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Next steps… another video

Hopefully people enjoyed the video I put on looking at ‘Next steps’ for pupils.  Here is another one which explores a few different ideas.   As always, any feedback people have is more than welcome both in terms of what … Continue reading

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Next Steps… Videos

As part of the new online training we’re piloting for the diagnostic assessments, we’ve included some ‘Next Steps…’ videos.  These possibly make more sense viewed alongside the pupil completing the assessment so you can put it into context better but … Continue reading

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Making sense of missing number problems… at Early Level!!!

Hopefully that’s got your attention! The mystery of why missing number problems are so maddening for many pupils is not really so mysterious when you begin to unpick why they might be having difficulties with them. From experience, and this … Continue reading

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Maths Week Scotland – Maths v Sport

On Thursday this week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Maths v Sport presentation given by Dr Tom Crawford from the University of Oxford. It was great to see a mix of adults and kids there.  It was a … Continue reading

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Math’s Week Scotland – Friday’s Challenge

Well, it’s not so much of a challenge today and more of a game to continue on with our weekly theme of bringing you a game a week that can be adapted to teach pupils working from Early through to … Continue reading

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Math’s Week Scotland – Thursday’s Challenge

Great to see some photos on Twitter from classes solving some of the problems from earlier in the week!  We hope you’re having fun so far… here’s today’s challenge. The Four Coins Problem You’re creating a new coin system for … Continue reading

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Math’s Week Scotland – Wednesday’s Challenge

Today we bring you a problem solving task from NRICH called Four Colours This would be suitable for both Primary and Secondary pupils. Less experienced problem solvers may take more of a trial and error approach to this while others … Continue reading

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