Making Maths Count

  • Maths Week Scotland – Renfrewshire

    25th August 2017 by

    Can you feel it? The excitement…the momentum…Our wee nation has only gone and put a date in the diary for Maths Week Scotland and I for one could not be more pleased! “Scotland has a maths problem. Too many of us are happy to label ourselves as “no good with numbers.” This attitude is deep-rooted...

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  • Maths Week Scotland – Ali Floyd

    25th August 2017 by

    Maths rocks. I mean really, look at those angles! Photo: Dr. Beth Clare Maths Week. Maths. Week. A whole week of maths, many years after my last double period of it… sounds fun, why not? It was the turn of the century. Well, a century. Image from http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/victorian_schools/ I’m a biologist by degree, but for...

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  • Grange Academy

    25th August 2017 by

    For a few years, our Departmental Improvement Plan has boldly announced “The introduction of a Problem-Solving Week” as one of our ambitious plans. We have an enthusiastic, hardworking team who have organised some really exciting and worthwhile events and initiatives (including our P7 transition “ChrisMaths” Competition, annual Maths Camp for Higher and Advanced Higher students and...

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  • Chris Smith

    25th August 2017 by

    If you bump into a high school Maths teacher in a Nursery, you might assume that they’re lost or picking up their youngsters. But maybe, just maybe, they’ll be sharing the joy of Maths with enthusiastic little people! I’m invited, with minimal arm-twisting, by Mrs Rankin to pop along to a local nursery once a...

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  • Netherlee Primary School

    25th August 2017 by

    At Netherlee Primary in East Renfrewshire we are very excited to be taking part in this celebration of all things maths. We have been particularly busy planning for Maths Week and the pace has increased as we have just returned to school for the new session. Personally, I am very interested in both Maths and Drama,...

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  • Letham Primary School, Angus

    25th August 2017 by

    At Letham Primary School, we have adopted a progressive, whole school approach to the use of representations in Numeracy and Maths; The Singapore bar model, empty number line, arrays, grids etc. These representations have all supported children’s development and have deepened their conceptual understanding. Our approach has engaged children from Nursery – Primary 7 and...

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  • Aileymill Primary School, Greenock

    25th August 2017 by

    When my Head Teacher approached me in June and asked me to organise a Numeracy Week, I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the idea. But like all keen practitioners, I agreed and set to work. Once I began planning Numeracy Week and gathering different ideas, I became really enthusiastic, and I must admit, I am really...

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  • Travel Sale Spectacular!

    30th March 2017 by

    Travel Sale Spectacular! John Macdonald, teacher at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Isle of Lewis, sets his P7 learners a real life task of planning a trip to the mainland that needs them to use their enterprising, communicating and mathematical skills. Sorry to disappoint, but we’re not actually offering blog readers a cheap holiday deal! Instead,...

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  • Siubhal Saor Iongantach!

    30th March 2017 by

    Siubhal Saor Iongantach! Bidh Iain MacDhòmhnaill, a tha a’ teagasg aig Comhairle nan Eilean Siar air Eilean Leòdhais, ag iarraidh air luchd-ionnsachaidh ann am P7 turas gu tìr-mòr a phlanadh, a’ cleachdadh sgilean ann an iomairt, conaltradh agus matamataig. Tha sinn duilich briseadh-dùil a thoirt dhuibh, ach chan eil sinn a’ toirt cothrom do leughadairean...

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  • Figuring it out – using maths in archaeology

    27th February 2017 by

    In this year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, Dr Lisa Brown, an archaeology manager with Historic Environment Scotland, tells us about using maths in archaeology and its important role in archaeological excavation. I have to admit that I was one of those students who sat in maths class at school and thought – when am...

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