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The Highland Numeracy Strategy

Follow the link to The Highland Numeracy Strategy which sets out our approach to numeracy across Highland, and gives links to available resources. This is now available on the page, Highland Numeracy Strategy.

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Fluency Without Fear

Thank you to Kip Clarke of Alvie Primary for recommending this fantastic paper by Jo Boaler for Stanford University: Fluency Without Fear This research shows the damage that can be caused by focusing on memorisation and rote learning of facts … Continue reading

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The myth of the “Maths Brain”….

Have a listen to this fantastic broadcast from Jo Boaler: BBC – The Educators This is so relevant to all the ideas behind the HNP approach, and inspires us all to make sure we are teaching THINKING skills rather than … Continue reading

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Numeracy through bedtime stories!

Have a look at this fascinating new research from the University of Chicago, which found that “reading stories with a focus on maths and number to children at bedtime can significantly improve both children’s and parents’ maths understanding“. National Numeracy Research … Continue reading

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Fractions assessments

  Fractions assessments are now available on the Assessments page and on Glow. This assessment focuses on understanding of fractional numbers: Assessment – fractional numbers The second assessment looks at understanding of fractions, proportions and ratios: Assessment – fractions, proportions … Continue reading

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Numicon and the Highland Numeracy Progression!

Numicon is a fantastic resource for supporting all areas of the Highland Numeracy Progression. It can help to develop knowledge of number, patterns and subitising, as well as providing a great visual image for new concepts in strategy areas too! Try … Continue reading

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What is maths?

Follow this link to read Chapter 1 of Jo Boaler’s fantastic book, The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn & Love Maths, published by Souvenir Press, 2008: http://nrich.maths.org/content/id/7011/chapter1.pdf?dm_i=LQE,3NLMP,JFPI06,D57PE,1 This extract explores ways we can help our children develop understanding and a love … Continue reading

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Key messages in mathematics and numeracy

Follow this link for a video from Lorna Harvey of Education Scotland describing the key messages in mathematics and numeracy for primary practitioners: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/video/p/primarytoolkit/primarynumeracy.asp?strReferringChannel=learningandteaching&strReferringPageID=tcm:4-607876-64&class=l4+d134499+d134566&dm_i=LQE,3NLMP,JFPI06,D573N,1 The message that it is crucial we ensure our learners develop strong knowledge and deep conceptual understanding underlies … Continue reading

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Planning and tracking progress….

A new Planning and Tracking page has been added to the blog – have a look at these knowledge and strategy progression trackers which have just been developed: Strategy Progression Trackers Strategy tracker – Early Level Strategy tracker – First … Continue reading

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It all adds up….

This article from Teaching Scotland reports on developments by the Angus Numeracy Hub to improve attainment in numeracy: http://www.teachingscotland.org.uk/education-in-scotland/scotlands-education-system/59-it-all-adds-up.aspx This approach is based on lots of the same research as the Highland Numeracy Progression and links to the same key concepts … Continue reading

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