Teach your students to identify number patterns

This activity will allow students to develop an understanding of math patterns.  Identifying patterns also builds number sense including skip counting, mental math, and problem solving.  A pattern can be any arrangement of things in math such as numbers or geometric shapes that are repeated in an orderly recognizable manner.

Click here to download the entire 5 page lesson plan

Calculating the cost of Christmas - Maths Lesson

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This mini lesson will allow students to put their computation skills to work, while having some Christmas fun.  Students will be provided a budget (set amount of money to spend).  They will be choosing items from the list for each member of their family.  The goal is for them to divide their money evenly between each family member.  Then, they will be choosing the best gifts for each family member. 

Essential Questions

·    How does price influence purchases?

·    what decisions affect buying decisions?

Key Learning Areas - Numeracy & literacy

Concepts Taught - Subtraction, problem-solving

Target Age - 9 – 12 Year Olds

Duration - 1 x 60 minute Session

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50 free classroom posters in a week: day 4

As we wind up the penultimate day of the working week I have just added some more free classroom posters to our collection including.

  • Colors & Colours Series
  • Prime Numbers
  • Fractions

Click here to access them and over 100 other posters in our collection 

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Fun Base Ten Game

Choose from three sets of games to learn about place value, addition and subtraction. Activities can be customised to ones, tens and hundreds. Each mode has audio help and written instructions describing how to play.

Access it here.

SMARTIE MATHS: MATHS YOU CAN EAT

Thanks to Jenna from Wisconsin for sending me this great lesson plan involving maths and smarties.  It has 20 maths problems that will challenge students of all ages involving number, shape, measurement and chance and data.

You can download the lesson plan here.  And best of all when you are done, you get to eat the smarties.

Enjoy.

FREE CLASSROOM POSTER: LESS THAN & GREATER THAN

Another day another free awesome poster for you classroom.  This poster is a great tool for teaching kids about the math's concept of less than and greater than.  It is really easy to understand and has some great visuals that will stick in your students memory.

Please feel free to download and Print the poster (A3 Recommended) as large as possible.  If you have any great ideas for other classroom posters please let us know in the comment section below.

Download the Poster here... Enjoy!!

* Please note all of our posters are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size.  Be aware it will be automatically resized to your default paper size when using Adobe Acrobat Reader without any loss of quality.  If you would like to print these documents at larger sizes you can read the Adobe Resize & Scaling FAQ here.

Finally if you would like to purchase a completely editable version of this document to alter without any restrictions you can purchase it for $10.00 simply by emailing us.

FREE ROMAN NUMERAL POSTER FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

Roman numerals were the accepted numerical system of the ancient world for a longer period of time than our current 0 - 9 Hindu Arabic numerical system has been. 

As a maths teacher, Roman Numerals open the door to discussing the evolution of mathematics and society by telling the rise and fall of empires, great minds of the past and evolving our thought processes as the world became a larger community.

This free poster not only explains how the Roman Numeral system works, so that your students can identify the production years at the end of movies, but also offers a great collection of historical facts about it's stories past.  Did I also mention it looks great too.

So...  Feel free to download it here, and Print it out as large as possible.  Enjoy!

* Please note all of our posters are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size.  Be aware it will be automatically resized to your default paper size when using Adobe Acrobat Reader without any loss of quality.  If you would like to print these documents at larger sizes you can read the Adobe Resize & Scaling FAQ here.

Finally if you would like to purchase a completely editable version of this document to alter without any restrictions you can purchase it for $10.00 simply by emailing us.

TED ED - Pick of the week

Each Week we will be rummaging through TED-ED for the best video lessons to share with your students.  This weeks video is One or One:  Or is it? 

One bag of apples, one apple, one slice of apple -- which of these is one unit? Explore the basic unit of math (explained by a trip to the grocery store!) and discover the many meanings of one.