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World Book Day 2021: find the maths hiding on your bookshelf!

Published: 24 February 2021
Celebrating World Book Day? Here, we share some maths that may be hiding on your bookshelf within some well-known children’s books…

Putting your school in the driving seat for the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

Published: 01 February 2021
Buckle up and get ready for a smoother journey to multiplication success! Rachael Brown examines how using the principles of learning to drive and the...

Reactivate – assess – teach – rehearse… Year 4 problem solving with fractions

Published: 06 October 2020
Nicola Adams explores the ‘reactivate – assess – teach – rehearse’ approach to teaching Year 4 problem solving with fractions.

Putting your school in the driving seat for securing times table facts

Published: 22 September 2020
Buckle up and get ready for a smoother journey to multiplication success! Rachael Brown examines how using the principles of learning to drive and the...

Steering the primary maths ship into uncharted waters: developing effective subject leadership for the year ahead

Published: 08 September 2020
Rachael Brown examines reflections from a range of maths leaders who have identified principles to make sailing into 2020-21 as smooth as possible.

Fluency sessions – the why and the what!

Published: 09 June 2020
This blog offers a sneak peak at the Herts for Learning fluency session resources.

Help! My pupils just can't reason to problem solve

Published: 05 November 2019
Are we expecting our children to learn to reason by osmosis?

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?

Maximising maths progress across your school

Published: 31 August 2019
Kate Kellner-Dilks asks schools- Does the picture of maths at your school suggest that more pupils are securing more of their learning? Is this likely...

KS2 SATs: the power of the bar model

Published: 06 March 2018
Charlie Harber looks at how the bar model can support pupils to answer not just the odd few questions from the KS2 reasoning papers but the many.