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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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Free visual learning apps to support conceptual understanding

The teaching model (using materials, then screening them before progressing on to using numbers alone) is a key feature of the Highland Numeracy Progression and is used to support conceptual understanding.  Other ‘schemes’ or ‘programmes’ sometimes refer to this as … Continue reading

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Mindset and maths

Check out this FREE online course, presented by Dr Jo Boaler, from Stanford University, who set up the Youcubed site. The course is aimed at pupils – best suited for P6 onwards but particularly secondary.  However, having done it myself, … 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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3-Act Tasks: Part 3

If you’re interested in trying to implement 3-Act tasks within your class then there are some videos that have each of the 3 Acts in the following places: If you’re looking for Primary content, Graham Fletcher has a range of … Continue reading

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3-Act Tasks: Part 2

In the previous post, I discussed using 3-Act tasks as a way of opening up your tasks. Below is a link to an article about implementing this with primary pupils (click on the photo and then download the pdf) and … Continue reading

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