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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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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 co-host a full day conference on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at Murrayfield … 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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The importance of fingers in maths learning

Follow this link for interesting research on the use of fingers in maths development: Perceiving fingers in single-digit arithmetic problems This study found that finger use was an important factor in developing connections between numeral quantities and symbolic representations, as … Continue reading

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Action enquiry reseach to close the gap

New research is available to practitioners working on closing the poverty-related 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

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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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