Here Ann Baker provides strategies that can be applied in everyday life to help children become confident with numbers early on - the foundation for a positive and lasting understanding of maths. We'd love to hear what you think and if you have other suggestions so please comment.
Alarni Holmes and her Reception/ Year 1 from Mulga St Primary school have been writing their comments about money in their class journal. All comments can be accepted and included in the journal. Imagine looking back on this page later in the year and being able to compare the range of comments to track student growth. Thanks Alarni for these photos. If you are doing Coins why not use the Coin Mat software from Natural Maths…
This double page spread from a Riverland teacher's journal shows just how quickly and effectively a lesson reflection can come together. The posters from the Mental Computation Book are really helping students develop 'automaticity' and understanding of addition facts. The student summaries and explanation. Nations show that students are developing deep understanding and recall. Thanks to the wonderful teachers in the Riverlands.
The Very Blue Thingamajig Pre-assessment Make me an egg with too many dots to count -use it as baseline data -see what they do, how they organise -Not looking for the answer looking for a window into their thinking
Working with Magnitude -Give them larger numbers 'no pain, no gain'. Magnitude Puzzle Pieces Game -Guess/ estimate how many -record estimate -grab a pinch and count. Repeat. teacher observes how children count/organize