Category Archives: Professional Development

SMC Virtual Conference – 6th March 2021

The Scottish Mathematical Council will be hosting its annual conference online for the first time ever! The conference offers a fun filled informative day of mathematics for teachers in all sectors including but not limited to: Early Years, Primary and … Continue reading

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Northern Alliance Online Primary Maths Conference

The Northern Alliance Online Primary Maths Conference will take place on: Saturday 28th November from 9:00 – 13:15 with the event being hosted on Microsoft Teams in Glow. It’s set to be a great event with four sessions being delivered … Continue reading

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Northern Alliance Online National 5 Mathematics Conference – this weekend!

Just a reminder that the Northern Alliance National 5 Mathematics Conference is being hosted online this Saturday (14th November). There’s a great line up of presenters including Andy Thompson, Lee Gray, Chris McGrane and Jo Morgan. The session will run … Continue reading

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There’s more to subitising than meets the eye!

Continuing with our ongoing theme of sharing the guidance documents that we are producing to support the new Highland Numeracy Progression Summary Documents, today will look in more detail at the document on subitising. We frequently see the perception that … Continue reading

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Mathematical Properties – What underpins children’s informal strategies?

This post, which follows on from the last two, forms a series of posts that aims to highlight some of the guidance documents that we’ve included in the new HNP Summary Documents for each year.  If you haven’t read the … Continue reading

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Progression in Number Ranges at First Level

The post yesterday was related to making sense of part-whole addition and subtraction strategies that pupils use and showed some examples of these with concrete materials and visual representations as well as exploring the mathematical properties that underpin them. The … Continue reading

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Making sense of part-whole strategies for addition and subtraction

Yesterday we shared the (draft) materials for the HNP Summary Documents for the rest of First Level. Over the next few days, we’ll highlight a few of the guidance materials and example activities that are contained within the Summary Documents … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Ideas

I have just finished writing a long list of book suggestions for someone on Facebook so I thought I might as well post it on here in case anyone else is looking for some teaching related summer reading ideas! The … Continue reading

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Training Slides and New ‘CPD’ section on the blog

CPD Slides: Firstly, for all those who were asking for the ‘slides’ from the live sessions we have been delivering these are now up on the Highland Digital Hub. You’ll see that they have been organised so that the slides … Continue reading

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CPD: More Live Sessions

We will be putting on some more live sessions for the final two weeks of term.  The details of these are below.  The sessions outlined here are aimed at Early Level and so would be particularly relevant to teachers in … Continue reading

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