Exploratory maths and dedicated maths sessions. How both are important.
(image: Julie Herlihy) Two recent events sparked this blog. Firstly, watching the launch video of the NCETM’s Reception and KS1...
Early years, primary learning& teaching
These two quotes guide my teaching:
“Mathematics could be like roller-skating,
but usually it’s like being told to stop roller-skating and come in and tidy your room.”
Richard Winter (2009) " ‘Mathophobia’, pythagoras and roller‐skating."
“There is a danger that mathematics is seen by children as something in which they learn about other people’s ideas, particularly yours,
and it has nothing to do with them.”
Anita Straker (1993)