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More from the Numeracy Garden….

Thank you so much to Sara-Jane Macaskill for inviting me to visit their Numeracy Garden at Knockbreck Primary  – I was so impressed and inspired by the wonderful numeracy learning and collaboration taking place! As you can see from the … Continue reading

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Highland Numeracy Teaching Model

The Teaching Model we recommend for all learning and teaching in numeracy is to always first use concrete materials to represent a problem or concept visually, then screen in some way to develop a mental image, and only then move … Continue reading

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Decimat resources!

Follow this link for these printable decimat resources: Decimal mat resources These are based on the Deci-mats available from NZ Maths, but I’ve just adapted them slightly to include pre-printed colour versions as shown. These can be used as a … Continue reading

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Fun with Numicon at Cauldeen Nursery!

Fantastic session with the morning and afternoon groups at Cauldeen nursery yesterday! We introduced Numicon to the children and explored ways we could use this to develop understanding of numerals, number word sequences and counting. As you can see this was … Continue reading

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Maths is about ideas and creativity, not just right answers!

Have a look at this short, but very inspiring maths video from Jo Boaler: It’s amazing to see how the children’s attitudes to maths have changed in just 18 lessons! I particularly like one of the children’s analogy at the … Continue reading

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Sharing effective practice in Highland

The National Numeracy Hub is a fantastic site for sharing resources and great practice – and we are very proud to contribute! Education Scotland came to film our numeracy training day in February and this is now available to access directly … Continue reading

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Four maths boosting messages from Jo Boaler….

Watch this inspiring video from Jo Boaler for four key messages when learning maths: Remember: Everyone can learn maths Believe in yourself Mistakes and struggle are important to our learning Depth of thinking is more important than speed Have a … Continue reading

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