Numeracy

At Menstrie Primary School we have started to develop a focus on developing conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.
We use problem-solving, investigations and challenging problems and intelligent practice that reinforces pupils’ procedural fluency.
We have discovered that although the children can answer questions in rote fashion they do not have a deep understanding of the concepts being taught and this creates problems when revisiting parts of the curriculum.
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Using a mastery approach allows the children to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts using a variety of strategies and as a result they are able to embed the strategies fully. Using a concrete material, pictorial and abstract approach to maths allows the children to develop their maths skills that are unique to them.
We have been using this approach for the last year in Primary 5 to Primary 7 and there has been a marked development in their attainment and more importantly their maths confidence and enjoyment.
If you would like to know more do not hesitate to contact Mr Furzer or Mr Scotland.

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