by robdolphin | Oct 21, 2023 | Guidance for Parents, Guidance for Teachers, Guides, Practical and diagrams - examples

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by robdolphin | Oct 20, 2023 | Age 8, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Visual Skill Builders, Multiply & Divide, Practical and diagrams - examples, Resources, What See Know examples

This is one of a series of visual skill builders which are designed to give children a toolkit of diagrams, words and phrases to help them explain their mathematical understanding and solve problems. This one explores how a rectangle diagrams made up of small squares...
by robdolphin | Oct 18, 2023 | Age 8, Google Slide Activities, Google Slide Mini Explorations, Multiply & Divide, Practical and diagrams - examples, What See Know examples

A factor rainbow is a beautiful idea that deserves to be part of every child’s Mathematical vocabulary. This mini exploration encourages them to explore freely and see how many they can find. Important Note: Detailed guidance on using the slide show resources can be...
by robdolphin | Apr 16, 2023 | Guidance for Teachers, Guides, Practical and diagrams - examples

First published in the SMC Primary Journal Issue 1 (2017) Two years ago we bought 100 metre sticks. Last year we bought 100 more! Used together with base ten materials, metre sticks are a great resource for teaching key numeracy skills. The ones we use...
by robdolphin | Apr 16, 2023 | Guidance for Teachers, Guides, Practical and diagrams - examples

(first published in the SMC Journal Issue 48) In my last article, I shared what a fantastic resource metre sticks are for teaching early addition and subtraction skills. In this article I will highlight how they are also great for teaching fractions, decimal...
by robdolphin | Apr 15, 2023 | Age 9, Fractions, Length & Distance, Multiplication, Division, Fractions & Decimals, Multiply & Divide, Pdf Open-ended Guided Explorations, Pdfs, Practical and diagrams - examples, Resources

Well, not ACTUALLY cutting it up – but imagine… Suppose you wanted to make 4 pieces or 5 pieces. Where would you chop? How about 3 pieces? Get totally immersed in how division, fractions and decimals work… ...