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Ten bar multiplication and division problems (all using multiplication facts for the 3 and 4 times-tables), with a choice of 3 possible bar models. Great for collecting evidence of fluency and reasoning. Presented 2 to a page for easy photocopying.
Learning Objectives covered:
LO: To solve multiplication problems using the 3 & 4 times table.
LO: To use a bar model to support calculations

Everything you need for a reciprocal reading unit on the text Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Contains over 20 differentiated activities organized into the reciprocal reading focuses - Clarify, Summarize, Predict, Questions, Infer, plus addition GPS activities.
Detailed planning for each day matching Learning Objectives from the current NC (2014).

Inspired by the Year 5 mastery document, Zippy Onion and his Spanish moustache return to help students solve reasoning place value problems. I have presented to identical sets on the same sheet for ease of photocopying.
Learning objective – to determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 1 million

Everything you need for a reciprocal reading unit on the text Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.
Contains over 20 differentiated activities organized into the reciprocal reading focuses - Clarify, Summarize, Predict, Question, plus addition GPS activities.
Detailed planning for each day matching Learning Objectives from the current NC (2014).

Everything you need for your reciprocal reading unit, contains over 20 differentiated activities organized into the 5 reciprocal reading focuses - Clarify, Summarize, Predict, Questions, Infer, plus addition GPS activities. No cutting - just print and go!
Detailed planning for each day matching Learning Objectives from the current NC (2014).

True or false activity to promote reasoning with rounding.
Suitable for Year 4 and/or a quick revision activity for Year 5
Year 4 LO - To round decimals up to 2 decimal places.

A set of 10 Time related problems. Great for starters, to prompt reasoning and discussion, and also gather evidence of fluency skills. Includes concept cartoons and Roman Numerals
Learning objectives covered:
LO: To tell the time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute (Fluency & Reasoning – Yr. 3)
LO: Convert between analogue and 12-hour digital clocks (Fluency – Yr. 3)
LO: To know the number of seconds in a minute. (Fluency & Reasoning – Yr. 3)
LO: To know the number of days in the month and months in a year. (Fluency & Reasoning – Yr. 3)
LO: Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals (Fluency & Reasoning – Yr. 3)

A bundle of 10 Fraction activities inspired by NCETM Maths Mastery and Reasoning documents. I have included some Year 2 objectives to allow for quick assessment of previous objectives taught. Perfect for lesson starters to encourage discussion and reasoning between students AND as a cheeky bonus, using them, means you always have written evidence of students problem solving and reasoning skills! Presented in easy to photocopy format, with 4 activities to a page.

I have used these resources this week to introduce grid method of multiplication and build on advice from White Rose Hub resources. Pack includes initial discussion prompt, 5 days of talk-time activities (or 2 lessons worth of questions), and a matching activity to assess pupil understanding and reasoning skills.

Inspired by Nrich & White Rose hub materials this is a bundle of 11 different problem solving activities, to practice working systematically. I have been using them as starters to get discussion and reasoning flowing, and to collect and share different ways of setting out problems.

Looking for fraction lesson starters? This bundle has you sorted for the next 10 lessons!
Ten Fractions lesson starters covering the following learning outcomes:
LO - Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators - (Yr. 3 – Fluency)
LO - Solve problems involving fractions of a number - (Yr. 3 – Fluency & problem solving)
LO - Recognise and use fractions on a number line - (Yr. 3 – Fluency)
LO - Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
LO - Solve problems involving fractions (Yr. 3 – Reasoning)
LO – Recognise simple equivalent fractions (Yr. 3 – Reasoning)
LO – To order fractions with the same denominators (Yr. 3 – Reasoning)
LO – To compare and order fractions (Yr. 3 – Reasoning)
Set out in easy to photocopy format 4 to a page (sometimes 2 to a page).
I use them with my class to start every maths lesson, encouraging discussion and reasoning between students. AND as a cheeky bonus using them means I always have written evidence of students reasoning skills!

A bundle of 10 Multiplication talk time activities inspired by NCETM Maths Mastery and Reasoning documents. Perfect for lesson starters to encouraging discussion and reasoning between students AND as a cheeky bonus, using them means you always have written evidence of students reasoning skills! Set out in easy to photocopy format, 4 to a page (sometimes 3 to a page).
Includes the following Learning Outcomes:
LO – Yr. 3 – Problem Solving - Calculate mentally using multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables, including two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers.
LO - Yr.3 – Problem Solving & Fluency - Using multiplication and division facts for the 2, 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables, including two-digit numbers multiplied by one-digit numbers to solve problems.
LO - Yr.3 – Problem Solving & Reasoning - Solve calculation problems involving multiplication and division, including missing number problems, simple positive integer scaling and simple correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.
LO - Yr. 3 – Problem Solving - Solve number problems using multiplication facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

A pack of 10 concept cartoons to promote reasoning on geometry topics, which can be used to provoke thinking, highlight common misconceptions, assess understanding or to promote mathematical discussion.
This pack can be used as a whole class discussion piece, or individually with students recording their reasoning in their maths journals or books (Each example is repeated in an easy to photocopy, 4 to a page format, for individual student work).
Learning Objectives covered in this pack:
• Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.
• Recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them.
• Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn.
• Identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle.
• Describe the properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes using accurate language, including lengths of lines and acute and obtuse for angles greater or lesser than a right angle. (Non- statutory guidance)
• Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations (Yr. 4 LO)

Everything you need for your reciprocal reading unit, contains over 20 differentiated activities organized into the 5 reciprocal reading focuses - Clarify, Summarize, Predict, Questions, Infer, plus addition GPS activities. No cutting - just print and go!
Detailed planning for each day matching Learning Objectives from the current NC (2014).

No need to spend hours prepping for your reciprocal reading unit this week, this pack contains everything you need. No pre- cutting required – just print and go, and in line with Covid-19 concerns, all activities can be completed independently.
This pack contains 20 differentiated activities organized into the reciprocal reading focuses - Clarify, Summarize, Predict, Question, plus an addition GPS activity. Detailed planning matches the Learning Objectives from the current NC (2014).

A set of four differentiated mazes for student to colour a path through, counting on in tenths or hundredths (or just ones for SEN). Plus a blank grid for students to design their own mazes.
Year 4 Learning Objectives: count up and down in tenths and hundredths.

A bundle of 11 Place Value activities inspired by NCETM Maths Mastery and Reasoning documents (includes negative numbers). Perfect for lesson starters to encouraging discussion and reasoning between students AND as a cheeky bonus, using them, means you always have written evidence of students problem solving and reasoning skills! Presented in easy to photocopy format, with 4 or 2 activities to a page.
Learning Outcomes included are:
LO - Recognise the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number (Yr. 4 - Problem solving)
LO - Solve number and practical problems with number and place value, with increasingly large positive numbers (Yr. 4 - Problem Solving & Fluency)
LO: Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers (Yr. 4 Problem Solving & Fluency)
LO - Solve problems including missing number problems, using place value and more complex addition and subtraction (Yr. 4 Problem Solving & Reasoning)
LO - Find 1000 more or less than a given number (Yr. 4 Problem Solving & Reasoning)
LO - Count in multiples of 1000`s through negative numbers (Yr. 4 Fluency)

A bundle of 10 Addition and Subtraction activities inspired by NCETM Maths Mastery and Reasoning documents. Perfect for lesson starters to encourage discussion and reasoning between students AND as a cheeky bonus, using them, means you always have written evidence of students problem solving and reasoning skills! Presented in easy to photocopy format, with 4 activities to a page.
LO`s included:
LO – To add and subtract 3 digit numbers mentally. (Yr. 3 - Mastery and Mastery with greater depth)
LO - Solve problems including missing number problems, using place value and more complex addition and subtraction. (Yr. 3 – Reasoning & Problem Solving)
LO - Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones; a three-digit number and tens; a three digit number and hundreds. (Yr. 3 – Reasoning & Problem Solving)

A second bundle of 10 Place Value activities inspired by NCETM Maths Mastery and Reasoning documents. Perfect for lesson starters to encouraging discussion and reasoning between students AND as a cheeky bonus, using them, means you always have written evidence of students problem solving and reasoning skills! Presented in easy to photocopy format, with 4 activities to a page.
LO`s included:
(Yr. 3 Fluency & Reasoning) – Recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number.
(Yr. 3 Fluency & Reasoning) – Count in multiples of 50 from zero.
(Yr. 3 Fluency & Reasoning) - Identify 100 more or 100 less than any given number.
(Yr. 3 – Problem Solving & Reasoning) - Solve number problems involving recognising the place value within a 3 digit number.
(Yr. 3 – Problem Solving & Reasoning) - Compare and order whole numbers to 1000.

3 STEM inspired Place Value activities, which cover the place value objectives from Yr 2 through to Yr 5 and come complete with planning.
The STEM Challenge and Mystery Number Activity use the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA) model currently recommended to encourage Greater Depth of understanding of number, as used in Singapore.
Learning Objectives included are:
• Represent numbers using different representations.
• Find 10, 100, 1,000 or 10,000 more or less than a given number.
• Recognise the place value of each digit in a 2, 3, 4 or 5- digit number (hundreds, hundreds, tens, and ones).
• Read and write numbers up to 10,000 in numerals and in words.
• Solve problems, including missing number problems and place value.