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Another FREE worksheet set from Brilliant Publications

1) Who won the race?

2) What order did the team come in?

3) Show how you worked it out.

4) Make your own ‘Who Won?’ problem. Continue reading

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New maths resources for primary schools

Our new maths catalogue is now available! Click here to download a copy!

We are especially proud of our new Mighty Fun Activities for Practising Times Tables, featuring Mighty Hypersonic Heather, Twirling Tornado Tony and many other superheroes!

These superheroes all share one mission – to make practising times tables fun!

Brilliant Publications maths catalogue 2017

Brilliant Pubications’ maths catalogue for primary schools

Unfortunately, our mighty superheroes have a problem! Super villain Dennis the Demon Digit Demolisher has an evil plan to rid the world of numbers … .  Can your pupils solve the problems in time to stop him sabotaging the Trans-galaxy Superhero Games?

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Primary school teachers should study maths post-GCSE

A report from the Advisory Council on Mathematics Education (ACME) suggests teachers responsible for maths in both primary and secondary schools need better qualifications and training.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34797412

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Replacements for bread tags – the problems of being an educational publisher

We recently bought the UK rights to an excellent series of books called ‘Open-ended Maths Investigations’ from Blake Publishing in Australia. As always when we buy in a book, we need to check it carefully to ensure that it fits our curriculum and what happens in UK schools. This has been relatively easy for this series, but one thing has stumped us – bread tags.

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How to master the skill of problem solving

Many people, even in adulthood, find the unravelling of problems in order to find solutions very difficult if not impossible. So how can we teach children how to solve problems?

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Ofsted and solving problems within the numeracy framework

Many problem solving skills and strategies do not come naturally to children – and so they have to be taught.

Indeed, it is not enough for children to be able to count, recognize numbers and calculate.  Children need to be able to use problem solving skills alongside maths knowledge to help them to succeed in a variety of ‘real life’ situations.

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Examples of Bad Maths: free teaching resource

Do you ever actually check whether the supermarket offer you have been taken in by is actually better value for money? There has been a lot of coverage recently on some supermarket offers not being a saving.

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