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Ardnamurchan Maths Champions!

Huge congratulations to Ardnamurchan High School for winning the Scottish Mathematical Council Enterprising Mathematics in Scotland final – what a fantastic achievement! Follow this link for more details: It All Adds Up for Ardnamurchan Pupils Advertisements

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STEM week at Newtonmore!

Thank you so much to Newtonmore Primary for inviting me to their STEM week! This was a fantastic way of promoting STEM subjects and involving the wider community. The atmosphere was buzzing, and it was wonderful to see such enthusiasm … Continue reading

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The importance of fingers in maths learning

Follow this link for interesting research on the use of fingers in maths development: Perceiving fingers in single-digit arithmetic problems This study found that finger use was an important factor in developing connections between numeral quantities and symbolic representations, as … Continue reading

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Fibonacci fun at Scourie!

Thank you so much to Sian Curley at Scourie Primary for sharing these photos from their Fibonacci Day yesterday! They had lots of fun introducing the sequence, then exploring what happened when they squared the numbers in the sequence and … Continue reading

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Fibonacci Day!

The 23rd November is Fibonacci Day – a great opportunity to explore patterns and sequencing in maths! November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date … Continue reading

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Action enquiry reseach to close the gap

New research is available to practitioners working on closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Educational psychologists from across Scotland have assessed some of the techniques being used, in particular in the fields of numeracy and health and wellbeing. Follow this link … Continue reading

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Making sense of numerals in Lundavra Primary

Thank you to Diane Gilchrist and Maree Nairn from Lundavra Primary for sharing these fantastic resources for developing knowledge of numerals. These help develop understanding of  what each numeral represents, using visual and concrete materials, such as Numicon, dice patterns … Continue reading

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