Tag Archives: Parents as partners

Developing links between home and school

A great resource from Education Scotland to share with parents for learning at home. Follow this link: I am a Mathematician to view the document. You can also find this on the Parents – supporting numeracy at home page. It would be great to … Continue reading

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Time to appreciate maths?

Have a look at the Making Maths Count Blog for some fascinating posts promoting the use of maths in the real world: I love this article by Chris van der Kuyl, the developer behind Minecraft Xbox360, who stresses the importance of maths … Continue reading

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Transforming Scotland into a Maths Positive Nation

The final report from the Making Maths Count group can now be accessed here: Making Maths Count Final Report Have a look at this previous post for more information on the Making Maths Count group: Making Maths Count Interim Report … Continue reading

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Numeracy and mathematics glossary

Follow this link for Education Scotland’s newly published numeracy and mathematics glossary on Parentzone.   This is a fantastic resource for sharing with parents, as well as a useful guide to ensure accurate and consistent terminology from Early to Fourth levels. … Continue reading

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Pirates at Badcaul and Scoraig!

Thank you so much to Badcaul and Scoraig Primary Schools, who invited me up to meet parents and talk about all the fantastic maths development that has been happening this year. It was a great opportunity to learn and share, and the … Continue reading

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Basic Fact Bookmarks!

A huge thank you to Lisa from Bonar Bridge Primary School for these fantastic Basic Fact Bookmarks! I love the idea of using these for homework so parents and children can work together on their knowledge of basic facts. Follow … 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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