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A Progression in Fractions worth considering

Thanks to Caroline Clissold for this month's maths blog which explores how children can progress in Fractions from Year 1 to Year 6. Read more »

Planning a successful series of lessons

Thanks to Caroline Clissold for this month's maths blog which explores the methods she uses to plan a series of maths lessons. Read more »

Getting the basics right: Counting up!

We are continuing our Getting the basics right theme this term with a series of posts on calculation. This blog post from Nick Hart looks at strategies for counting up, helping children to move from heavily scaffolded jottings to mental calculation. Make sure you look out for Part 2 of this blog post coming in January! Read more »

The Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge - World Final 2016

On Wednesday 22nd June, Rising Stars had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending the Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge World Final, hosted at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon.

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Welcome to the launch of Rising Stars Mathematics

Rising Stars Mathematics is a brand new maths scheme written specifically for the new curriculum which we are delighted to be launching today!  Read more »

Mental Maths: Is it still relevant?

We all know by now that the  former mental mathematics test is to be replaced by a 30-minute arithmetic test. Does this mean that we should stop teaching Mental Maths? No! Maths Advisor, Caroline Clissold, explains why.

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Practical tips for delivering fluency in multiplication tables

Our maths adviser Caroline Clissold explains more about the new multiplication check and gives you some really practical advice on how to help children gain fluency in the multiplication and division facts that they need to know!


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