Tag Archives: conceptual understanding

CPD – Concrete Materials at Secondary School: Algebra Tiles

In addition to the sessions we’ve already published, Fiona Philips from Alness Academy will be presenting a session on Tuesday (tomorrow) and Wednesday on using Algebra Tiles with secondary pupils to support understanding.  Many Highland secondary teachers are already aware … 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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Next steps… another video

Hopefully people enjoyed the video I put on looking at ‘Next steps’ for pupils.  Here is another one which explores a few different ideas.   As always, any feedback people have is more than welcome both in terms of what … Continue reading

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Next Steps… Videos

As part of the new online training we’re piloting for the diagnostic assessments, we’ve included some ‘Next Steps…’ videos.  These possibly make more sense viewed alongside the pupil completing the assessment so you can put it into context better but … 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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