The next Argyll and Bute Sumdog competition begins on Friday 20th April and will run until Thursday 26th April. Last time over 2000 students across Argyll and Bute took part in the competition and answered an amazing 553, 351 questions correctly – can we beat this score? Clachan Primary took 1st place, P5-7 at Craignish Primary came 2nd with the P6 class at Dunoon Primary coming in 3rd. Who is up for the challenge of overtaking these worthy winners? Sign your class up today and make sure all of those log-ins are ready! Looking forward to seeing how well you are all doing and remember to tweet your successes using the hashtag #Sumdog and to share it here on SAL. Good luck!
Argyll and Bute contest
Clachan Primary are excited to be winners of the Sumdog Contest which ran in Argyll and Bute from 16th to 22nd March. Over 2000 students in Argyll and Bute took part in the contest, answering 553, 351 questions correctly!
All the pupils at Clachan Primary worked hard as a team to answer questions accurately over a week.
“We do Sumdog because it increases our flexible thinking in maths and to improve our learning,” said P6.
“It makes us more confident when we do maths and makes it more fun,” said P4.
“Sumdog helps us improve our mental maths and we can answer questions accurately,” said P5.
Well done to everyone who took part.
The Argyll and Bute Sumdog Competition begins on Friday 16th March and will run until Thursday 22nd March so make sure all of your pupils are signed up and ready to go. A trophy is up for grabs – and a lot of glory of course – so we cannot wait to see all of our schools taking part. Tweet about your progress using #A&BSumdog or email Maria.Mcarthur2@argyll-bute.gov.uk.
Maths Week Scotland starts on the 11th September and we cannot wait to hear about all the fantastic activities that will be going on in Argyll and Bute! Have a look at SALi for some great ideas that you can be using in your classrooms and don’t forget to send your ‘How Many?’ selfies in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why not tweet about it as well using #MathsWeekScot? There is also a competition running on Sumdog and all our schools still have their full subscription so test those numeracy skills and win some prizes! Most of all – have fun!
Yammer has come to Numeracy! The yammer page for Numeracy and Mathematics in Argyll and Bute has now been set up and is available to all teaching staff. It is a super way of sharing resources and chatting with colleagues across Argyll and Bute council, all through your Glow accounts. Some super resources have already been added so feel free to come in and look around! We look forward to yammering with you …
Lots of work has gone into uploading new materials onto the Numeracy section on our Argyll and Bute blog – SALi. There is a host of information, particularly for teachers, on Mental Agility and for developing your skills in using Number Talks – the new resource provided for all schools in Argyll and Bute. There is lots of material to use for your own Continuouse Lifelong Professional Learning, along with links to interesting resources. New materials are constantly being uploaded and if you have anything that you would like to share, please contact the Acting PT for Numeracy – Maria McArthur.