Make 'Em Think Maths

Welcome to Make 'Em Think Maths. On this website you will find ideas for teaching Mathematics with a focus on understanding. Time is precious, so I make short informative animations and stills for teachers to follow easily.

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Substitution Memory Game

Low starting point- high ceiling task. An excellent way to practice algebraic notation whilst learning substitution.

PowerPoint file here

What equations can you make?

Low starting point- high ceiling task. Pupils can make it as complicated as they like. Practice for algebraic notation.#MakeEmthinkMaths


One of my favourite Malcolm Swan tasks. So simple. Pick a value for n and off you go.

What could the value of n be if you arranged in this order?

Put them in an impossible order.