Developing Number Sense through Visual Methods and Games
Plenty of great ideas and a little friendly competition were the order of the day at the Maths Workshop held at school on Thursday. Gareth Metcalfe, a maths expert teacher, who has been working in school with pupils and teachers since September, provided some great practical ideas and games to play with your children as well as providing some theory and background to the importance of helping develop Number Sense for children through visual methods and approaches.
Many of the ideas and resources can be found for free on Gareth's Website 'I See Maths', link below.
The importance of 'Fingers' in number skill development
The use of fingers in maths has long been a controversial subject, but recent research which connects 'finger recognition' to number development makes interesting reading. A link to this research and resources to develop these skills in young children is below.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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