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A slice of pizza is not a triangle! Exploring mathematical precision from the start.

We’ve been running our training session on Language of Maths in a few schools recently which includes the use of Frayer Models which have been discussed in previous blog posts. When discussing language such as triangles and squares it is … Continue reading

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Cuisenaire Rods Extravaganza!

I am a huge fan of Cuisenaire Rods.  They are probably the most versatile concrete material I’ve come across and can be used to teach such a vast array of mathematical ideas in ways that pupils (and adults) can really … 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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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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Math’s Week Scotland – Tuesday’s Challenge

Today we bring you a strategy game: The Shannon Switching Game from the University of Edinburgh. This games is aimed at Upper Primary and Secondary. There are 10 different game boards to choose from (two examples are below). The rules … Continue reading

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