A "visual model" can be as simple as a using the slices of a cake to represent fractions, but they can explain some pretty complex ideas in advanced maths too. This article explores a few of the visual models we use in primary maths.

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Multiplication - the half and double method

The half and double method - a handy tool to make multiplication a little easier.

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Rescued by my mother - a maths professor's story

An inspiring story of how one mother's help transformed a young man's performance at maths. Spoiler - that young man is now a maths professor!

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We don't doubt that practice is important for tennis stars like Andy Murray but how important is it in learning maths? This article explores its value.

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Number lines - how to use them and why they're important

Number lines provide a good mental arithmetic strategy for addition and subtraction.

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Music and maths - is there a learning connection?

Is there a connection between learning maths and learning a musical instrument? This article explores how they complement each other.

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Multiplication using the grid method

Multiplication using the Grid method is being taught in schools but what is it? This article explains how it works so you'll be able to help your child.

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