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The Maths Box: Box 5 (England/Wales)

The Maths Box series is a set of six boxes of cards, one for each of the year groups 1-6. They have been written to support the teaching and learning of the new Mathematics National Curriculum for England, and there is at least one card for each programme of study objective. The cards are grouped by curriculum strands and sub-strands, in the same order as they appear in the National Curriculum document.

Separate answer cards allow pupils to work independently, at their own pace, whilst keeping a record for their own and teacher reference.

Each box contains:

  • 75 high-interest, brightly-coloured cards (2 of each card, 150 cards in total)
  • 75 colourful answer cards
  • 1 comprehensive, photocopiable Teachers Guide

The Maths Box series has a comprehensive, photocopiableTeachers Guide to accompany each box, one per year group.

Each Teachers Guide contains:

  • a scope and sequence chart, detailing the curriculum objective(s) covered by each card information on how to use and organise the box in the classroom
  • an explanation of the different parts of the activity and answer cards answer recording sheets for pupils tracking and recording sheets for pupils and teachers, to aid assessment
  • a list of materials and equipment needed for each card full-colour posters to aid teaching of card content and strategies, and/or display photocopiable activity sheets to support, practise and extend the card activities
  • a full-colour copy of each answer card a comprehensive glossary

Additional Resources:

Acclaim for The Maths Box (ERA Shortlist 2018) here.

Download Scope and Sequence Chart (The National Curriculum links) for Box 5 here.

    The Maths Box is a great innovative resource, which compliments the creative approach we consider key to children’s learning. It encourages resilience, independence and confidence in maths learning, as children can’t wait to try new cards and better their score. The high quality resources are colourful, images appealing and our children see them as a fun activity and not necessarily school work. Our teachers use The Maths Box in a variety of ways, as part of a targeted intervention, independent extension, consolidating activity or short assessment. Our children can work independently, or in small groups. We bought the complete maths box series and its flexibility makes it an invaluable resource, as well as great value for money. Teachers can choose from different year group boxes to revisit previously taught objectives, or create opportunities to challenge high achievers. The use of multiple choice questions makes pupils’ understanding or misconceptions very clear, and the separate answer cards offer independence to even our youngest of learners. Our children can’t wait to use The Maths Box. As with all the Prim-Ed resources we use, they offer a great product for teachers and children.

    Jane Hainsworth, Headteacher, Adel St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School

    At Kilburn Park we teach a mastery-based curriculum, a key resource that contributes to the success of these lessons has been the set of Maths Boxes, each of which helps teachers to provide comprehensive practice in the key areas of numeracy, especially reasoning. Each card in the boxes clearly matches the National Curriculum objectives for each year group.

    Emer O’Reilly - Maths Subject Lead Kilburn Park School

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