Category Archives: maths ideas

Number Practice Books by Schofield & Sims

My daughter has been using the Schofield & Sims Written Calculation workbooks for a year now and we have both noticed how her Maths confidence has improved.  The format really suits her and each book in the series contains lots … Continue reading

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Dice Games for Kids book

I recently mentioned that one of the permanent parts of our Maths basket is our dice.  I find dice a very versatile Maths tools, starting with basic number recognition and counting up to addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.  Dice are … Continue reading

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Linking Decimals to Fractions

Maths for my daughter needs to include using her hands and being involved.  Giving her worksheet after worksheet without using manipulatives does not work for her.  While we have been working on decimals we have once again been using our … Continue reading

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Decimal pages

One of our new Maths topics this year has been decimals.  The way I first explained decimals to my daughter was that is was like different handwriting styles for fractions.  So just like if you can write the word hello … Continue reading

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Let’s go on a Measuring Walk

The last few weeks I have been feeling like we are not been doing as much hands-on Maths as we usually do.  So after we discovered a new stunning wooded area just around the corner from our home the kids … Continue reading

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Maths Loop Cards

One of the Maths activities that we have been doing a LOT of lately has been Loop Cards / Dominoes.  The kids love them.  If I ask them to choose a Maths activity they often choose one of the Loop … Continue reading

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Improper Fractions

One of the new Math ideas we introduced this year was Improper Fractions  (when your numerator is bigger than the denominator) and how you convert that Improper Fraction into a  Mixed Fraction (combinations of whole numbers and fractions).  And as … Continue reading

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