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Our new YouTube Channel and its first video… a game with Numicon!

I’m really excited to have finally launched the Highland Numeracy and Maths YouTube Channel.  There is just one video on it at the moment but hopefully over time it will be populated with lots more including ideas for games (like … Continue reading

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Scottish Mathematical Council – Northern Conference

The Scottish Mathematical Council Conference is a popular conference held each year.  This year, for the first time, there will be an event held specifically in the North of Scotland and for those in Inverness, it’s right here at Millburn … Continue reading

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CPD on the move – Mr Barton Maths Podcast

Most weeks I have to travel quite long distances working with different schools across Highland and thankfully I came across the Mr Barton Maths Podcast so I can use the hours in the car really productively and get some really … Continue reading

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Another site with digital manipulatives!

I stand by the fact that it is better for pupils to be able to use and manipulate concrete materials themselves (as opposed to just seeing/using digital versions of these) however the digital versions are handy particularly when you’re trying … Continue reading

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Primary Enterprising Maths Challenge 2019

The Enterprising Mathematics Challenge took place for the first time in Highland in 2017, and we are delighted to offer this exciting challenge for primary schools for the third year running. The event will take place on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at Dingwall Academy, in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Upcoming CPD

There are a few upcoming CPD courses that people may be interested in if you don’t already know about them. HNP: An introduction to assessing, planning and teaching in numeracy (full details below) Date: 20th February 2019 (in-service day) Time: … Continue reading

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Textbooks as a tool for learning

Many schools who have worked with any of the previous Numeracy Development Officers will know that the use of textbooks when they are used in the form of ‘today we’re on p.23 and tomorrow we’ll be doing p.24’ is discouraged … Continue reading

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