## Year 6 SATS – all they’re cracked up to be?

What are Year 6 SATs? Essentially they are tests in the core subjects which students take in the May of Year 6 to find out how they are progressing and whether they meet the...

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# Author: Claire Ward

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Year 6 SATS – all they’re cracked up to be?

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Where does Euler’s number ‘e’ come from?

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Maths and Skiing!

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Helping your kids with their times tables

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A trick to squaring numbers ending in 5 in seconds!

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High Learning Potential (HLP) in Maths

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Books to support your child’s learning at home – Primary School

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Preparing for the 7+ (Maths)

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My identical twin went to space and now we’re not the same age!

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All swans on the moon are green!

What are Year 6 SATs? Essentially they are tests in the core subjects which students take in the May of Year 6 to find out how they are progressing and whether they meet the...

Maths has a few fun and interesting numbers – numbers that appear in nature, but yet numbers that go on forever. Often these numbers (the most famous of which is probably pi) are taught...

I knew there was a way I could join my two passions (Maths and skiing) together! Check out this paper for a study of the angles and dynamics involved in carving depending on the...

Times tables are one of those things that you just have to learn. And knowing them really well definitely helps all through your Maths career at school, and really all through life – working...

Would you like to learn a trick to impress your friends with your immense mental arithmetic skills? Here’s a quick way to square any number ending in 5. Take, for example, 75. What is...

The subject of kids with high learning potential (HLP) in Maths is one which is close to my heart, having my own child who falls into this category. HLP, or ‘giftedness’ as it may...

Parents often ask me what books are helpful to use at home to support their child’s learning. There are so many out there, it’s often hard to choose. As with so many things, it...

The 7+ exam (for entrance into private schools in year 3) is not to be undertaken lightly. The exam is taken in the Autumn Term of year 2, so your child would be 6...

I’m a pure mathematician through and through – I love proofs, logic, algebra, number theory etc. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the beauty of some of Einstein’s discoveries. Consider the ‘twin paradox’...

Yes, it’s true. Well, mathematically anyway. Let’s use a bit of logic and reasoning. Consider the statement ‘all swans on the moon are green’. How do we prove this? There are two mathematically equivalent...