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Natural Born Mathematicians

Stage: 1

Helen Joyce interviews the neuropsychologist Brian Butterworth whose research has shown that we are all born with a "built-in" sense of cardinal number.

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Number Sense Series: A Sense of 'ten' and Place Value

Stage: 1

Once a basic number sense has developed for numbers up to ten, a strong 'sense of ten' needs to be developed as a foundation for both place value and mental calculations.

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Number Sense Series: Developing Early Number Sense

Stage: 1

This article for teachers suggests teaching strategies and resources that can help to develop children's number sense.

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Matching Numbers

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find different ways of showing the same number? Try this matching game and see!

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Path of Discovery Series: 1. Uncertain Beginnings

Stage: 1

Marion Bond suggests that we try to imagine mathematical knowledge as a broad crazy paving rather than a path of stepping stones. There is no one right place to start and there is no one right route. . . .

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Maze 100

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you go through this maze so that the numbers you pass add to exactly 100?

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Path of Discovery Series 3: I Do and I Understand

Stage: 1

Marion Bond recommends that children should be allowed to use 'apparatus', so that they can physically handle the numbers involved in their calculations, for longer, or across a wider ability band,. . . .

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Mathematical Symbols

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

A brief article written for pupils about mathematical symbols.

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Lucky Numbers

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for pupils explores what makes numbers special or lucky, and looks at the numbers that are all around us every day.

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Models in Mind

Stage: Early years, 1, 2 and 3

This article looks at how models support mathematical thinking about numbers and the number system

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Marvellous Matrix

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Follow the directions for circling numbers in the matrix. Add all the circled numbers together. Note your answer. Try again with a different starting number. What do you notice?

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St Ives

Stage: 2

As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats, every cat had seven kittens. Kittens, cats, sacks and wives, how many were going to St. . . .

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A Story about Absolutely Nothing

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

This article for the young and old talks about the origins of our number system and the important role zero has to play in it.

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Calendars

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.

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Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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Palindromes

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Find out about palindromic numbers by reading this article.

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All Is Number

Stage: 2 and 3

Read all about Pythagoras' mathematical discoveries in this article written for students.

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The Secret World of Codes and Code Breaking

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

When you think of spies and secret agents, you probably wouldn’t think of mathematics. Some of the most famous code breakers in history have been mathematicians.