Line-Ups can be played as a two-team race, as long as teachers give out 2 sets of cards labelled A or B or coloured differently; or Line-Ups can be played against the clock - the class has to try to beat its time on the next occasion.
I have just made a variety of sheets to practise problem solving with number, similar to those that children may encounter in maths SATs papers.
The sheets can be adapted to suit different levels of ability. My class have enjoyed working inpairs/individually to work the problems out.
Covering all of Key Stage 2 these books are packed full of useful advice, starter activities, and a host of creative ideas, photocopiable resources and lesson plans.
If you want to take your pupils off auto-pilot and develop a thinking classroom, this is the resource for you!
These booklets each contain over 40 reasoning and problem solving questions suitable for KS1, KS2 and KS3 classes.
These are the questions that we have been putting out each day in March 2016 on Twitter in the run up to SATS. Using coins is a great way to explore different ways of making amounts.Year 2 Reasoning Many schools are using some of the ideas of the ‘mastery programme’ as used in Singapore and other parts of the Far East.The answers are provided with some simple notes at the back of the booklet and for some problems supplementary questions and variation has been provided.As always we welcome any feedback on the work we are doing and the materials that we are releasing. The aim of this programme is to give children a deep understanding and fluency in the fundamentals of maths.Because this understanding is deep it will not have to be re-taught at a later time; something which happens all too often at the moment.Remember, there are well over 700 pages for each year available to purchase as downloads.We really like this category as it contains loads of ideas to challenge children's mathematical thinking and encourage them to work in a logical and methodical way. The later pages on shopping require logical thinking and children should be able to explain verbally or on paper how they reached their answers.They are great at developing logical thinking and developing a winning strategy. These pages really are not to be missed and we thoroughly recommend them.This feature is somewhat larger than our usual features, but that is because it is packed with resources to help you develop a problem-solving approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics.