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Maths — the big ideas

The beauty of maths lies in the interconnectedness of ideas and concepts yet this concept of relationships is often lacking in children who struggle with maths.  Mike Askew, Professor of Education at Monash University, Melbourne, has written about what he calls the big ideas of maths. These help children to connect different areas of mathematical understanding, yet are small enough to understand in their own right.  

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Creating the conditions for mastery

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In one episode of the Simpsons, Bart moves school and is immediately put into a remedial class. He joins a lesson where they are continuing their work from the previous day – the letter ‘a’.  Bart’s observation is: ‘Let me get this straight.  We’re going to catch up to the other kids by going slower than them?’ – See more at: http://www.risingstars-uk.com/blog/creating-conditions-mastery#sthash.OWw90KlV.dpuf

 

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