• Jersey Maths
    Jersey Maths
    March 31, 2016 0 Comments None

    Romania is trying to channel kids' love of soccer into an interest in math with an interesting new program that made its debut over the weekend., That's when the team took the field against Spain wearing warmups that replaced their jersey numbers with math problems., , The story doesn't tell us if they used those jerseys furing the actual game, but it does raise the question:, , Make the numbers 1 - 23 for your own team's jerseys using 2 numbers and one operation., Sting: Try doing it with three...

  • Problematized Situations
    Problematized Situations
    March 23, 2016 0 Comments None

    A Comment and a Student Initiative, It was great to hear from Geraldine Mason that:, , The kids enjoyed this problem - thanks. Didn't seem to question that it was a hen asking for help!, , Then yesterday, I was shown the work of Tyler, a Year 3 student at Settlers Farm Campus R-7 School., ,  You might like to share this with you students, I’m sure that Tyler would be glad for any feedback...

  • Nearly Hatched
    Nearly Hatched
    March 17, 2016 0 Comments None

    Do you know that the ability to subitize small groups and to count in 2s, 3s and 5s has been shown to be the starting point for understanding place value? This Easter-ready activity calls on these two skills and so while the students (Years R - 1) are having a bit of fun helping out Mrs Hen, they would also be experiencing both these basic building blocks. It goes like this:, , Mrs Hen was pleased with all the eggs in the nest being kept warm so that they would hatch into pretty little chicks...

  • Working with the Early Years
    Working with the Early Years
    March 12, 2016 0 Comments Education

    Exciting times ahead?, I'm sitting here thinking that the next Early Years Workshop is something I'm really looking forward to., The Early Years workshops take me back to my roots as an early-career teacher of 4-yr olds at Princess Freddies in London. I find that early-year teachers have a ‘sparkle’, an excitement and curiosity that makes these workshops so special, just like early years classrooms. Is this exuberance and excitability contagious? Do we catch it from the children or...