Results for "problem solving" (1324)

The value of teaching assistants in the maths classroom

To say balancing a school budget is difficult is an understatement. How do senior leaders ensure their decisions reflect best-practice, provide value for money and, most importantly, have a real impact on student outcomes?How do middle leaders such as department heads ensure that the strategies they implement are evidence-based and will work in their school...

Overcoming historic loneliness: recollections of SMILE

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was a teacher-led curriculum development project. It began in 1972 and was committed to attainment teaching, teacher creativity and an investigative, problem-solving education.Although based in London and supported by the Inner London Education Authority, it influenced thinking about...

How to find a happy number

The World Happiness Report 2017 states that Norway is the happiest nation in the world, with the United Kingdom ranking 19th out of the 51 countries surveyed.20 March 2018 marks the United Nations International Day of Happiness, recognising the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the...

How to land science’s most extreme and unusual roles

The great thing about the various branches of science is the sheer number of fields from which to delve into. From biological study and formal logic to any number of natural phenomena, there’s an incredible breadth and depth to scientific subjects.Naturally then, there’s a whole host of jobs and occupations that go beyond the walls of the laboratory and...

Variety and diversity: why I chose a career in engineering

Abigail Jones is an Apprentice Engineering Technician at Port of Southampton and began her training in 2017 at the age of 17. In the build-up to International Women in Engineering Day, we chatted to Abigail about her experiences.After completing my GCSEs at Noadswood School in Southampton in June 2017, I began considering different paths that could help me...

Psychology

This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to give the students an understanding of some aspects of human behaviour and personality. In particular the intention was to help students to realise some of the reasons why human beings behave as they do, to become aware of the stages of development through which...
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1970 - 1979

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Guidance paper: Using and Applying Mathematics

This paper, produced by the National Strategies, provides guidance on how the using and applying mathematics strand of the 2004 Strategy’s revised Framework is structured and how it might be embedded in the primary mathematics curriculum. One of the aims of the renewed Primary Framework is to give greater...
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2000 - 2009

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Year Nine Booster Kit

This set of materials, produced by the Key Stage Three National Strategy, was designed to support schools in organising revision and running booster classes prior to students taking the Key Stage Three National Curriculum tests. The materials comprise: 1. Guidance on *Planning for revision inside and outside...
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2000 - 2009

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Sample Plans for Low Attainers

A set of sample plans from the National Strategies looking at number, algebra, geometry and measures.Each sample plan identifies the required prior knowledge, suitable teaching approaches, list of resources and the expected learning outcomes. The resources to implement the lessons accompany the plans as word documents...
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2000 - 2009

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Theme Teacher’s Support Pack 1

This Teacher's Support Pack from Century Maths covers the six themes: Food, Animals, Trees, Neighbourhood, Festivals and School Fair.The first part of the teacher support pack, in common with the other support packs, covers teaching issues such as approaches to problem solving, record keeping, equipment and a reminder...
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1990 - 1999

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