Classroom Materials

Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Each of these resources can be purchased directly from the publisher using the links below.

New! Maths Buzz

Collaborative reasoning challenges developed with BEAM
Maths Buzz

Working in pairs or small groups, children use their reasoning skills to figure out how to organise a collection of picture cards. Can they work out the order of the racing robots or arrange the hats on the shelves? Children will develop their speaking and listening skills and their problem-solving abilities as they work together to sort out the clues and deduce the solutions. Get the class buzzing with Maths Buzz!

Three sets are available, one for Years 1/2, one for Years 3/4 and one for Years 5/6.

For more information, cost and details of how to order, please see the BEAM website:

Year 1/2 - http://www.beam.co.uk/productdescription.asp?productid=854&agerange=0

Year 3/4 - http://www.beam.co.uk/productdescription.asp?productid=855&agerange=0

Year 5/6 - http://www.beam.co.uk/productdescription.asp?productid=856&agerange=0


The Brain Buster Maths Boxes

Innovative whole-class kits developed with BEAM
Maths Box
These boxes have everything to get your class involved in a mathematical challenge: A4 problem cards for pairs to share (or you can print out multiple copies from the CD-ROM); enough equipment for a class of children working in pairs on the same problem at the same time; a teachers' book and a CD-ROM of the problems, activity sheets and notes - all in a neat storage box. There are problems about finding all the possibilities, diagram problems and visual puzzles, problems involving finding rules and describing patterns, and logic puzzles. Each problem has an extension. There's help in encouraging children to explain their methods and in analysing their strategies.

Three boxes are available, one for Years 1/2, one for Years 3/4 and one for Years 5/6. For more information, cost and details of how to order, please see the BEAM website:

Year 1/2 - http://www.beam.co.uk/productdescription.asp?productid=755&agerange=0

Year 3/4 - http://www.beam.co.uk/productdescription.asp?productid=756&agerange=0

Year 5/6 - http://www.beam.co.uk/productdescription.asp?productid=757&agerange=0




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