Award-winning Maths resources designed to enthuse and engage learners
Daydream Education offer a range of colourful and informative Maths resources, covering fundamental number topics such as fractions, decimals and percentages and complex mathematical subjects such as circle properties and theorems and are designed to work alongside the National Curriculum, covering Key Stages 2 and 3 and GCSE.
Our eye-catching and visual resources increase pupils capacity to easily recall key information and make lessons exciting and engaging, increasing their desire to learn Maths.
Our visual and attention grabbing posters have been designed to engage and inspire pupils to learn Maths. The charts are a great way of improving understanding whilst also brightening up the school environment.
The posters combine clear and concise curriculum-based content with striking images and graphics to engage pupils and help them grasp key concepts of fundamental number topics.
Daydream's colourful and engaging Maths revision guides are the ideal way to help pupils achieve sustained progress in numeracy. The Pocket Posters simplify difficult Maths skills and topics, breaking them down into easy to digest chunks of information to boost pupils' confidence levels and improve their understanding of key topics.
Our Interactive Maths Content Packs combine quality curriculum-based content and the latest technology to deliver a comprehensive yet easy-to-use interactive software package.
Packed full of engaging interactive presentations, animations, assessment activities and clear and concise curriculum-based content, the packs provide for students of all learning styles and abilities and help improve numeracy skills.
Featuring an abundance of interactive Maths content and engaging assessment activities, our fantastic educational apps provide a flexible and effective tablet-based learning solution that can be easily implemented in the classroom.
They break down difficult concepts into manageable chunks of information to help improve understanding and strengthen numeracy skills. The Maths apps are great for independent and group learning, and include a simple yet effective reporting function for tracking pupil achievement.
Maths Posters & Revision Guides
What is Maths?
Maths involves the study of topics such as shape, quantity, arrangement, structure and patterns. Maths is a fundamental aspect of daily life and is used in some form in almost all processes. Maths has been in use for thousands of years; from calculating the position of the sun, to developing the most primitive of calendar systems. Maths is closely linked to geometry, and is used in many practical applications. In the UK education system, it is compulsory for pupils to study maths up until year 11, or GCSE level.
Can Maths be Made More Interesting?
Many pupils think maths is either hard or boring, but this is usually due to a lack of understanding and relatability to everyday life, rather than the content of the mathematic topics themselves. By teaching pupils how the maths they're learning in the classroom can be applied to the functions of everyday life, students will be able to not only better understand complex topics, but also find maths lessons more interesting and enjoyable. This will in turn, lead to greater engagement in lessons, more motivation for independent learning and subsequently, better mathematic fluency and understanding.
Where is Maths Used?
As previously mentioned, a common misconception that a lot of pupils have is that the maths they are taught in the classroom has no relevance to either the outside world or their daily lives. On the contrary, maths is used in the majority of everyday functions, from telling the time to cooking, shopping and driving. Maths is used by the majority of us on a daily basis, even though we probably don't realise this is the case. Maths is also incredibly transferrable, so skills that pupils are learning in their maths lessons may be applied to other subjects, such as design and technology, computer science or geography. By giving your pupils relatable examples of how the topics they are being taught in class can be applied to both everyday scenarios and other lessons, there will be a wider appreciation and understanding of the relevance of maths and where it can be used.
Where can Maths Take You?
If you have a passion, dedication and natural ability for maths, your opportunities are endless. There are many jobs and avenues that can be pursued with maths skills and qualifications, especially if you take your study to degree or even postgraduate level. This is because learning maths teaches pupils many different skills, such as logical thinking, problem-solving, communication, analysis, data handling, and decision-making. Some of the jobs that require mathematic competence include: engineers, animators, designers, teachers, scientists, researchers, and many more. As previously mentioned, maths teaches students a wide variety of transferrable skills, so even if you choose a completely different career avenue, a background in maths will still be highly advantageous.
Why is Maths Important?
Maths is incredibly important, largely due to the many skills it teaches students. Without the experience in analytical thinking and problem solving that maths promotes, we would not be able to compose logical solutions to a lot of different problems. When it comes to school, maths develops the ability in pupils to think rationally. Although this may sound obvious, the ability to think through a clear and reasoned process would be lost without the subject of maths. Maths is therefore fundamental to both the solving of real-life problems and the education of children and young people.
Can Maths be Fun?
The dilemma of how to make the subject of maths fun is something that the majority of maths teachers will have struggled with, especially when teaching primary or younger children. This is because younger children are likely to become disengaged, restless and bored more quickly. The good news is; maths can definitely be made fun! By using a wide variety of educational games and apps, your pupils will be encouraged to have fun and work together, all whilst still learning key maths skills and gaining new knowledge. These games could include traditional board games, puzzles, hands-on activities, or something more high-tech, such as interactive quizzes. Whichever form of educational entertainment you choose, your pupils will appreciate a break from pure maths revision and enjoy informative learning time with apps and games.
What's the Best Way to Learn Maths?
The best way to learn maths will be subjective to each teacher, class and pupil. However, there are some key aspects of learning that are likely to be beneficial across all age and ability groups. Straightforward language and concise explanations will help students to grasp key maths topics without feeling overwhelmed with unnecessary jargon. Being able to understand the basics of mathematical concepts will then provide students with the confidence and foundational skills that they need to build upon their existing knowledge. Displaying key content in poster form will help pupils to understand the most important things that they'll need to remember for tests and exams. Creating engaging wall displays will also help to improve the decoration and appeal of your maths classroom; something that is incredibly important for boosting pupils' motivation.
At Daydream Education, we provide a wide range of maths resources, from posters and revision guides to digital apps and interactive software. We also cover lots of other subjects, including business, design and technology and ICT and computing. If you would like any information about any of our learning resources, feel free to contact us today.