Category Archives: Professional Development

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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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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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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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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Ideas with Numicon and other manipulatives

Thanks to all those who attended the Numicon workshop today and also for Numicon for coming along to deliver it for us.  It was very well received and people seemed to be armed with ideas when they left.  (A few … Continue reading

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