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CPD: Recordings from the SMC Online Conference 2021

If you missed us at the recent Scottish Mathematical Council Online Conference or our sessions clashed with other sessions you were attending but you still wanted to access the materials, we have now put links to the three sessions we … 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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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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Making Arrays

Making Arrays is the second post in our series on games and activities to support basic facts as well as conceptual understanding.  This time we’re delving into multiplication and division. If you missed the first one which explored basic facts … Continue reading

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Games to Support Basic Facts – Strike It Out

Quite often pupils are taught ‘basic facts’ by rote learning or flash cards and while some pupils like this, many do not and while some may be able to learn and understand the facts this way, again there are a … Continue reading

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Maths Supermovers!

Another great link to use in class for knowledge activities or practice of basic facts – thanks so much to Arlene Beattie at Daviot Primary for sharing this! Follow this link for a range of videos that will get children … Continue reading

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Basic Fact Bookmarks!

A huge thank you to Lisa from Bonar Bridge Primary School for these fantastic Basic Fact Bookmarks! I love the idea of using these for homework so parents and children can work together on their knowledge of basic facts. Follow … Continue reading

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Basic Facts on Display!

Thank you to Faye Duncan at Rosehall Primary for these fantastic photos of her Basic Facts Display! Basic facts are all the number facts we want children to be able to recall instantly, such as doubles, number bonds to ten … Continue reading

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Mental Agility

Watch Session 1 of Module 4: Mental Agility on Glow TV Watch Again now, by logging into Glow and following this link: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/glowtv/tag/mental-agility/ The upcoming sessions begin with the next tomorrow at 4:00 – have a look at the schedule here: Click … Continue reading

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Games galore!

Just to let you know I have added lots and lots of games to help with Basic Facts onto our Glow maths and numeracy site – have a look! These can be used to support teaching of Basic Facts over … Continue reading

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