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Deputy First Minister’s Summer Holiday Challenge!

Scottish Government colleagues have advised that the Challenges will be delivered to primary schools this week.  It will also be delivered to holiday clubs and libraries and will be available at some of the Glasgow2018 venues.  Gaelic versions will also … Continue reading

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Numeracy Development Officer Posts

Exciting job opportunities for next session! Follow these links for more information: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/highland-council/jobs/numeracy-development-officer-fixed-term-12-months-various-units-hgh06356-121025 https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/highland-council/jobs/numeracy-development-officer-fixed-term-12-months-various-units-hgh06355-121060    

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Productive Struggle in Maths

Have a look at this interesting article about learning from failure in maths: How “Productive Failure” in Maths Class Helps Make Lessons Stick I found these points particularly useful to bear in mind when planning learning experiences in maths and … Continue reading

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Teaching Mindset Mathematics Through Open, Creative Mathematics and Brain Science Messages

Winning Scotland Foundation are delighted to announce that in partnership with Stanford University and world renowned educators, Professor Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams (founders of http://www.youcubed.org), they will co-host a full day conference on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at Murrayfield … Continue reading

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The concept of counting

Thanks to Seonaid Cooke for sharing the link to these videos showing some of the fundamental ideas behind learning to count: Teaching is Problem Solving – Concept Videos The videos each explore different counting principles and provide a useful guide … Continue reading

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Deputy First Minister’s Summer Holiday Maths Challenge!

Exciting news that the Deputy First Minister will  be running a Summer Holiday Maths Challenge! This will run during the Summer holidays and be themed around the upcoming European Championships, using facts, figures and images associated with the event. It will … Continue reading

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Parental engagement at Glenurquhart!

Glenurquhart Primary hosted a fantastic parent event last week to share developments in maths and numeracy. I love the resource packs they have developed to involve parents with maths learning at home! Children demonstrated how to use these resources at … Continue reading

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