I’ve written maths-based stories, sketches and poems, for each year group from Reception to Y6 that incorporate themes from the National Curriculum.
The pieces are often interactive and can also include a “Times Table Workout” and drama activities for a kinaesthetic session. The sessions for Reception are usually better if kept to around 40 minutes. For the other sessions I have over an hour’s worth of material for each year group. It’s fine to combine consecutive-aged year groups, such as both KS1 classes or Y3 & Y4.
Many schools ask me to visit when they are having a “Maths Week”
A typical timetable for a visit would look something like this;
|Nursery/Reception approx 30/40 minutes
How the Wise Wizz of Woo invented numbers – poem
Sailors Setting Standards
|Y1 & Y2 approx 1 hour +
All Shapes and Sizes
Primitive Place Value
Bernice the octopus buys a watch
The King-Sized take away pizza for the Queen
|Y3 & Y4 approx 1 hour +
Rectangle joke2D shapes poem
Times table dance
Here go the Guitar Gnoffs
|Y5 & Y6
Hank Bullman rides into Certain City
Court conundrums 1 & 2
Using stories to teach Maths series.
Ages 4 to 7 ISBN 978-1-90986-002-5
Ages 7 to 9 ISBN 978-1-909860-01-8
Ages 9 to 11 ISBN 978-1-909860-00-1
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Originally published in 2010 by Hopscotch Educational Publishing in the UK (and Essential Resources in New Zealand and Australia) the series was re-printed in 2014 and updated and expanded to support the 2014 curriculum. The stories, sketches and poems, provide a cross-curricular resource for the teaching of maths supported by lesson plans for each topic covered. The books are accompanied by substantial support material provided in CDs included with each book – namely a High Achievers Supplement of stories with the 9-11 book, a History of Numbers with the 7-9 book and a pictorial story Numbers Day with the age 4-7 book.