projector.
I need to mention that Minecraft was created by Mojang AB. http://www.DrFog.co.uk is not endorsed, associated or affiliated with Mojang AB in any way.

I like to ask the class a question, give the class a certain amount of time to solve the question and then show me the answer on their mini whiteboards. I have taken the KS2 SATs numeracy question papers for the 2015 test and combined the question and answer booklets into a single presentation. This is a great way of teaching as there is an instant feedback and explanation as to how to solve each problem. This helps to challenge and consolidate the classes learning.
This teaching resource could be used for whole class teaching and checking, or at home as a one to one resource with a tutor. These teaching resources make maths less stressful and so the students are more motivated to succeed!
I have created resources for levels 3-5 and also separate resources for Level 6 students. All the students should attempt all the papers to both consolidate and strengthen their basic learning and also extend their skills to a higher level.
If you like this resource, please leave a comment here.
I have written a lot more teaching resources and uploaded them to my own website at http://www.TimeToTeach.co.uk.

I have been a keen fan of this book for a long time. I was really excited to see as part of the Open Government scheme, I was able to take this book and make it into something I believe is much more user friendly.
When I used the original book with an interactive whiteboard, I was always annoyed at having to skim to the end of the book to show an answer. I wanted it on the next page.
In addition, I have now replaced all the pictured with much more stimulating colourful pictures. I have also taken the time to follow the advice of Dudley council and sorted the different problems into age groups and blocks.
You will notice there is some repetition of problems both between blocks and in different year groups. The students can try the same problem twice at different times, as this is excellent consolidation. It is also an excellent time to suggest students think about how they could change the problem.
How can this be used in the classroom?
This could be used as an assessment at the start or the end of a unit. It also could be used as an emergency set of lessons for any teacher while covering another teacher’s maths classes.
In addition, it is also an excellent set of resources to prepare for different exams. Look at how the students resolve a problem and identify the different ways different students attempt to answer the same problem.
In addition to answering the problems, this is also an excellent time to look into inverse operations. How do we know we have found all the answers? How do we know we have found the correct answer?
I have really enjoyed making these mental maths problems a lot more accessible. I have enjoyed teaching them in a wide range of different classes and I hope that you too will enjoy making maths fun.

I love Year 5 Wigan Maths Tests. While they are little old and don't follow the current curriculum, they are still an excellent set of tests for revision purposes. I have taken the traditional tests and converted them all into PowerPoint presentations. On top of this, I have given teachers the option of either letting the students only see the answers at the end or after each question. I really like the second option as it means I can set a question, then give them a little time to think about it or discuss it in pairs and then show them the answer and discuss the different ways different children or different pairs found their answers. This is as much a learning experience as the test itself for many children. I really hope this pack is useful for lots of teachers.

Each lesson is complete, and comes with a learning objectives, a warm up, main lesson, an independent learning section and a plenary.
Here is a list of the lessons:
Lesson 1: Putting the larger number first when adding.
Lesson 2: Using 'Near Doubles'
Lesson 3: Pairs that make 10 when adding
Lesson 4: Idea of Difference
Lesson 5: Words about Subtraction
Lesson 6: Using addition and subtraction with shopping
Lesson 7: Identifying Multiples
Lesson 8: Making Rectangular Arrays
Lesson 9: Multiplication Sentences
Lesson 10: The Multiplication Symbols
Lesson 11: Number Properties
Years ago I made a lot of interesting Maths PowerPoint lessons, and then left them for 10 years in a draw. They have since been viewed over 22,000 times.
By popular demand, I have uploaded them as I am sure lots of teachers will find them really useful and will use them. This collection is particularly useful if you need to cover a lesson and need a lesson with no preparation! Please leave a comment.

As my Anti-bullying posters (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/10-free-anti-bullying-week-posters-for-every-classroom-download-and-share-today-11168376) proved so popular, I thought I would continue the series and create a set of motivational maths posters. You could add them to the classroom or all around the school. The would make an excellent resource for International Mathematics day, Pi day or any other numeracy day.
If you like these resources, please click the heart on this page to get informed of when I upload my next set of FREE poster resources.
Please also take the time to say something nice about these resources as you can imagine, they take a long time to make and nice comments motivate me to make more of them!

I love Wigan Maths. I have used them constantly in my own classroom since 2000. While these assessments don't match the current curriculum, they are still an excellent tool for reviewing and revising maths. I took the original tests and I have made it so your students can do all the test in one go, or you can give them a single question, give them a little time to resolve the problem and then discuss what is the answer and why. This is the best use of these Wigan maths tests.

Here is a great set of Year 3 Maths teaching resources. These could be used to help revise for the KS1 or KS2 SATs tests, as a resource for a supply teacher or simply as something to do at home.
Years ago I wrote a wide range of different Year 3 Maths PowerPoint lessons which followed the Governmental guidelines of the time.
Free Year 3 Lessons: The topics covered are...
Lesson 1: Y3 1 Autumn Place Values
Lesson 2: Y3 2 Autumn Ordering
Lesson 3: Y3 3 Autumn Add Subtract Multiples
Lesson 4: Y3 4 Autumn Mental Calculations
Lesson 5: Y3 5 Autumn Mental Models
Lesson 6: Y3 6 Autumn Money
Lesson 7: Y3 7 Autumn Adding several numbers
Lesson 8: Y3 8 Autumn Add subtract 11 or 9
Lesson 9: Y3 9 Autumn Subtraction Bonds
Lesson 10: Y3 10 Autumn Addition on empty line
Lesson 11: Y3 11 Autumn Solving Word Problems
Originally, I was asked to send them to some friends, and so I thought I would share them with all the world via TES. Since then they have been viewed over 40,000 times! This is my most downloaded set of presentations I have ever made on TES.

FREE Year 4 Termly Maths Assessments - Perfect For the Year 4 Optional SATs Tests Revision
I love Wigan Maths. I have simply taken their ideas and made them ready for the modern classroom. I have upgraded the paper tests and made them more fun, more colourful Year 4 PowerPoint presentations. I have given the teachers two different options. The students can do a single question in an alloted amount of time and then discuss their answers as a class - discussing their different strategies and how they checked their answers or a more standard test - and checking.

FREE Year 6 Maths Pack (Spring and Autumn Terms) - Booster and Revision Course.
Here are the titles of the FREE Year 6 lessons:
Lesson 1: The idea of percentage reductions in shop prices.
Lesson 2: Putting percentages in context by looking at special offers on household packages.
Lesson 3: Using percentages as a way of comparing different fractions.
Lesson 4: The importance of knowing the size of the wholes when comparing percentages.
Lesson 5: Giving practice in equivalent decimals, fractions and percentages.
Lesson 6: How to convert any percentage to a fraction or decimal.
Lesson 7: Number problems using ratio
Lesson 8: Ratio and proportion
Lesson 9: Find the maximum sum
Lesson 10: Investigating Calendars
Lesson 11: Examining statistics
Years ago I wrote a series of numeracy lessons, based on the SpringBoard 6 materials, but I converted them into PowerPoint. Recently I got an email from a teacher requesting that I share these resources with the world and so here they are!
There are perfect for revision, for SATs preparation, supply and cover lessons.

I have always used the Wigan Maths Tests to prepare the students for their final exams. However, I wanted to improve it, so that I could ask a question and discuss the answer directly on the whiteboard and so I rewrote the tests as PowerPoint presentations. The students could do it together in the classroom or take them home as additional revision.

FREE Year 1 Maths PowerPoint Lesson - Ordering Numbers - Spring Term
Lesson Objectives:
I can count in fives
I can put numbers into order.
I can copy out numbers in order.
I can use mental images to find the differences.
If you like this lesson, you will really like my complete (11 lesson) FREE Year 1 Maths pack at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-1-maths-powerpoint-lessons-6167046

FREE Year 5 PowerPoint Mental Maths Tests (3 weeks)
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 fun way to teaching counting during Halloween.
I have combined three of my Halloween Resources to make them even better this year, a Halloween counting song, Number and Letter Handwriting worksheets linked to Halloween and 31 suggested ways of using these ideas in the classroom.
You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different skeletons being shown in each of the photos.
You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about the Halloween Skeleton Counting Song.
The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different groups of skeletons. The students can then discuss what they think each skeleton was saying or thinking.
The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.