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Maths – All Lessons


This “flat pack” has all our MIST Maths Investigations downloadable as one file.

A) Getting Ready for Number

  • Aim: to help children think about the properties of numbers and why we need them.
  • 15 mentor-led videos and lesson ideas

B) Developing Number Ideas

  • Aim: to help children think about the patterns in numbers and how they can help with calculations.
  • 13 mentor-led videos and lesson ideas

C) Number in Action

  • Aim: to help children think about quantity, through exploring fractions, decimals, percent and rounding.
  • 15 mentor-led videos and lesson ideas

D) Using and Applying number – Coming soon!

  • Aim: to help children apply and refine the ideas they have learned so far in project settings
  • 5 extended investigations, 15 mentor-led videos and lesson ideas

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[Thanks to William Warby for letting us use this great picture of Alan Turing]

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This bundle has all the MIST Investigations for maths with accompanying videos and lesson ideas.

A) Developing Number Ideas


1. World without Number How numbers are used in everyday life
2. Sort it Out Choosing criteria for sorting and classifying
3. Take Your Partners Developing the ability to match two objects
4. Enough for Everyone? One-to-one matching between objects
5. More or Less? Comparing the number of objects by matching
6. What’s the Order? Ordering different amounts of continuous materials
7. How Big? How Small? Size involves comparisons
8. Repeating Patterns Sequences that repeat
9. What are numbers? The ways in which the same number may be written or spoken
10. Looking at numbers Helping to build the concept of what a number is
11. What Counts? How numbers can be used to find out how many of something there is
12. Ways of Counting Counting is done all over the world
13. How many are there? Discovering the numbers of objects around you
14. How many altogether? Understanding addition
15. How many here? Addition and subtraction within a range of contexts

B) Developing Number Ideas


People and Numbers How important some numbers can be to people
Tens and Hundreds Exploring our Base 10 number system
Addition Grid Understanding the number patterns of addition
100 Grid Recognising number patterns in a completed 100 grid
Hundreds and Thousands Reading and writing very large numbers
A Multiplication Grid Helping children see patterns in multiplication
Negative and Positive Numbers Using a number line to understand negative and positive numbers
Patterns in Calculations Developing a range of methods for calculation
Growing Numbers Explaining sequences and predicting numbers in series
Patterns in Numbers Seeing numbers in spatial arrays
Powerful Numbers Seeing how quickly numbers can grow when multiplied
Ratios Recognizing and understanding ratios in different contexts
Where is it? Locating things using 1, 2 and 3 dimensions

C) Number in Action


Half of It Exploring halves of whole things and halves of numbers of things
Halves and Quarters Exploring the relationship between halves and quarters
Everyday Fractions Developing an awareness of different fractions
Tenths and Hundredths Exploring tenths and hundredths as fractions of real things
Living Fractions Creating fractions from examples in everyday life
What’s the Point Learning how to read and write decimal tenths
Decimal Hundredths Learning how to read and write decimal hundredths
Decimal Places Practising using decimals with a variety of decimal places
Different Decimals Learning how to convert one metric unit to another
Percentage Numbers Understanding simple percentages
Are there enough? Estimating numbers of things and approximating answers
About How Many? Estimating and measuring quantities
Nearer and Nearer Using trial and adjustment with various measures
What’s the Distance? Introducing a variety of linear measure eg width, height, depth
How Accurate? When to be accurate and when to use approximations

Using & Applying Number – Coming Soon!

The Herb Garden

Designing the Garden Investigating shape and area and perimeter
Growing Seeds Working out what calculations to make
Planting Out Using trial and error when starting to solve a problem

Using Water

Investigating Use Deciding what information is needed
Measuring and Recording Devising ways to measure and record
How Much is Needed? Deciding what calculations are necessary

The School Show

The Audience Using calculations when planning
Tickets and Seating Using calculations to solve problems
Refreshments Using approximations for a real purpose

The School Newspaper

Planning the edition Using calculations in creating something real and solving problems
Pages, Columns & Words Using calculations to explain the reasoning behind decisions
Pasting Up Learning to piece together information and display the results

Canary Wharf

The Visit Taking measurements and planning
Making a Model Using ratios for comparisons and problems that involve scale
Working to Scale Interpreting information and presenting the findings



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