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Fractions Project – What a week!

I was very fortunate last week to be working with an amazing group of P5 pupils from Newton Park Primary School in Wick who volunteered to be part of a project I’m working on. The lockdown and the current situation … Continue reading

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Remote Learning: Ideas and activities for parents and teachers

The team have been working hard to get these materials ready for people.  We hope you find them useful and informative. We have tried to include a wide range of activities and ideas so there will hopefully be something for … Continue reading

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Remote Learning: Teacher Guide to setting up Khan Academy for your class

I’ve put together this guide for setting up Khan Academy with your class.  This may be useful for some people who are looking for options to support distance learning during school closures. Khan Academy is a free website that is … Continue reading

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Game Series: Guess My Way

Below is a short video clip of a game called Guess My Way being introduced to two pupils.  This game can easily be introduced to a whole class (if you have enough Rekenreks) or a smaller teaching group. The game … Continue reading

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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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