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Educational Research – Espresso Research by Cambridge Mathematics
I find educational research fascinating but it’s a bit like diving into the rabbit hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (written by Lewis Carroll, writer and mathematician who came up with the Carroll diagram). It can be endlessly interesting but … Continue reading
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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Teaching Mindset Mathematics Through Open, Creative Mathematics and Brain Science Messages
Winning Scotland Foundation are delighted to announce that in partnership with Stanford University and world renowned educators, Professor Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams (founders of http://www.youcubed.org), they will cohost a full day conference on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at Murrayfield … Continue reading
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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The importance of fingers in maths learning
Follow this link for interesting research on the use of fingers in maths development: Perceiving fingers in singledigit arithmetic problems This study found that finger use was an important factor in developing connections between numeral quantities and symbolic representations, as … Continue reading
Action enquiry reseach to close the gap
New research is available to practitioners working on closing the povertyrelated attainment gap. Educational psychologists from across Scotland have assessed some of the techniques being used, in particular in the fields of numeracy and health and wellbeing. Follow this link … Continue reading
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
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
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
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