Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities

## Rectangle Diagram – Multiply Two Numbers

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...

## Factor Rainbows

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...

## What can you do with 200 metre sticks?

First published in the SMC Primary Journal Issue 1 (2017) Two years ago we bought 100 metre sticks.  Last year we bought 100 more! Used together with base ten materials, metre sticks are a great resource for teaching key numeracy skills. The ones we use...

## Metrestick fractions-decimals-percentages

(first published in the SMC Journal Issue 48) In my last article, I shared what a fantastic resource metre sticks are for teaching early addition and subtraction skills. In this article I will highlight how they are also great for teaching fractions, decimal...

## Chopping up a Metre Stick

Well, not ACTUALLY cutting it up – but imagine…  Suppose you wanted to make 4 pieces or 5 pieces. Where would you chop? How about 3 pieces? Get totally immersed in how division, fractions and decimals work… ...