Gradients and Distances Game: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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Picture the scene. You have just your class how to work out the gradient and distance between two points, they have practiced the basics, and now you are on the lookout for something different. If only there was a way to ensure they continued to get that valuable practice, but in a slightly more engaging context that may just lead to them developing other skills along the way. Well, fear not! Your prayers…

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Place Value and Number Properties: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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What is it?

I love this simple, engaging activity that helps students practice their key numeracy skills. It consists of a bright, colourful Excel file that is able to generate a random 4 digit number, and a worksheet. But that is all you need! Once the number has been generated, students are then challenged to write down things like: the biggest number, the smallest odd number, the smallest three digit number, the…

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Fractions Mastery Lesson: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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The term “Mastery” gets banded around a lot these days. I think we need to be clear that there are series of lessons that are used with a complete mastery approach, but the idea that you can dip into mastery for one off lessons is – in my opinion, anyway – a bit of a misnomer. However, this is undoubtedly an excellent lesson on the four operations of fractions, that with adaptation could be used by anyone….

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TES Maths Newsletter: June 2017 | MrBarton

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With the summer holidays in sight, what better time to review the crucial skills that students have learnt throughout the year? To make this as easy as possible, I’ve pulled together a selection of some of my favourite, top-rated resources to support learners as they revisit their old friends: algebra, probability and the four operations.

Once again, a big thank you must go to the kind and generous Tes Maths community,…

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Expanding Bracket Gap Fill: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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I am a huge fan of novel, engaging ways to test familiar and crucial mathematical skills. Take expanding and factorising single brackets. Students probably encounter this topics for the first time in Year 7, and yet the vast majority will still need practice into Year 11. This variation on a traditional worksheet is a superb way to ensure get that all-important practice, but with the added bonus of a bit more…

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TES Maths Resource of the Day: May 2017 | MrBarton

Each day I select one of my favourite free maths resources that have been uploaded and shared by the generous and incredibly talented users of the TES Maths website and tweet it out via @TESmaths. I call this feature Resource of the Day (ROTD).

Here are my May selections. Just click on the resource description to download it.

And of course, all the resources selected are completely free. You just need to register on the TES website to download them.  And as ever, a huge thank you to all the teachers who share resources. You make TES what it is  

1st May: An excellent lesson on Venn…

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Diminishing Fractions Diagrams: TES Maths Resource of the Week | MrBarton

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What is it?

Fractions are a minefield of misconceptions. Despite the fact that students technically encounter equivalent fractions for the first time in Year 2, many still enter Year 11 with some serious holes in their understanding of fractions. Hence, any activity that can help students develop a deeper understanding, perhaps by presenting fractions in a different way, is going to be a Godsend for me. Step forward…

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