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How to plan and implement hands-on Maths lessons

Did you know that we run online workshops for FREE on our Instagram and Facebook pages from time to time?

They range from helpful workshops to support new teachers, to providing ideas for reading groups, to offering tips and tricks to save teachers precious time in their week.

But today we wanted to share with you one of our favourite workshop series:

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We are huge advocates for hands-on maths lessons that are fun and engaging for students.

Not only do we want kids to learn but it is important to us that they enjoy the process at the same time. With this in mind, we put together our DITCH THE WORKSHEETS workshop series.

This workshop series has 5 lessons. We have embedded all the videos below, so all you need to do is click and watch! We hope you find them super helpful.

Teacher Tip 1: We are sure you don’t have time to sit and binge on all 5 videos now. Make sure you bookmark this page so it is easy to come back to (feel free to share with a friend too so they can get the benefit of this free workshop).

Teacher Tip 2: If you are short on time, you can speed up the videos by clicking the three dots in the bottom right corner of the video, selecting ‘playback speed’ and then choosing 1.25 (recommended) or 1.5.

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Let’s get started!

Masterclass 1: 10 different ways to include hands-on learning experiences in your Maths lessons


Masterclass 2: Taking the overwhelm out of organising hands-on lessons (practical ideas, tips and strategies)


Masterclass 3: When and how to introduce hands-on learning


Masterclass 4: Our favourite hands-on activities (Spoiler alert: you only need playing cards, dice and blocks)


Masterclass 5: Our favourite hands-on activities Part 2


We hope you got some helpful takeaways from our Hands-on Maths Workshop. If you are looking for some made for you resources to help you implement more of these ideas in your classroom in a time efficient way, click here.

Before you go, grab our free guide – 6 Ways to create Maths lessons your students will LOVE!

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