October 15, 2018

What to do about place value 

Do not eliminate concrete supports too quickly

Some students need more time to explore the physical attributes of number before they are secure moving to paper and pencil tasks.

Coloured place-value counters, base-10s...

October 10, 2018

5 reasons place value is so hard to understand

For the first four years of life you were told this is the number "one". Your parents affirmed this, your Nursery confirmed this, and your EYFS teacher celebrated you for getting it right. 

Then something...

October 2, 2018

A few quick-win strategies to help your kids learn some of those tricky maths skills

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