Tag Archives: concrete materials

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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Our new YouTube Channel and its first video… a game with Numicon!

I’m really excited to have finally launched the Highland Numeracy and Maths YouTube Channel.  There is just one video on it at the moment but hopefully over time it will be populated with lots more including ideas for games (like … Continue reading

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Another site with digital manipulatives!

I stand by the fact that it is better for pupils to be able to use and manipulate concrete materials themselves (as opposed to just seeing/using digital versions of these) however the digital versions are handy particularly when you’re trying … Continue reading

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Upcoming CPD

There are a few upcoming CPD courses that people may be interested in if you don’t already know about them. HNP: An introduction to assessing, planning and teaching in numeracy (full details below) Date: 20th February 2019 (in-service day) Time: … Continue reading

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Ideas with Numicon and other manipulatives

Thanks to all those who attended the Numicon workshop today and also for Numicon for coming along to deliver it for us.  It was very well received and people seemed to be armed with ideas when they left.  (A few … Continue reading

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Free visual learning apps to support conceptual understanding

The teaching model (using materials, then screening them before progressing on to using numbers alone) is a key feature of the Highland Numeracy Progression and is used to support conceptual understanding.  Other ‘schemes’ or ‘programmes’ sometimes refer to this as … Continue reading

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