by robdolphin | Jan 12, 2024 | Add & Subtract, Age 8, Doubling & Halving, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Extended Explorations, Large Numbers, Mental Strategies, Resources

This activity was designed for, and used successfully, with a group of capable 8 year olds who had just been introduced to the standard written method of addition. The objectives were as follows: revise their understanding of number bond diagrams and function...
by robdolphin | Dec 30, 2023 | Age 8, Fractions, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Extended Explorations, Resources, What See Know examples

This short exploration uses a hundred square as a representation of one whole, to explore how fractions work on a hundred square. It is assumed that the children have a basic understanding of fractions dividing up rectangles and other shapes into different numbers of...
by robdolphin | Oct 29, 2023 | Age 8, Fractions, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Extended Explorations, Measurement, Question based examples, Resources

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by robdolphin | Oct 20, 2023 | Age 8, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Visual Skill Builders, Multiply & Divide, Practical and diagrams - examples, Resources, What See Know examples

This is one of a series of visual skill builders which are designed to give children a toolkit of diagrams, words and phrases to help them explain their mathematical understanding and solve problems. This one explores how a rectangle diagrams made up of small squares...
by robdolphin | Oct 18, 2023 | Age 8, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Mini Explorations, Low threshold, High ceiling examples, Multiply & Divide, Question based examples, Resources

This is a lovely activity which is very simple to do, and is great for showing that Maths is full of patterns. The patterns in the numbers then generate satisfying visual patterns. Important Note: Detailed guidance on using the slide show resources can be found in...
by robdolphin | Oct 18, 2023 | Age 8, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Mini Explorations, Multiply & Divide, Practical and diagrams - examples, What See Know examples

A factor rainbow is a beautiful idea that deserves to be part of every child’s Mathematical vocabulary. This mini exploration encourages them to explore freely and see how many they can find. Important Note: Detailed guidance on using the slide show resources can be...