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Summer Reading Ideas

I have just finished writing a long list of book suggestions for someone on Facebook so I thought I might as well post it on here in case anyone else is looking for some teaching related summer reading ideas! The … Continue reading

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Math’s Week Scotland – Friday’s Challenge

Well, it’s not so much of a challenge today and more of a game to continue on with our weekly theme of bringing you a game a week that can be adapted to teach pupils working from Early through to … Continue reading

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Math’s Week Scotland – Thursday’s Challenge

Great to see some photos on Twitter from classes solving some of the problems from earlier in the week!  We hope you’re having fun so far… here’s today’s challenge. The Four Coins Problem You’re creating a new coin system for … Continue reading

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Math’s Week Scotland – Wednesday’s Challenge

Today we bring you a problem solving task from NRICH called Four Colours This would be suitable for both Primary and Secondary pupils. Less experienced problem solvers may take more of a trial and error approach to this while others … Continue reading

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Math’s Week Scotland – Tuesday’s Challenge

Today we bring you a strategy game: The Shannon Switching Game from the University of Edinburgh. This games is aimed at Upper Primary and Secondary. There are 10 different game boards to choose from (two examples are below). The rules … Continue reading

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Maths Week Scotland – Monday’s Challenge

This activity has been inspired by the work of John Mason’s More/Less Grids and is almost an exact replication of his original More or Less Perimeter and Area Task. The original task can be found here with other ideas for … Continue reading

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Making Arrays

Making Arrays is the second post in our series on games and activities to support basic facts as well as conceptual understanding.  This time we’re delving into multiplication and division. If you missed the first one which explored basic facts … Continue reading

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Games to Support Basic Facts – Strike It Out

Quite often pupils are taught ‘basic facts’ by rote learning or flash cards and while some pupils like this, many do not and while some may be able to learn and understand the facts this way, again there are a … 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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