Tag Archives: secondary

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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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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Opening up your activities: 3-Act Tasks

This is going to be a series of blog posts aimed at exploring ways to ensure that many of the tasks and activities that we’re providing our pupils with are open ended.  This can be done in a variety of … Continue reading

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