Archive for the ‘CPD’ Category

The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! #Teacher5aday —

#teammagicalmaths @MrMcLoughlin_PE The secret behind Wellbeing Bags! It was a gruelling first term at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It started during the rainy season in mid August and finished on 16th December. I am a PE teacher and in an international school setting that means an extremely long list of extracurricular […]

Oh no, not another multiplication method!! #vedic —

tessmaths A Vedic multiplication method For some students the column method for long multiplication is enough for them to master. This equips them with a skill to use and apply in ever increasing magnitude even up to multiplying by eleventy billion. For some students who struggle you, as the teacher, may need to pull another […]

Do you know ‘How To Teach Primary Maths – anyone can feed sweets to sharks’ ? —

Guestblogger: @mrtileynunn An easy-read creative little maths book Nick’s (@mrtileynunn) approach is to make maths memorable. This includes using sugar sharks to explain division, greedy crocodiles to look at equations and developing dance routines to understand algebra. Maths need never be dull and irrelevant to children again. Yet the book is not a collection of gimmicky […]

Have you read the brief history of the magic of the “Mathematics Apprenticeship”? —

Guestblogger: @gareth_metcalfe A few years ago I had a year 6 class which included some very able, enthusiastic and strong-willed learners (the best kind!). They would engage well in maths, unquestionably making great progress and always thriving on challenge. However, I had started to sense that the maths curriculum they were experiencing was missing something. I […]

What is the Accelerated Learning Cycle in Teaching Learning? Finally a Summary of ALC! —

The Accelerated Learning Cycle is based on the work of Alastair Smith and ALITE, amongst other educational professionals. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing. This […]