Are you looking for some quality challenges to develop numeracy skills? Would it be even better if they were free? Here my top 5 twitter accounts to follow that offer regular free numeracy challenges.
Lynwen Barnsley@BarnsleyLynwen tweets the cute #DigitDog maths challenges. These are photos of DigitDog with speech bubble questions which are very appealing to younger learners. Lynwen is also creating booklets with ideas for extending the challenges
DoodleMaths@DoodleMaths tweet a starter of the day. Each starter states the year group and objectives covered. There are starters for most primary school year groups and a range of areas are covered.
Gareth Ffowc Roberts@GarethFfowc is a mathematician and author. He tweets a daily puzzle for older learners, which is often suitable for more able learners in KS2 and he also tweets a mini puzzle every Friday aimed at 6-8 year olds. Gareth tweets the puzzles in both English #puzzleoftheday #minipuzzle and Welsh #posydydd #posbach. The answers are also tweeted.
Mathematics Mastery @MathsMastery tweet some really interesting visual challenges. #MathsQuickie #MondayMaths. The solutions are also tweeted.
Corbett Maths@Corbettmaths tweet 5 daily questions #maths5aday which are often relevant to primary. According to the website, the date of completion for the Primary 5-a-day will be July 2017 (or sooner)
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Rigour Maths @cdmasterworks tweet a fantastic free weekly numeracy paper #DailyRigour. It’s aimed at older learners but would be useful for more able KS2 learners too. Rigour also provide a free template to create your own versions so you could always simplify the maths to suit your learners.
My own daily puzzle is aimed at upper KS2 but the picture puzzles have also been accessed by more able FP learners Rachel@CullyEducation . The puzzles and answers can be accessed via my website (perfect for checking the skills needed for the challenge) and are also available daily on twitter #dragonpuzzler #dragonpuzzleranswer