# Blog

### KS2 SATs Reasoning; Re-presenting the problem

Published: 22 October 2019
Finding the maths camouflaged by the information in a question.

### Detecting shaky learning and dealing with it

Published: 15 October 2019
“Shaky learning” is often well hidden by pupils. Without getting to the root of the problem, you will only sticky plaster the cracks.

### Analysis of 2019 KS2 Maths SATs Arithmetic paper (Part 2)

Published: 10 October 2019
Helping schools think about how they might interpret the findings of the Arithmetic SATs paper outcomes, and how their findings might be translated...

### Analysis of 2019 KS2 Maths SATs Arithmetic paper (Part 1)

Published: 08 October 2019
What can question level analysis tell you about the KS2 SATs and what is it hiding?

### Can't calculate? Could place value be the culprit?

Published: 01 October 2019
The gaps in place value understanding are the main culprit when children can’t calculate - here are some ideas to fix this.

### The beautiful array

Published: 03 September 2019
The problem is that this lack of understanding can stay hidden on our classrooms until about mid-year 4, then many pupils start to hit the...

### Hang on I’ve seen this somewhere before; is any maths really all new learning?

Published: 25 June 2019
There is a myth which is pervasive that what we teach to our children is all novel. That they learn it first with us. Is that quite true?

### Bar modelling and the KS2 maths SATs

Published: 18 June 2019
Charlie Harber loves to bar model, here she dives into the maths papers to consider ways bar modelling can help thinking.

### Ready to meet the summer six challenge?

Published: 06 June 2019
Read how the summer six challenge can be extended to add greater challenge.

### Divide and conquer: Do we share or do we group?

Published: 18 March 2019
Rachel Rayner considers how well we and our children are able to differentiate between two structures of division.