Category Archives: Teaching

Free visual learning apps to support conceptual understanding

The teaching model (using materials, then screening them before progressing on to using numbers alone) is a key feature of the Highland Numeracy Progression and is used to support conceptual understanding.  Other ‘schemes’ or ‘programmes’ sometimes refer to this as … Continue reading

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Christmas Holiday Challenge

This year’s Christmas Holiday Challenge has been published and will be making its way to schools and libraries this week.  If you click on the link it will take you to a downloadable copy of the challenges. Solutions will be … Continue reading

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Mindset and maths

Check out this FREE online course, presented by Dr Jo Boaler, from Stanford University, who set up the Youcubed site. The course is aimed at pupils – best suited for P6 onwards but particularly secondary.  However, having done it myself, … Continue reading

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Books galore… and it’s all mathematical!

Sharing of books in school and at home is often thought of as an activity related to literacy but there are a wealth of books available that have mathematical ideas that can be explored in fun ways so you can … Continue reading

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Progressions in early number and counting, addition and subtraction

Take a look at these great videos by Graham Fletcher (who I have mentioned before in the blog posts about 3 Act Tasks).  He’s created several short videos highlighting the progression in key areas.  I’ve posted the ones for ‘Early … Continue reading

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Using visuals and manipulatives

If you’re looking for some ideas to support your teaching so that pupils understand what’s going on conceptually take a look at Berkeley Everett’s site which has lots of short animations on a wide variety of concepts. Here’s an example … Continue reading

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3-Act Tasks: Part 3

If you’re interested in trying to implement 3-Act tasks within your class then there are some videos that have each of the 3 Acts in the following places: If you’re looking for Primary content, Graham Fletcher has a range of … Continue reading

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