The Maths Box series is a set of seven boxes of cards, one for each of the year groups EYFS to Year 6. The Maths Box is designed to enable pupils to work independantly and at their own pace with structured answer cards. The cards are written to support the teaching and learning of the new Mathematics National Curriculum for the National Curriculum for Written to support the teaching and learning of the new Mathematics National Curriculum for English.
Features of The Maths Box Early Years Foundation Stage:
Comprehensive Teachers Guide that includes
Benefits of the Early Years Maths Box:
Acclaim for The Maths Box (ERA Shortlist 2018) here.
Download Scope and Sequence Chart (The National Curriculum links) for Box EYFS here.
First of all, let me explain the product for you. The Maths box is a colourful and robust box that contains 300 colourful cards to help support the teaching and learning of mathematical skills in the Infant Classes. It is not intended as an independent resource but more so teacher-led table or group. There are 4 copies of each of the 75 unique maths cards and I would be able to use a card per table if I had access to three other SET teachers. Therefore, this resource would be absolutely super for in-class support or a smaller withdrawal setting with the SET. Each card sets a challenge based on a maths curriculum objective. The photocopiable Teacher’s Guide that comes with it has a full page lesson plan explaining how to introduce the skill, set up the maths card and then extend the learning with additional activities. There are useful sections on differentiation and assessment and suggestions for online resources and links. For an extra bonus, it comes with a free digital version of the Teacher’s Guide as well with a scope and sequence chart. The scope and sequence chart is a long term plan and it gives you the ability to track individual pupil and and the whole class with some lovely teacher tracking sheets. This product is different because not only does it add to your own maths teaching in an easy and pick up and go way, it supports oral language development with the instructions on the card that the teacher reads out and the pupil responds. Each card is made up of 3 varying levels of ability so whether the teacher is working with any ability grouping, these cards will work well. I used the cards easily once I had completed my own short term plans by selecting the appropriate card for the curriculum objective and mathematical skill and slotting that into my maths groups. I am aware it is pricey but it is a brilliant investment if you want to find new, active ways to jazz up your own maths teaching and learning and to ensure all abilities are being challenged.Simon Lewis
This box has been great for children who need more visual support with key maths skills. They are always keen to use it and it is so hand for a teaching assistant to deliver as everything you need is in one handy box.Louise Aldridge, Deputy Head Teacher and Inclusion Manager
As I have a higher level box than my class, it is used as extension activities. It is great to deepen the children's understanding of topics already covered in class and for higher ability children self teach topics not covered.Helen Jones, Class Teacher