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.
Simple, but, 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.
Simple images posted and shared generate so many ideas based upon my understanding of the power of the patterns used Ten Frames such as these below:
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Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! Thank you.
Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!
Well pitched. Excellent presentation. Learned lots!