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Nix the Tricks!

T Thank you again to Fiona Phillips at Alness Academy for another fantastic link – follow this link to download this ebook: Nix the Tricks This book explores the common “tricks” and rules that children are often taught, giving them a … Continue reading

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Numeracy across learning

Education Scotland have now published a new Professional Learning Resource on Numeracy across Learning. It can be accessed via the following link: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/NumeracyAcrossLearningPLR_tcm4-870528.pdf and sits next to the National Numeracy Progression Framework on the website. You can also find this … Continue reading

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Think boards

Some fantastic examples of think boards from this brilliant blog: http://theteachingthief.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/representing-multiplication-multiple.html I have used think boards in lots of areas of strategy and knowledge, but have never thought of using stickers or food before! This blog has loads of great ideas and resources … Continue reading

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Supporting learning at home

“Parents are a child’s first and most enduring educators, and their influence cannot be overestimated.” Review of Mathematics teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools, Sir Peter Williams 2008 Have a look at the new Parents page to see … Continue reading

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Numeracy through literacy!

I love this link from Cockernhoe Primary School for using books and stories to inspire fun and challenging maths experiences through a range of ages and stages: Click to access Maths-from-stories.pdf This also shows how the same story can be … Continue reading

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Early Numeracy

Have a look at the new Early Years page to find lots of resources, materials and links to help develop numeracy from the earliest stages!

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Strategies vs Processes!

http://numeracyacademy.edubuzz.org/ Have a look at the videos on this link from Edubuzz – they are such a powerful illustration of why we need to teach children to develop secure, efficient mental strategies rather than teaching rules and processes simply to … Continue reading

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A few ideas for teaching knowledge….

Knowledge activities linked to stages This is a few ideas for teaching knowledge at each stage of learning, taken from the New Zealand website. There are some links to videos modelling teaching, and to materials which may be useful when … Continue reading

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Numeracy in the Early Years

Thank you so much to Crystel Thompson, Sarah McVicar and Seonaid Cooke for letting me sit in on their excellent training yesterday! It was fantastic to see how motivated everyone was in exploring all the resources and activities, and to … Continue reading

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Games galore!

Just to let you know I have added lots and lots of games to help with Basic Facts onto our Glow maths and numeracy site – have a look! These can be used to support teaching of Basic Facts over … Continue reading

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