Investigating Maths can be Fun!
'I don't think there is anything that can make Maths Investigations more fun.'
- that's the latest feedback from one of our 7-year old pupils...
As well as being good fun, Maths Investigations is different. It challenges children to explore and investigate Maths and to take responsibility for their own learning.
The online activities have really caught the imagination of our Year 3s, with pupils clamouring to log on using their iPads before school in the morning! If you'd like your children to catch the bug too, you can get a full years access with individual logins here.
What's special about the online activities?
If it's photocopiable resources you want, read on! Use them to get your children thinking, talking and asking questions. Challenge them with things that don't work and get them to work out why. Here are some examples to get you enthused.
Get your least confident children investigating.
Investigating is not just something you should be doing with the bright ones.
Every child explores the world by investigating from the day it is born.
So every child can explore Maths too. It's just about confidence.
Get them started early! Here's a beautiful investigation to help with learning how to add single digits onto two-digit numbers: Number chains and digit wheels
How many fingers?
How many each and altogether?
Welcome to Maths Investigations!
Photocopiable investigations that will give you ideas to get your children asking the 'What if?' and the 'Why?' questions that really drive mathematical understanding.
Online activities that are self-differentiating and self-marking so that children can explore new concepts at their own level and get instant feedback as to whether they are right or wrong.
The online activities are all interlinked, so if you want to you can set your children up with individual accounts and track what they are up to.
Or if you prefer you can just sign up for one account and use it for whole-class teaching.
You'll probably want to give it a whirl first with a single teacher account while you see whether it is for you. This costs you just £30 (£15 if you only want the photocopiable activities) and gives you full access to everything for a whole year - ridiculously good value, when you consider that there are already nearly 150 investigations, more than 100 quizzes and an almost unlimited number of skill check, pattern builder and pair game permutations available. You can upgrade to include more accounts at any point.
Click on the blue button to sign up now...
"The [photocopiable] activities are challenging and lesson plans well structured. I feel they have breathed new life into my lessons!" Year 5 co-ordinator, Woodnewton School
"I like the fact that [online] Maths Investigations is unique and different from any other maths site. You have your own goals to work towards which makes you try harder." (L - age 11)