Useful Links

Here is a list of websites I often visit for inspiration. Hope you like…..

Government Policy

These are the websites that contain all official policy and access to statutory assessments at KS1 and 2.

OfSted   https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted

DfE   https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

STA   https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/standards-and-testing-agency


Schemes of Learning

White Rose Maths Hub  https://whiterosemaths.com/

White Rose Maths Parents Workbooks https://whiterosemaths.com/parent-workbooks/

Kangaroo Maths http://www.kangaroomaths.com/kenny2.php

Maths Mastery https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/


Virtual Manipulatives

Virtual manipulatives are no replacement for the actual use of apparatus, however trying to model using 100, 10s and 1s Dienes blocks is often challenging, you run out of hands very quickly.

Mathsbot – virtual manipulatives, number of the day, this site grows on an almost daily basis  http://mathsbot.com/

Toy Theater – This is an American site, hence some Americanised spellings of useful virtual manipulatives https://toytheater.com/category/teacher-tools/virtual-manipulatives/

Mathigon – This site has a really useful manipulatives section with polygons, Cuisenaire rods and a fraction wall. https://mathigon.org/polypad


Mastery

Everyone is talking about mastery. I include here websites that have examples of depth, multiple representations, reasoning and variation. All websites are free, unless otherwise stated, at the time of writing.

Diagnostic Questions: from Craig Barton, low stakes quizzes aligned to WR and GCSE https://diagnosticquestions.com

Fraction Talk – Fraction Talks is a US site that gives images that are built around classroom talk and student action. http://fractiontalks.com/

Frayer Models – a sister site of mathsbot.com and great examples of developing definitions and what something is or isn’t https://nonexamples.com/frayer

Kenny’s Pouch – all things BAM related www.kangaroomaths.com/kenny.php

Math Playground – some great bar modelling software amongst other things https://www.mathplayground.com 

The Primary Mathematics Cupboard – this is Jean Knapp’s blog and website. Defintely worth checking out her word problem materials. https://jkprimarymaths.wordpress.com/

Mathsticks (log in required) Great activities for developing a sense of number https://mathsticks.com/my

More- same-less – this website is suitable for KS2 upwards, just choose the relevant grids for your year group. www.more-same-less.co.uk

Non-examples – great opportunities to develop ideas of examples and non examples https://nonexamples.com/

NCETM (Log in required) – all mastery documents for KS1 – 3 and EYs  https://www.ncetm.org.uk/

nrich – classic encyclopaedia of all things problem solving  https://nrich.maths.org/

STOPS – Sequenced Teaching Of Problem Solving. Although a subscription website, there are many free resources that you can try to see whether it’s the resource for you. Some great problems that are scaffolded both ways. www.stopsproblemsolving.co.uk

WODB (Which One Doesn’t Belong- great opportunities to develop reasoning http://wodb.ca/

Variation theory – looking for crafted questions, start here https://variationtheory.com/


Developing Fluency

My Mini Maths  – daily arithmetic practice for Years 4 – 6 https://myminimaths.co.uk/

Retrieval Practice – another part of the mathsbot.com website, you can customise the questions to suit topics recently covered. Suitable for KS2 and above. https://mathsbot.com/starters/retrievalStarter

Times Tables Rockstars (subscription required) https://ttrockstars.com/

UR Brainy – this website has a trial MTC platform for times tables https://urbrainy.com/mtc

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