# concrete resources used in KS2 maths lessons

Discussion in 'Primary' started by x_k8_xxx, Aug 14, 2019.

1. ### x_k8_xxxNew commenter

Hi all,

I am a year 6 teacher and want to introduce some buckets of resources into my classroom for the children to use whenever needed in maths lessons.

Thank you

2. ### celago22Occasional commenter

Place value sliders
Dienes
2d and 3d shapes
Maths mats ( t w i n k l)

3. ### caterpillartobutterflyStar commenter

numicon
whiteboards and pens
place value counters
double sided counters

4. ### x_k8_xxxNew commenter

@celago22 @catterpillartobutterfly thank you for your quick responses!

Might sound silly- but could you please give me a couple of examples of how you use some of these resources in year 6.

Thank you

5. ### celago22Occasional commenter

Never taught y6 but have observed lots of different things in y6:

Numicon can be used for short division as it is good for showing remainders.

For HA chn, the teacher let the chn choose their own resource and had a choice of resources e. g for place value.. Dienes, counters, number beads.

Dienes for division too to show the groups.

For HA, ncetm term by term objectives for topic used as problem solving and reasoning, sheets printed off directly for chn from ncetm website.

Fractions- use cuisenaire rods to show different fractions along with shapes and different fractions of shapes.

Have a look on Third space learning for the guide 'ultimate guide to maths manipulatives'

6. ### x_k8_xxxNew commenter

Brilliant! Thank you very much @celago22 . I will take a look on Third Space.