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How I passed the QTS maths test – part 2
The first part of the QTS skills test is the mental maths section. To pass this, it helps to have a good grasp of times tables. I was lucky that I already knew these really well because my school had … Continue reading
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Tagged fractions, maths, mental maths, number bonds, partitioning, percentages, QTS, skills test, times tables, tuition, tutor
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How I passed the QTS maths test – part 1
Like a lot of people, I was always scared of maths. I hated it at school – somehow those numbers never made as much sense to me as they did to my peers. But because claiming to be bad at … Continue reading
Top Ten Random Posts on Education
I’ve never written a roundup post before, but I’ve been blogging for a while and now seemed like a good time to take stock of which posts people have read the most and to reshare them. I’ve decided to group … Continue reading
Posted in Dyslexia / Dyscalculia, English, Maths, SEN
Tagged education, English, growth mindset, maths, number bonds, SPaG, times tables, top 10, top ten, VCOP
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What’s the best order to learn times tables in?
Sometimes, something seems so obvious to you that you can’t imagine that other people don’t already do it. This is how I feel about times tables. I’ve always encouraged children to learn them in a particular order and have always … Continue reading
F is also for….Finger tables.
We all know that times tables are really useful, so but some of them are just too hard to remember. Luckily there are tricks to help with some of the really difficult ones. I’m sure you already know the 9 … Continue reading
Posted in AZ of Learning, Maths
Tagged finger tables, multiplication, times tables, tricks
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Finger Tables
I learnt this way of working out those tricky 6x 7x and 8x tables at a course a while back. I found it extremely complicated and far harder than just learning the tables – in fact I was the one … Continue reading
Posted in Dyslexia / Dyscalculia, Maths
Tagged 6x, 7x, 8x, dyscalculia, dyslexia, example, finger tables, fingers, multisensory, times tables
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T is for…
T is for…Times Tables. Your times tables are one of the most important things you will ever learn in your life! No matter what job you decide to do when you leave school, you will find that you use your … Continue reading