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More from the Numeracy Garden….

Thank you so much to Sara-Jane Macaskill for inviting me to visit their Numeracy Garden at Knockbreck Primary  – I was so impressed and inspired by the wonderful numeracy learning and collaboration taking place! As you can see from the … Continue reading

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Final Benchmarks for Numeracy

Education Scotland have now published the final Benchmarks for literacy and English, and numeracy and mathematics following a wide consultation with practitioners: Numeracy and Mathematics Benchmarks The Benchmarks embed a wide range of existing assessment guidance – significant aspects of … Continue reading

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Highland Numeracy Teaching Model

The Teaching Model we recommend for all learning and teaching in numeracy is to always first use concrete materials to represent a problem or concept visually, then screen in some way to develop a mental image, and only then move … Continue reading

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Decimat resources!

Follow this link for these printable decimat resources: Decimal mat resources These are based on the Deci-mats available from NZ Maths, but I’ve just adapted them slightly to include pre-printed colour versions as shown. These can be used as a … Continue reading

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Making primary maths more creative: a seminar with Rob Eastaway

Follow this link for more information on this seminar, which takes place on 8th June: Making primary maths more creative: a seminar with Rob Eastaway I’ve already booked my place!

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Developing links between home and school

A great resource from Education Scotland to share with parents for learning at home. Follow this link: I am a Mathematician to view the document. You can also find this on the Parents – supporting numeracy at home page. It would be great to … Continue reading

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Fun with Numicon at Cauldeen Nursery!

Fantastic session with the morning and afternoon groups at Cauldeen nursery yesterday! We introduced Numicon to the children and explored ways we could use this to develop understanding of numerals, number word sequences and counting. As you can see this was … Continue reading

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