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New Academic Year… New Development Officers!

I just wanted to officially welcome Seonaid Cooke and Julie Brewer to the Development Officer team.  This is quite exciting as, although there are always lots of wonderful people helping out and developing things in the background, this will be … Continue reading

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Maths Week Scotland

Maths week Scotland will be from 30th September to 6th October 2019 I’ve written a short blog post here just to point you in the right direction for ideas, resources and support for all those who are keen to take … Continue reading

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Northern Alliance Survey – We Need Your Views!

The Northern Alliance is a collaboration between eight local authorities, across the North and West of Scotland: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Eilean Siar [Western Isles], Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. If you are a primary teacher … Continue reading

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Number Talks – Resource Update

A number of schools this year have had training from me on the use of Number Talks – if you’re not yet using these then the are a great compliment to your teaching for a wide range of reasons.  There … Continue reading

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Making sense of maths… through stories

I wrote this post back in November last year: Books galore and it’s all mathematical and just wanted to follow up on it with a couple of more specific stories that people might like to try in their own settings. … Continue reading

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SMC Northern Conference

I’m a bit late updating this one but it was the first time the SMC had run a conference in the North of Scotland so I figured better late than never in terms of writing about it. The conference itself … Continue reading

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PEMC 2019 – What a way to start the term!

The first day back after the holidays and we started in style! Teams of 3 pupils (predominately P6 and P7) from schools all over Highland congregated at Dingwall Academy to take part in this year’s Primary Enterprising Maths Challenge for … Continue reading

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