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November 4, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Is maths beautiful?

Maths makes our portraits beautiful. Recently, we had an input surrounding maths and art. This is something I really enjoyed, after this input I began to think about how much mathematics is actually involved in life, even art. So, how does maths make us beautiful? To explain, I think I should firstly show you some … Continue reading Is maths beautiful? Continue reading

October 23, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Stereotypes/myths and Maths Anxiety 

Does maths stereotype and myths lead  maths anxiety? Okay so, we have all heard the common”I can’t do maths,” “maths is too hard,” or “I’m not a maths person, I’m better at language.” But are these all true? The answer is NO. Okay, to be fair I have said these once or twice in my … Continue reading Stereotypes/myths and Maths Anxiety  Continue reading

October 23, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Maths Ability Groups

A good thing or a bad thing? This is a topic which interested me so much I decided to find out for myself what does this actually do to children and their learning/development? Obviously, we all know that maths is a complex concept which many children have difficulty understanding within the classroom as it is … Continue reading Maths Ability Groups Continue reading

October 22, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Creative Maths

Does creative mathematics have more of an impact? I have been thinking a great deal about this question… Does maths have to be boring? Does the stereotypes have to continue? How can I improve maths attainment in my teaching? Well, I have researched thoroughly and have put my thoughts and research down and now I … Continue reading Creative Maths Continue reading

October 22, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Chance and Probability

What is the odds that you’ll win a toy playing the ‘claw’ arcade game? First of all we should probably consider what is probability and chance. So what is Probability? Basically probability is how likely something is to going to happen. Lots of different things can be said to be probable to happen for example, … Continue reading Chance and Probability Continue reading

October 17, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Chance and Probability

What is the odds that you’ll win a toy playing the ‘claw’ arcade game? Probability, Odds and Random Chance. Probability is the likelihood or chance that something will happen. Probability is an estimate of the relative average frequency with which an event occurs in repeated independent trials. Probability:  The probability is how likely something is to … Continue reading Chance and Probability Continue reading

October 10, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Fundamental principles of mathematics

Do children really need the fundamental principles of mathematics?  To explore this question, we must first ask what is fundamental principles of mathematics? Profound understanding of fundamental mathematics refers to simple concepts within the mathematical world, through skills and exploration. Ma (2010) describes PUFM as “the understanding of the terrain of fundamental mathematics that is … Continue reading Fundamental principles of mathematics Continue reading

October 10, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Does mathematics come easy to everyone?

What can impact the learning of mathematics in the classroom? To truely understand this question we must delve into the minds of children today. Children today have the right to learn maths in their own time and at their own speed which means that it can be difficult to comprehend if some children truly find … Continue reading Does mathematics come easy to everyone? Continue reading

October 9, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Does creative mathematics have more an impact on children?

Does creative mathematics have more of an impact? What is creative mathematics? Before we begin to explore this we should ask ourselves, what is creative mathematics?Creative Mathematics, according to Wall (2012), “is not a compendium of mathematical facts and inventions to be read over as a connoisseur of art looks over paintings.” It is, instead, a sketchbook … Continue reading Does creative mathematics have more an impact on children? Continue reading

September 28, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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The Power of Yet

Recently, through an input on math anxiety, I discovered the saying, “the power of yet.” Since this input this saying has really stuck with me. During my first year placement whilst teaching mathematics, specially time, one boy – who was more intelligent than he let on – decided through frustration and panic gave up on … Continue reading The Power of Yet Continue reading

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