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Maths subject knowledge: proportional reasoning

Online CPD to support with the teaching and learning of proportional reasoning, and the use of ratios, is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum.

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Place Value

Students are required to be secure in the notion of place value in order to deal confidently with decimals, ordering numbers and comparing numbers. This resource package contains a variety of resources to support the teaching and learning of using place value, including decimals, measures and for any size of...
Publication date:
13 April 2016

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Perimeter and area of shapes

Students need to be aware of the difference in meaning between perimeter and area and appreciate that shapes with the same perimeter can have different areas and vice-versa. Students also need to be aware of the relationship between perimeter and circumference. This resources package contains a variety of...
Publication date:
27 July 2018

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Algebraic Notation

I always consider algebra to be like learning a language. Students need to be familiar with, and confident using, the correct notation. This resource list contains activities that are designed for students to read and interpret algebraic notation, express known relations algebraically within and outside mathematics...
Publication date:
16 December 2015

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Maths subject knowledge: proportional reasoningNE204

Proportional reasoning, and the use of ratios, is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum. It is essential to many areas of science and technology and is used in a range of real-world situations in both life and work. On this self-paced, online subject knowledge course, we explore a number of...

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There is significant overlap between science and mathematics curricula, but students’ experience of shared topics is often very different in the two subjects. Are applications from science regularly used to explore concepts in maths lessons? Are the mathematical techniques that students learn in science developed...

Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematicsMY210

Encourage active learning in secondary mathematics lessons with the use of manipulatives. Manipulatives - or “objects to think with - include counters, interlocking cubes, Cuisenaire rods and tiles etc. Research suggests that their use is beneficial to mathematical understanding, and can help students with retention...

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