Developing Mathematical Thinking is the key to effective teaching in mathematics. This resource takes a simple number line and shows you how to develop the key skills in mathematical thinking using 8 simple activities. It includes Starting Points, Key Questions, Teaching Points and Assessment Guidelines to help you introduce, develop and assess the children's progress through the teaching activities. This resource also contains advice about how to structure your teaching to build the children's confidence and how to gradually reduce the support as their confidence increases. Effective and practical advice to support you in the classroom and to raise standards in mathematical thinking.