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001 Differentiation
002 'Real' maths
003 Fractions
004 Manipulatives
005 Assessment
006 What technology?
007 Adult curriculum
008 Reflective Learners
009 Engagement
010 Class Time Use
011 Why I hate maths
012 Terminology
013 'Mathphobia'
014 The Nature of Maths
015 Show and Tell
016 Vertical Integration
017 Product to Process
018 Investigation Length
019 Preparation for Work
020 Success in Mathematics
021 Groupwork
022 Effective lessons
023 Impact of ICT
024 Mathematics Websites
028 Why under 16?
2010.07.15 Differentiation
2010.07.19 Differentiation (2)
2010.07.22 'Real' maths
2010.07.26 'Real' maths (2)
2010.07.29 Fractions
2010.08.02 Fractions (2)
2010.08.05 Manipulatives
2010.08.09 Manipulatives (2)
2010.08.12 Assessment
2010.08.16 Assessment (2)
2010.08.19 What tech?
2010.08.23 What tech? (2)
2010.08.26 Adult maths
2010.08.30 Adult maths (2)
2010.09.02 Reflective learner
2010.09.06 Reflective learner 2
2010.09.09 Engagement
2010.09.13 Engagement 2
2010.09.16 Class Time Use
2010.09.20 Class Time Use 2
2010.09.23 Why I hate maths
2010.09.27 Why I hate math 2
2010.09.30 Terminology
2010.10.04 Terminology 2
2010.10.07 'Mathphobia'
2010.10.11 'Mathphobia' (2)
2010.10.14 Nature of Maths
2010.10.18 Nature of Maths (2)
2010.10.21 Show and Tell
2010.10.25 Show and Tell (2)
2010.10.28 Vertical Integration
2010.11.01 Vertical Integratn 2
2010.11.04 Product to Process
2010.11.08 Product to Proc. 2
2010.11.11 Investigation length
2010.11.15 Investigation leng 2
2010.11.18 Prepn for work
2010.11.22 Prepn for work 2
2010.11.25 Success in Maths
2010.12.03 Groupwork
2010.12.06 Groupwork 2
2010.12.10 Effective lessons
2010.12.13 Effective Lesson 2
2010.12.17 Impact of ICT
2010.12.20 Impact of ICT 2
2010.12.24 Maths Websites
2011.01.03 Maths Website 2
2011.01.07 Ideal curriculum
2011.01.10 Ideal curriculum 2
2011.01.14 Short or longterm
2011.01.17 Short or longterm2
2011.01.21 Continuing PD
2011.01.24 Continuing PD 2
2011.01.28 Why under 16?
2011.01.31 Why under 16? (2)
2011.02.04 Which is more fun?
2011.02.11 Blended learning
2011.02.14 Blended learning 2
2011.02.18 Fast tracking
2011.02.21 Fast tracking (2)
2011.02.25 Misconceptions
2011.02.28 Misconceptions 2
2011.03.04 Good Reads
2011.03.07 Good Reads (2)
2011.03.11 How do I  fractions
2011.03.18 How do I  lang
2011.03.21 How do I  lang (2)
2011.03.25 How do I  curric
2011.03.28 How do I  curric 2
2011.04.01 How?  next topic
2011.04.04 How?  nxt topic 2
2011.04.08 How?  Geometry
2011.04.11 How?  Geom 2
2011.04.15 How?Investigation
2011.04.18 How?Investigatn 2
2011.04.22 How? Do vs. learn
2011.04.25 How?Do vs learn 2
2011.04.29 How?Dig deeper
2011.05.02 How?Dig deeper 2
2011.05.06 'Big Ideas'
2011.05.09 'Big Ideas' (2)
2011.05.13 High school skill
2011.05.16 High school skill 2
2011.05.20 Journals
2011.05.23 Journals (2)
2011.05.27 Studentdriven
2011.05.30 Studentdriven (2)
2011.06.03 How?  Maths play
2011.06.06 How?Maths play 2
2011.06.10 Deeper thinking
2011.06.13 Deeper thinking (2)
2011.06.17 How?  Disjointed
2011.06.17 How?  Disjointed 2
2011.06.24 How?  Problems
2011.06.27 How?  Problems 2
2011.07.01 Holiday maths
2011.10.28 Extent of plans
2011.10.31 Extent of plans (2)
2011.11.04 Authentic is..?
2011.11.07 Authentic is..? (2)
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Topic (followup to Thursday 22nd July):
What tools or methods can we use to make maths 'real'?
As it happened on
Monday, 26th July 19:30  21:00 GMT
7:28 pm
mathchat
:
1st time for #
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? Check out some hints about joining in
http://bit.ly/aYUgBD
soon! #
ukedchat
#
ntchat
#
scichat
#
elemchat
#
edchat
7:30 pm
ColinTGraham
:
For the next 90 minutes I will be devoting (most of) my tweets to #
mathchat
7:32 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Tonight's topic: What tools or methods can we use to make maths 'real'? #
mathchat
7:33 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Welcome to firsttime visitors! #
mathchat
7:34 pm
tj007
:
Making Maths real  to help with understanding / make it relevant / make it more accessible? #
mathchat
7:34 pm
ColinTGraham
:
The discussion can move very fast! Don't worry, just find a Tweet that interests you and respond... #
mathchat
7:36 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
The idea of what 'real' means was discussed last week, does real=authentic or real=concrete? #
mathchat
7:36 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
Is it #
mathchat
time already?
7:37 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
Yes! Get in here! #
mathchat
7:38 pm
tj007
:
I am sometimes asked 'Where would I use this in real life'. Sometimes I can tell them, other times it is 'problem solving skills' #
mathchat
7:38 pm
ColinTGraham
:
One point that was not really resolved on Thurs was authentic situations vs. move from concrete to abstract #
mathchat
7:39 pm
tj007
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Functional Maths is now part of the curriculum here. Questions offer less structure and more likely to use real (authentic) data. #
mathchat
7:40 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
Does that question come from the presentation of the task, or is it "because it's in the National Curriculum"? #
mathchat
7:41 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
Is authentic data introduced, or is it collected as part of a larger task? #
mathchat
7:43 pm
tj007
:
@
ColinTGraham
Not sure what you're asking, but I'll put forward a couple of examples in the next couple of tweets. #
mathchat
7:44 pm
tj007
:
An exam question may ask 'What is the best value for money holiday for this family' and a few pages from a holiday brochure given. #
mathchat
7:45 pm
tj007
:
A task (in/out of class) may consist of a question, whereby the pupils have to work out what is needed and show how they can do it #
mathchat
7:45 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
I'm here. #
mathchat
Remind me again what we're talking about. Is it tools we use to teach or something else?
7:45 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
Ah, travel example is what I would call introducing authentic data... or 'creating a real context' #
mathchat
7:46 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
What tools or methods can we use to make maths more 'real'? and does real=concrete or =authentic? #
mathchat
7:47 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
Thanks#
mathchat
#
mathchat
7:49 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
I'm thinking 'real' means concrete & authentic. Kids must experience the concrete in order for it to become authentic #
mathchat
7:51 pm
ColinTGraham
:
There are some who think Maths should not be taught at elementary/primary level because it is too abstract, ie not concrete #
mathchat
7:52 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
I teach Gr.2. Some of the most impressive ways of solving pr. come from them #
mathchat
. It's the way it's taught... #
mathchat
7:52 pm
ColinTGraham
:
When Less is More: The Case for Teaching Less Math in Schools
http://bit.ly/drfwwM
#
mathchat
7:52 pm
tj007
:
ok, I wasn't sure what was meant by concrete (I used to test it!), this was useful
http://bit.ly/dbLNaw
#
mathchat
7:54 pm
ColinTGraham
:
When I use the term 'concrete' I veer towards Piaget's stages of cognitive development...! #
mathchat
7:55 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
Then I think it has more meaning #
mathchat
7:55 pm
Caro_lann
:
#
mathchat
Travel question is "realistic" rather than real. It's an exam question!
7:56 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Although I think Vygotsky was right that language plays a great role than Piaget suggests #
mathchat
7:56 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
For some students numbers R concrete but for others manips R the concrete #
mathchat
7:56 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
Caro_lann
Yes, but it uses 'real' data and a 'real' situation... students see through this though! #
mathchat
7:57 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Piaget's stages are wellexemplified here:
http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/piaget.htm
#
mathchat
7:58 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Examples? Situation? RT @
maxxakahotdog
: For some students numbers R concrete but for others manips R the concrete #
mathchat
7:58 pm
soltauheller
:
@
maxxakahotdog
#
mathchat
our gr1 curriculum has been totally revised to include only #'s to 20. Gives lots of time which is what is needed
8:00 pm
ColinTGraham
:
I think we can introduce exploration of concepts in a physical/authentic way but it is too much to expect all <11 to grasp concept #
mathchat
8:00 pm
bird42
:
@
ColinTGraham
can I just hop in & agree with you on the importance of language? Kids with S&L difficulties struggle in maths too #
mathchat
8:01 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
soltauheller
This suggests you have a great deal of flexibility in how you implement your curriculum... #
mathchat
8:01 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
bird42
Yes, feel free! #
mathchat
8:02 pm
tj007
:
I vaguely remember Piaget and Vygotsky discussed when I was training 3 yrs ago and haven't come across them since... dust th notes #
mathchat
8:02 pm
TAtoTeacher
:
RT @
ColinTGraham
: Tonight's topic: What tools or methods can we use to make maths 'real'? #
mathchat
8:02 pm
soltauheller
:
@
ColinTGraham
#
mathchat
some my gr1's easily connect groupings of things to #'s very quickly like symbols to sounds
8:03 pm
ColinTGraham
:
I get the feeling from @
maxxakahotdog
@
Caro_lann
@
tj007
that you feel maths is more about problem solving or tasks which need numb #
mathchat
8:03 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
Kids who don't undrstnd the lang. of math may struggle w using equations to efficiently solve prbl. While others who undrstnd #
mathchat
1/2
8:04 pm
tj007
:
When I was training, I really liked the way the Dutch had developed the curriculum. A lot of relevance and hooks for learning. #
mathchat
8:05 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
The problem with math/lang is it is very symbolic and may be beyond comprehension, though students may know concept #
mathchat
8:06 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
Yes. I do feel it's bout prob. solving. We solv. probl. evryday. We never sit & do pages of facts or fill in blanks. #
mathchat
8:06 pm
tj007
:
@
ColinTGraham
That is all I have come across so far. I was at the Suffolk Maths Innovation show and now have other ideas to use. #
mathchat
8:06 pm
bird42
:
math computations require good use of working memory, and this is tied in with ability to use language. S&L probs make maths hard #
mathchat
8:07 pm
ColinTGraham
:
I'll probably get "booed" but I think most national curriculums for maths are well thought out, but expectations may need change #
mathchat
8:08 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
It looked like it was going to be a good day, I'd have liked to go! #
mathchat
8:08 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
Eg. If kids R taught it's a number sentence rather than a balance equation #
mathchat
1/2
8:09 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
then they will stuggle b/c senior teachers talk about it as equation not number sentence #
mathchat
8:09 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
bird42
This suggests you think more time should be spent on mental arithmetic skills... #
mathchat
8:09 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
140 chars are not always enought #
mathchat
grrr......
8:10 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
I'm agreeing with U on curriculum. It's well thought out but teachers lack undrstanding #
mathchat
8:11 pm
tj007
:
Maybe national curriculums are well thought out, but not convinced that their interpretations are (ie SOW). #
mathchat
8:11 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
You can always continue discussion on the Wiki if you want!
http://bit.ly/bfShK7
#
mathchat
8:11 pm
bird42
:
@
ColinTGraham
I think a lot of reinforcement of basic skills is necessary when children have difficulties with language #
mathchat
8:11 pm
Caro_lann
:
#
mathchat
I think we have arithmetic, maths and numeracy as a continuum. Numeracy really encompasses maths and some literacies and empowers
8:12 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
I'll read in a bit #
mathchat
. Thanks looking for some indepth discussion around teacher understanding of the lang #
mathchat
8:12 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
Thanks. I just might have to do that #
mathchat
:)
8:12 pm
Caro_lann
:
#
mathchat
So numeracy is about the application for me and maths is about the skills and methods  the mathematical tools for being numerate
8:13 pm
bird42
:
@
ColinTGraham
and perhaps less assumption about how much of the maths language children understand. I am talking SEN of course #
mathchat
8:13 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
tj007
agreed #
mathchat
8:14 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
bird42
What do U mean? Reinforment of skills #
mathchat
Can U give ex.'s
8:14 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
bird42
The muchtweeted and reposted Dan Meyer TED video about makeover deals with the 'interfering' language of maths problems #
mathchat
8:15 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
When U talk about maths, could I get clairification? We don't use this term... #
mathchat
8:15 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
UK=maths US=math! #
mathchat
8:17 pm
tj007
:
I was impressed by the Farlingaye school KS3 curriculum
http://bit.ly/9qVjiJ
where there was a mixture of abstract and concrete #
mathchat
8:17 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
bird42
Thnks. I would agree with you on that as well. I see it all the time in primary #
mathchat
8:17 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
That's what I was assuming but wasn't 100% sure #
mathchat
8:17 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Is part of the process of making Mathematics 'real' helping nonmathematicians to make distinctions: eg numeracy, algebra, arith. #
mathchat
8:18 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
bird42
could u put link in for video. I'd like to watch it. Thnks #
mathchat
8:18 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
I decided on using mathchat as the hashtag because it gives us 1 more character in Twitter! #
mathchat
8:19 pm
bird42
:
@
ColinTGraham
I've not seen it. But I'm guessing there is something in that. It's an extra layer of understanding. #
mathchat
8:19 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
) #
mathchat
8:19 pm
iteachyear4
:
I find that language is the real wall that a lot of my class struggle to get over in Maths #
mathchat
8:19 pm
bird42
:
@
maxxakahotdog
No probs. Have been dealing with some v specific S&L issues this year, & eureka moments in maths are shortlived #
mathchat
8:20 pm
ColinTGraham
:
The Dan Meyer video link is on
http://mathchatarchive.wikispaces.com/001
+Differentiation #
mathchat
8:21 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
iteachyear4
Do you think it is the language you are expected to 'teach' or is it more having to explain abstract concepts? #
mathchat
8:22 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
iteachyear4
Do teachers in your school talk the same lang when it comes to maths? #
mathchat
8:23 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Another approach I tried to convince my colleagues to adopt, when I was a newbie, was teaching basic accounting, chequebooks etc #
mathchat
8:24 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
What input do you have in creating a scheme of work or is it all decided for you? #
mathchat
8:25 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
Did they bit? #
mathchat
It's a gr8 way to apply world use.
8:25 pm
tj007
:
In the last few months I have found myself thinking more about the language used (from basic terms to origins). #
mathchat
8:25 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
I trained in Secondary Mathematics (1119) but also taught Numeracy and Basic IT to refugees... #
mathchat
8:27 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
It can be interesting to ask 9/10 year olds what they think a particular type of number work should be called... #
mathchat
8:27 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
That was 15 years ago, and no they didn't bite! It does make a lot of sense for functional numeracy with adults tho #
mathchat
8:28 pm
tj007
:
@
ColinTGraham
It is decided for me. For example, 5 lessons on algebra to include... But, I have decided to veer off course if time #
mathchat
8:29 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
tj007
If you have control over how the algebra is introduced, there can be a few opportunities for problemsolving... #
mathchat
8:30 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
My student use the words inverse, associative & commutative property, lang. #
mathchat
8:31 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
iteachyear4
I use origami a lot for 'simple' fractions. You can show the difference between "fold in two" and "fold in half"... #
mathchat
8:32 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
When you say use  does this mean they can provide their own examples or labels to things they haven't seen before? #
mathchat
8:33 pm
tj007
:
@
maxxakahotdog
I've started to use the language regularly (built up over time), as the pupils really like it(varied by ability tho #
mathchat
8:35 pm
tj007
:
@
ColinTGraham
Graphical calculators are not used in the school at all (not even KS5), but I have started to use Geogebra :D #
mathchat
8:35 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Link for GeoGebra
http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en
@
MariaDroujkova
works with this, so she can give advice/hints ;) #
mathchat
8:35 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
They can provide labels to what they have seen & provide their own examples #
mathchat
8:36 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
tj007
It does take time for them to understand. But mine love the "big" words #
mathchat
8:36 pm
frogphilp
:
New blog post: 'mathematical masters study fror grumpy teachers':
http://bit.ly/bfQwlY
includes reference to subitising #
mathchat
8:37 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
Does anyone use cuisenaire rods to teach math ideas or allow students to use them to work with? #
mathchat
8:37 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
That's great! Sometimes I think because we have given a few examples/"tested" them that we think it's learned #
mathchat
8:38 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
I have used cuisenaire rods for maths and English language teaching, to be honest I find Lego more effective! #
mathchat
8:38 pm
ColinTGraham
:
RT @
iteachyear4
: @
ColinTGraham
That's really good idea  thanks!!! These # nights make me want to work in all your schools! #
mathchat
8:39 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
iteachyear4
Don't forget your hashtag Pernille! #
mathchat
8:39 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
ColinTGraham
Is it b/c Lego is more familiar to them? #
mathchat
8:40 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
ColinTGraham
Doh! #
mathchat
:)
8:40 pm
Caro_lann
:
#
mathchat
I use cuisenaire rods for beginning algebra  expanding brackets etc
8:40 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
@
frogphilp
Looking forward to reading this #
mathchat
8:41 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
With adults, I think it was because they got to 'play' with a 'toy' cuisenaire looks like 'inventions' to teach mth #
mathchat
8:42 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
I'm using them in primary. Kids often use them over Unifx cubes. I like them b/c they R multipursful & kids can't count them #
mathchat
8:43 pm
ColinTGraham
:
This raises a more general point: how can you or should you 'hide' maths inside a problem/task? #
mathchat
8:43 pm
tj007
:
I came across cuisenaire rods during training (once), but not used since (not a resource that we have). Use equiv on IWB though... #
mathchat
8:44 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
ColinTGraham
Allowing the children to come up with the problem and develop their own strategies to solve them? #
mathchat
8:44 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
maxxakahotdog
One of my students spent most of her time emptying the box of rods onto the table & filling the box "the wrong way" #
mathchat
8:44 pm
TAtoTeacher
:
RT @
tj007
It can be interesting to ask 9/10 year olds what they think a particular type of number work should be called... #
mathchat
8:45 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
bird42
Ah creative...the thing we're all expected to do, but then is frowned upon by SLT #
mathchat
8:46 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
iteachyear4
What do you do if the problem doesn't 'fit the curriculum' or "Scheme of Work"? #
mathchat
8:47 pm
Caro_lann
:
@
ColinTGraham
:how can you or should you 'hide' maths inside a problem/task? #
mathchat
Present a situation and let students investigate it
8:47 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
ColinTGraham
Make it fit! I've now been told my set don't have to write things in their books  makes it easier to be creative #
mathchat
8:48 pm
ColinTGraham
:
@
frogphilp
Do you want to explain what subitising is for those who may not know the term? #
mathchat
8:48 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
I'm using literature but haven't found a way as of yet for them to come up with their own problem #
mathchat
Perhaps in future.
8:48 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
maxxakahotdog
Leading questions? Discussions you hear in class/playground? News events? #
mathchat
8:48 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
bird42
haha  very true! #
mathchat
8:50 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Risk taking! easier w/ experience RT @
Caro_lann
:... Can't we occasionally step outside of the curriculum/syllabus/scheme of work? #
mathchat
8:51 pm
ColinTGraham
:
I've already recommended a couple of texts about lives of mathematicians which are crosscurricular... #
mathchat
8:52 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
RiskTaking is what it's all about #
mathchat
8:52 pm
maxxakahotdog
:
both on the students & teachers part #
mathchat
8:53 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
Caro_lann
I agree!! It can always be made to fit in somewhere, may just mean you have to be fluid with the timetable of teaching. #
mathchat
8:53 pm
iteachyear4
:
@
ColinTGraham
The Blockhead one is really interesting! Currently looking to buy it :) #
mathchat
8:54 pm
ColinTGraham
:
Maybe a 'stripdown' as Meyer suggests then get ss to invent... RT @
maxxakahotdog
: haven't found a way for them to come up.. #
mathchat
8:54 pm
tj007
:
I asked some pupils about their y7 Maths and it was the parts where I went off SOW that they remembered most
http://bit.ly/aZfUrA
#
mathchat
8:55 pm
maxxakahotdog
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ColinTGraham
Are the titles on the wiki? #
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8:55 pm
ColinTGraham
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So, in the final five minutes, any burning ideas/suggestions/"Aha!" moments? #
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8:56 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
maxxakahotdog
If not, I will include them in the summary of today's discussion on the archive #
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8:57 pm
iteachyear4
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My class had an 'aha' moment when doing numberbonds to 10  tried so much. Thing that worked  Wii Bowling!! They all got it! #
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8:57 pm
ColinTGraham
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tj007
Be interesting to see what they remember at the end of Year 8! #
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8:58 pm
Caro_lann
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#
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Final thoughts: take a deep breath and take risks. Look at possible language issues. Search for real scenarios for ss to unpick.
8:58 pm
iteachyear4
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maxxakahotdog
No, but it's an interesting thing to ask them in September! #
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8:58 pm
maxxakahotdog
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Oops I ment posed #
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8:59 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
maxxakahotdog
Interesting to ask colleagues and parents the same math/maths question to and compare results! #
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8:59 pm
maxxakahotdog
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@
iteachyear4
Also at each reporting period to see what they R thinking about #
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8:59 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
maxxakahotdog
Don't worry I'll edit it in the threaded discussion, when I get around to it! #
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9:00 pm
iteachyear4
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Using books and art in maths does help make it 'real' but still need other life experiences to help #
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9:00 pm
tj007
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Take risks, look for opportunities, enthuse the pupils! #
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9:01 pm
maxxakahotdog
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Thanks everyone. It was a great discussion today also took me away from cleaning my house #
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9:01 pm
ColinTGraham
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A select few today! Thank you for joining in. The 'raw' archive will go online in about 30 minutes. #
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9:01 pm
maxxakahotdog
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I agree @
iteachyar4
Very nice way to see maths a diffferent way #
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9:01 pm
ColinTGraham
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Don't forget to vote for the next topic:
http://twtpoll.com/emmj6m
Fractions or manipulatives or... #
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9:02 pm
tj007
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Thanks everyone, quite a lot to ponder for the forthcoming year. I'll be heading to www.blastfollow.com shortly. #
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9:04 pm
chrisrat
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RT @
ColinTGraham
: Don't forget to vote for the next topic:
http://twtpoll.com/emmj6m
Fractions or manipulatives or... #
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9:06 pm
maxxakahotdog
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Thanks again. It was great. I'm off to read some of the links everyone sent #
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