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CPD Recording: Understanding Number: Part 1 (Early Level)

Happy Friday everyone! If you didn’t manage to catch the live session of Understanding Number: Part 1 which was exploring number at Early Level then fear not, we’ve now added the recording to our CPD page. You can access it … Continue reading

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CPD: Understanding Number at Early Level

Last year we ran four CPD sessions related to supporting pupil understanding of numeracy and mathematics at Early Level which included: Language of Maths Real World Use of Maths Curiosity, Creativity and Confidence Spatial Awareness These can be accessed here: … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Ideas

I have just finished writing a long list of book suggestions for someone on Facebook so I thought I might as well post it on here in case anyone else is looking for some teaching related summer reading ideas! The … Continue reading

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CPD: More Live Sessions

We will be putting on some more live sessions for the final two weeks of term.  The details of these are below.  The sessions outlined here are aimed at Early Level and so would be particularly relevant to teachers in … Continue reading

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Early Years CPD Opportunity

This was emailed out to schools already but just in case anybody has missed it there is an Early Year CPD Opportunity coming up next week.  If anyone is still keen to sign up but wasn’t aware of it, please … 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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Making sense of maths… through stories

I wrote this post back in November last year: Books galore and it’s all mathematical and just wanted to follow up on it with a couple of more specific stories that people might like to try in their own settings. … Continue reading

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Books galore… and it’s all mathematical!

Sharing of books in school and at home is often thought of as an activity related to literacy but there are a wealth of books available that have mathematical ideas that can be explored in fun ways so you can … Continue reading

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Progressions in early number and counting, addition and subtraction

Take a look at these great videos by Graham Fletcher (who I have mentioned before in the blog posts about 3 Act Tasks).  He’s created several short videos highlighting the progression in key areas.  I’ve posted the ones for ‘Early … 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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