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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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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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Highland Numeracy Progression Update 2017

  The Highland Numeracy Progression is the core resource of the Highland Numeracy Strategy, and provides a valuable overview and guide to progression through Early to Second levels. Since the HNP was originally written there have been updates to national … Continue reading

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Persistent Difficulties with Numeracy

Please have a look at the latest guidance from Highland Council Psychological Service on helping children with specific difficulties in maths (previously known as Dyscalculia): This is available on the Persistent Difficulties with Maths page, updated from the previous Dyscalculia page. … Continue reading

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How teachers teach and students learn

Have a look at this interesting research paper by Echazarra, A et al (2016): How teachers teach and students learn: successful strategies for schools Echazarra, A et al (2016), OECD Education Working Papers, No 130, OECD Publishing, Paris: This article analyses how the use … Continue reading

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Developing mental agility through number talks

Have a look at this inspiring video by Jo Boaler on YouCubed: This is a fantastic illustration of why asking children HOW they get their answer is the key to developing number sense and mental agility. By sharing different mental strategies … Continue reading

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Promoting positive attitudes to maths

I love this poster by Jo Boaler showing norms to encourage in class to promote positive thinking about maths and numeracy. Follow this link to download the poster: Positive Norms to Encourage in Math Class These norms are all key … Continue reading

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