Category Archives: Teaching

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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Highland Numeracy Progression Summary Documents: First Level

The Highland Numeracy Progression Summary Documents for the rest of First Level are now available on the Shared Drive, as well as on the blog.  They will be added shortly to the Highland Digital Hub. A huge amount of work … Continue reading

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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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