My training is always evolving as I research, read and try out new ideas. In recent times I have become more and more focused upon the importance of pattern in underpinning a child’s ability to understand and use number; developing true ‘Number Sense’.
My reading revealed a resource which now dominates my training and one which has completely transformed my understanding of how children can learn a huge number of essential numerical skills including:
The list goes on…it’s incredibly exciting.
Such a simple resource, but, when used well, incredibly powerful across the early stages of learning in the EYFS and Key Stage 1 but also right up to and beyond Key Stage 2.
Like everything, it’s essential to do some research first. I’d recommend Jessica Shumways’s excellent ‘Number Sense Routines’ as a great source of both information and activities.
The man images posted generate so many ideas and develop our understanding of the power of the patterns. Take a look for yourself. More to come….
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Really useful, thought-provoking training with very clear explanations. Thank you!
A Matthews, Year 2 Teacher
Fabulous ways of understanding maths and how to make it easier to teach.
T Hartney, Year 5/6 Teacher
Karen's humour, presentation skills, manner and relationship with our staff was wonderful. Practical 'have-a-go' training which really made us think!'
S Flaherty, Head Teacher