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SATs Reasoning Blog 1: Tackling Selected Response Questions

In this first blog article, out of a series of two, Sarah-Anne Fernandes discusses the 'selected response' type questions that pupils will face in their maths reasoning paper.

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Should maths be real life?

In this blog article, Nick Hart discusses the effectiveness of using real-life problems in maths.

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Out of the hat! Magic with maths

In this blog article, John Dabell demonstrates how maths can be combined with magic tricks to bring numbers to life.

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FREE KS2 lesson starters every day in March

Every day in March, we will be sharing Year 6 questions from Assessment Bank on Twitter and Facebook which you can use to test your class' knowledge ahead of the National Tests.

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e-Assessment Awards 2018 Finalist

We are excited to announce that RS Assessment from Hodder Education has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Best Use of Formative Assessment’ category for the e-Assessment Awards 2018!

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Modelling and explaining a mathematical concept

In this blog article, Nick Hart proposes 5 phases of teacher modelling to set children up to succeed.

 

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Why you should forget ability groups in maths

In this blog article, John Dabell discusses why between-class ability grouping in maths should be abandoned.  

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Unlock the potential of oral history in your classroom

Bev Forrest talks to us about the positive, lasting impact an oral history project can have to your pupils and how easy it is to link our History Voyagers package to the 2014 curriculum.

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Rising Stars are thrilled to be sponsoring NACE’s English for the more able conference

Our partners NACE are hosting an entire day of talks and workshops designed to help you challenge your more able learners through the primary English curriculum. Find out more about the conference and receive a special discount if you book before the 9th of February.

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Maths Misconceptions: mistakes, misunderstanding and muddles

This post from teacher and inspector, John Dabell, addresses key misconceptions in maths and suggests an effective activity to overcome them.

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