Category Archives: Mathematics

Learning Families – Intergenerational Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning

“All of the programmes featured in this publication by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning  share valuable experiences and lessons. They reflect a view of effective learning families whereby each child is a member of a family, and within a learning family every member is a lifelong learner. Among disadvantaged families and communities in particular, a family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and literacy skills..” (Elfert and Hanermann 2014)

http://uil.unesco.org/fileadmin/keydocuments/Literacy/en/learning-families.pdf

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Family Learning Research

This report presents findings from a study of family literacy programmes in England carried out by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) between July 2013 and May 2015. This mixed-methods study was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and explored: 1) the impact of school-based family literacy programmes on young children’s progress in reading and writing; and 2) how parents translate and implement what they learn in these classes into the home literacy environment. This study provides evidence that after attending family literacy sessions children improve their literacy skills and there are positive changes in the home literacy environment.

http://www.nrdc.org.uk/?p=838

https://familylearningscot.wordpress.com/

NNM – Early Number – Developing Number sense *Counting

Small- Module 24 Session 1Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 24th May at 4pm for the first session of Module 24- Early Number – Developing Number sense *Counting.

The aims of this session are to:
•Define what is meant by ‘number sense’
•Explore skills and understanding surrounding early counting
•Discuss strategies to develop conceptual understanding of ‘counting’

This session is aimed at practioners of Early Years and Primary aged pupils.

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NNM – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics

Small - Module 22 Session 1Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 10th May at 4pm for Module 22 Session 1- Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics – Early Years and Primary.

The aims of this session are to:
•Understand the meaning of ‘contextualised learning’
•Discuss when to use contextualised learning and discrete learning within the context of numeracy and mathematics (in early years and primary)
•Look at different ways of contextualising learning from early through to second level in numeracy and mathematics. This session is aimed at practioners of Early Years and Primary aged pupils.

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NNM – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics 2

Small - Module 22 Session 2Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 17th May at 4pm for Module 22 Session 2 – Contextualised Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics – Secondary.

The aims of this session are to:
•Further understand the meaning of ‘contextualised learning’
•Discuss when to use contextualised learning and discrete learning within the context of numeracy and mathematics (in Secondary)
•Look at different ways of contextualising learning from Broad general Education through to senior phase in numeracy and mathematics.

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NNM – Teaching and Learning approaches from around the world

Small - Module 21Join the team at Education Scotland on Thursday 28th April at 4pm for Module 21 – Teaching and Learning approaches from around the world.

The aims of this session are to:
•Offer an overview of the different methodologies used to teach numeracy and mathematics in high achieving OECD countries.
•Compare the differences in approach to introducing key concepts in these comparator countries. •Explore how some of the effective methodologies may be incorporated into the Scottish curriculum.

The session is suitable for practitioners of pupils aged 3-18.

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NNM – Planning for effective assessment

Small - Module 20Join the Numeracy and Mathematics team at Education Scotland for Module 20 of the series entitled Planning for Effective Assessment. This session is aimed at practitioners of pupils aged 3-18.

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NNM – Developing Number Knowledge – 6

Small- Module 16 Session 6Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 22nd March at 4pm for the last session of Module 16 – Leadership at all levels.

The aims of this session are to:
•Review the key messages from previous modules
•Find out about one school’s approach to changing pedagogy through building capacity
•Hear from learners and teachers about the impact on their practice
•Discuss the role of management teams using the guiding principles

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils in Early Years and Primary.

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NNM – Developing Number Knowledge – 5

Small - Module 16 Session 5Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 15th March for the fifth session of Module 16 – Learning and teaching approaches.

The aims of this session are to
•Explore what learners and teachers have to say about learning in Numeracy and Mathematics
•Raise awareness of ‘Growth Mindsets’ within numeracy and mathematics
•Discuss the different models of teaching AifL cycle and Cooperative Learning.

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils in Early Years and Primary.

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SCILT and Gaelic Education

Small - SCILT and GaelicJoin us on Monday 7th March at 4pm for this live event to find out about the support SCILT can provide to teachers involved in Gaelic Education.

The Glow TV event will be presented by Julie-Anne MacKenzie, Professional Development Officer with SCILT. The session will outline the support SCILT can provide to teachers involved in Gaelic Education. The session will be delivered through the medium of Gaelic with a supporting power point presentation available in English.

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