Maths Week Scotland is upon us!
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Looking forward to seeing all the great numeracy going on in Falkirk schools and establishments.
Looking for continuous assessment or wanting to try low stakes assessment? Then this free resource might be of interest to you.
Diagnostic Questions is a world leading assessment tool that provides detailed insights into student understanding in a fraction of the time, simultaneously reducing your workload and improving student results and confidence.
Learn more here.
The Bedtime Math app for iPhone/iPad or Android, available in both English and Spanish, is a great way for families to have fun with math together! Click for the daily math problem, a surprise problem, or any math problem in our archive, which you can browse to find your favorite topics.
Looking for a good read or a puzzle? Alex Bellos has a couple of books that might be the ideal stocking filler:
Alex’s Adventures in Numberland
NRICH have mapped their problems to CfE 1st and 2nd Levels. A good resource if you are looking for rich tasks or ideas for holistic tasks.
Mapping document is here. NRICH home page is here.
Education Scotland have now published the final Benchmarks for Literacy and English, and Numeracy and Mathematics following a wide consultation with practitioners:
Numeracy and Mathematics Benchmarks
The Benchmarks embed a wide range of existing assessment guidance – significant aspects of learning, progression frameworks and annotated exemplification – into one key resource to support practitioners’ professional judgement.
Follow this link for FAQ regarding the Benchmarks:
You may find this document highlighting the changes that have been made to the Draft Benchmarks helpful:
Numeracy Mathematics Changes Document
Guidance from Education Scotland is that the core resources for practitioners are the Experiences and Outcomes for planning, and the Benchmarks to support assessment, tracking and professional judgement of when a level has been achieved:
“Assessment is an on-going process to support learning. The Benchmarks should be used to help monitor progress towards achievement of a level and to support overall professional judgement of when a learner has achieved a curriculum level. They support professional dialogue, moderation and monitoring of progress in learning.
Evidence of progress and achievement will come from:
•observing day-to-day learning within, and outwith, the classroom.
•coursework, including tests.
•planned periodic holistic assessments.
•information from standardised assessments.”