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Productive Struggle in Maths

Have a look at this interesting article about learning from failure in maths: How “Productive Failure” in Maths Class Helps Make Lessons Stick I found these points particularly useful to bear in mind when planning learning experiences in maths and … 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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Fractions at Daviot Primary

Have a look at Daviot Primary’s blog to see fantastic work with fractions! Fraction Eels – Daviot Primary I love these photos, which show how effective concrete materials can be in developing conceptual understanding of fractions, promoting exploration and dialogue … Continue reading

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Place Value Boot Camp at Glenurquhart Primary!

Thanks to Kerrie Laird at Glenurquhart Primary for sharing this fantastic idea from their recent Health and Wellbeing Week. It’s great to see ways that schools are effectively linking maths with other areas of the curriculum, and promoting positive views … Continue reading

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Fibonacci fun at Scourie!

Thank you so much to Sian Curley at Scourie Primary for sharing these photos from their Fibonacci Day yesterday! They had lots of fun introducing the sequence, then exploring what happened when they squared the numbers in the sequence and … Continue reading

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Highland Numeracy Progression Update

The Highland Numeracy Progression has now been updated in line with the final version of the Numeracy and Mathematics Benchmarks , published June 2017: Highland Numeracy Progression Update September 2017 Throughout the Progression, core number Experiences and Outcomes have been bundled for … Continue reading

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Numeracy for Learning, Life and Work

Thank you to Justine Stewart and Laura McLean for showing me this fantastic resource: Follow this  link for a free weekly numeracy newspaper: Daily Rigour A brilliant resource for developing and applying numeracy skill in different contexts, as well as promoting … Continue reading

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